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Need HVAC Work for the Holidays? Here's How To Find A Reliable Contractor

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3 Ways to Research For Someone to do Heating and Air Conditioning Repair

When people are getting ready to host holiday guests, it is the worst time to need HVAC repair. However, it does happen, and the host may need to find an HVAC company quickly. A person should not do a Google search and hire the first company on an alphabetical list. When the contractor did the work properly and on time, it was worth doing some research.

Search for Positive Reviews Outside the Company Website


Any HVAC company’s website will have excellent reviews posted on it. A company would use that as an advertisement, so the information may not create a complete picture of the company’s work ethic and expertise. It is better to look at sites with a wide variety of impartial reviews, such as Google, Facebook, Yelp, and Angi. The sheer number of reviews should give a homeowner a less biased opinion than might be presented on a company’s website. Though every company would likely have a bad review or two, the company with an overwhelming majority of positive reviews shows good signs of being reliable. The language in the review is equally as important as the number of stars in the review. A person searching should look for words and phrases like: 

  • Clean
  • Efficient
  • Fair
  • Friendly
  • Fast
  • Good communication
  • Guarantees
  • On-time
  • Prompt
  • Reasonable prices

This can also depend on what a customer is looking for. If they are looking for an expert for a particular brand of furnace, they can visit professional organization websites or the manufacturer’s website for contractor information.

Verify The HVAC Contractors Are Licensed and Insured

When it comes to a home’s heating and cooling, homeowners don’t want just anybody working on their system. They want someone who knows what they are doing. This is why people should ensure that the company they hire is licensed and insured. This not only guarantees that the technicians know what they are doing, it also guarantees that the homeowner will not have to pay for mistakes or worker injuries that may happen during the repair. The company’s insurance will cover it.

HVAC Maintenance and Maintenance Plans


Maintenance is an important part of taking care of one’s property, whether vehicles or home appliances. HVAC companies often make it easier to maintain a regular maintenance schedule by offering membership plans. These usually involve a small monthly or annual fee that acts as a retainer for the company and gives the customers certain benefits:

  • Free or Discounted Maintenance Visits: Maintenance membership plans often include an annual tuneup or maintenance visit
  • Discounted Repairs: An HVAC company often gives maintenance plan members special discounts on parts and services when repairs are needed
  • Scheduling Priority: If a home with a maintenance plan needs service or repair, they are often moved to the top of the job list

About 4 Seasons Heating & Cooling

4 Seasons Heating & Cooling serves Reno, NV, and the surrounding communities with top-quality service and a 10-year warranty on new installations. They are family owned and operated, with reliable, licensed, and insured technicians. Call them today for any HVAC service or home comfort needs.

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