As any astute homeowner knows, having a home requires due diligence to
maintain your HVAC system, no matter how complex or simple it is. Annual
HVAC-system service is highly recommended — and necessary —
to ensure optimal performance and safety.
When scheduling your annual HVAC-system service, make sure you’ve
properly assessed your service provider’s professional qualifications.
There are standards, both professional and legal, that should be met.
Even if your fourth cousin insists he knows all about HVAC systems, you
could be opening an expensive can of worms if he isn’t insured and
licensed. In central Indiana, Mother Nature can be a harsh mistress; you
don’t want to be left out in the cold, or in the heat.
Fortunately, with the Internet, opportunities to check on a company’s
qualifications, professional organizational associations and even their
record with the public are readily available. With sites like Angie’s
List and others, public feedback for a company’s performance can
be easily and promptly evaluated. You can find out if an HVAC service
provider’s customers across town or across the state are pleased
or displeased with their experience.
When an HVAC service company is licensed, you know that it has been fully
recognized as meeting government standards. That company has taken the
prudent, necessary steps to make sure their technicians are properly trained
and have the required job skills.
When a contractor is insured, you can rest assured that your property and
family are protected. Should anything go wrong as a result of the company’s
performance, you’re covered. Insurance policies aren’t cheap.
But if an HVAC service provider values its customers’ safety and
comfort, and acknowledges the company’s moral responsibility, it
will be eager to ensure customers’ safety and provide peace of mind.
For more professional advice, or if you have any questions concerning HVAC-related
issues, please feel free to contact us at
Summers Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.