How Do You Choose the Right HVAC Contractor

Here in Treasure Valley, we get the extremes of temperature from cold winters to very warm summers. Your HVAC system is a substantial investment in your home, and it’s also a source of safety and comfort.

It’s essential to choose the best HVAC contractor for the job. An unreliable, incompetent, or unscrupulous contractor can waste your money and time and potentially endanger your family’s safety. The following provides some tips for finding the most competent, safe, and reliable heating or cooling contractor.

Narrow Down the List Online

Google reviews by customers aren’t filtered by negative and positive reviews. Yelp reviews, however, are filtered. Yelp places the negative reviews at the bottom of the page, where you have to click through further. Look for a BBB rating of A or better.

Ask for Referrals

Ask for customer referrals, but don’t just leave it at that. Be sure to call those prior customers to see if they’re still happy with that contractor.

Don’t Accept Estimates Over the Phone

When you call a reliable HVAC contractor, they’ll come to your home in order to examine many factors, including your insulation, the number of windows and registers, and several other items before they can give you an estimate. Don’t work with contractors who aren’t willing to come out and provide an estimate.

Only Accept Written, Itemized Quotes

If a contractor isn’t willing to provide you with a written contract that has all expenses itemized, then walk away. You may be made to pay for things you didn’t request, or the fee may end up being much higher when the work is completed.

About Us

At A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve been serving the Treasure Valley and Meridian area for more than 60 years. We offer residential and commercial heating and air conditioning installation, replacement, and maintenance. We also offer 24/7 emergency service and geothermal options as well as solar heating and water heaters. Call us today for your annual heating system maintenance or for any HVAC service, repair, replacement, or installation need.