The Key to Finding a Reputable HVAC Contractor

The Key to Finding a Reputable HVAC ContractorThe search for a great HVAC contractor for your home can seem daunting, but it’s pretty simple once you know what to look for. We understand the need for proper heating, cooling, and other needs, which is why we’ve come up with a few simple questions for you to ask:

Do the Contractors Keep Up with Industry Knowledge?

We’re not talking about basic industry knowledge — they all have that. What you need to check on is how well the company keeps up with changes in technology and techniques.

What Does Their BBB Listing Look Like?

The first thing you can check out about a company on the Better Business Bureau website is their rating. This is a great indication of how they conduct business. But, also pay attention to any customer complaints and how those were handled.

Are They Properly Licensed and Bonded?

The industry is full of rules and regulations that must be followed in order for an HVAC company to remain in operation. Proof of proper licensing and bonding is always available upon request to ensure that you’re working with a reputable organization.

What Do Their Referrals Say About Them?

First and foremost, you want to obtain a random sampling by choosing a letter or two from the alphabet and asking to see referrals where the last name match those letters. Then, reach out to these people and ask about their experiences in terms of time completion, quality, and other service details.

Is Their Contract All-Inclusive?

When the time comes to employ an HVAC contractor for any job on your home, you want to make sure that the contract covers a variety of information. You’ll obviously want a company to provide a cost and timeframe for completion, but you also need to know how they’ll handle problems that may arise.

For more expert advice on selecting an HVAC contractor for your home, or any other home comfort questions, reach out to the incredible professionals at Sherlock Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been making homeowners happy in the North San Diego area with more than 100 years of combined experience.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Diego and San Marcos, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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  • I like the recommendation to check with the BBB to see if their ratings are good. It makes sense that good ratings from past customers and on the BBB would prove that the company does quality work. I’ll have to remember this when looking to upgrade my AC to ensure it’s done correctly and without any unnecessary mistakes.

    • Glad you liked the tips!

  • You wrote that you should get referrals from the air conditioning professionals, so that you can know what their past clients think of them. With honest reviews, you could know exactly what to expect, and determine if that level of service is up to your standards. I’ll have to keep this in mind, as AC system repairs are not uncommon and I’ll probably need to hire a contractor sooner than later.

    • Glad we could be of help!

  • I loved the tip you gave about reaching out to past clients of the HVAC company to ask about their experiences and thoughts. I’ve heard, too, that you can check out the 3-star reviews that people have left on Google to get an unbiased and honest opinion. I’ll have to remember this great information so that I can make sure that I choose the best HVAC company possible for my home’s AC.

    • Checking references is always a good idea when hiring a contractor.Thanks for reading!

  • this post is very help me a lot and thanks for sharing.

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  • My sister went without heat for a few days last winter because her furnace was malfunctioning. She is looking to find a reputable HVAC contractor to come inspect the system. It is helpful to understand that the contractor should be properly licensed and bonded. I also like what was said about asking for proof of licensing. I will be sure to share this information with my sister.

    • Thanks for reading and sharing the info with your sister! I do hope she finds a reputable company to help with her system!

  • My wife and I just moved to a different state, so we have no idea what company is best, but we’re looking at all the online reviews and slowly making our way towards what we would consider the best candidate. I think a lot of people don’t do enough research and settle for whatever pops up first, but that’s not the best move! Spend more time looking. 🙂

    • Hope you find a great company to service your HVAC system! Best!


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