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What To Look For In An HVAC Company

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When you need to hire an HVAC company in Cincinnati, you certainly have plenty of options to choose from. With so many heating and cooling companies serving the area, how do you know who to select? When searching for an HVAC contractor, it’s important to know what sets the good companies apart from the bad.

A good HVAC contractor comes recommended

HVAC companies thrive on good referrals from their customers, and the only way to get them is to do a great job. When looking for an HVAC contractor, ask friends and family for recommendations.

A good HVAC company has the right credentials — and isn’t afraid to show you

For your protection, you always want to work with a contractor who is licensed in your state. Additionally, many contractors are members of trade or business organizations, such as Air Conditioning Contractors of America or the Better Business Bureau, which will show you that the company is reputable. HVAC companies who employ NATE-certified technicians promote the ongoing education of their team. Ask any contractor you’re considering working with about their credentials, and ask to see their license. Not being able to produce a license number is a big red flag.

A good HVAC contractor is thorough

A good HVAC contractor will take the time to survey your home and perform load calculations to better inform him or her about the size and type of heating and cooling equipment your home needs. They’ll also ask you about any problems you’ve had, and explain how their proposed solution can solve these issues. Beware of any contractor who will give you a quick estimate over the phone without coming to your home to determine the extent of the job you need done.

A good HVAC company will provide you with a written estimate

When looking for an HVAC contractor, many homeowners will obtain estimates from more than one company. In order to make sure you know exactly what is included in the price you’re given, ask for a written, itemized estimate. A good contractor will be happy to provide this for you, and even take the time to answer any questions you have about what is listed on the quote. If your contractor can’t do this, watch out.

Let us show you why we are one of the good guys — if you are in need of an HVAC contractor, contact Nelson Comfort today for trustworthy, reliable service.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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