5 Tips to Choose the Best HVAC Contractor for Your Denver Home

The best time to seek out a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor for your Colorado home is when you don’t need a same-day appointment. 

When your HVAC system needs repair or replacement, you may feel pressure to choose the first company that pops up in your online search, and that hasty decision can lead to disappointment. 

If you take the time now to research a contractor, hiring will be a snap when you are ready to schedule maintenance, repairs, or installation.  

You Can Rely on Carrier

Carrier Colorado can take the stress out of your contractor search. Our online directory gives you a choice of trusted Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers no matter where you live in the Centennial State. 

Many of our network members do it all, from providing HVAC services to plumbing to electrical work. Their HVAC technicians are experts in Carrier HVAC products but also maintain, repair, and install all equipment makes and models. 

Carrier technicians stay abreast of changes in the industry through ongoing training and achieve certification through the North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the foremost certifying organization for HVAC technicians nationwide. 

Find HVAC Help in Colorado

Here are five tips to help you decide which HVAC contractor is right for you:

  1. Reputation
    Read online reviews and company websites. Check for complaints with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Note if the company has earned accolades and awards and its technicians are NATE-certified. If you are considering installation, ask for references from previous customers. 
  2. Customer Service
    You can get a feel for a contractor’s commitment to customer service from your first phone call or face-to-face meeting. A friendly professional who responds to your questions and willingly shares information makes a great first impression.

    Take a hard pass on someone who rushes the interaction and seems intent on selling you a product or service you do not want or need.

    If you are considering a contractor for maintenance services, find out what a tune-up involves, how much it costs, and how soon you can schedule one. Do they guarantee repair work? How extensive is their parts department?  Consider how quickly the company responds to emergencies. Does the contractor offer 24/7 emergency repairs? 
  3. Services and Brands
    Ask if the company’s technicians have experience with the equipment you own. If you plan to replace your equipment, know which brands the contractor offers.

    Look over the company’s service menu. Is it limited to heating, cooling, and indoor air quality (IAQ) accessories? Does it also handle ductless HVAC, ductwork, and water heaters?

    Consider the convenience of choosing an HVAC contractor that offers plumbing and electrical services in Colorado. 
  4. Prices
    Ask for written quotes. Be sure you understand which products and services it includes.

    Installing and maintaining an HVAC system is a substantial investment in your home. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says heating and cooling account for nearly half of the energy use in a typical home, and that three million HVAC units are replaced and $14 billion is spent on HVAC service annually in the U.S..

    Get the best value for the money you spend. Does the company offer special discounts? Can it suggest local or manufacturer rebates? Your savings can add up if the contractor is committed to working within your budget. 
  5. Qualifications
    Be sure the company has the necessary licensing and insurance to work in your home. Are the contractor’s plumbers and electricians licensed? Are technicians qualified to work with refrigerants? Ask if the contractor will take care of the necessary permits. 

Hire a Denver HVAC Professional

Carrier Colorado has your back whether you need a contractor for AC maintenance or plan to convert from a gas furnace to an electric air-source heat pump. Visit our online directory for the best contractors in Colorado.