Determining which service company that you should hire to install, service or repair your home’s heating system can be a difficult process. After all, how many companies have you seen out there that claim to be the “best” at what they do?
We understand that making sure that your household is kept warm for you and your family this winter season is one of the most important responsibilities that you have. That’s why we are here to provide you with a few helpful tips as to how to go about choosing a reputable heating contractor.
- Research: Educate yourself about license and insurance requirements for contractors in New Jersey. The best contractors typically will have their various licenses and certifications out in plain sight. Additionally, before you call a heating contractor, make sure that you know what the model of your current heating system is, as well as its maintenance history. Don’t forget to leave out your home’s problem areas and make note of any particularly uncomfortable rooms. This will help potential contractors better understand what you need from them. The more information that you provide a contractor with, the better prepared they will be to do a great job servicing your heating system.
- Referrals: Find a contractor who has been working in your neighborhood for a good period of time. If they’ve used the company before, ask your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers about the quality of the work that they received. Were they professional? Timely? Clean? Fairly priced? The more information you can get about a potential hire, the better you will be off.
- Special offers: A whole house heating system is one of the largest, most important purchases that you will make as a homeowner. Keep your costs down by searching around for contractors who are offering deals and special offers. As they are looking to bring in new customers, some service companies will run great promotions in the weeks and months prior to heating season. So, make sure to keep checking what your local contractors are offering!
- Written estimates: This one is of utmost importance. When comparing contractors’ proposals, be sure to compare total cost, energy efficiency and applicable warranties. It is important to realize that the lowest price may not translate to the best deal on the table. If it’s not the most energy efficient job, your utility costs might eventually trump that low initial purchase cost. No matter who you hire, make sure that their signature appears on the written, itemized estimate in ink before they begin doing any work.
Raynor Electric is a professional heating contracting company that you can trust. If you need help with keeping your home warm for the winter season, call us today!