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How to Pick Out the Right HVAC Contractor

When it comes to choosing your HVAC contractor, your wish list might be lengthy. Reliability. Excellent service. Skilled technicians. These are all important qualities to look for in a heating contractor in Ontario. So, it’s important not to sacrifice when it comes to your home comfort. Stan's Heating, Inc has a few tips for you to consider when it’s time to hire a contractor. We take your home comfort seriously and want to help you make a knowledgeable decision.

Learn a little about HVAC. Before you begin your search, gather background about your current system. Be sure to know the make and model, and its maintenance history, including any challenges you have had with it in the past. You’ll also want to understand the license and insurance requirements for Ontario heating and air conditioning service providers.

Talk to your friends and neighbors. If you have heard about a reputable company in Ontario, that’s a an excellent place to begin. Reach out and ask your friends, family and co-workers for recommendations and learn more about their experiences with heating contractors. You’ll find out about the most trusted contractors in the area, as well as which ones to avoid.

Compare proposals. Request written, itemized proposals from all the contractors you are considering. Review the cost, energy efficiency and warranty information on the models they proposed. It’s also smart to request referrals from each contractor’s current customers. Don’t just focus on the least expensive quote—it doesn’t always indicate the best value. Before you decide, consider how each of the factors will affect you and your home comfort over the years.

Expect a detailed home evaluation. A solid, reputable heating and air conditioning company should conduct a thorough examination of your home and your current system. It gives them an opportunity to recognize what you need and select the system that will best meet them. If a company provides a quote over the phone without checking out your home, it’s probably a good idea to remove them from the running. Home comfort needs are unique to every household, so just because your home is a certain number of square feet doesn’t mean a specific HVAC system will meet your needs. There’s a lot more that needs be considered and evaluated during a home inspection.

Go with your gut. Trust your original impression. When you first meet a heating contractor, think about the discussion. Did they act professional? Friendly? On time? Typically, people use the same HVAC contractors every year. If they don’t treat you well on your first meeting, you may not want to go down that road at all.

You deserve the most reputable company to take care of your heating and air conditioning service. We hope these tips will help you find the best heating contractor for your home comfot. If you’d like further information about how Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario can take care of your home comfort, call us at 541-889-3987 or book an appointment with us online.