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How to Choose a Heating and Air Conditioning Company

April 27, 2017

At Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, we understand picking a company to provide HVAC installation and service in Portland is a big deal. When it comes to your home comfort, you shouldn’t have to give anything up. You want excellent service from a dependable company. Before you make a decision, we have suggestions for what to watch for in the company that will be working on your heating and cooling service.

Do some research. Be sure to collect some information before you start hunting for a company. Take a look at your current system and take some notes on maintenance history, past issues and its model. You should also take a look at the license and insurance requirements for heating and air conditioning service providers in Portland.

Get personal recommendations. Take some time to see if your friends, family and co-workers have any recommendations. Knowing someone had a helpful interaction with a company can be a valuable way to know what to expect.

Get proposals from multiple companies. Get the itemized estimates in writing so you can study the different cost, energy efficient and warranty information. You should see referrals from current customers. A certain company may offer the best prices, but it may not actually be the best value. Consider how these factors will impact your home comfort in the time to come before you decide.

Plan on a detailed home evaluation. Don’t give your business to a who gives you a quote over the phone for a new or replacement system without visiting your home. A good heating and air condition company will go through examination of your house and your current system to figure out your needs and the best system to meet them.

First impressions matter. You should take special interest in your initial meeting with any contractor that comes to your home. Make sure they are professional, friendly and punctual. You’re going to work with this company to make your home comfortable year-round. If they don’t make a good first impression, you may want to pick another company.

Don’t take anything less than the best when selecting a heating and cooling company. This list should help keep you on track. If you’d like to know more about Three Rivers Heating & Cooling and how we can keep your home comfortable, give us a call at 503-213-4433 or schedule an appointment with us online. We’re happy to help!