Finding a great HVAC contractor can alleviate a lot of your worries. A great HVAC contractor: informs you of the correct maintenance schedule for your HVAC system; thoroughly inspects your system during scheduled maintenance; spots minor problems before they become major ones; informs you of any needed repairs, their costs, and the possible consequences of not performing them; responds promptly to calls if your air conditioner or heater breaks down, and helps you understand the pros and cons of repair and replacement. With a great HVAC contractor, you may not be able to completely avoid ever having a problem with a component in your HVAC system, but you can be confident that problems will be dealt with appropriately.

However, you might wonder how you find a great HVAC contractor. At First Choice Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in New Jersey, we are confident that all our HVAC technicians exemplify industry-leading standards and that you would be happy using us for your services. However, even if you choose to go with another company, we want you to pick an HVAC contractor you can trust. Here is our list of characteristics you should look for in an HVAC company:

  1. A good reputation. The service industries are based on reputation, so ask around about the company, check them out online, and see their BBB rating. Keep in mind that online reviews may tend to overrepresent both very unhappy and very happy customers but should give you an idea of the company’s reputation and how they respond to unsatisfied customers.
  2. Is up-to-date. Whether that means the HVAC contractor is familiar with the newest HVAC equipment or knows how to use the technology that lets them compare heating and cooling costs across systems, you want a contractor that has stayed current with industry technology.
  3. Licensed, certified, and insured. What are your state’s requirements for HVAC contractors? Make sure your contractor meets them and ask about any industry-specific certifications.
  4. Does not make promises unless he is sure he can keep them. There are several variables around HVAC repair, replacement, and installation. You want a contractor who under promises and over delivers, not the other way around!
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