Northeastern Wisconsin residents are blessed with several reputable HVAC companies, such as Robinson Heating & Cooling, a division of Robinson Metal, Inc., who offer comprehensive heating, ventilation and air conditioning services for residential customers. It is a good idea to do your homework when researching HVAC contractors.
5 tips on how to decide between HVAC contractors
1. Make sure they are licensed and insured
Let’s start basic, and that is by checking that the contractors on your list have the appropriate state license. The last thing you want is an unlicensed individual manipulating your home’s gas lines, electrical and plumbing systems. That could end very badly. The state requires HVAC contractors to be experts in each before they will issue a license.
2. Never accept an estimate over the phone
There are too many variables in play to trust an estimate from contractors who have not even visited your home. The age of your home, the condition of existing ductwork and the type of windows you have are just some of the factors that experienced HVAC contractors will take into consideration when crafting your quote.
3. Accept only written estimates
Always get your estimates in writing. Should anything go wrong or not according to what you believe you heard, there is no way to prove it with having only a verbal agreement. Upstanding HVAC contractors will give you their bid in writing and will itemize every service they will perform on your heating and coolingsystems.
4. Check out online reviews
Go to Google and type in the name of one of the HVAC contractors followed by the word “reviews.” Reviews that appear on Google generally are more reliable than those found on the company’s own website or a paid site such as Yelp. It is not unusual for even the best companies to have a negative review out there, but it is a red flag if there are too many negative reviews.
5. Question HVAC contractors who want to sell an older model
Yes, it may be less expensive than a current model year, but do you really want that if your family’s comfort depends on it? That’s not to say you should absolutely rule out taking last year’s model off the HVAC contractor’s hands, but make sure you have more information before making your decision.
Robinson Heating & Cooling checks all the boxes you need from HVAC contractors in Green Bay. Call us to schedule an appointment.
Robinson Heating & Cooling; more than 40 years of HVAC experience
Robinson Heating & Cooling has been serving the Green Bay, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas since 1975. As the region’s trusted source for residential, commercial and industrial HVAC services, Robinson Heating & Cooling repairs all makes and models of heating and cooling equipment in addition to installing new equipment from leading brands. Call (920) 490-3394 for a consultation or to schedule an appointment.
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