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Is your HVAC Company Legit?

Hiring the "cheapest" heating or cooling contractor could end up costing you more...

If your cooling system stops working this summer do you know who to call? As we enter into summer here in Texas, many homeowners will suddenly realize that their cooling system has developed new problems or has an unresolved operating issue leftover from last summer. The problems with the may be so serious that new equipment is required.

One of the common mistakes consumers make when hiring a heating and air conditioning contractor is hiring based solely on price. Hiring a heating and air conditioning company based solely on price can not only be dangerous, but it is typically the bait to get inside your home, where unnecessary repairs will be found to increase the price.

Over the years, a high number of consumer complaints prompted a popular investigative TV show to conduct several undercover investigations into ripoff A/C companies, exposing their competency and honesty. So, how do you determine whether a heating & cooling contractor is the right contractor since, you won’t find any contractors claiming that they are not legit or qualified for the job? Relying solely on customers’ reviews is a dodgy affair as they can be made up or even purchased. So now that you know not to hire a contractor based solely on price, what should you look for in a contractor?

1. Look up a company's webpage and make sure they have a place of business. Here's ours: www.fillmorehvac.com or www.heatingservicedallas.com

2. Call and ask for their State License number. For Texas residents you can go to: http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/LicenseSearch/Here is a link directly to our license: http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/LicenseSearch/SearchResultDetail.asp?1=AIRREF00053841&2=BE

3. Ask for referrals. Companies will happily give you 2-3 references to verify their work.

For more information regarding what questions you should ask when hiring an HVAC contractor or need more information, please feel free to contact us anytime at 214-431-5789 or E-mail: service@fillmorehvac.com

Fillmore Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC