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How to Choose a Local HVAC Contactor

Sep 09, 2021


As you search for a local HVAC contractor, it’s important to keep in mind that not all HVAC companies are created equal. The wrong HVAC company can result in a botched job, which will end up costing you more in the long run than if you’d worked with the right company from the beginning. The local AC repair company you choose to work with should have all the required certifications, licensing, and skills to get the job done right, but it can be difficult to adequately vet your options. 


Here are some tips to help you choose the best local HVAC contractor for your year-round AC and heating maintenance and repairs:

3 Tips for Finding the Right Local HVAC Contractor

1. Check Their Credentials

You should only ever trust a local AC repair company that is licensed, insured, certified, and that implements appropriate background checks on their technicians. All of these things help guarantee that you’re working with a reputable company and that all of their employees are properly skilled and knowledgeable. Without these guarantees, your repair technician could end up causing more harm than good to your HVAC system.


It’s a requirement for HVAC companies to print their licensing number on their website, so be sure to check before scheduling a service with a company. If you have a hard time finding this information, feel free to call and ask for a company’s licensing information to help keep your home safe.

2. Check Their Reviews

The wonderful thing about the digital age is that company reviews, awards, testimonials, and more are very easy to find. You can easily find reviews of local HVAC contractors on Google, Facebook, Yelp, and other review platforms to see what previous customers have to say about their experience working with that company. You can also check their posted awards and their rating with the Better Business Bureau. Look for a company with an “A” rating or higher.

3. Ask for a Price Estimate 

Pricing should be upfront, honest, and fair. A reputable local AC repair company shouldn’t be shady about providing a cost estimate of a specific job. Many factors contribute to the number on the final bill, so a company may not be able to give you an exact cost of a job. However, they should be able to give you a ballpark estimate.


Feel free to request estimates from several local contractors and compare the differences. You can also ask if a company has any current discounts, coupons, or rebates relevant to your maintenance job. Keep in mind that the cheapest quote isn’t necessarily the best option. Consider the reviews and skills of a company as well as their price for a job.

Trust CroppMetcalfe for the Job

If you’re looking for a local HVAC contractor in the DMV region to handle your heating and air conditioning repair or maintenance, trust CroppMetcalfe for the job. You can contact us online or by phone to schedule your service visit, or browse our website to find answers to many HVAC related questions.



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