You know what? Before we even talk about “how”, let’s first tackle the “why”.
As in, why not choose separate heating and cooling companies vs. putting all your indoor comfort needs into one basket? Here’s the answer: by and large, it takes the same skill set and same state license to be fully proficient in one as the other. That doesn’t mean that all HVAC companies are alike or offer the same services, but if you find the right company – someone you learn to trust – aren’t your interests better served by engaging that company to look after all your heating and cooling needs?
Here’s a perfect example of why that makes so much sense. Let’s say, for example, you’re planning an addition to your home – one, of course, that will need to be heated and cooled. Do you really want to contact two service providers for quotes, advice, and so on? Probably not.
Moving right along to “how” to choose the right heating and AC company, here’s some practical advice we’re sure you’ll find useful:
Visit the grapevine.
Talk to friends and neighbors to see who they use and why? There’s nothing like sharing first-hand experiences, including your own.
Read online reviews.
Reviews don’t tell the whole story, but they do tell a story – especially when they are consistently positive or negative. But don’t just look at the rating, read the comments. As they say, the beauty is often in the details.
Check out local company websites.
You can tell a lot about a company based on their website? Is it informative, easy to navigate, easy to use on your online device of choice? Also, what do they guarantee and how do they set themselves apart from everyone else you’re considering?
Find a company with staying power.
In a perfect world, would you prefer to hire someone just starting out or a company established roots and a history of customer satisfaction? There’s no right or wrong answer to that question – just one more thing to consider.
The more you know the better off you will be. What equipment do you need? What are your different options for heating and cooling? What do the individual components of your system do, and how often do they need maintenance? Knowing the answers to these and other questions will help establish common ground and a level of trust between you and your chosen provider.
If you’re “in the market” for one company to entrust your family’s heating, cooling, AND indoor air quality needs, we hope you’ll give Air Professionals a second look…and maybe even a third. We’re confident you’ll like what you see, and we welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.