How To Find A Good HVAC Company
Your HVAC system is one of the most expensive items within your household. Actually, next to the house itself, your HVAC system is probably your single largest investment within the household. So why is it that when it breaks down, the first thing you want to do is take your chances by blindly poking around in the phonebook? You should want to protect your investment, and not just let any fly-by-night HVAC company or contractor go poking around in your system. Just like any other industry, there are great HVAC companies and there are bad ones. Here are a few simple tips that you can use to find one of the "good" companies.
First, ask your friends and neighbors who they would recommend for HVAC services. Word of mouth is by far the most powerful tool you can use when searching for any type of services. We ask for testimonials with medications, products, why not services, right? In fact, many companies design their entire marketing strategy around attracting new business through referrals. Think about it... the only way to get somebody to refer their friends and family to your business is to provide excellent customer service. You can't go wrong with getting a referral from a friend.
Next, check the Better Business Bureau. Look for how many complaints a company has received. Bear in mind that pretty much every company in the world has a couple of complaints from those hard to please customers, but if a company has an exorbitant amount of complaints, that should be your first clue to run for the hills! You can also check online review sites such as Yelp or Google Places to see what customers have been saying about their service. These resources can often be the most easily accessible. If there aren't reviews on these sites, many times they have a rating system that will tell you how others have rated their service.
Lastly, look for how long the companies have been in business. To be in business for a long time requires a certain amount of stability and customer satisfaction, and most companies who've been in business for a while will proudly display this information on their marketing products.
These tips should hopefully save you time and grief when searching for an HVAC expert. It's wiser to spend the time researching and choosing the right company the first time, than picking a random company and having to call in a second company to fix their errors. Remember, proper care and repair of your HVAC systems will save you money in the long run.