Having your air conditioner break down in a sweltering summer is miserable, and alternatively, your heater failing in frigid winter is a nightmare in its own right. There is something worse than having to live in the pool to cool off, or putting on your third sweatshirt to stay warm. That’s being at the mercy of an unreliable, unprofessional, or downright clueless HVAC technician while they’re trying to fix the problem. Having the whole ordeal stretch days or weeks beyond necessary is a trying experience. Fortunately, while you may not have anticipated your HVAC system failing, you do have some control over who comes to try and fix it! Here are things to consider when hiring an HVAC technician near you.
There’s obviously some technical skill required to fix a Heating and Air Conditioning system. Otherwise, we’d all manage just fine without technicians coming to repair them. But beyond expertise or training, there’s the underlying component of the person doing the job. Making this the right fit is more important than anything. You’re inviting someone into your home and trusting them, and that kind of relationship demands an atmosphere of comfort. You might have someone that can fix any machine within minutes, but if they’re rude, unreliable, or unsafe then it hardly matters. Making sure the person coming to your home is the right fit for you is priority #1. You can always teach a good person to be a technician, but it’s a lot harder to teach a technician to be a good person!
With that said, it does matter how technically skilled the person is you’re paying to do the job. Having the experience and qualifications required to even know what you’re looking at, after all, is the reason that this appointment is happening. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to seek out the most senior technician you can find, but having a tech with a few years under their belt is a good start. Additionally, having all the licenses and credentials relevant to your state up to date is a great next step. Understanding building code and insurance are essential in both preventing and recovering from any damage or injury resulting from work being done. Although unusual, if you have a very unique or specialized system, it may be in your interest to seek out a qualified technician that can work on the equipment.
While certainly not the least important, last comes price. So, you’ve confirmed the person coming to your house is trustworthy, and you’re confident they can do the job. It’s time to make sure it won’t cost you the equivalent of replacing your entire HVAC system for some maintenance. Although prices may differ, they shouldn’t be putting you out of your house and home. Luckily, we live in an incredibly interconnected world. Checking certificates, licenses, history, work experience, and reviews from other customers are available at the touch of a button!
Call Weeks Service Co. for HVAC Services Today
If you have questions or concerns, or if you’d like to set up an appointment yourself for a technician, the experts at Weeks Services Co. have the knowledge and training to get the job done quickly and professionally. Give them a call today!