Not just anyone is qualified to fix or work on an HVAC system.
Since asking a company for their credentials when they walk through the door is typically not the best way to verify that someone knows what they are doing – even if you are making an emergency call – it is important to know who you are calling ahead of time. That is the only way to know who they are going to send to fix your heating or cooling units.
Not only is is important to know that the technician who comes to your house is qualified, it is also good to verify that they have a positive reputation and aren’t going to take you for a financial ride. As anyone can tell you if they have ever had their heater quit during the coldest day of the year or their air conditioner on the hottest, doing a background check is important to get the right information and to avoid being taken advantage of.
What is the online verification process?
Instead of simply googling “HVAC contractors in St. Louis,” it may be a better idea to do a search using the Missouri state government website or go to the contractors-licensing website to make sure that you know who will be showing up at your home. Typically, there will be a link on the site that will guide you to professionals in your area who are equipped, licensed, and have had a background check.
If you have chosen a contractor, you might want to do a web search to find out if they have any reviews online or if they are affiliated with any sites that help to verify their credentials, like Home Advisors or Angie’s List.
HVAC systems are highly complex, and they take a lot of training to navigate. If you are going to call someone to fix your heating and cooling unit, it is important to verify that they have the right credentials to fix what needs to be repaired. It is also important to know that they have a good reputation in the industry.
Instead of operating on blind faith that they are telling you the truth, having some knowledge about who they are ahead of time will make you less vulnerable to being scammed. Before you make that call to have someone come and check your HVAC system, make sure that you know who you are inviting into your home – for both your own safety and your wallet’s, too.
Hely Heating & Air Conditioning
As your friend and neighbor, Hely Heating & Air Conditioning is dedicated to ensuring that your St. Louis home’s AC system is keeping you cool, even during those sweltering summer days. We have the skills and tools needed to cover everything from a new installation to yearly maintenance and repair work, large and small.
Call us today at (636) 305-9555