Originally Posted February 7, 2017,
Updated January 2023
For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Utah have trusted Craig’s Services for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs.
It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies.
An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff.
Ask friends, neighbors and co-workers for their recommendations. An honest referral can point you toward an HVAC contractor you might not have considered. Ask potential contractors for references, and ask those references specific questions about the firm’s previous performance.
You should pay attention to price, but don’t make it your only consideration when choosing an HVAC contractor. You may save a few bucks initially, but often the firm with the lowest price is a fly-by-night operation that may not even be properly licensed and insured. Your best bet is to find a legitimate contractor that offers fair prices and superior service. A reputable HVAC contractor will check your system before giving you a cost estimate. A firm that quotes a price over the phone before an in-person visit may be up to something.
When you’re looking for an HVAC contractor, do your due diligence, and make sure Craig’s Services is on your short list of companies you’re considering. We’re not afraid to answer your tough questions, and to earn your trust. If you need an AC repair in Bountiful or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to call us!
Craig’s HVAC Circle Back
A lot has changed in the HVAC industry since we posted this article. local homeowners in the Utah valley are exposed to contaminants that occur during the inversion, and now we have toxic dust floating in our air from the dwindling Great Salt Lakes.
Too many repairs will add up. And simply put, it depends.
Small issues occur with older units. Much like your car, your home’s HVAC system has many moving parts that heat up and cool down. You need not worry as much when this occurs with a new furnace or air conditioner. However, a unit that is 10 or more years old, may be showing signs that it is about to reach it’s end of life.
New HVAC systems are ready for today’s environmental challenges. That is a main reason why we have partnered with Lennox, and grown to be their Premier Lennox Dealer for Davis County, Utah.