Monday, January 18, 2016

How to pick the right HVAC contractor: a personal story

Hi ya Gorgeous,
I am home sicky. Eww. I have time to write, eat raw garlic and heal up before going to set in Vegas tomorrow.

So I want to talk to you about how to pick the right HVAC contractor for your home. Did you know that it's so important to schedule regular maintenance too!

I've dealt with so many contractors in renovating my own home and a few others too. I have an acquaintance in Michigan who is a great example of a trust worthy, efficient, talented and leader in the construction industry for ethical business.

Now here are the things to look for and a link to visit the website and learn more about HVAC contractors and choosing the right one for your home.

Tips for Choosing a HVAC Contractor
  1. Do Your Homework – Study
  2. Get Referrals
  3. Contact References
  4. Ask Questions
  5. Get a Home Evaluation
  6. Compare Written Estimates
  7. Secure with a Written Proposal
Do Your Homework – Study
You will be spending from $1,000-$5,000 for new equipment and labor costs.  It is imperative you do some research relative to what you feel you need and what you are going to purchase from a contractor in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
You should know the make and model  of your current system and its maintenance history.  This will help potential contractors understand your needs.  Make notes relative to your current system.  Are all rooms comfortable or do some heat and cool better than others.
What are the dimensions of your home, upstairs and downstairs?  Do you have a basement, loft, family room or other additions that require heating and cooling.  There are many ways to heat and cool your home for energy efficiency.
Get Referrals
Call upon friends, neighbors and even co-workers for contractor referrals.  There are many HVAC contractors in Grand Rapid, Michigan.  Utilize your personal contacts to get testimonials of their personal experience.
You will want to hire only a professional HVAC contractor with proper insurance, bonding and certifications consistent with industry standards.  Look online for local trade organizations affiliated with  MCA or MIACCA as an example.  Compare referrals and other contractors you encounter for trade association affiliations.
Contact References
Now that you have some HVAC Contractors to choose from, take some time to contact them.  Ask them for customer reference.  Contact them and ask about timely, quality service and performance.  Did the contractor meet expectations at the specified cost.
When we need an HVAC contractor, it may be on an emergency basis.  Ask if they felt they were treated fairly given the emergency situation.  Integrity and trust is an important aspect of selecting the right HVAC contractor.

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to educate yourself on how to make the most of this investment!

I'll be back to the normal Makeup University routine tomorrow as I go to Vegas to do a series of Ziggy Stardust/ Aladdin Sane makeup clients for a tribute. Good times.

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