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Posted on January 30, 2018

How to Choose Your Air Conditioning Specialist?

What should I look for when selecting an air conditioning contractor?  Since the climate control system you install is only as good as the contractor who installs it, choosing a qualified HVAC contractor is essential to having a home or building that is comfortable in all conditions and will last a long time. Skilled workers will determine the outcome of any major HVAC project, whether that is a completely new install, replacement of existing equipment, or upgrading ductwork and related systems. The best contractors have many years of experience in installing multiple kinds of heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

Commercial Heating and Cooling Repair

So you need a new air conditioner and are trying to decide whether or not to try and save some money by having the new unit installed without a detailed analysis of your home's or business's actual cooling needs. This technique is quite common in many areas and many contractors don't see any problem with this method; however if you are looking for improved performance or efficiency, a professional installer should be able to assess your requirements and recommend the best approach before proceeding.

Repair Heating System

Air conditioning is an essential part of any house's climate control.  If the installation is done improperly then there is a chance the system will be too small to be adequate, or too large to be efficient.  When in doubt, seeking a professional's help is always advisable.

Important Furnace Repair Tips for Your Home

Gas Furnace Service Cost It seems that almost anyone is now providing furnace repair or installing a new one in today's marketplace. Unfortunately, many unsuspecting consumers are being burned because of that.If you're thinking about having your furnace repaired or replaced, there are a few things you need to be aware of. If you're only considering cost, there is a chance that you may find yourself getting short-changed. And even worse, you may be facing safety issues. Here are a few examples of "buyer beware":-Although many cities issue HVAC licenses based on a test, this business requires the expertise of several people. This means that a test covering all areas is very difficult to pass.-Many of the service calls that HVAC companies go on involve fixing another company's work. You shouldn't assume that companies have technicians who are well-trained. -Because many HVAC installers don't service their own product, customers are literally being left in the cold. For companies that do service their work, it's not a given that they provide that service "after hours".-Don't assume that there is a high level of competence going on with every HVAC company. It pays for you to do a little research, and even contact the BBB first. Many companies come and go rather quickly. Find one that's been around for several years, and you've found one that's likely doing a lot of things well.-You would think that all companies pull permits, but it's not always the case. You would think that all companies do work that meets code and is safe. Unfortunately, quality is not necessarily the number one goal of many companies.-It's not unusual in this business for companies to use subcontractors rather than their own employees. This unfortunately allows for many negative possibilities. As the consumer, can you feel safe and secure with them being left alone in your house?-Not all companies are properly insured with liability, workman's compensation, etc. Not all companies are authorized by the factory for the equipment they sell. Not all companies have EPA certification and use procedures that are environmentally sound and friendly.Unfortunately, this is a lot of information for a consumer to digest and check out before hiring a company for furnace repair or furnace replacement. When I need to consult someone about heating and air conditioning, I call Tim Swan of Swan Heating and Air Conditioning in Northern Colorado. Swan says that in looking for a quality HVAC Company you should find one that has guidelines similar to his: "Letting people into your home, even to do necessary maintenance and repairs, requires some trust. That is why when we hire, we run a criminal background check and drug screen. Our technicians are certified by N.A.T.E. (North American Technicians Excellence) and the E.P.A. to work with environmentally harmful chemicals."If you're fortunate to locate a company with the same philosophy as Swan's, you should feel pretty confident about the furnace service or replacement to be performed. The last thing you need at a time like that is to be left out in the cold.

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