It’s a good idea to have your home’s heating system inspected on a regular basis to make sure that everything is working properly, and to do that, you’ll need a reliable heating contractor. Our team at Dunlow Mechanical understands that it can be difficult to know which contractor to hire, so we have put together this article to make it easier. We’ll go over some key qualities to look for in a heating contractor to help you know when you have found the right team.
- Licensing- The first thing you should look for in a heating contractor is the right licensing. Trade licenses prove that a contractor has completed the necessary training to perform the work you need, and that they have met certain quality standards. Reputable contractors will be happy to show you this documentation, so any hesitation on this point is a red flag.
- Knowledge- One key quality for any heating contractor is thorough knowledge of the trade. When interviewing potential candidates, make sure they are familiar with your type of heating system–whether your home has a furnace, heat pump, or boiler. Ideally, they should also have a working knowledge of the particular manufacturer.
- Reputation- Lastly, make sure your heating contractor has a strong reputation in your community. To check out a company’s reputation, you can read online reviews, look it up with the Better Business Bureau, and ask around among your acquaintances. Our team also recommends asking for client references, then reaching out to those individuals to hear from them directly about their experience with that team.