Just like cars (think Mazda and Maseratti), not all heating and cooling specialists in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville are created equal. Choosing the right one can be a science in itself, although thankfully not as hard as learning to fix your heating and cooling units yourself.
To help you through this complicated process we’ve put together a handy list of 5 tip when hiring a heating and cooling specialist in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville…
1. Ask for Referrals
The best way to find a responsible contractor is to ask your friends and family who has taken good care of their units before. Ask them how the experience was from start to finish, including any additional costs, the contractor’s professionalism and service timeline.
2.Ask for References
Once you’ve created a shortlist of possible contractors, ask for a list of references, recommendations and/or verifiable reviews. Also, check online with reputable review companies, including the Better Business Bureau, to see if they have a good track record and/or have many complaints launched against them.
3. Ask for Certifications
HVAC service and repair can be a science and an art form, and not all HVAC ‘artists’ are created—and trained—equal. Be sure to ask for their professional certificates, trainings, license(s) and designations. Then cross your T’s and dot your I’s by ensuring they are in fact professionally registered. Ensure this by asking for copies of their certificates.
4. Find Out if they are Insured
Errors and injuries in HVAC can be extremely costly, so look for a contractor with worker’s compensation and/or other forms of insurance. This can ensure that you are covered in worst-case-scenario situations. This should cover cases of worker accidents and home damage.
5. Get an Estimate—In Writing
You will want to get an in-writing estimate before any contractor begins work. This will help ensure they stay on budget. When giving you an estimate the contractor should inspect the unit before they quote you a repair/service/maintenance cost; if they don’t be wary (very wary). You will likely want to get at least 2 or 3 estimates to ensure you are getting a good price, but don’t select your contractor based on price alone as a solid reputation will likely save you more money than a cheap estimate.
If you follow the above 5 steps/tips when selecting a heating and cooling specialist in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville you should survive the process relatively unscathed.