Is the Company Licensed?
One of the most important things to do is to make sure the company is licensed and insured. Many AC installation providers claim to be so, so be sure and get this in writing. Licensing is crucial for several reasons, but the chief one is a company has to prove its employees have the necessary training and experience in order to obtain a license in the first place. And when a company is properly insured, you will be protected should something happen to your home or to a company employee is injured while installing the AC system. If the contractor you choose isnt insured, it could impact your homeowners insurance. Approved Comfort is fully licensed, bonded and insured.
Another critically important element of peace of mind is making sure you ask the company about the companys hiring and background screening processes. HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) trades are among the top five service careers taught in the prison system. Approved Comfort has one of the most thorough screening processes in the industry. Any reputable company will do its utmost to protect its customers, so make sure the ac installation provider you are considering employs stringent background checks to ensure the safety of you and your home. There are many contractors with no hiring policies in place. Its advisable you look in a different direction when deciding who you will let enter your home.
Ask the contractor for referrals of customers for whom theyve done AC installations, and get phone numbers for those customers to get a feel for what you may be able to expect from your AC installation. Go to that customers house, if possible, to see for yourself the quality of the work.
Finally, make sure the company has an established track record of work in the community that way youll know your AC installation provider has built a solid reputation. Make sure records are properly maintained and recorded, and that the company has a deep pool of employees should you have maintenance issues in the future.
Take these steps and you will ensure an AC installation that will bring not only comfort and confidence for years to come.