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5 Surefire Tips for Finding a Reliable H.V.A.C Contractor

By February 26, 2016August 28th, 2023Furnace Repair & Maintenance Tips


A good reliable heating, venting, and air conditioning contractor is responsible for proper installation, certified servicing and product knowledge for all types of heating and air conditioning systems.  Heating and cooling systems play a critical role for the environment in your home or office. Efficiency, comfort, price and reliability are all factors when considering a new furnace or air conditioner.  Here are 5 industry tips that will help you select the right H.V.A.C contractor to provide peace of mind when choosing your contractor.

Size Selection

Selecting the right size equipment to have installed is by far one of the most important factors in having an efficient system to keep you comfortable for years to come.  Be sure your contractor does a proper evaluation of your home. A heat load calculation provides a detailed description for proper sizing of the furnace and air conditioner.  A good contractor will perform a walk-through of your home and will ask questions about cold and hot spots, if your home may be too dry or humid, or if indoor air quality (filtration) is a concern.  Get bids from at least three contractors so you can compare equipment and prices.


Before you hire an HVAC contractor to service or install a furnace and/or air conditioner of any kind, ask if they offer a diagnostic before they perform any repairs.  A good HVAC contractor will provide up front pricing before any repairs or installations begin.  Ask for previous custom referrals to consult about their experiences with a repair or installation.  Ask if the contractor will be pulling a permit for the replacement of equipment.


While the costs of repairing or installing any heating and air conditioning system may vary greatly, the requirements of work the HVAC contractor provides should not.  The quality of the work provided and the experience of the installers will be a direct reflection of how the new furnace and air conditioner performs and the life expectancy you can expect out of your equipment.  A good contractor will provide warranty information and a checklist of services or start up procedures on the new furnace or air conditioner.

Staff training and Licensing

Before signing a contract with your HVAC contractor, confirm the following. Be sure to verify proof of licensing with your city or state.  Request insurance certificates and make sure the contractor is current on all required insurances. Request certifications on the type of work provided.  Visit the contractor’s place of business. Last, but not least, check their ratings with your local Better Business Bureau.


Many people make the simple mistake of thinking that a popular brand or business is the right company to hire only because they sell or service trusted product brands. Make a phone call to the local distributor of the product you like and ask about the HVAC contractor you are considering.  Find out how long they have been installing or servicing the brand you are interested in.


Manwill Plumbing and Heating is the contractor of choice when it comes to giving you the best options and service for any heating and air conditioning needs.  Since 1920, we have been providing quality service and installations to the people in the great state of Utah and serving customers in Salt Lake City, Holladay, Cottonwood Heights, Sandy, Draper, Bluffdale, Riverton, South Jordan, West Jordan, West Valley, Murray, Midvale and more!!!

Give Manwill Plumbing and Heating a call today if you have any Heating, Venting, or Air Conditioning questions.  Our knowledgeable, friendly staff are here to help.

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