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The Best Way to Find Heating and Air Conditioning Service Near You

Your indoor unit has been acting up and you know that you need to get it serviced soon, but you’re not sure how to go about finding a good HVAC company. Maybe you’ve recently moved to a new area, or you bought a home with an existing HVAC system, or you’re not a fan of your original company. Whatever your reason, you want to find heating and air conditioning services near you that is both reliable and honest. Easier said than done, right? The Best Way to Find Heating and Air Conditioning Service Near You

It doesn’t have to be hard! There are ways to figure out which company is going to be a right fit for you and your home. Here are a few tips for choosing a good local HVAC service.

1)      Ask around for personal recommendations.

Who do you trust more than your own friends and family? Probably not many people. That’s why it’s good to hear what they have to say about their own experiences with local HVAC companies. Ask who they preferred and why.

2)      Consider the company that installed the system.

Whether you had your system installed or upgraded yourself or you moved into a home with an existing system, you’ll want to put the company that installed it on the list if they’re available. For older homes, it’s possible the original company is no longer around, but if they are, then they’re going to be familiar with the system and probably have service records. You don’t ultimately have to go with that company, but they should make the list.

3)      Check online reviews but don’t let them be your only research.

The internet is valuable for finding local companies and learning about what other customers thought about their service. It’s the easiest place to go to start developing your list. However, it’s a good idea to take online reviews with a grain of salt. It’s easy enough for someone to leave a review when they’re having an especially bad day, and some less scrupulous companies may have friends leave positive reviews. Use them as a basis for comparison, but don’t rely on them alone.

4)      Look at their credentials and past projects.

Quality heating and air conditioning service providers should be licensed contractors. They should also be able to provide you references if you ask, so don’t be shy. A reputable company will be happy to offer you whatever you need to feel secure in your decision.

These are good starting points for finding a local HVAC service company that will work well for you. A few other things to keep in mind is to bear in mind that cheapest is rarely best, that you can always do phone interviews, and you should always choose a few companies to compare before making your choice. Once you do, trust your gut. It’s usually pretty spot-on!

PECO is always happy to answer any questions you have.