Insight for Working with an HVAC Technician
Okay, you've planned your Heating, Ventilation And Cooling project. You’ve received multiple bids from HVAC technicians and you’ve selected a contractor.
From start to finish, there are a few things you should implement.
1) Make sure to get a written contract.
If you're installing a new HVAC system, or upgrading an older system, you'll want to make sure to have the process in writing. Those it may seem simple, there are many factors, like product purchase ordering, wiring, installing a duct system, and ventilation that you will want to know the details.
2) Stay in open communication with the heating and cooling contractor about time and budget.
This should be a pretty streamlined project, but it's important you stay involved in case installation circumstance do arise - especially when newly installing a HVAC system.
3) Remember, if you make any changes to the project, add that to the contract and expect more time for completion and more payments.
If you change the product you want to use, or maybe the location of the system or new vents, it will take more time.
4) Never pay all up front or in cash.
Keep track of the project status and payments. This way you and the HVAC technician remain on the same page from start to finish.
5) Make sure to have a non-liability agreement or clause in the contract
Sometimes, heating, ventilation, and cooling projects can be more dangerous than expected. Make sure the contractor has insurance and you are safe from injury blame.