If you are in need of a furnace repair, you will likely want to make a quick decision and choose a company that can offer you the lowest price for their service. While this is tempting, there are many things that you should consider before you decide to work with a repair company. Selecting a professional furnace repair company can take time as there are many considerations that should come in to play besides the overall cost. This article will provide some tips as to how to choose a reputable company that will meet your needs and budget.
1. State requirements. Be sure to be up to date and aware of the state requirements for furnace repair companies. Many states will require that the company has particular licenses, bonds, and insurance policies. In addition, many states require education, certifications, and other requirements that represent that they are experts in their field. It is not unreasonable to ask the technicians to see copies of their qualifications.
2. Referrals and references. It is helpful to ask family and friends for referrals on who they have used in the past for furnace repair will be very helpful. Either it can help you steer clear of a company that was less than adequate or you may be able to verify good reviews that you have seen on other companies. In addition to asking family and friends, explore companies on social media and review how they interact with potential customers, return customers, and the community around them. Also be sure to look on Google reviews, Yelp, and Angie’s List to read additional reviews on the company’s service and customer interactions.
3. Get estimates. When hiring a furnace repair company, be sure to get written estimates from at least 3 companies. This will allow you to get the best price but also ensure that the project you need to be completed will include all the supplies as well as labor and other fees. By asking for written estimates, you will be able to choose a company that provides the most comprehensive service for the best price. Not to mention, a written estimate of the work that will need done will ensure that the company you hire will fully understand the scope of the repair that is needed.
4. Look for Energy Star. If you need to replace your equipment, consider purchasing a model that is more efficient and can help the environment. If you are interested in helping to reduce your carbon footprint on the environment, you will want to look for brands that offer Energy Star. Energy Star means that the equipment is certified by the government and meets strict standards on energy efficiency.
No matter what type of furnace repair work you need done, you will be able to find a reputable company by following these tips. The more time and effort you put in to finding a reputable company, the more likely you will be satisfied with the repair. If you are satisfied, be sure to leave appropriate feedback and share with family and friends.