If you live in Sacramento, CA and need help with an HVAC unit, you must know your options. Here are factors to consider when choosing Sacramento HVAC companies.

1. Experience

Make sure that the company you hire has plenty of experience in HVAC repair and replacement. Even though a company may have been in business for decades, your service tech may be brand new, so don’t be afraid to ask about their experience. You also want someone who is experienced with your particular brand of HVAC unit. 

2. Referrals

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, so ask around to your neighbors and other people you know for referrals. Even if you don’t know anyone locally on a personal level, you can ask in local Facebook or Nextdoor groups. Your neighbors can tell you who to contact and who to avoid.

3. Customer Reviews 

Most people don’t do much of anything without reading reviews these days. From buying a pair of shoes to choosing a restaurant, we read other’s reviews for the simplest of purchases, and your HVAC repair should be no different. If you have a few places that were referred to you by family, friends, or neighbors, do a little of your own research. See what others have to say about the company online.

Many companies will have testimonials on their website but you can also check out the Google reviews, which a company cannot remove if they are negative. 

4. Licensing

HVAC companies need to have the proper license to install, maintain, service, and repair any HVAC system. Most companies will display this information clearly on their website, business cards, or even their service vehicles. You can always check with your state government agency to verify their license as well.

5. Bonding and Insurance

Any service provider you allow inside your home should be insured. If someone comes into your home to fix something and is injured in the process, but doesn’t have insurance, you could be held liable for their injuries and you will need to file a homeowner’s insurance claim. 

Further, if a worker damages anything inside your home and doesn’t have insurance, you have little course, other than taking the legal route. Make sure that your HVAC company has adequate insurance, including liability insurance and workers’ comp insurance, so you are not responsible for any injuries or damage.

What to Look for in Sacramento HVAC Companies

If you are looking to hire a Sacramento HVAC company, whether it’s for a new HVAC unit, repair, or installation, make sure you are hiring the best. Ask for referrals, do your research, and make sure the company is experienced, insured, and highly regarded in your community. 

At RM Mechanical, our HVAC contractors in Sacramento have 20 years of experience with both commercial and residential HVAC services. If you need an AC repair in Sacramento, give us a call