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Selecting a HVAC contractor

Washington Energy | 09/18/2014 | Posted in Heating, Cooling

If you've decided on a new comfort system, do your research before making the investment. Your home's comfort, safety, energy efficiency and air quality heavily depends on it. When a furnace, heat pump or air conditioner is properly installed by the right people, you reduce the risk of issues down the road.

Avoid costly mistakes and headaches by running through this checklist when interviewing a contractor.


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11 Responses to “Selecting a HVAC contractor”

  • Zachary Tomlinson

    Thanks for sharing! We’ve recently moved into a new house, and for our comfort we need an air conditioning system there. I find the part that a good contractor should conduct heat loss and heat gain calculations. So I’ll definitely consider the recommendations in order to find the most comfortable option for us.


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  • Jordan

    My mom needs to get some good air conditioning services, and I think that being able to get some tips would be good. I’m glad you talked about being able to go through a checklist for air conditioning services, which would be smart. I’m going to have to look for some good options and see what we can find! Thanks!

  • Derek Dewitt

    My wife and I are looking for a contractor to help us install a new AC unit this year. I like that you suggest finding a contractor who will size the machine properly for your home. I want to make sure air can reach all parts of the house, so we’ll have to ask about this.

  • Ashley Maxwell

    Thanks for your tips to hire an HVAC contractor that can install units that fit well in your home. I appreciate how you said that they should be licensed business as well. My husband and I are looking into HVAC contractors to replace our air conditioning system.

  • John Ferrell

    These are great tips for selecting the right HVAC contractor. I have never thought of researching the company for proper certification and working with a contractor that uses the correct permits. These tips will be beneficial the next time I am looking for a heating system services center grove in.

  • Max Sayer

    Recently my AC has not been working as well as it used to so I wanted to look up some tips. I really appreciated how this talked about being sure your contractor pulls all permits required by law. I agree that this is something that is really important to make sure that the job goes well.

  • John

    That’s a good point about licenses. Often it’s required by the state to operate. It’s good to get your HVAC looked at regularly to keep energy costs down.

  • Mark Murphy

    I never knew that some furnaces need to be fitted to your house in order to work properly. My wife and I moved into an old house, and because of that, we need to try and get a newly updated furnace to stay warm this winter. I will be sure to tell my wife that we need to do some research to find a furnace that will fit.

  • Rosie Beckett

    You make a great point that when looking for an HVAC contractor you should make sure that they have a business license because this shows that they are reputable and able to operate legally. I recently noticed that my air conditioner is leaking a small amount of water and I want to find out if that is caused by a larger issue, so finding a good HVAC contractor is imperative. I think that it would make sense to check the online reviews of the contractor because this way I can see what past customers have to say about their services.

  • Raymond Cooper

    I like how you point out that a good HVAC contractor will have plenty of online reviews from past customers about their experiences. I’m looking at having someone come out and tune up my furnace before winter hits, and I know I’d feel much better about hiring someone after reading up on what past customers have to say about them. I’ll definitely take your advice and check a contractor’s reputation on the BBB before working with them.


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