In homes that lack ductwork, one viable option to keep the home cool in summer and keep it warm in winter is with a ductless heating and cooling system. This type of system is also referred to as a ductless heat pump or ductless air conditioning pump. When it comes to selecting the right repair contractor to install, maintain, and service your ductless heat pump, there are some essential things you should consider and evaluate.
- How long has the contractor been in business?
Heating and cooling service companies that have been around for a while will have established a reputation within your community. You are able to read online reviews, as well as talk to other people who have used the company.
2. Is the contractor licensed and insured?
This is another important consideration because you want to make sure the work being performed in your home is by a licensed and insured heating and cooling contractor. If the work is done by someone who is NOT licensed and insured, it can cause problems later if you ever decide to sell your home.
3. Does the contractor offer a free written estimate and quote?
You want to make sure the contractor provides a free written estimate and quote. If they only give “quotes” over the phone, there is nothing in writing to protect you or ensure you will be charged the price you were quoted.
4. What brands of heating and cooling systems does the contractor offer?
If the contractor only features one brand or type of heating and cooling system, they may not be the best choice. It is better to look for a contractor that can provide you with several different options to fit your specific heating and cooling needs.
5. How does their quote compare to other heating and cooling contractors?
It can be tempting to go with the lowest quote you received. However, before doing so, it is beneficial to verify all of the previous tips. Sometimes the lowest quote you receive will be from an experienced contractor. Other times it will not, and it can lead to more repairs and service calls because the contractor lacks experience or is not familiar with your type of heating and cooling system.
6. Does the contractor offer modern, energy efficient heating and cooling systems?
Some contractors will keep an inventory of heating and cooling systems on hand. If they don’t sell as fast as expected, they could be left with systems that are a few years old or older. As such, you need to make sure the system you are buying is one that is new—no more than a year old—and the contractor is able to offer a customized solution to fit your home’s heating and cooling needs.
7. Does the contractor perform warranty repair services on the systems they sell?
This is a biggie because some contractors will not do warranty work even though they sold you the system.
By using these tips, you are sure to find the best ductless heating and cooling pump repair contractor in your area. If you live in Olympia, Thurston, and Pierce County areas, please feel to contact A+ Services at 360-334-5677 today for all of your heating, cooling, electrical, septic, and plumbing needs! We have been in business since 1994; are licensed, bonded, and insured; and have an “A+” rating with the Better Business Bureau.