Tips for picking a great HVAC contractor in Boise (or anywhere else):
When your furnace or air conditioner breaks and you need a HVAC servicing contractor, how do you choose? Finding a heating contractor that you can trust isn’t as simple as opening the phone book, scrolling through the yellow pages and picking a company that has a good ad or some fantastic special. Besides looking in the phone book you could call your folks and see who their last HVAC company was or you could also do a search on Google and see what turns up. All of these ways are legitimate ways of finding a HVAC contractor, but none of them guarantee that you are going to get a service provider that you can trust and has a track record of providing top-notch service to its customers.
These days there are so many factors to consider when choosing a great servicing company that it can often seem overwhelming to make any decision at all let alone one you feel comfortable with. So you end up blindly choosing a company and then hope for the best?
WRONG! The last thing you want to end up with is additional repairs or extra cost because you have a company that is not concerned with your home comfort as much as you are.
Service, expertise, and knowledge vary greatly from company to company, so here are a few tips to consider:
Licensing, bonding, and insurance that an HVAC company carries is very important. If a company meets these criteria it means that the state recognizes them as a reputable heating and air conditioning contractor, and this further means that the technician showing up to your home is knowledgeable and competent according to the state’s standards.
Also, local business directories are a great resource to help you navigate through all the companies out there. Learning from other people’s experiences is the best way to know which companies are worth considering and which ones aren’t. Contacting the Better Business Bureau is a great place to start looking for history of a company and how they service their customers. Another great business is Angieslist.com. Angieslist.com provides company profiles and reviews from customers both good and bad. A local business directory will also help narrow your search. Local business directories promote companies that have good reputations with local jurisdiction, authority and history. If a company has “stood the test of time” chances are other people just like you are happy with them.
Another thing to look for when you’re searching for local businesses is local awards like: Chamber of commerce awards, BBB integrity counts, or any other official awards that are locally focused.
Don’t settle for the first company you find. Invest some time in researching service companies before making a decision because it’s going to save you time and money in the long run.
This article was provided by Bryan Klein from Access Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We are Meridian, Boise and The Treasure Valley’s quality HVAC service provider. We’ve heating and air conditioning the Boise valley since 1972.