Tips for hiring an HVAC-system contractor

Louisville HVAC companyWhen the time comes to service, repair or install HVAC equipment in your home, you will be faced with the task of hiring an HVAC-system contractor. As in any industry, you’ll likely have many to choose from, with varying degrees of skill and experience. Here are some tips to help make your choice an easy one:

Ask questions – How long have they been in the industry and the number of satisfied customers are two things you should inquire about before hiring an HVAC-system contractor. An established, experienced contractor has seen and done it all, and will have the references to back it up. Of course, a reference is only good if you follow through; be prepared, with a list of questions to ask each.

Perform a license check – In Louisville, Kentucky, you can easily see if a potential hire is currently licensed, by performing a search at the website of the Kentucky Registrar of Contractors.

Ask for References – Look up reviews on line.

Inquire about guarantees  – Find out sooner rather than later,what kind of guarantee the contractor places on his work. A business that takes pride in its work and cares about customer satisfaction will provide you a written guarantee to prove it.

Ask about permits – A reputable HVAC-system contractor will not only know which jobs require a permit, but will be responsible for obtaining them as well. Permits protect both parties, by ensuring that the work done is up to code standards.

Get it in writing – Once they have performed a thorough evaluation of your home, or existing equipment, your contractor should be willing to give you a detailed, written estimate of the work to be done.

If you are looking to hire an HVAC-system contractor that meets all of these requirements, please give us a call at 812-280-0510 VanKleef Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.


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  1. Great tips for HVAC

  2. I agree that you need to find out about the references of an HVAC contractor. It would seem smart that you would want to find someone who has a lot of past clients who have positive things to say about them. My sister is looking for someone to repair her HVAC system in her new home, so she’ll have to find someone with good references to do the job.

  3. Great tips! I think it’s important to know all the facts before you hire someone. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lately, my husband and I have noticed some strange noises coming from our AC unit. We want to ensure that if there is a problem that it gets fixed before the summer heat comes. As you said, it’s important that we ask about the permits to make sure that the work is done up to code standards.

  5. Our HVAC system has been having some issues, so thanks for this. I’ll have to see if the state I live in has a Registrar of Contractors. The last thing I want is a contractor who isn’t licensed working on my unit!

  6. I need to have my air conditioning system repaired, but I don’t know how to handle that. It makes sense that I would want to find a good contractor. I’ll make sure that I get an estimated cost in writing. That way I know what to expect!

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