A little bit of knowledge goes a long way when you hire an Atlanta heating company. Sometimes it’s just knowing what questions to ask when the technician is at your house that will get you the best service possible.
How Much and How Long?
Before any repair work starts you should have a written estimate from the repair technician detailing how much it will cost. This gives you the ability to compare different companies and also keeps the repair accountable to that estimate. Knowing how long the repair is estimated to take will help you plan your schedule.
Is the Furnace Worth Repairing?
A good furnace technician will give you an honest answer on this question. A lot of money can be wasted on repairing a furnace that is on its last leg. On the other hand, a new furnace is unnecessary if the current furnace is newer and the cost to fix it is reasonable.
Before any repair work is started on your furnace, it is important to have a good assessment of the condition of the furnace and what repairs it will require. Comparing the cost of repair of an existing furnace to a whole new furnace may reveal that it is better to replace your current furnace.
Do You Check for Carbon Dioxide?
This is probably the most important question to ask your technician. An old heater can leak carbon dioxide into the living space of your home. The vent pipe from the heater can also leak this gas into your home. Once in your home, this poisonous gas can lead to sickness or worse. A technician that checks for the presence of this gas has your best interests in mind.
Are you Licensed and Insured?
You may get a rock bottom estimate for furnace repair, but often this comes from a fly-by-night company without the proper insurance. This includes workers comp insurance to protect their workers. Make sure that the contractor you hire is licensed and insured before they start working on your house. Get their license number and cross reference it with the contractor licensing board in your state if you are unsure about a company.
Can You Provide References?
Every company will claim to do a good job on the front end. You need to know if their word is good. This involves the company you are considering providing you with references. Previous customers will be more than happy to talk about the good or bad experienced they had with the HVAC company. You can use their experience to help with your decision.
An Excellent Option Anytime
If you are looking for a quality HVAC company to repair your furnace look no further than Anytime HVAC. With 24-hour emergency service, Anytime HVAC is available to answer any questions you may have about furnace repair along the way. Anytime is licensed and insured, providing heating repair and new furnace installations. Give Anytime Heating, Cooling and Plumbing a call today and make sure your heat is working well.