Things to Consider before Hiring an HVAC Professional

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Are you having a problem with your home’s HVAC? In Gainesville, summer is peeking around the corner, and you know what that means. It means you’ll be relying on your air conditioning pretty heavily to work well for you. If you experienced problems last summer and didn’t get them checked out, you want to get on that task right away.

Maybe you didn’t take care of nagging air conditioning problems because you didn’t know where to turn for help. There are many HVAC contractors in North Georgia, which sometimes causes homeowners to feel overwhelmed. How can you be sure you’re making the best choice when you choose a technician or HVAC company? This type of decision can be paralyzing, and it’s part of why many people ignore problems or try to fix the issues themselves. Do yourself a favor and relax. Continue reading to learn how to find great contractors that will keep your home comfortable and cool year-round.

Licensed and Bonded

The first thing you want to consider when hiring an HVAC contractor is their credentials. Are they licensed with the state? Are they insured? Legitimate contractors aren’t shy about giving you their license number. In fact, the majority list this number in the footer on their website. If you run across a contractor who doesn’t want to provide this information, take this as a red flag that something’s up and move on to another person.

General insurance and workers’ compensation are 2 types of insurance coverage that all legitimate contractors should have. Even if the person was referred to you and does good work, don’t let that stop you from checking that they have this insurance coverage. Heating and cooling work involves electrical components and heavy machinery. The last thing you want is for the contractor to get hurt on the job and come after you for compensation. Also, you want to make sure your home is protected. If damage is done during a repair or install, the contractor’s insurance should cover it. You don’t want to assume this additional cost.

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Choose a Local Contractor

During heat waves or cold spells, have you ever had someone knock on your door and offer to provide a tune-up or another HVAC service? It’s not uncommon for out-of-town companies to roll into town and offer cheap service. The problem with this type of service is that the contractor is probably not licensed in the state, which is a big no-no. Also, it could be a scammer offering cheap service, but never shows up to work after they get your money. Always choose local contractors for repair, replacement, or HVAC maintenance, and you’ll be less likely to run into a problem like this.

If you need to get your home’s HVAC up and running before summer arrives, contact Gainesville Mechanical for great service today!

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