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How to Choose a Heating and Air Conditioning Company

September 29, 2021

It can be frustrating when your heating and cooling system needs repairing or replacing. Not only are HVAC system issues a nuisance, the search for a comfort specialist to solve the issue can be tedious. To ensure that you are well-equipped in the event of an inconvenience or emergency, AGL Heating and Air specialists have […]

It can be frustrating when your heating and cooling system needs repairing or replacing. Not only are HVAC system issues a nuisance, the search for a comfort specialist to solve the issue can be tedious. To ensure that you are well-equipped in the event of an inconvenience or emergency, AGL Heating and Air specialists have provided some information to consider when choosing an HVAC repair or replacement company in Charleston, SC.

Safety First

Most importantly, your safety should be your contractor’s number one priority. The repair of heating and cooling systems can involve potentially dangerous procedures, including open flames, high voltage electricity, and gasses. Inquiring about a company’s safety training can help reassure you that you are in the right hands and verify that you can trust your contractor. At AGL Heating and Air, we care about the safety of our homeowners and our employees and we do not put either in harm’s way. 

Insurance

It is very important to make sure the company you choose has appropriate insurance to cover all expenses in case any damages occur. Additionally, it is just as important to make sure they have insurance to cover their employees in the event of injury. This ensures that you, the homeowner, are protected.

Licensing

Each state has unique regulations regarding licensing, training, insurance, and more. Typically, heating and air conditioning contractors are required to have up to five years of training and must pass a written exam — with continued education in the following years. It is critical to hire a company that you can count on to follow state guidelines. 

Do Your Research

If you’re on the fence, ask around! Seeking information from those you trust about their experience with local heating and air conditioning contractors may help put your mind at ease when the time comes to choose your own company. You should also research a company’s website and social media and check online for reviews. This information should give you an indicator of whether the company completed its mission promptly, if the service was affordable, and overall client satisfaction. You should also call companies you are interested in to ask questions and get more information. Some companies may even offer a free consultation to provide customers with a better idea of pricing for a service. 

Know Your Current System

Be as knowledgeable as you can about your current HVAC system and what potentially needs repairing. If you know when your system was installed, what model it is, and the maintenance history, this information will help your local HVAC contractor identify the issue. Explaining as much as you can to your contractor will save time and might even save money.

Pricing

Pricing for heating and air conditioning repair and replacement is something to consider; however, the cost of an HVAC system should not be the deciding factor when choosing a company. It is easy to compare pricing when purchasing a new television, but not an HVAC system. The proper (or improper) installation of a heating and air conditioning system can affect the life expectancy of that system. Make sure you choose a contractor that is known for quality work and known for installing quality brand products. 

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Why You Should Choose Us

At AGL Heating and Air, we promise experienced, knowledgeable contractors. All of our installers are employed and trained by AGL — we never sub out work to miscellaneous labor companies or contractors. When we repair HVAC systems, we pride ourselves on prioritizing our customers and putting your safety first. Known as one of the best Charleston HVAC service companies, we guarantee satisfaction, professionalism, and quality service. Contact us today for more information.

 

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