A skilled HVAC technician is an important partner in helping you ensure the safety and comfort of your home. The work of an HVAC contractor goes way beyond making estimates and installing heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems. They also assess, evaluate and repair issues associated with these systems. When you are ready to choose an HVAC contractor, consider the following:
- Experience: Longevity is a good indicator of the contractor’s ability to deliver. Companies that have an established presence in the industry are more likely to be able to offer top quality service. Look for technicians who have several years of good experience in the field. These are the ones who have honed their skills through years of apprenticeships and hands-on experience.
- Credentials: Choose an HVAC contractor that has the proper credentials to provide safe installation and legally supported service. Contractors are required to be registered, authorized and licensed in order to operate in Fayetteville. Always ask for related credentials before hiring one. Licensed HVAC contractors are aware of regulations that cover the local industry, so they will be able to install your system in a way that meets the standards of safety. To have a better idea about what to discuss, understand the basics about HVAC systems and how they work so you can ask the right questions and have better leverage when negotiating.
- NATE certification: Not every licensed HVAC technician is NATE certified. NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, a nonprofit organization that offers certification for HVAC technicians. Before being granted a certification, technicians have to undergo a number of standardized tests to prove their knowledge and skills in their field. Although NATE certifications are not provided to contractors, it’s a good idea to hire from a company that employs technicians who are NATE certified.
When it’s time for you to choose an HVAC contractor for your home, contact the experts at Blanton’s Heating & A/C. We’ve been sharing our expertise in and around the Fayetteville area since 1951 and can offer you top-quality service that will guarantee you a safe and comfortable home.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Fayetteville, North Carolina and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).