How Do You Pick the Right HVAC Contractor?

With our hot summers and cool winters in Texas, your HVAC system is your source of comfort and one of the most important parts of your home. It is important to find a reliable and knowledgeable HVAC professional so that you can keep your system running dependably throughout its life span. What follows are tips that will help you in finding that reliable service provider.

Narrow Your Potential List Online

Find contractors who are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and have a rating of A or better. Look for online reviews of their work and customer service. Remember that Yelp reviews are filtered until you scroll to the bottom of the page and find the unsanctioned postings. Google does not filter reviews.

Ask for References

Ask promising contractors from your web search for customer testimonials and references. Don’t hesitate to call those customers to find out if they still like that particular HVAC contractor. You can learn a great deal about business from taking the time to do this sort of research. Reputable businesses encourage you to do so.

Only Accept Itemized, Written Quotes

Never accept an estimate over the phone. Only an incompetent or unscrupulous contractor will fail to come to your home and examine your HVAC system. Speculation from a distance is worthless. If a contractor does not provide you with the standard home HVAC evaluation, find another professional who will.

The same is true of a contractor who is unwilling to provide a written, itemized estimate of all necessary procedures and expenses. If you don’t have this in hand, walk away. With only a verbal agreement, you may end up paying for unauthorized work or discovering that the final bill is substantially higher than the agreed upon amount.

For a thoroughly reputable company, you can simply turn to Barker's Heating & Cooling. We’ve served clients throughout College Station and the Brazos Valley for 44 years. All our well-trained technicians are licensed, and each of them has undergone a background investigation. Call us today for any HVAC service you require. We provide a full range of installation, repair and maintenance options, including 24/7 emergency repair service.