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Cut Down Energy Bills, Get The Heating System Serviced

March 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Heating bills constitute a major fraction (56%) of the total a household pays to utility companies. From this data alone, the importance of regular HVAC system maintenance is highlighted. HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning – it is the system that keeps your house at a set temperature and circulates fresh air.

If it is not in good condition, it would use up more energy, shorten the system’s service life considerably, and pose hazards to your home. And it is not something you should be maintaining yourself, hiring a certified professional is a must. Below are some helpful pointers when choosing a commercial HVAC contractor.

Tips for Finding a Contractor

It is not exactly tasking to find a good local heating and air companies. And increasing competition means, you get good service cheap. You can hire them to repair, do preventive maintenance, install new HVAC systems or retrofit old ones. As expected, the total bill you have to foot depends on what services you need, equipment cost, contractor charges etc.

When hiring a commercial HVAC contractor, make sure that they are certified, have proper license and registration and insured. For large contracts, get quotations from many contractors, that will ensure you bet the best prices. Ask the contractors to provide detailed quotations. It also helps if you enquire about the work they had done for previous clients and if they can handle your requirements. Call up some of their previous clients and check what quality of work the heating and air company did, whether there were any issues etc.

When contracting mid to high value projects, make sure you have a written agreement with the heating and air contractors. A layer of legal protection is to ensure you can claim insurance should anything go wrong. You can tell a good contractor by how they approach their work, the better ones always do a thorough analysis before they start with their work.

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