When it’s finally time to replace your HVAC system, finding the right brand and model becomes a top priority. And rightfully so! But what about installation and service?

Just as important as which new air conditioner you purchase is the company you choose to put in it. An experienced professional knows how to properly install this major appliance in addition to ensuring it’s operating at peak capacity.

Here are four questions to guide you when hiring your next HVAC professional.

  • Are they licensed in your state?

In Florida, HVAC professionals are monitored and regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In order to become an HVAC professional, one must meet specific criteria in addition to passing an exam before becoming licensed by the state of Florida. An additional certification can also be attained through HVAC Excellence or North American Technician Excellence (NATE) organization. It demonstrates higher HVAC learning and understanding.

  • What do people say about them?

These days, nearly every reputable business has some sort of social media presence. In fact, we regularly post air conditioning advice and fun photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! This is also where you’ll find more information about a company and its services. From customer reviews to comments about a post, pay attention not only to what the customer is saying, but also how the company responds.

Additionally, you can check review websites such as Google Reviews, Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau.

  • Will they provide you with an estimate?

Before allowing anyone to install your Brandon HVAC system, it’s always a good idea to get an estimate. Buying and installing a new HVAC system is a major expense that should not be rushed. Aim for three estimates from three different companies, but make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. In other words, take each estimate’s details, completion dates and pricing into account when comparing one estimate to another.

  • Do they have a reference list?

An honest company has nothing to hide. If an HVAC company cannot give this to you, go elsewhere. When you do get a reference list, find out if the HVAC specialist was polite, knowledgeable, clean and happy to answer questions. Also, ask if their installation was completed within the allotted time, and for the price they were quoted.

Let us help you BEFORE there’s a major problem with your Brandon HVAC system with our Extended Service Plan. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, please call (813) 924-3836.