Staying comfortable in New Jersey requires that you have a reliable HVAC system in your home. It will heat your home during the often bitter winters, and cool it during the hot, muggy summers. However, there will come a time that you need maintenance, even repair work done on your air conditioner or furnace. When that happens, it’s important to know how to choose an HVAC specialist.
1. Estimates in Person Only
When it comes to having your home’s HVAC system repaired or replaced, it’s vital that the specialist you choose is willing to come to you for the inspection and the estimate. Any company that tries to give you an estimate over the phone, without actually seeing the existing system or your home should be avoided.
2. Licensed and Insured
The state of New Jersey requires that any HVAC specialist is working within its borders be licensed and insured. However, that does not stop unscrupulous companies from working without a license and/or insurance. Ask for proof of licensure and insurance, and if the company cannot provide proof, find another HVAC company to work with.
3. Experience with Your Brand
While most home heating and cooling systems work on similar premises, each system is unique in many ways. Make sure that the HVAC service provider you choose has experience with your brand, and even with your specific system if possible. This will help ensure the swiftest, most accurate repairs and service.
4. Capable of Installs, Not Just Repairs
It’s also a good idea to make sure that the company you ultimately choose to work with can offer new installation and does not focus strictly on repairs and maintenance work. Eventually, even the highest-quality HVAC system will need to be replaced. In fact, if your system is 10 years old or older, it might be worth thinking about replacement now, as that will give you time to gather information, compare replacement systems, and make an informed decision by the time your current one is ready to be retired.
At First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re proud to be one of the top-ranked HVAC providers in New Jersey. We have experience with most major brands, are licensed and insured, and will happily come to your home to provide an in-person estimate on your repairs, or to offer a quote on a new install.