There are some things you should be informed about when allowing an HVAC technician in your home to perform any maintenance or repair on your HVAC system.
Not doing your research and asking questions can result in damage to your system, incorrect installation, and potential issues in the future, costing you more money and a sacrifice in comfort. Almost every state requires HVAC technicians to be licensed. If they are not, you probably shouldn’t hire them to work on your system. Make sure to ask your technician if they are licensed, and grab the license number from them so you can look it up through your state contractor licensing board. It’s a good idea to make sure they are insured in case something goes wrong when they are working on your home. Have they been working in the HVAC industry for a long time? Knowing how much experience an HVAC technician has can help you feel more comfortable about hiring them. Consider asking them how they learned their skills. Almost every HVAC technician will give you a written estimate explaining what work will be done and how much it will cost, so you know exactly what you are paying for and why. Your current system may be under warranty, and a good HVAC technician will follow the terms of the warranty. It’s also good to ask about how refunds work. Energy and cost efficiency are also important to many homeowners. If it’s something important to you and you want to know more, or if you feel your system isn’t working as efficiently as it should, bring it up to the technician to find out their recommendations.