Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units
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Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units

Hello. My name is Max. My wife and I have five children who all live at with us in our large two-story house. My wife and two of our kids suffer from severe allergies which means keeping our home as dust-free as possible. I have learned that it’s crucial to keep our heating and air conditioning units properly maintained at all times. We have a fantastic HVAC company that comes out two times a year to perform routine maintenance on our system. They have taught me what I can do on a monthly basis in order to not only help with my family’s health but also keep our system running efficiently. I would like to share some of the tips I’ve been given. I hope you find this to be useful!

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3 Key Tips To Remember When Hiring An HVAC Contractor

Kristin Pierce

If your AC keeps acting up and you can't find a reason as to why, it may be time to hire an HVAC contractor. This specialist has the skills and knowledge to fix all sorts of AC-related problems. Just make sure you consider these tips when making your selection, so that the problem gets addressed in a smooth fashion.

Look For a License

There are a lot of contractors who may know a lot about HVAC repairs and maintenance, but may not have a license. You need to avoid working with these contractors as a precaution. Instead, you need to ensure the professional is licensed and can prove so. 

The license shows the HVAC technician went through the correct channels and received proper training in order to competently repair residential HVAC systems. Think of this license as an assurance that the AC problem will be addressed in a safe, effective manner.

See If You Can Get a Guarantee

It's not always possible, but you should still see if you can find an HVAC contractor who offers guarantees on all of the repairs they complete. Under this guarantee, you'll be completely covered financially should the repair not hold up like the contractor originally thought.

If the same problem with your AC unit rears its ugly head, you can take advantage of this guarantee and have the contractor come back free of charge. Taking it a step forward, try getting this guarantee in writing. You'll then feel confident no matter what sort of repair the technician applies to your system.

Double-Check the Service Agreement

After you've found an HVAC technician and they inspect your unit, they'll draft up a service agreement. This just shows what's wrong with your unit, what's being done to fix that problem, and how much everything will cost. It's to your benefit to double-check this service agreement before signing anything.

Pay attention to the rate you're being charged. You may want to compare the contractor's rates with others in your area, as to make sure you're truly getting a fair deal. If this service agreement checks out and you're comfortable with what's being done, you can sign away.

At some point, there will be severe issues with your HVAC system that warrant professional assistance. As long as you go about hiring an HVAC contractor the right away, the repair will work out and you'll have an HVAC system that works great again. 


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