How to Choose a Heating and Air Conditioning Company Posted April 27, 2017 At Contra Costa Heating & AC, we get that choosing a company to provide HVAC installation and service in the Bay Area is a big deal. When it comes to your home comfort, you shouldn’t have to give anything up. You want excellent service from a dependable company. Before you make a choice, we have recommendations for what to watch for in the company that will be responsible for your heating and cooling service. Do some research. Make sure to gather some information before you start hunting for a company. Take a look at your your system now and take some notes on maintenance history, past issues and its model. You should also take a look at the license and insurance requirements for heating and air conditioning service providers in the Bay Area. Get personal recommendations. Take some time to see if your friends, family and co-workers have any favorite companies. Knowing someone had a great interaction with a company can be a good way to know what their service is like. Get proposals from multiple companies. Get the itemized proposals in writing so you can compare cost, energy efficient and warranty information. You should see referrals from current customers. A company may give the lowest prices, but it may not really be the best value. Contemplate how these factors will affect your home comfort in the time to come before you make your final decision. Plan on a detailed home evaluation. Avoid any company who gives you a quote over the phone for a new or replacement system without looking at your home. A good heating and air condition company will complete a thorough examination of your house and your current system to figure out your needs and the best system to meet them. First impressions matter. You should take special interest in your primary meeting with any contractor that surveys your home. Make sure they are professional, friendly and punctual. You’re going to rely on this company to keep your home comfortable year-round. If they don’t make a good first impression, you may want to choose a different company. Don’t take anything less than the best when picking a heating and cooling company. This list should help keep you on track. If you’d like to know more about Contra Costa Heating & AC and how we can keep your home comfortable, give us a call at 510-343-9841 or schedule an appointment with us online. We’re happy to help!