Fall weather has officially arrived, and it won’t be long before it’s time to give your commercial furnace system a much-needed tune up. That being said, finding the right commercial HVAC company isn’t easy. There are many factors businesses should consider before choosing one, as commercial HVAC maintenance often requires a higher investment that residential heating and cooling services. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid when searching for the right commercial HVAC contractors.
Not understanding your specific needs.
First, it’s important to take some time to truly reflect on your commercial HVAC needs. Is there a specific issue you need to address, are you looking to save money on utility costs, or are you just looking for a routine tune up? Failing to address these needs beforehand can cause you to become frazzled when it comes time to meet with contractors, and it could lead you into making this next major mistake…
Being talked into some overpriced, long-term sales contract.
Not all contractors are like this, of course, but some of them tend to be pushy when it comes to selling you services you may or may not actually need. Don’t let their scare tactics or influential terminology sucker you into making a long-term commitment that you may even be overpaying for. For the most part, it’s best to pay for what you need and nothing more. Similarly, if the contractor is asking for full payment up front, it could be a red flag.
Not looking for company reviews in the right places (or at all).
Before you choose a contractor or even make a list of contractors you’re considering, take to the Internet to look for reviews. But don’t make the mistake of looking on the company website itself, where reviews are bound to be biased or filtered for positivity. There are plenty of resources dedicated to providing unbiased reviews about contractors, both residential and commercial. Be sure to take advantage of them.
Studies show that regular maintenance of your commercial HVAC system will reduce unexpected breakdowns by about 70% to 75%. That being said, it’s definitely worthwhile to take the time you need to find the right commercial HVAC company. For more information about commercial furnace system maintenance, contact us today.