Choosing the Best HVAC Contractor – Not the Way it used to be


Back in the day, it was easy for an average person to go to the hardware store, pick up a can of Freon and charge their air conditioners.

But in the late 20th century, stricter regulations required HVAC certification and these technicians had to be licensed to purchase the explosive gas. These certifications have led to a high industry standard which makes finding an HVAC contractor much easier.

Now, however, the industry is seeing another shift and it would be wise for you to consider the future of this industry when building a new home.

Technology is changing the way most things are done. From cars to Virtual Assistants, humans are experiencing things in completely new and innovative ways. Energy-efficiency is among the top industries being changed not just with technological but political policies as well as social/environmental responsibilities.

When considering an HVAC contractor, try to discern how much they know about technological advances such as NEST – a self-learning thermostat that requires a Wi-Fi connection to function. Can they adequately advise you on such advances as variable refrigerant flow? VRF allows consumers to heat one part of their home while cooling the other or cooling one part and not the others, resulting in a more energy-efficient home and lower bills.

What other ways can the contractor help you to plan and execute an energy-efficient home? A good and qualified contractor will be able to make appropriate suggestions and work with you on the design and installation of your system.

If you are upgrading or doing a new installation in an existing location, sometimes minor things can lead to larger things. Be sure you have a clear idea of what potential hidden costs could come from the work you are getting done.

In addition to these things, always make sure your HVAC contractor is licensed and insured and can provide you with after-installation service. A good HVAC contractor can install and maintain your system to prevent you from having unexpected costs and hassles in the future.

A good place to start your search for a qualified HVAC contractor is by using the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association database. Remember, however, this is just a starting point. It is always good to check references and ask friends and family about their experiences with HVAC contractors.

With the aforementioned tips, you can never go wrong when choosing your desired HVAC contractor. Besides, you will certainly get value for your money after exemplary services.


16 October 2017

Heating and Cooling Your Home: A Guide

Howdy! I'm Hank and I am writing this blog so I can give you the lowdown on the cheapest and most effective ways you can heat or cool your home. I'm not a trained HVAC contractor but my brother is. Last year, I called up my brother and asked him to drive over and install a new HVAC system in my property. The old system wasn't cooling or warming my house and it was making a strange noise. During the installation, my brother gave me lots of great advice and explained exactly what he was doing at each step. I hope you find this information useful.