In order to have the best experience replacing your heating system, you need to find the right contractor. By asking potential contractors these ten questions, you'll be able to find the perfect one.

1. How long has your company been in business?

This is an important question, since you want to choose an experienced contractor with an established business. By going for a contractor that has just started a business, you're risking possible damage to your home and even an unethical contractor.

2. Are you licensed in this state?

Make sure the contractor is licensed to work on heating and air conditioning systems. This means that they have the skills and knowledge to do a proper job. Again, this is for your home's safety.

3. Do you have workers' compensation insurance?

If something were to happen to your contractor while on the job, you want to be sure they have insurance so that you don't have to pay a ton of money to them. If they don't have insurance, it may be a sign that they are fraudulent.

4. Can you quote me a price before diagnostics?

The best answer to this question is for the contractor to say that they can't give you an exact estimate until they've performed diagnostics on your house. Although he may give an estimate, a good contractor knows that the price depends on the house.

Contractors who are quick to quote prices might just be trying to sell you something and not care as much about the work they do.

5. Are you licensed to work with refrigerant gasses?

Refrigerant gas is used in HVAC and your contractor should know how to work with it safely. If they don't, you should find a contractor who does.

6. Do you have a refund policy?

If something stops working, you want to be able to get a refund. Contractors that provide refunds are confident in their work and you know that they will do a good job. When spending so much time and money, you need to be sure there is some sort of safety net if you are not happy with the result.

7. Do you use Energy Star heating?

Energy Star products meet efficiency guidelines made by the Environmental Protection Agency and can lower your heating bills since they are more energy efficient.


By asking these questions you will be sure to get a certified, confident, and hard-working contractor, such as Best Way Heating Inc, that will fix your HVAC system with no problem.