How Do You Choose the Right HVAC Contractor?

In Kentucky, the weather can be very unpredictable. Your HVAC system is one of the most expensive parts of your home, and it’s also your source of comfort.

Choosing the best HVAC contractor is essential. An unqualified contractor can cost you thousands of dollars or improperly install an HVAC system that will not perform optimally or last through its expected service life. The following are tips to help you find a competent, knowledgeable, and reliable HVAC professional.

Narrow Down Your Potential List With Online Reviews

Look for BBB ratings. A good contractor will have an A rating or better. Many people use Yelp reviews, but you have to look all the way down to the bottom of the page and on to a second page in order to start finding the negative reviews. Google doesn’t filter its reviews in this way.

Ask for Referrals

When you find a contractor that looks promising, ask them for customer referrals and take the time to call those customers. Are they still happy with their HVAC contractor?

Don’t Accept Estimates Over the Phone

A reliable HVAC professional will come to your home and examine not just your HVAC system but also your insulation, the number of registers you have, the number of windows in your home, and more. If a contractor isn’t willing to provide an industry standard evaluation of your HVAC system, then find another company to work with.

Only Accept Written, Itemized Quotes

Contractors who will not provide you with a written, itemized contract of all expenses should set off warning bells. Such contractors may make you pay for work you didn’t request or may end up charging a fee much higher in the end than they verbally quoted you.

About Us

Donnie Rowe Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving the local communities of Lexington, Versailles, Nicholasville, Georgetown, Winchester, and Paris for more than 25 years. We offer both residential and commercial heating and air conditioning installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services. We also perform indoor air quality assessments. Call us today for annual heating system maintenance or for any of your HVAC service, repair, replacement, or installation needs.

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