How to Choose an HVAC Specialist:
Today's focus is on increasing energy efficiency and decreasing environmental impact in regards to the heating and cooling units. At RTF Mechanical, Inc., we strive to improve the air quality in the homes of our customers as well as save them money.
This page is for those of you who are unsure of what you want or need in regards to HVAC service, we suggest you follow these tips in order to find the best HVAC contractor for the job.
For residents of Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia, New Jersey, we hope you choose RTF Mechanical, Inc.!
Educate Yourself on HVAC
Before meeting with any HVAC contractors, do some light research on the issue at hand, whether it involves installing a new heating and air system or repairing a damaged one. Also, if you are having a system repaired, know as much about the unit as possible, such as the model and the maintenance history up to this point. The more you know about the work the contractor will be doing, the better chance you have of choosing the best one for the job. Take a look at HVAC terms and definitions to give you more confidence when talking to a technician.
Consider Recommendations, Reviews, and References
Gain insight into the quality of work of local HVAC contractors by considering recommendations, reviews, and references. Recommendations are a great place to start when finding a HVAC contractor, but don't base your decision on only one opinion
Online reviews or testimonials can be helpful because you can quickly learn from a broad range of people who got a variety of HVAC work done. Lastly, request customer references so you can an even better idea of how work is done by that contractor.
Ask to See Licenses and Insurance
When selecting a HVAC contractor, always ask to see state and local licenses, certifications as well as proof of liability and worker's compensation insurance. HVAC licenses and certification requirements vary in several states so check your state's regulations to ensure that your contractor is qualified.
Important Factors in Choosing a Contractor
First, ask yourself if this HVAC contractor will be able to provide all the services and repairs that you may need over time. The ideal HVAC contractor is one who will be able to cover the entire range of your HVAC needs with current and future heating and cooling systems.
You will also want a contractor who will:
- Provide advice to keep energy costs low
- Work to have a positive environmental impact
- Show you how to properly maintain your unit
- Assess any pollutant risks and take preventative measures
- Optimize your indoor air quality
- Will be available in case of an emergency
Even in the case of an HVAC emergency, it is important to consider these tips. Note whether the contractors arrive on time, finish the project on schedule, stay within the agreed budget, and are pleasant to work with.