Summer is nearing its end, you feel the slight chill in the air creeping in a few nights a week, and you know it will soon be time to crank up the heating, pull out the cozy blankets, and snuggle up in front of the TV for movie nights.
But if you haven’t had your HVAC system checked or looked at in a while it could well be a line of ice blocks on the sofa shivering in harmony, don’t leave it too late, the winter frost comes quicker than you know.
Finding the right repairman, a reputable company, or even a reliable contractor can soon turn into a nightmare headache if not done well. You could end up hiring the first name that pops up in the search engine and find yourself with a job that has been half completed yet fully paid for, and when you phone to see what the issue is and when will the job be completed that company has suddenly up and left.
Now you are left with loose strings, a mediocre HVAC system, and frostbite knocking at the door. You ideally want a reliable HVAC company in Albuquerque which can assist, quote, and essentially do the job right the first time around.
There are criteria to look for when hiring a serviceman irrespective of the industry or nature of the job so be sure to do your homework, research, and check out their company website to see what past customers have commented on and rated.
We all like to have a moan and if a service or job was not done to our standards or things changed along the way that we were not happy with we will let others know. See what clients received as customer care and it will give you a good indication of the service you are likely to receive, which if you are paying for it should be top quality, am I right?
When we think of the cooling or heating system in the home we immediately revert to radiators and air conditioners, but it involves much more than that. See a more detailed explanation here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heating,_ventilation,_and_air_conditioning but essentially it is the entire system throughout the home which circulates air from the area to area to create a comfortable living environment.
Keeping this in mind is why it is important to hire a certified contractor, one that is qualified in the specific fields of cooling and heating units, and is registered as a tradesman to carry out the job legally and in compliance with government safety regulations.
If a uniform was enough there would be plenty of servicemen out there, however, there are a few qualities to look for in the engineer that arrives at the house to take a look at the system and give an estimate or quote to the costs of the job to get it up and running.
- Experience. Have they been in the game a long time, do they have an idea of all possible solutions to any issues that may pop up? Are they confident in their abilities and skill set or are they making you feel nervous, if something raises a red flag it is best to look elsewhere or you will be on edge throughout the repair.
- Do they come recommended by neighbors, family, or friends? If not, ask for references of past jobs to see the work they have completed, and perhaps give one or two of them a call to ask a few simple questions about their workmanship and the quality of the job.
You can check out this link to see what other people have thought and proceeded with, a quick idea of other options or tips that could come in handy down the line.
- Before they come over have an idea of the average costs of the type of service you require for the area, this way when they give you their number you will know if you are being overcharged or it is reasonable.
As much as you might want to don’t go for options that are cheap and essentially seem too good to be true, they usually are, as they say, you get what you pay for.