In a metropolitan region as large as Los Angeles and Ventura County, there are a lot of commercial and residential HVAC companies. So, how do you choose the best HVAC company for your needs?
Here are some tips for finding the right heating and air conditioning company for your needs.
Ask for Referrals
A referral from a friend, family member, neighbor or co-worker can generally point you in the direction of a company they found to be professional, fair, accurate, and fast, which are qualities most people in greater Los Angeles are looking for in an HVAC company.
Find a Company Who Offers a Full Suite of Services
When looking for an HVAC Company, look for a company that handles service, repair, installation, and even sales of new units. That way, you won't have to call one company for a service call, then another to purchase a unit if necessary, and/or another to install. Working with one HVAC company from start to finish will streamline the process.
Look for Awards/Certifications
HVAC companies in Los Angeles can opt into special programs, by going the extra mile, in certain aspects of their business, which may be important to you. For example, at First Choice Air, we are EPA certified. We are also approved by the California League of Homeowners. In addition, we've earned the elite status of being named a Dave Lennox Premiere Dealer, which designates excellence in HVAC product knowledge and service.
Identify HVAC Companies Which Offer Emergency 24-Hour Service
When choosing an HVAC company, look for one that offers 24-Hour Emergency Service. Even if your current HVAC problem isn't an emergency, it's helpful to have your go-to HVAC company offer this service should you need it.
Seek out a Company that offers Same Day Service
When your heating or air conditioning system isn't working, the last thing you want is to have to live in a cold, or hot home for days while you wait for service. So, look for HVAC companies in Los Angeles that offer same day service.
Look for Insurance Coverage and Licensing
There are bad actors in every industry who operate without a license, or insurance. However, reputable, highly rated companies will always share their insurance and licensing status. At First Choice Air, for example, all of our employees have workers compensation coverage. We are fully licensed and bonded and carry $2 Million in Liability.
Aim for an Established, Experienced HVAC Company
Finding a company that has been in business for a long time is indicative that they have a lot of experience, and a lot of returning customers. Identify companies that have been in business for at least 10 years.
Ask if the Company Uses Subcontractors
It's not uncommon for HVAC companies to contract work out to other HVAC techs. In some cases, the outcome is fine. However, many people prefer companies that do not sub out work to others. At First Choice Air, all of our inhouse technicians are trained, certified, and part of our team.
At First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, our mission is to provide premium HVAC service to homeowners and business owners throughout Los Angeles, including the San Fernando Valley. We are proud to be locally owned and operated, and located right here in L.A. for more than 20 years.
Whether you need repairs to your home HVAC system, or you need your commercial HVAC system serviced, we have the skill, experience, and dedication to solve any HVAC problem. Call us today to schedule an appointment: 800-991-9247