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4 Questions to Ask Before Scheduling an HVAC Installation

When it’s time to upgrade your HVAC system, you want to make sure you partner with the right team for the project. This means making sure they have the proper credentials, correct insurance coverage, and even the experience and reputation to match.

But how do you know who to partner with? You can keep reading to learn more about the four questions that we suggest you ask any contractor before scheduling an HVAC installation. When you’re ready, you can give our team a call for your HVAC installation in Lansdale, PA.

What Are Your Certifications? 

The first and perhaps the most important question to ask is whether a contractor has the proper certifications. HVAC contractors have to go to school to learn about their trade. At the end of their education period, they have to pass a test to earn their certification. After that, they have to continue their education year after year to recertify and prove that they are up-to-date on the latest industry standards and legal considerations. 

Are You Insured? 

It’s also important to make sure that your contractor is insured. You want to make sure that any workers on-site at your home are covered by the contractor’s insurance policies, including workers’ compensation. This is important in protecting your own home and family. When contractors are insured, any accidents that may happen are covered by their policies.

Do You Offer a Service Guarantee? 

Next, you should ask about any service guarantees. Many times, HVAC parts come with warranty periods. Smaller parts may have a 30, 60, or 90-day warranty. Larger components and entire installations may have longer warranties. Usually installing a new HVAC system is covered by a ten-year manufacturer’s warranty. But you also want to make sure you’re covered with the labor being done at your home. 

If you call for service due to a specific problem and you continue to have the same problem after they leave leave, you want a service guarantee to be in place so that the contractor will come back out and fix the problem. Without a service guarantee from an HVAC contractor, you may be left with a high repair bill, and still have HVAC problems. 

Can You Outline a Service Quote?

Before starting any project on your home, an HVAC contractor should be able to offer a service quote. That includes the cost of parts and labor. The service quote should also include an estimate for when the work can be completed and how long the project will take. 

If an HVAC contractor expects you to sign an agreement without knowing how much you will spend, when the project will start, or how long it will take to complete, that’s a red flag. Politely decline and continue your search for the right HVAC contractor. 

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling does what’s right for our customers. Schedule an appointment today for HVAC service or give us a call anytime you have a plumbing emergency.

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