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A getting started guide to choosing your HVAC company

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Your HVAC system keeps you warm in the New Jersey winter and cool during our humid summers. When something goes wrong, you want reliable service. Ideally, you want to maintain the unit throughout the year to keep things running smoothly and potentially extend the unit’s life expectancy. How can you find a reliable HVAC company? Check out the expert tips below from Air Experts of New Jersey.

Look for a license

You’re inviting someone into your home to work on an expensive and powerful piece of equipment. In New Jersey, all heating, ventilation, A/C, and refrigeration contractors must be licensed by the State Board of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Contractors. If your HVAC technician isn’t licensed, keep looking for an HVAC company.

NATE certification

NATE is the nation’s largest nonprofit certification organization for HVAC technicians. It is the gold standard for HVAC certification. Your NATE-certified-technician has passed a nationally recognized examination that ensures the highest level of HVAC knowledge.

Experience needed

We get it. Everyone’s got to start somewhere. Many companies have personnel with varying levels of experience, but there’s something to be said for a company that’s been in the business for many years. Air Experts has been serving homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean Counties since 1994. We’re a family-operated company that understands the importance of each service call. We’ve been able to stay in business because we provide the service that keeps customers returning.

What do other people say?

Back in the day, people asked their neighbors to recommend good service providers. Today, we’re able to scour the internet for reviews. A quick Google search gives you a glimpse of what customers say about an HVAC company. Look for a company that takes the time to answer concerns and is committed to quality service.

How much time do you have?

Let’s talk about quotes. If you call a prospective HVAC company, and they say they can give you a quote to fix that problem, go ahead and hang up. A good HVAC company may be able to offer a broad, ballpark estimate, but a qualified technician must first physically visit your home and assess the problem. A cost-conscious homeowner will want to get several quotes. Remember: the lowest quote isn’t always the best, and you should also consider your initial impressions. Was the HVAC technician polite or pushy? Did he answer your questions and provide you with additional information? Those extra steps can translate into a reliable service call.

Ask about rebates and other incentives

A good HVAC company wants you to get the most out of your hard-earned dollars. Always ask about special deals and any rebates that can lower the bottom line. Does your existing HVAC system have warranties? A good HVAC company will know.

Choose a company with a maintenance plan

Regular maintenance keeps your HVAC system in top shape. It also reflects an HVAC company that stands behind its work and understands the importance of peak efficiency and year-round comfort. Consider the Energy Saving Agreement from Air Experts, which includes two yearly maintenance visits, priority scheduling, and repair discounts.

We hope Air Experts is your go-to if you’re looking for a reliable HVAC company. Want to schedule an appointment or find out more? Call Air Experts at (732) 759-0934 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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