3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Heating & Cooling Company

Your central air system is one of the most important components of your home, providing and controlling indoor air comfort and quality. Your HVAC system also accounts for more than half of your energy use on average, according to the Department of Energy. Choosing the right HVAC company is imperative to ensure you have optimal equipment, trustworthy advice, and expert service to meet your heating, ventilation and cooling needs and budget.

Avoid these three mistakes when choosing a Chicago company to provide HVAC services for your home:

1) Reputation

Don’t skip your homework! Investigate any company you’re considering to perform air conditioning, furnace/heating or ventilation/air quality work in your home. Are they licensed, insured and bonded? Make sure to check the Better Business Bureau (we have an A+ rating), Angie’s List if you’re a member (we’re a Super Service Award Winner), or other reputation and review sites. We link to over 400 online reviews at the top of our website so anyone can see what others are saying via SuperPages, Yelp, Facebook, Google+, Judy’s Book and ReviewBuzz.

We receive the highest rating, 5 stars, nine of every ten reviews, putting us at the top in the Chicago area. But we won’t rest on a reputation that has taken decades to build. The customer is the most important aspect of our business and we will never forget that. Our technicians are courteous, extremely well trained, fully background checked, drug tested and have at least five years of professional HVAC experience. Their goal is to exceed expectations and needs each and every time.

2) Price

No one wants to pay more than they have to for a product or service, but the saying you get what you pay for can become a painful reality if you choose the lowest price without taking other factors into account. If a contractor fails to perform the highest quality work, you could face unnecessary breakdowns, repair bills and shorter equipment life. Some contractors offer extremely low price points to get a foot in the door and then pad bills with hidden fees. Unscrupulous ones will deceive homeowners into thinking they need unnecessary repairs or replacement. And that circles back to reputation.

At American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide up-front pricing prior to performing any work, so you’re not surprised with hidden fees. We offer a tremendous value for the quality of service and parts provided. And we also offer wallet-friendly specials, like a $79 A/C Tune-up or Free Service Call With Repair ($109 value).

3) Guarantees

Do not choose contractors who fail to back their work with solid guarantees. One Hour guarantees and warranties are industry leading because of our skilled technicians and the quality of parts we use. Your complete satisfaction with our services and technicians is 100% guaranteed. Our on-time guarantee is one of the best in the country. We won’t keep you waiting – “Always on time… or you don’t pay a dime.” ® In addition, we’re a UWin contractor. This consumer service resource allows elite home services contractors to provide an extra level of protection and peace of mind to residential consumers.

Bottom line…

If you choose our team at American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & AC, you will have chosen wisely. From the person taking your call to the expert technician wearing protective foot coverings in your home, be assured you’re getting the best residential HVAC service in Elk Grove Village and surrounding Chicago communities. Call F:P:Sub:Phone}. Contact us online. And get social with us on Facebook, Twitter, G+ or Linkedin. We love connecting with and serving our local community in person and online as well!

For commercial HVAC services, please connect with our colleagues at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove.