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Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor

Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor

Posted by
Ed Miller on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Getting the Official Word on HVAC Contractors

When choosing a repair company to inspect and maintain your HVAC unit, you should first look at their more official qualifications. Verify that the contractor is properly licensed to perform the expected tasks. Also ensure that your chosen company is bonded and insured to protect you in case of accidental damage or injury.

Discuss your HVAC contractor’s experience in the field. Has this company performed work similar to that you may need on your own home? Inquire about how long they have worked, and what types of jobs they have performed in the past. You may also want to ask if they have experience with the particular equipment that services your home.

Do not be afraid to ask for referrals and references regarding your contractor. Reputable contractors will be glad to furnish references for your inspection. Your HVAC unit is a large investment, and good contractors will understand your desire for assurances that they can do the work well. Online searches and information sites such as Angie’s List and the North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association may also provide valuable insights about your prospective contractor.

Other Considerations When Hiring HVAC Contractors

Potential contractors should offer to evaluate your home to determine the best solution for your heating and cooling needs. A contractor who presents a catchall solution without seeing your home, the placement of your windows, the state of your insulation, and your duct system is less likely to find the best solution for your heating and cooling needs.

After the evaluation, your prospective contractor should offer you a written, itemized estimate so you can go over the proposal. Price should be part of your thought process, but you should also take the quality of the recommended items into consideration. Consider efficiency as well while you look over your prospective contractor’s evaluation. Energy efficient appliances, such as Energy Star-rated appliances, can save you money over time.

Ask your contractor about any rebates, specials, or government subsidies on heating and cooling equipment. You may be eligible to save money by upgrading your home’s heating and cooling. Be aware of any sales or special offers you can take advantage of.

The HVAC professionals at Snyder Heating and Air Conditioning have years of quality experience, as well as a dedication to excellent customer service. Let Snyder help you prepare for summer with an inspection of your heating and cooling system before the weather turns hot. Contact us today!







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Snyder Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric serves families across Florida. You'll find our technicians are just a short phone call away in neighborhoods throughout these counties:


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-Christy Cormier

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From the get go I could tell that the Snyder employees were truly professionals and didn’t push to make sales like other companies I’ve talked to my whole life. They took the time to explain so that I could make a decision. The installers and later the duct cleaners were very respectful during their work here. Thank you.

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-Crystal Hill

Snyder provided an amazing experience from start to finish. Most of us dread getting estimates with pressuring salespeople. Erik was a great guy, explained all my options and didn’t try to pressure me to act quickly! Justin followed up with my husband and I to offer further assistance in our decision. Again, no pressure, just helped with our follow up questions.

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