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Choosing an HVAC Contractor: What to Look For

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Heating and cooling systems are an integral part of any home or business. When you need a new HVAC system or maintenance and repair work completed, it’s important to find a local heating and cooling company that is trustworthy and experienced. But how do you know what traits to look for? We’ve got you covered with some important points to consider below.

1. HVAC Contractor Licenses

Nationally and in most locations, HVAC contractors are required to obtain licenses, certifications, and permits. This ensures that the company working on your system is experienced and qualified to do the work. Some licenses require 5 year apprenticeships, testing, and annual continuing education to apply, receive, and keep the license. You can find our license numbers at the bottom of our website.

2. General Liability Insurance

HVAC companies complete hands-on and potentially dangerous work. Your HVAC contractor should have general liability insurance to cover any accidental damage or harm caused while working in your home or business. Ask to see proof of their general liability insurance to provide peace of mind before starting a project.

3. Rave Reviews & References

Spend some time online reading reviews from websites such as The Better Business Bureau, Google, or Facebook. Look for contractors that have high star ratings and many reviews. For bigger jobs like commercial or industrial HVAC installations, ask the company for references from customers who have had similar work completed.

4. Special Offers & Rebates

Many heating and cooling companies have special offers available. For instance, at Henry, we often have special offers on our maintenance plans. If purchasing a new system, ask about utility or ENERGY STAR® rebates to see if you can save. Income tax credits are available for some systems.

5. Thorough Home Surveys

If you are having a new HVAC system installed, your HVAC contractor’s first step should be to do a thorough home survey. This applies in commercial or industrial settings too. They should spend time evaluating the space and discussing your needs to determine the right system for you. At Henry, we believe this is a crucial step in the process to ensure you are satisfied with your new comfort system.

6. Financing Options

A new heating and cooling system is an investment that provides comfort, energy savings, and value. HVAC companies, banks, and credit unions may offer financing options to remove any financial barriers between you and your new system. At Henry, we partner with a few different companies to provide financing options.

Choosing Henry Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing as Your HVAC Contractor

At Henry Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, we are fully licensed and insured to complete all residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC work. You can rest assured we approach every job with the attention it deserves and care about the safety and satisfaction of our customers. If you are looking for an HVAC company to complete your next installation, repair, or routine maintenance, we are here to help. Contact us today to discuss your needs!

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