There are a lot of HVAC companies in Vancouver, Washington. You have probably seen their service and install trucks all over town. How do you pick the right HVAC company for you? Read our top tips to help you narrow down the search.
Make Sure They Are Licensed
Not all HVAC companies are created equal. It’s common for technicians to start their own HVAC company. However, some of these technicians are what we in the industry call “Chuck in a truck” and do not license their company or their work. They might be the cheaper option up front, but working with an unlicensed HVAC company can cause a myriad of problems. Often unlicensed HVAC companies won’t pull the necessary and required permits for their jobs. Also, in order to keep costs low they will use lower quality equipment and tools.
We strongly recommend working with a Vancouver Washington HVAC company that is licensed. Be on the lookout for the HVAC company’s license number. It is required for HVAC contractors to post their license number on their website, their trucks and on any of their marketing material.
Determine Their Specialty
Each HVAC company has their specialty type of HVAC work. At Miller’s Heating & Air, we specialize in Vancouver Washington and North Portland residential heating and cooling, especially with ductless mini-split systems. Unlike other companies that do commercial and new construction as well, we focus primarily on residential. This singular focus helps us to serve existing and new clients more effectively and thoroughly especially during the busy times.
Determine what type of work you need done and what the specialty is of the HVAC company you are researching. Keep in mind that companies that do commercial, new construction and residential work will be even busier during the summer months and might not get to your need right away. Are you needing a residential duct cleaning done? Then you should make sure you find a company that specializes in residential work, including duct cleaning.
Check Their Online Reviews
Online reviews are the new modern word of mouth. Do a Google search of the companies you are looking into and read their customer reviews. Nothing helps you to determine the consistent work of a Vancouver Washington HVAC company quite like their online reviews.
Keep in mind that no HVAC company is perfect. When there are negative reviews, how does the company handle the complaint? Do they reach out to the customer to try and make things right? You want to work with a Vancouver Washington HVAC Company that will go the extra mile with their customer service.
Evaluate Their Maintenance Plan Program
Most HVAC companies offer a maintenance plan program that you can join. We recommend comparing multiple HVAC companies maintenance plans to determine, which one would provide you the most value.
At Miller’s Heating & Air, we offer our World Class Maintenance Plan to Vancouver Washington and North Portland residents. The benefits of our plan include:
- Free annual maintenance (normally $298)
- Free service during office hours (normally $129)
- 24/7 emergency service at a discounted rate
- Priority Service
- Discounts on any new equipment you may want to add to your current system
- Discounts on parts, labor, and additional services,
- Repairs, duct cleaning, duct sealing, and filters
- $50 annual credit each year toward a new system (Up to $500)
Give us a call today if you have any questions about our World Class Maintenance Plan and it’s benefits!