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How To Choose The Right HVAC Contractor

April 18, 2022 | Blog

Heating and cooling systems are some of the largest home investments, so finding a reliable HVAC contractor to care for yours is important, but can be challenging. Whether it’s for installation, repair or maintenance services, experienced professionals can keep your system working at full efficiency so you get the most out of its useful life.

Our subtropical climate in Louisiana puts a lot of stress on your equipment. The right contractor can manage that stress for you and help you save money at the same time. Here are some tips to help you choose a trustworthy HVAC company in Houma, like ours at Trahan’s Heating & Cooling.

Consider Multiple Companies

It never hurts to get another opinion when making important decisions, including when choosing an HVAC contractor. Research at least 3 different potential companies to find out which one best suits your needs. And ask plenty of questions — about their warranties, maintenance/repair policies, accidental damage protocols, their technician training requirements and anything else you want to know.

Licensed And Certified

A great way to weed out scams and untrained contractors is to verify that they have a state license and are accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Licenses and certifications are essential requirements that ensure a company is qualified to operate in your community and fix your system. Factory-trained or licensed employees are more than capable of performing any repair, inspection, maintenance or replacement that you need.

Always choose a company with licensed, certified technicians.

Experience In The Industry

If one of your candidates has been around for a long time, they are probably well-educated. Established companies are good choices because they are knowledgeable about their clients, various HVAC systems and the service area. A contractor that has been in the industry a while has likely already dealt with your situation many times, so they’ll know the right solution for you.

Get A Written Estimate, Beware Of Low Bids

Although verbal contracts are easy to get, having one in writing will help you compare itemized costs and detailed services with other companies more easily. Reputable providers should willingly produce a written estimate after an in-person system assessment.

With that in mind, remember that the lowest bidder is not always the best deal. Low prices are always enticing, but higher prices usually include high-quality equipment and technicians with more training, resulting in better services. Low estimates can reflect inexperienced employees and low-quality service. Sometimes, they are used to encourage you to make an appointment, where they may up-sell you higher-priced services on the spot.

Before jumping on a deal, never be afraid to ask a contractor about how they choose their prices and what they include.

Read Reviews And Feedback

Reviews are easier than ever to find now, so look them up! Reading experiences other customers have with the company lets you know what your experience could be like. You can learn about their strengths, pricing and some services they may offer.

Also, be aware of what site you use to look up a contractor’s feedback. Some sites, like Yelp, filter reviews and others include paid recommendations. Google and recommendations from family and friends are great places to start.

Your Go-To Houma HVAC Contractor

If you are looking for high-quality emergency repair, maintenance, installation and indoor air quality solutions, choose Trahan’s Heating & Cooling! With an expert team of certified, highly-trained technicians, we’ve been BBB-accredited for over 25 years. And our dedication to five-star service for Houma, Lockport and Larose residents is why we’re considered one of the top HVAC companies in the area.

Call us today to schedule a visit or learn more about our diverse services, specials and guarantees!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Terrific company!

Terrific company! Repair/salesman arrived quickly after our call for help. Current unit repaired that day and new units installed shortly thereafter. Experienced, qualified, considerate, hard working, and friendly team. We highly recommend their services!

Deborah C.

Quick and Prompt Service

We are very pleased with our recent service with Trahan’s! We noticed something wasn’t right with our AC and within 15 minutes of calling Tyler was here and working on fixing the problem. We are thankful for quick and prompt service on a Saturday afternoon!

Courtney C.

Professional and Knowledgeable

The serviceman, Tate, was very quick to respond to my call. He was professional and knowledgeable and identified the problem very quickly. The broken part was replaced & my A/C was running perfectly again in less than 15 minutes after he arrived.

Jo T.