How to Vet an HVAC Contractor

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If it’s renovation time for your building, it can help to hire a HVAC contractor that can get your heating or cooling system up to scratch. But what should you look for? Much of your decision depends on your goals, the amount of work required, and your budget. Keep in mind these best practices when looking for an HVAC contractor.

In today’s world, checking online reviews is a must. Find out whether the contractor has a website where the business is reviewed or if other customers have reviewed the contractor elsewhere on the internet.

If your search comes up empty, ask the contractor for the names of some previous clients. Contact them for a little friendly advice on their satisfaction (or lack thereof) with the contractor's services. You can also check if the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has any information on the contractor. Other places to check are the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA).


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