How To Choose A Heating Contractor

If you are getting ready to buy a new furnace, then you likely will need to know how to choose a heating contractor to get it installed. This can seem like a daunting task since there are hundreds of brands of furnaces and even more models, plus knowing who does a better job of installing one and why. That’s why it is vital to know how to identify a trustworthy heating contract.

Beginning Your Search for a Heating Contractor

When you start your search for a heating contractor, you should choose at least three to compare. For each one you should get an appointment (which should be free) to come to your home to inspect the existing heating system if there is one, and get a written estimate for the cost of a new one.

Written Contracts Are Vital

This estimate should include all the charges such as the furnace itself, the labor fees, any cost for ductwork or other needed items, etc. Even though cost is important, you shouldn’t pick one based only on who is the cheapest for several reasons. If it seems like one of them is much cheaper than others, there must be a reason so read the contract carefully before signing one of them.

Check for Proper Licensing, Paperwork, etc.

The heating contractor you choose should also be properly licensed, insured, bonded and have all the required permits, etc. You will also want one that has been in business for a while and can give you a list of references. Be sure to actually check the references to see if they were satisfied customers or not. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against them or not.

So, if you need a heating contractor in the Billings area, turn to Air Controls for all your installation and emergency needs at (406) 245-6416. You can also connect with them on Facebook for more updates!