Whether you want an HVAC system designed for your commercial establishment or an existing system repaired, it is crucial you hire the best HVAC contractor you can afford. Hiring a commercial HVAC contractor can be challenging since there are many service providers in the industry. At Canoga Park Heating and Air Conditioning, we understand that you may have a hard time hiring a contractor, so here are some tips to help you out.
Before You Hire a Commercial HVAC Contractor:
Ask friends, colleagues, relatives and neighbors to give you referrals to contractors they have worked with in the past. If they had a great experience with the HVAC contractor, chances are high you will have a similar experience. This is the quickest and most convenient way of finding a great commercial heating, ventilation and cooling contractor. You can use these referrals to make a shortlist.
Next, ask for references from the contractors on your shortlist. These are simply names and contact details of previous clients. Be sure to call them to learn about the quality of service offered by the contractor. A long list of satisfied customers shows the contractor is able to meet or even exceed customer expectations.
Ask the contractor to provide proof of insurance and bonding as well as their license to find out if they are a licensed contractor. Be sure to check with both state and local authorities for the minimum requirements regarding these issues.
Get quotes from several contractors and compare the estimates. Ideally, those estimates should be in writing. While some contractors many not be willing to offer free estimates, serious contractors are always willing to do so.
Ask for onsite inspection of the project. This will help the contractor to prepare a more accurate bid, which is backed by accurate information.
Negotiate project timelines. Be sure to have all the details you have agreed on with the contractor written on paper and signed by both parties.
We recommend you invest in high performance HVAC equipment after getting the necessary paperwork signed. The equipment should also be sized appropriately; it should not be too large or too small for the commercial space.