10 Tips for Hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor - Heating Specialties

10 Tips for Hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor


This Thanksgiving season show appreciation for your South Jersey home by hiring the best of the best. Getting the right HVAC contractor requires some research, as not all companies have the same level of experience or carry the same manufacturer’s systems. With so many contractors available, how do you choose the right one? No worries, Heating Specialties has put together a guide for you.

Do your research

Check licensing and insurance requirements for HVAC contractors, then make sure the one you hire has a New Jersey HVAC license and can provide a copy of it. A certified heating and cooling technician such as those from Heating Specialties means they have the surpassed knowledge and quality standards needed to help you.

Know what is needed

Take time to assess what your home needs. Research the make and model of your system and its maintenance history. Take note of any extra issues so the technicians don’t run into any problems during installation.

Read reviews

Nearly everyone and everything is online nowadays, business reviews included. This is one of the biggest avenues for new clients for companies. What better way to know what a business is all about than to hear it from their clients? Here’s what ours have to say.

Workers’ compensation

If one of the contractor’s workers gets injured while in your home, you could be sued. Having workers’ compensation prevents this from occurring. Be sure to ask before you hire!

Expect a home evaluation

The contractor should inspect your current HVAC system and home to assess proper needs. A qualified contractor will determine the correct system size, amount of insulation, quality of windows, duct system, adequate airflow, and more.

Ask for a written estimate

Once the home evaluation is complete, your contractor will go over suggestions for fixing the issues and what the repairs will cost. The estimate should be straightforward and in writing. A written estimate given before the start of the project is a sign of an honest company.


Products that are ENERGY STAR® qualified meet strict guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These energy-efficient products offer significant long-term savings for you and your home.

Making sure you hire the right contractor is of the utmost importance. After all, you are trusting them to come into your home with honesty and care. At Heating Specialties, we have a long history of providing quality and trustworthy service. Call us at (866) 923-2653 or contact us online to schedule a service today!

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