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As the winter months sneak up on homeowners, many are considering having their HVAC systems revamped and reconditioned. The problem with hiring someone is that the average person has no idea how things work and are at the mercy of a “professional” to tell them what repairs and maintenance need to be done.
Before you decide to go with an expert’s advice, it is important to know what characteristics to look for in the contractor you hire to service your HVAC system, to ensure that you are getting all that you pay for and not paying for things you don’t need.
If you have already changed out your furnace filters and you notice no change in your energy efficiency, then you might want to hire someone to evaluate how well your furnace and HVAC system is working. They can help to check and make sure that things are in good shape. Just be sure to watch for these four red flags that might not be your best choice for hiring a St. Louis HVAC contractor.
If it is Too Good to Be True, It Likely Is
When it comes to HVAC systems, if something seems too good to be true, it almost always is. If you get several estimates to have your HVAC repaired or replaced and one is way too low, that is definitely a red flag. Beware of HVAC contractors who are making all sorts of promises or free service deals. There are almost always hidden charges that will come back to get you in the end.
If Estimates are Too Low, There is a Reason
It can be tempting to go with the lowest estimate, but as much as money matters, hiring the cheapest is typically never the best way to go. That old saying “you get what you pay for” is also true of HVAC contractors. Make sure to do some investigation before hiring anyone, and don’t just be dazzled by the least expensive option.
Beware of Any Contractor Who Doesn’t Have a Reputation
Before you hire someone, it is important to find out what their reputation is. The longer an HVAC company has been in operation, the more you can be assured that they know what they are doing. Hiring someone who is offering a cheap deal because they are just starting out might be alluring, but there is no way to know what their history is if they haven’t established one in your community.
Don’t Believe Everything You Read
Not everything you read on the internet is real. Most of the reviews that you see online are nothing short of paid advertising. Yes, there is a way to get excellent reviews without buying them. Before you hire an HVAC company, make sure to talk to real clients to ensure that the reviews are real.
Hely Heating & Air Conditioning
HVAC repairs can quickly become expensive. To make sure that you get the best service possible, it is important to know the reputation and experience of the contractor you hire, and ensure that they aren’t going to price-gouge you by starting out low-balling and then adding all sorts of extras that add up. Make sure to do some research before you hire your St. Louis HVAC contractor, so you can get a job that is well-done.
Hely Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving the St. Louis and Jefferson County areas since 1969. We have the skills and tools needed to cover everything from a new installation to yearly maintenance and repair work, large and small. So call us today at (636) 305-9555 or fill out our online contact form.