Choosing the right HVAC service

In Oklahoma’s summer heat, we’re quick to notice if our heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is not working properly. HVAC is arguably one of a home’s most important aspects to maintain.

 

A/C repairs can cost hundreds of dollars, and replacing a unit can cost thousands, so choosing the right HVAC service is essential to protect against unnecessary repairs and costs. Hiring an honest, reputable and reliable HVAC company will save you money and time.

 

When looking for a reputable HVAC company, start with your local BBB. Company ratings, background information, complaints and customer reviews can be found online at oklahomacity.bbb.org. You can also ask family members, neighbors or friends for reliable HVAC services they’ve used in the past.

 

It can also help to get a second opinion when experiencing a service issue. When installing or replacing equipment, gather quotes from several different companies to ensure you are getting the best service for the best price. BBB’s Request a Quote feature can help make this process easier.

 

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, review the contract carefully. The contract should include the start and completion dates, costs, model numbers, warranty information and payment information. Be sure to get everything in writing, and never sign a contract that has blank spaces. As a rule of thumb, your down payment should not exceed 10 percent of the contract price or $1,000, whichever is less.

 

Find more information on HVAC services and companies by visiting www.oklahomacity.bbb.org or calling (405) 239-6081.

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