The federal EPA reports that the average homeowner pays more than half of his or her energy costs on home cooling and heating. Meanwhile, replacing central air equipment older than 12 years with energy-efficient models can save up to 30 percent on cooling costs. If numbers like that make you want to upgrade your home’s HVAC system, you’re not alone. When you’re ready for a cooling or heating upgrade, you’ll want an experienced and trustworthy contractor. These seven questions to ask potential HVAC contractors can help you quickly and easily find a qualified professional:
- How long has your company been in business?
- What are the license and insurance requirements for HVAC contractors in our state, and could I see yours?
- Are you a locally owned company?
- What do you know about energy-efficient equipment?
- How do you know what size equipment my home needs?
- Will you provide a written, itemized estimate and proposal for the work?
- Do you guarantee your work, and what are your customer service policies?
These are not the only questions to ask a potential HVAC contractor, but they are essential to gauge experience and professionalism. The longer a company has been in business in our area, the more familiar its staff will be with the climate, types of residential construction, and the best HVAC equipment for our local needs. Ask friends and family if they’ve done business with contractors you are considering. HVAC contractors should be comfortable talking about their services and business procedures, and you should be comfortable doing business with a contractor before any work begins.
The EPA recommends looking into state and federal rebates for energy-efficient equipment before any major purchases of residential heating and cooling equipment. Use the federal EPA rebate-finder or check out Texas rebate program information.
At CCAC, Inc. in Corpus Christi, we’re confident you’ll get satisfactory answers to all of your questions. Contact us today. We’ve been serving the South Texas area with qualified and experienced HVAC professionals since 1979.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information on questions to ask potential HVAC contractors and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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