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How to Spot Bad Local Heating Contractors

The last thing you want in your home is a set of bad contractors who don’t care about what they’re doing. Your heating system needs some TLC, not a quick fix that won’t last. So how do you spot these bad contracting companies in the first place so you can avoid them?

Good heating contractors in Howell present themselves in a specific way that’s immediately distinct from the rest. This is what you should look for so you know if you’re dealing with quality heating contractors or not.

Doesn’t Possess Licensing or Certifications

You have to be licensed to work on HVAC equipment. You can’t just show up because you think you know what you’re doing. Any reputable HVAC company should be able to present their certifications and licensing without fuss. If they can’t, they’re likely hiding something. Steer clear of contractors who dance around answering basic questions about licensing and certifications.

They’re Not Insured

You’re going to invite someone onto your property who works with electrical wiring, spinning metal fan blades, and maybe even a combustion-based heater that can erupt or cause carbon monoxide poisoning if it isn’t handled properly. They’d better be insured.

When a company isn’t insured, you get the hospital bill if something were to happen to them while they’re on the job. Good HVAC companies take care of their workers with proper insurance.

They’re Sales-y

Bad contractors are in a state of panic because their business isn’t making enough money. Meanwhile, good HVAC companies are so focused on just doing the work that they’re not worried about the books—their calendar is full and their reputation keeps bringing in business.

High-pressure sales tactics are never a good sign. If you get put into one of these situations, they’re likely trying to sell you something you don’t need or overpricing the solution because they’re feeding off of emotions.

When we service our customers’ heaters, we lay it out exactly like it is, whether it’s a repair or a replacement. Full transparency on every bit of the cost: that’s how a reputable contractor should handle these situations. We respect your time and business, and we make sure you feel it.

More Negative Reviews Than Good Ones

Every company and product has their one-star reviews. Every good HVAC company has accidentally provided a poor experience once or twice.

The difference? The good reviews outweigh the marginal bad reviews. That’s a good company. When you look and see a high percentage of one-star reviews, it’s usually indicative of bad service in one way or another.

Schedule Your Heating Service Today, Don’t Delay

Your heater can’t wait. It’s time to schedule service whether it’s a repair, maintenance, or if you need a second opinion on whether or not your heater needs to be replaced. Whatever the situation is, you want your First Choice to be the best one for you—now you know how to avoid bad contractors.

Contact First Choice Heating & Cooling today to schedule your heating service. If your home had a voice… it would call First Choice!

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