6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Toronto HVAC Contractor

Oct 29, 2022

6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Toronto HVAC Contractor

6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Toronto HVAC Contractor

You’re not an HVAC professional, so when it comes time to hire an HVAC contractor you might feel unprepared. What questions should you ask a Toronto HVAC contractor, and what do their answers tell you about whether or not you should hire them? We’ll provide you with some questions and guidance about the answers below.

1. Are You Licensed?

All HVAC contractors in Toronto must be licensed. All should offer you their license number immediately and give you the chance to look it up before you commit to any work with them. A contractor who was never licensed is doing illegal work. A contractor whose license has lapsed may also have problems with their work, including safety and legality.

2. What is Your Insurance Coverage?

Every so often, even the best HVAC contractors run into issues. That’s what insurance is for. But if your HVAC technicians don’t have insurance coverage, then you may actually be liable. This is especially true if one of their staff members gets hurt on your property. It is always wise to ask what kinds and amounts of insurance your HVAC contractor has.

3. Why Are These Quotes Different?

If you do your due diligence and get three quotes (which we suggest you do) then you will likely get three different prices. It can be hard for homeowners to figure out which quote is the best value for its price and which might be skimping on essentials, or spending on line items that you don’t need.

However, a simple solution is to just ask all contractors why their quote is different. Then you can decide which one has the best answer, which one you trust more and which one seems to understand your needs best.

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4. How Do You Know What Size I Need?

Whether you’re getting a new furnace , air conditioner or other HVAC appliance, sizing is everything. You need a unit that is large enough to handle your whole home, but not so large that it will waste energy or will cost more up-front than it needs to. Asking your HVAC technician why they’ve suggested this size for you will help you assess their competence and help you double-check this essential calculation.

5. Who Will Be Responsible for My Installation?

Usually, the person who installs your equipment is not the same person who sold you the unit. You want to know if the company knows who they will be sending to you and what kind of reputation that person has in the company.

6. When Can You Start Work?

Your HVAC contractor should be able to commit to a start date right away. If the date is too close, that’s a bad sign. If the date it too far, you may want to work with someone else.

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Your HVAC system is one of your biggest investments. When it needs help, do not take any chances, contact the experts at Tempasure Heating and Air Conditioning to hire the best technicians.