Choosing an HVAC Company

Your HVAC equipment is at the core of a complex system that contributes to your home's ventilation and Highland Park air conditioning quality. With the right HVAC company, you can be assured that your heating and cooling requirements will be met to a T.

State Requirements for HVAC Contractors

HVAC contractors have to adhere to certain licensing, insurance/bonding, and continuing education guidelines, depending on the state in which they operate. But there are general requirements, like contractors having to pass a written test and meet a minimum work experience requirement of 2-7 years. Because of rapidly evolving technologies, states may also require contractors to complete ongoing education courses to maintain their license.

Your Needs

Before hiring an HVAC company, consider the brand and model of your equipment, along with its maintenance background. Also see which rooms in your home feel uncomfortable to you (too warm or too cold). This will help you decide faster whether a potential contractor is knowledgeable enough about your system and can give you the services you need.


Ask for referrals and spend time calling these people, asking them what they think of the HVAC provider. After all, nothing's better than first-hand information.


HVAC contractors with a license will have a state Construction Contractors Board number or something similar, and it must be found on their website. If not, don't hesitate to ask them about it. With this number, you can check with the state board if their license is current or active. Also ask the company for proof that they have liability insurance. Don't hesitate to ask for this information. Reputable air conditioning repair Richardson contractors will be eager to respond.

Client References

Before deciding on an HVAC contractor, ask for at least three client references. Then call these people and ask them how satisfied they were with the contractor's performance.
Also inquire if they would hire the same people in the future.

Written Estimates

If you're going to have a new HVAC system installed, they may take measurements of your home, check insulation, ductwork and your windows. The bid should be given to you in written form, itemized with all details including warranties.


It's good read reviews of your prospective contractor, if only to know its general reputation. But you need to read only from third-party websites that guarantee credibility of featured testimonials. Marketing websites are usually full of fake reviews and can be very misleading.


Lastly, don't limit yourself to just one prospective HVAC company. Instead, consider at least two or three options so you can compare them and make a wiser choice in the end.