When you need help with your air conditioning equipment, it's important to work with someone dependable. An AC service is an investment in your household's wellbeing, and finding a reputable professional ensures you will be able to count on excellent workmanship and information. Following are some important issues to assess as you screen potential contractors.
State Licensing Credentials
Contractors who are licensed have submitted to state regulations related to their profession, demonstrating a commitment to doing things right. A license must be earned by demonstration of professional knowledge and skill, and each state tests its prospective contractors in their respective areas of skill to ensure that professional competence is demonstrated. As you search for the right contractor for your installation, repair or maintenance, be certain that the companies you consider make state licensing information readily available.
Bonding and Insurance
A reliable contractor carries appropriate insurance to protect both his interests and yours. A bond may cover issues related to problems with the completion of your job or with defects in workmanship or materials. Additionally, a responsible contractor carries appropriate insurance to cover worker compensation issues that may arise if on-the-job accidents or injuries occur. States may require proper bonding prior to issuance or renewal of state licensing.
Additional professional certifications and designations can highlight a contractor's excellence in the field. Whereas a license requires the meeting of a minimum standard, NATE certification indicates than a contractor has met a more rigid set of requirements through testing of skills and professional knowledge. NATE is nationally recognized as a nonprofit organization with expert instructors and testing staff to ensure that the high standards for certification remain consistent.
Customer Reviews and Testimonials
Agencies like the Better Business Bureau and local chambers of commerce can provide feedback about area businesses to those who need to know what others think of a given contractor.
Connect with Caring Professionals
Comfort24-7 providers are highly respected professionals. They represent their industry well through NATE certification and by following industry standards and state guidelines for licensing and financial responsibility. Both office interactions and field activities are courteous and efficient as our contractors endeavor to meet your home comfort needs while keeping value in mind. We can help you to locate a contractor who serves your community so that you can benefit from local expertise that takes regional HVAC issues into consideration.
Written by Randy Gailit