How to Choose an HVAC Contractor in West Palm Beach

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 find a contractor that will listen to you and ensure they are meeting all your home comfort needs.

HVAC installation is not something you want to try to DIY. It’s important to secure a contractor that is highly skilled in multiple areas. They will evaluate your home’s load calculation, pull permits to guarantee local codes are met, check piping and a whole slew of steps in-between. If your top-of-the-line system doesn’t get a top-of-the-line installation, you’re more likely to get subpar performance from your system.

The professionals at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc have put together some questions to ask to help you on your journey of finding your ideal HVAC contractor.

Do they have references or referrals?

Before you work with a company they should be able to provide you with a list of recent customers that can verify the quality of their work. From there you can call and inquire about their recent HVAC projects, if they are satisfied with the results and if they would choose the company again in the future.

There are other sources you can look into like the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) and the Better Business Bureau. Searching a contractor on BBB will allow you to see consumer ratings and will also show you any customer complaints lodged against a company. The ACCA is a non-profit that employs the knowledge of over 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses. Contractors that are members of ACCA are serious about their profession and will happily provide you with referrals.

One other option is enlisting the help of your friends on social media. These recommendations are received from people you know and trust. You’ll probably not only get feedback on what contractors to use, but also who to avoid. If you’re looking for suggestions from your neighbors, nextdoor.com is literally a your neighborhood’s own social media site.

Are they NATE-certified?

If your contractor is NATE-certified you can have confidence that 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 put together by a committee of the top industry experts.

Are they properly licensed and insured?

Just about every state requires licensure for HVAC contractors. This provides protection for consumers from companies that use unqualified workers. A short 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 prevent any issues.

When to ask these questions?

The ideal time to find a quality HVAC contractor is before anything breaks down. If you get your system checked when it’s running properly and get your annual maintenance scheduled to keep it running properly.

Relationships built on trust and experience is important to us at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach. Our professionals will gladly answer any questions you may have about home comfort. Give us a call at 561-612-0242 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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