Now that spring has arrived in New York’s Hudson Valley, a lot of people are turning their air conditioning systems on for the first time in a while. Most of us will get to enjoy a nice respite from the first warm afternoons of the year. Others will discover that their HVAC system needs a little work before it’s up to the task of keeping them cool this spring and summer. They’ll need to find an HVAC service technician who is up to the challenge.
There are several quality technicians here in Hopewell Junction – all capable of providing the skilful service, repair, and installation to your HVAC system running smoothly this spring. But that doesn’t mean that finding one of those technicians is easy. You need to spend a little bit of time to qualify your technician before you hire. Follow these easy steps and you’ll be well on your way to finding a technician you’ll want to keep:
Get a personal recommendation: If you have friends and family here in Hudson Valley, you have a great source of recommendations for any services you might need. Ask them if they’ve gotten any recent service on their heater or air conditioner. If they can provide the name of an HVAC technician who performed quality work, you’re search will be off to a flying start. And if they used a technician who didn’t do a great job, you’ll want to note that, too.
Look for online reviews: Hopefully your acquaintances were able to provide some names of some quality technicians. But whether you’ve got some names already, or need to add to your list of prospects, you’ll want to read online reviews. Google, Yelp, and Angie’s list are three great potential sources. Naturally, you’ll want to identify technicians who have positive reviews; you’ll also want to find technicians with a long review history, which indicates that they’re well established in your area.
Check references: By now, you should have indentified two or three of Hopewell Junction’s finest HVAC technicians. You’re almost there. Give them a call and ask for a short list of references. If they’re as reliable and successful as you hope, it should be their pleasure to provide some names for you; if not, you might want to make another choice. Feel free to give the references a call, and get a sense of whether or not you want to rely on this technician for your system.
I know what you’re thinking: Finding a service technician is a lot of work – is it worth it? Look at it this way. You pay a significant bill each month to heat and cool your home; a competent technician can keep your HVAC system running smoothly, and have a positive effect on your utility bills. Your system is also one of the most expensive things to replace in your home; a good technician can potentially postpone that replacement for some time. So do your homework – it’s an investment that could pay dividends for years!