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Comparing Bids from Hvac Contractors: What to Look For

As temperatures drop, you might find yourself relying on your HVAC contractors more and more to make sure your home is prepared for the chill ahead. When searching for a reputable and honest contractor, there are several factors to keep in mind. How do you know what to look for? We’re here to break it down for you:

  • Ask for a certified HVAC technician–Your contractor should be licensed, well trained, and experienced to provide quality installations. Asking your contractor if they are insured and what type of training they have will ensure you get top notch service.
  • Word of mouth goes a long way. Ask your friends, family and neighbors for recommendations and check the contractor’s references to determine if the job was done to the client’s satisfaction. It’s important to make sure the contractor is background checked and that you feel comfortable having them in your home.
  • Always obtain a written contract or proposal before allowing your contractor to install a new system and be sure to ask about warranties. At Wahl, all repairs prices are provided up front, in writing for your consideration so there are never any surprises.
  • Get written estimates when comparing contractors’ bids to help keep track of their proposed costs. Remember, the contractor who gives you the lowest bid may not be the best choice for you. Paying slightly more may get you better equipment and better service. Carefully evaluate a contractor’s proposal to ensure your contractor is working up to code, and using quality materials that will last. While we all love saving money, getting a bid that is very inexpensive can mean the job is done faster, less detailed and lower quality materials may be used that can ultimately result in the need for more repairs down the road. Remember, you get what you pay for!

If you’re looking for a reputable and honest HVAC company in the Pittsburgh area that provides exceptional customer service, look no further than Wahl! Our experienced technicians are fully licensed and background checked to ensure you feel comfortable having them in your home. We have been providing world class service to our customers since 1980. To schedule service or to learn more, visit our website or give us a call at (412) 265-2662.