Looking to prepare your home for summer heat? Choosing a quality air conditioning contractor can save you time, money, and stress. Follow these simple guidelines:
- Choose an Established Business
Older, established companies often have more experience and a better track record.
- Look for State Licensing
By law, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors must be state licensed and fully insured before charging you for work on your cooling or heating system. These laws were created to protect you from the use of substandard materials and shortcuts that could endanger you or your property.
- Fully Bonded and Insured
Mistakes happen. If you discover that your property has been damaged due to a mistake made by your contractor, it is important to ensure they have insurance that will cover the necessary repairs.
- Don’t Confuse EPA Certification with State Licensing
Environmental Protection Agency certification is not the same as state licensing. While an EPA certificate is important and signifies an environmentally responsible product, it does not qualify your contractor to work on your cooling and heating system.
- Keeping Up with Technology
Make sure your contractor has kept up with their research. Industry guidelines for heating and cooling systems are always changing. Working with a contractor who is behind on technology could lead to a bad investment and cost you money in the long run.
- Eco-Friendly Products
Your heating and cooling systems can be environmentally responsible! Did you know that Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC’s) frequently used in air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants have been linked to the destruction of the earth’s ozone layer? Quality contractors use environmentally safe products and are specially trained to recover, recycle, reclaim and dispose of used refrigerant.
- Ask For References or Testimonials
A quality contractor should have nothing to hide and will happily provide you with testimonials or references.
Try a Free Energy Consultation
At Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer environmentally-friendly air conditioners and we are happy to provide a free energy consultation to help you find the air conditioning system that is perfect for your home. Brennan Heating is an award-winning Seattle heating and air conditioning service contractor. Contact us online or by phone at 1-877-BRENNAN.