4 Steps to Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor

Choosing a professional heating and cooling company to install or repair an HVAC system in your Winnipeg home is not something you want to do haphazardly. The right contractor for the job will help guarantee not only your comfort but also your health and safety. Select an HVAC contractor with the best qualifications by considering the following 4 points.


1. Always get more than one estimate

Getting a couple estimates is a great way to compare not only price but also the strengths of each company. You’ll get an opportunity to see firsthand how each contractor conducts themself—an experience that can be very telling. Beware of HVAC companies that give estimates over the phone. A good estimator will survey your home and perform various calculations before providing a quote. They’ll ask questions about your current system and offer explanations and recommendations. The best companies will give you a written quote outlining equipment and services they hope to provide. Beware of lowball offers; these contractors may be trying to get rid of outdated equipment or fail to include routine services and warranties. 


2. Look for professionalism

Does the contractor treat you with common courtesy and respect? Do they return messages promptly? Do they arrive for appointments in a timely manner? Are they neatly groomed and polite? If yes, you’re likely dealing with a company that will be able to offer you guidance, support and services in the event that there’s a problem.


3. Ensure they offer (adequate) emergency services

24/7 emergency service should be a given for all HVAC companies in Winnipeg. If your heat stops working when it’s -40°, you want to know that your heating contractor will be there. You also want to talk to a real human being rather than an answering service.


4. Choose an experienced company

While the new kid on the block may offer you a more competitive price on services, they can’t provide the kind of expertise and know-how that comes with decades of on-the-job experience. Experienced contractors can effectively troubleshoot problems and provide thorough analysis. They’re also frequently much quicker to get the job done.

An HVAC contractor you can count on

Among heating and cooling companies in Winnipeg, GLT Service Professionals is one of the best. We offer quality workmanship at a competitive cost and have over 20 years of experience installing, repairing and servicing HVAC systems. Contact us if you have questions or to get a free estimate.