Whether you are new to a city or you simply have not had the need to hire an HVAC company in the time you have been in your current home, it’s important to know precisely what you are looking for. Even if you currently have no issues in your home where your heating and cooling is concerned, it is beyond important that you find the HVAC company you will want working in your home before an emergency repair job is needed. Should you not, it will be a rush job of trying to figure out who you should hire and even then, the chances of that company being the right choice is slim to none. With so many companies in the Tampa area, all of which offer varying services and quality, we thought that we would help you to figure out the best way to narrow down your options. Continue reading below to learn how you can find the right HVAC company for you and your home.
Ask your neighbors and friends
Plain and simple, if a person liked the service they received from their HVAC company, you’re going to hear about. Conversely, if the service was bad, you’re even more likely to get the scoop. This is why your first step when looking for a new heating and cooling company should be to ask the people you are closest to who live in your area. They can give you a pretty good idea of which companies are worth your time and money and which ones are not.
Read reviews online
Another place you can get good honest feedback is online. If people have something negative to say about a company, chances are they will go out of their way to post it on the internet. We would suggest you check out websites like Yelp, Angie’s List and Yellow Pages for some (mostly) truthful feedback.
Check out the websites
A company’s website can also tell you a ton about what sort of HVAC company they are. Is their website informative? Is it current? Does it tell you the many different services they offer and give you a way to contact the staff in order to get a better idea of prices? Also, check to see if the company you are considering has a blog and whether or not the information on it is current and helpful. If not, they aren’t putting much effort into being a resource for their clients, which should tell you a lot.
Compare price and value
Once you have narrowed down your choices to just a handful of HVAC companies, it’s time to make the comparisons a bit more specific. We would suggest that you call each company and ask them how much it would cost for them to complete a specific task. Chances are you will get several quotes that are all around the same amount. But if a company is going to charge you much less than other companies, it may not be quality work. On the other hand, if a company is going to charge you a lot more than other companies, they may just be trying to rip you off.
Find a well-established company
Now that your list is getting shorter, you want to consider how long some of these companies have been in business. If you have the choice between a company that is one year old, and a company that has been serving the community for over a decade, which one do you think will do a better job? While the younger company may do just fine, you will likely be much more confident in the more distinguished company the services they can provide to you.
Have specific questions to ask
While you may know a couple of questions to ask about a specific task you need completed, you want to also think long term when considering which sort of questions to ask. For example, you should know if prices will be higher upfront in order to save you money in the long run. This is often the case with more efficient, higher SEER rated equipment. This can be misleading, however, for those who don’t know a ton about HVAC systems. Asking the company why certain things will cost more will likely get you more comprehensive answers than just asking what a repair or replacement will cost.
Looking for an HVAC company in Tampa that you can trust?
If you live in the Tampa area and you would like more information about what sort of services Momentum AC can offer you, don’t wait another moment to contact us. We can give you the answers you are looking to find and also provide you with a quote should you desire one. So what are you waiting for? Call us today and make us your go-to for heating and cooling issues in the future.