The home remodeling process involves a lot of moving parts. The general contractors you hire handle many tasks, but anything involving HVAC systems is outside of their area of expertise. Typically, the general contractor brings in an HVAC company that they pick to work on this part of the project. There are a few reasons you should step in and bring in your own HVAC contractor or local plumbers.
The Benefits of Hiring Your Own HVAC Expert
Choosing Your Own HVAC Expert
- The length of time in business. Companies with decades under their belts have a reputation that's important to them and significant experience in many types of projects.
- Consider what happens when the general contractor is finished with the job and his HVAC contractor leaves your home. What kind of service department does the HVAC contractor have? Are there any warranties, service agreements, and are they accredited on the Better Business Bureau?
- Positive customer reviews and repeat business. The testimonials on a contractor's site could come from anywhere. Stick with third-party review sites and keep an eye out for people who say they've used the same company for all their HVAC needs. Loyal customers are a good indication that the contractor is a good choice.
- Willingness to answer questions. Professional HVAC contractors are glad to address any concerns you may have about your project needs or their company. If they get defensive or change the subject, go elsewhere.