When you need to find certified HVAC technicians, remember two important words: reputation and credentials. Whether or not you have the luxury of time in your search, let those two words be your guide.

HVAC is an acronym for “Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning.” The HVAC professional you choose will help you install, repair, and maintain your AC and furnace. You can also count on an HVAC technician to help improve the quality of air you breathe in your home.

For all of these reasons, you’ll want to do your homework, when choosing an HVAC contractor. 

Reputations Go a Long Way When Choosing an HVAC Contractor

The HVAC business is like every other business when it comes to reputation. What makes a good reputation for an HVAC expert? If you make a list of what you would want, it might look something like this:

  • Honest
  • Has fair pricing
  • Offers financing to help meet your needs
  • Shows up on time
  • Responds quickly in an emergency
  • Knowledgeable
  • Friendly
  • Easy to work with

That’s a good start. On to the homework.

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Be an “Investigator” When Choosing the Best HVAC Contractor

Begin your search by asking your extended family, neighbors, and friends which HVAC experts they think do a good job. You may also want to stop by your neighborhood hardware store and ask someone you trust. Sounds too simple? “Word of mouth” remains one of the most common and reliable ways people choose who they do business with. 

Next, Google HVAC Experts Near Me, or even include your specific location. For instance, Google HVAC Experts near the Fox Cities. A list will show up at the top of the page with names accompanied by a star rating guide. There will even be a See Reviews link. Just remember, reviews from strangers are fine, but it’s better to listen to the people you know.

After you’ve narrowed your search, go to your local Better Business Bureau website and check out the rating of the HVAC professional you are considering.

Credentials are Key When Choosing the Best HVAC Contractor

While you are gathering information, make sure the professional is a licensed HVAC provider. The license ensures knowledgeability. A licensed HVAC provider must pass an exam and accrue substantial hours of experience. 

You will also want to ask about insurance. Preferably, when you choose an HVAC contractor to come into your home for service, the company or individual will have both liability and workmen’s compensation insurance. 

Ask the Right Questions When Choosing the Best HVAC Contractor

When you’re choosing a licensed HVAC contractor, give the company a call. Ask to speak with a representative who can answer your questions. You should be able to determine if the company has a friendly and open culture from your conversation. Here are some additional questions to ask:

  • How long have you been working in the HVAC industry? 
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • Do you carry both workmen’s comp and liability?
  • Do you provide quotes and contracts in advance?
  • Do you have a warranty on labor?
  • Tell me about how you charge for your time.
  • Do you offer discounts to repeat clients?
  • Do you offer financing?
  • Do you provide a specific time for appointments or a window of time? 
  • Are you on call 24/7 for emergencies?

Choose an HVAC Contractor with Integrity and More

At Jack Kiefer Heating & Air integrity guides our work. Our mission and values are driven by honesty, and expertise. We are licensed and insured, friendly and considerate, respond quickly, and offer fair pricing. We even make HVAC financing available, so you can afford a quality furnace, or air conditioner that you and your family can rely on. Give us a call at (920) 637-4189 or drop us an email. We are proud to be your HVAC experts in the Fox Cities, and look forward to meeting you!