Commercial buildings depend on having reliable HVAC systems so that the equipment is safe and the personnel and clientele are comfortable. If you need to have your HVAC system replaced or repaired, you want to find the very best Houston commercial HVAC services company for the job. The last thing you need is to hire a sub-par firm that does shoddy work, overcharges or accepts your down payment and never finishes the work. Here are some tips to help selecting the best HVAC company for your needs.
Insurance and Bonding
Ask to see proof that the company is insured and bonded when you receive a bid. The insurance will protect you in case a worker is injured or your property gets damaged. When a Houston commercial HVAC contractor is bonded, you will be compensated for anything not covered by their insurance, such as theft or work that was improperly performed.
HVAC contractors that deal with large systems must have a Class A license. Verify that any company that works on your commercial building is properly licensed.
Only the best HVAC technicians qualify for North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. Do not settle for anything less.
Never hire a company that is willing to give you an estimate over the phone. Until a technician examines and analyzes your situation, any estimate you receive is only a guess. If unusual circumstances arise, the original estimate can balloon out of control. Always get at least three bids for the job. Beware of any bid that is exceptionally low.
For the best results, find a company that has experience working on commercial buildings that are similar to yours. A company that specializes in warehouses is not the company you want to hire for your high-rise office building. Experience is essential when dealing with such an important system.
Ask for the names and contact information of a few previous customers. After you have contacted the references, call the Better Business Bureau to check up on any firm you are considering. Be sure to ask about customer service and previous complaints. Steer clear of companies with a poor track record.
Unless you are in the midst of an emergency, try to schedule your HVAC repair or replacement during off hours so that your workers are not idle and your customers and tenants are not inconvenienced. A commercial HVAC company will not object to working at night or on the weekend.
Before you call any other company for commercial HVAC service or a Houston commercial lighting project, contact M.I.R. Enterprises at 281-469-2140. Our NATE-certified technicians have decades of experience handling everything from new systems to emergency repairs.