How to Choose an HVAC Contractor in Las Vegas

No big decision should be made without first doing your homework, that includes the decision of picking an HVAC contractor. You’ll want to find a contractor that will listen to you and ensure they are meeting all your home comfort needs.

HVAC installation isn’t a project you want to attempt to DIY. It’s important to find a contractor that is highly skilled in multiple areas. They will figure out your home’s load calculation, pull permits to make sure local codes are met, check piping and a bunch of steps in-between. If your top-of-the-line system doesn’t get a top-of-the-line installation, you’re more likely to get mediocre performance from your system.

The experts at Polar Air & Heating Inc have put together some questions to ask to guide you on your pursuit of finding your ideal HVAC contractor.

Do they have references or referrals?

When deciding to work with a company they should be able to furnish you with a list of recent customers that can corroborate the quality of their work. From there you can call and find out about their recent HVAC projects, if they are satisfied with the results and if they would hire the company again in the future.

There are other sources you can look into like the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) and the Better Business Bureau. Looking up a contractor on BBB will allow you to read through consumer ratings and will also show you any customer complaints lodged against a company. The ACCA is a non-profit that utilizes the knowledge of over 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses. Contractors that are a part of ACCA are serious about their profession and will happily provide you with referrals.

Another option option is enlisting the help of your friends on social media. These recommendations are given by people you know and trust. You’ll probably not only get feedback on what contractors to use, but also who to avoid. If you’re looking for recommendations from your neighbors, nextdoor.com is literally a your neighborhood’s own social media site.

Are they NATE-certified?

If your contractor is NATE-certified you can trust you’re getting a contractor that meets the highest standards in installation and service. NATE (North American Technician Excellence) is a non-profit organization for HVAC technicians. To achieve NATE-certification a technician has to pass specialized and real-world tests that were created by a committee of the top industry experts.

Are they properly licensed and insured?

Almost every state requires licensure for HVAC contractors. This provides protection for consumers from companies that use less than qualified workers. A short online search will show you whether your state requires a license or not. If you are living in a state the requires a license and your contractor doesn’t have one, look elsewhere to avert any issues.

When to ask these questions?

The best time to find a quality HVAC contractor is prior to a breakdown. If you get your system checked when it’s operating properly and get your regular maintenance scheduled to keep it running properly.

Relationships built on trust and experience is important to us at Polar Air & Heating Inc in Las Vegas. Our professionals would be happy to answer any questions you may have about home comfort. Give us a call at 702-623-0579 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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