HVAC installation and repairs are jobs that require a professional. Never try fixing HVAC problems yourself as DIY jobs can be hazardous. Gas leaks can cause an explosion and faulty electrical wiring can spark a fire. Call professionals in the field instead. When choosing an HVAC contractor in West Palm Beach, Florida, here’s what to look for in a professional HVAC company.

NATE Certification

One of the first indications that you are hiring a qualified HVAC contractor is if they are NATE-certified. NATE-certified HVAC technicians are trained in all aspects of HVAC equipment and services and must pass rigorous exams. After that, they are required to undergo further education every two years to update their knowledge in the field in order to retain their certification.

Experience and Reputation

A good rule of thumb is to choose an HVAC contractor with a strong history and solid reputation. Don’t only look at how long a company has existed but also how experienced they are with a particular brand of equipment. For instance, if you have a Trane air conditioner, you’ll feel more confident hiring an HVAC contractor who is well-trained in that brand.

While experience is valuable, it doesn’t mean you should avoid newer HVAC companies. Many are just as qualified as their longer-serving counterparts. If you’re considering an HVAC company with less experience, ask them for customer references.

Insurance and Warranties

Always hire an HVAC contractor that’s covered by insurance and offers a warranty. Problems can arise after an HVAC installation or repairs. If they do, your contractor’s warranty will cover any extra work required to correct problems.

DIYers pride themselves on being able to fix almost anything. However, some things like HVAC systems are best left to the professionals. Den-Air Air Conditioning has been installing and repairing HVAC systems in West Palm Beach and surrounding areas for 30 years. Call us at 561-459-2719 for all your HVAC maintenance and repair needs.

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