How to Spot Poor HVAC Work & Contractors
If you can find an independent contractor or someone you know to fix your HVAC system, they might do a great job! There is also the possibility that the work done won’t last. A lot of times we see someone buy a part for their system, install it and everything is great. Come a week, two weeks later, the system stops working again and what would you know, it’s the same problem! You followed the YouTube video to a T and still something is not right. This is VERY common when it comes to HVAC work.
Why is this so common? Well, for one it’s usually less expensive than your typical licensed HVAC company.
The phrase “you get what you pay for” could not be any truer. There is value in choosing the right contractor and we want to educate you so you don’t end up spending more money than you have to!
Why Chose a Professional?
- Certifications. ALWAYS ensure that the person working on your HVAC system has the proper certifications to do the work needed. The reason being, is that when it comes to your furnace, everything needs to be sealed and lit properly in order to prevent fire, carbon monoxide leakage, etc.. On the air conditioning side of things, you’d need to make sure that pressures are correct to avoid system failure, and make sure that no refrigerant leaks out.
Many people are “okay” with doing things halfway right. Certifications ensure that the professional you chose won’t leave your system halfway wrong. It is also good on the legal side of things. If anything were to go wrong or to get inspected, the person would be able to be legally held liable.
- Training and experience go hand in hand. Some questions to ask yourself would be: Is this technician independent or does he work for a company? How long has he been with them? What are others saying about their work? If you can’t find this information, it’s possible they don’t want you to know for a reason.
For example, HVAC Experts technicians are all drug tested, background checked and have been fully trained. Technicians have to pass tests and tasks before they are even allowed in the field. That way, you know you have a reputable, trustworthy expert at your door.
- Too often you get those contractors who tell you something needs to be fixed immediately. More often than not, you do need to do the repair to ensure a working system. Some people are trying to make a quick buck. It is always a smart move to ask the technician to educate you on why that part is so dire to your system. If you ever feel like you’re being pushed too much, it might be good to get a second opinion from a company that isn’t going to sell you something you don’t need.
With HVAC Experts, you will always get a list of repairs you must do, could do and should do. Repairs that need to be done in order to get your system working will be in the “must do” suggestion box. We often leave suggestions for maybe say a coil cleaning. A dirty coil can often lead to system failures so this would probably be left in the “could do” category. A filter change is often a “should do” task. Whether these tasks need to be done is completely up to the valued customer’s discretion.
For more questions and tips take a look at one of our previous blog posts. Remember, to avoid heating and ac problems you want to find a reputable heating and air conditioning company! We can also talk to you about your indoor air quality. The Reme Halo and FilterFetch are a dream come true for your IAQ! We also offer ventilation service, air conditioning services in Greenwood, Ft. Stockton, Stanton and so much more! Just take a look at the places we service.