How to Choose an HVAC Contractor in Macon

No big decision should be made without first doing your homework, that includes the decision of deciding on an HVAC contractor. You’ll want to secure a contractor that will listen to you and make certain they are meeting all your home comfort needs.

HVAC installation isn’t a project you want to attempt to DIY. It’s important to secure a contractor that is highly skilled in multiple areas. They will figure out your home’s load calculation, pull permits to guarantee local codes are met, check piping and plenty of steps in-between. If your top-of-the-line system isn’t getting a top-of-the-line installation, you’re more likely to get mediocre performance from your system.

The professionals at Air Temperature Control have put together some questions to ask to help you on your quest of finding your ideal HVAC contractor.

Do they have references or referrals?

If you’re looking to work with a company they should be able to give you a list of recent customers that can corroborate the quality of their work. After obtaining that you can call and ask them about their recent HVAC projects, if they are happy with the results and if they would hire the company again in the future.

You can also check with sources like the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) and the Better Business Bureau. Looking up a contractor on BBB will allow you to read through consumer ratings and will also show you any customer complaints lodged against a company. The ACCA is a non-profit that enlists the knowledge of over 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses. Contractors that belong to the ACCA are serious about their profession and will gladly provide you with referrals.

One other option is requesting the help of your friends on social media. These recommendations are given by people you know and trust. You’ll most likely not only get feedback on what contractors to use, but also who to avoid. If you’re looking for recommendations from your neighbors, nextdoor.com is literally a a social network comprised only of your neighbors.

Are they NATE-certified?

If your contractor is NATE-certified you can trust you’re getting a contractor that meets the highest standards in installation and service. NATE (North American Technician Excellence) is a non-profit organization for HVAC technicians. Before becoming NATE-certified a technician has to pass specialized and real-world tests that were developed by a committee of the top industry experts.

Are they properly licensed and insured?

Almost every state requires licensure for HVAC contractors. This assists in protecting consumers from companies that use unqualified workers. A quick online search will show you whether your state requires a license or not. If you are living in a state the requires a license and your contractor doesn’t have one, look elsewhere to avoid any issues.

When to ask these questions?

The perfect time to locate a quality HVAC contractor is before you experience a breakdown. If you get your system checked when it’s operating properly and get your annual maintenance scheduled to keep it running properly.

Relationships built on trust and experience is important to us at Air Temperature Control in Macon. Our professionals would be happy to answer any questions you may have about home comfort. Give us a call at 478-202-3170 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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