Tip #12 – Choosing the Right HVAC Company

Taking steps to save on heating costs is more than just the first 11 tips we have already shared. It’s important to find the right team that cares about your home as much as you do. A team of expert Heating and Cooling technicians to provide advice and are only a moment’s notice from coming over to help solve any problem that may arise. Here are a few important things to consider when choosing the right HVAC company your home:

Reputation

A few phone calls and some investigation can go a long way when looking for a reputable and reliable company in your area. Google and Facebook are wonderful tools to help gain insight into how customers feel about the service they receive. Also important to know is how long a company has been in business, how many customers they serve, and if they currently serve any of your neighbors. Your neighbors will typically have similar needs as you and live in a similar home. If they are satisfied with their company, it is likely that you will be too.

Service Plan

Some HVAC companies offer service plans to provide emergency service and protective maintenance for heating equipment for a certain time period (usually 12 months). A service plan usually covers emergency service, an annual tune-up, as well as the replacement of parts specified in the plan document.

Service Department Hours

Your equipment does not take breaks and neither should your HVAC company. Some companies close up shop when the sun goes down, while others are available 24/7 all year round. All it takes is for the heat to go out at 2:00 AM to appreciate the value of a high-quality service department. If you are ever in a position where your heating equipment is not functioning properly, or you are without fuel, 24/7 emergency service from a full-service provider can bring a technician to your door to offer same-day solutions, no matter how severe the weather.

In-House Licensed Technicians

Working on HVAC equipment requires a license in the state of Connecticut. Some HVAC companies subcontract their service work, while others have a full, in-house staff of licensed technicians.

Family Owned and Operated

Your local HVAC company will likely fall under one of two categories: Family-owned or a larger conglomerate. With a family-owned company, you are likely to receive friendlier customer service, more involvement in your community, and have direct contact with the people who make the decisions in the business. Conglomerates can sometimes provide more options like additional products and/or financing but you generally sacrifice working with a local company.

 

Who knew there would be so much to think about when choosing a local heating & cooling company? If you are looking to simplify the decision, give Levco a call and one of our knowledgeable, friendly customer service experts will be happy to assist you.

 

Thanks for checking out our list of all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and not blow the budget this winter:

  1. Turn Down the Heat 
  2. Install a Programmable Thermostat 
  3. Reduce Drafts 
  4. Change Furnace Filters 
  5. Run Ceiling Fans in Reverse 
  6. Turn Down the Water Heater 
  7. Be Diligent About Maintenance 
  8. Use Caulk and Weather Stripping 
  9. Seal the Ducts 
  10. Heat a Smaller Space 
  11. Insulate the Attic and Basement
  12. Choosing the Right HVAC Company

Levco is Fairfield County’s premier provider of Heating & Cooling service as well as Fuel Oil Delivery. If you are currently experiencing issues with your heating system and are looking for same-day solutions and timely service, give us a call, we are happy to help. Don’t forget to “Like” our page on Facebook to stay up-to-date with maintenance tips and reminders, as well as promotions and weather alerts!

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