Many HVAC units will have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. When the unit begins to fail or operate inefficiently, you might notice a spike in your electricity costs. You may also notice that the heat never quite gets to where you want it to be. It is important to have a professional and reliable technician come and inspect your system to help you decide if it is better the repair or replace your unit.
Before having just any HVAC contractor come out, you should also make sure that you are working with a heating and cooling company you trust and can rely on for their expertise. The following are good things to keep in mind when picking the company you want to entrust your HVAC system with.
Is the company listened and insured?
When finding a contractor to work on your HVAC system, it’s useful to make certain that the company has the right licenses. Make it clear that the company’s license is up-to-date and that the paperwork is current as well. It is important that they are both licensed and insured to work on your system so that you know that your system is being handled properly and that any accidents that may occur and damage your unit are covered. Some manufactures may even void the warranty of your system if the unit is not worked on by a properly licensed technician.
Will they be able to handle all your need?
Before you hire a heating repair company, review the services it offers. For now, you might need it only to repair your unit. However, you may want to decide to have that company perform a variety of services. Having a company that can handle all the possible services you may need will ensure that you have someone who is familiar with your HVAC unit and can better suggest the possible benefits of additional services like seasonal cleanings. If a company has a history with your system they may also be better able to tell if repairing or replacing a unit is the better option.
How experienced are they?
There are over a lot of companies in operation specializing in heating and air conditioning. Some companies may have more experience than others, but it’s always best to start looking for an experienced company. Ask how long the company has been working in your area. The longer a company and their team has been working on homes like yours the better they will understand the needs your home and common problems to keep an eye out for specific to your area. A veteran company and experienced staff are both good signs that you will be well taken care of.
At American Air we have more than 20 years of experience of working on homes like yours in the Asheville, NC area. Contact us today to schedule one of our licensed and experience technicians to take care of your HVAC needs.