What Qualifications Should I Look for in a Technician?

You have just built or bought a beautiful home. The next step is to outfit it so that you and your family can enjoy your new home. One of the most important fittings you will have to get done is the HVAC system. Without a proper functioning heating and cooling system, you cannot guarantee the comfort of your family during the hot summers or the cold winters.

Selecting your Service Provider

How do you select the company or service provider for installing your HVAC unit? It has to serve you for many years to come, and the very air you and your family breathe will be pumped through this system. So it is essential to do your homework, and also ask around the neighborhood or your builder or contractor for some of the top names in the area for installing and maintaining of air conditioning units. Don’t forget to pick a company who does installations, maintenance and servicing. All too frequently, your maintenance or service guy will find fault with the installation, claiming that it wasn’t done properly and hence you are facing this problem.

Therefore it is better, safer and cost-effective to find a full-service company, one that does installations, maintenance and servicing so that one party cannot blame the other for its own shortcomings or negligence, with you ending up paying everyone. Look around your area for such full-service providers. There are many reputed and reliable companies who are honest and fair in their business practices. Ask your neighbors for the numbers of their HVAC service people.

You can also check with your local Better Business Bureau for the reputed ones servicing your area. If the company is BBB accredited, then you have nothing to worry about. The installation and service company you hire should have certified staff members. Whenever a new HVAC technician shows up to carry out the service, ask for his credentials. It is your right to verify the claims of the service provider, and the company will think twice before sending someone unqualified to fix or carry out maintenance in your HVAC system. You have every right to check him out, because he is the service provider and you are the client.

The HVAC technician will first check the unit by running it as it is for current performance evaluation. Only when he is able to see its performance, he will be able to determine want needs to be done for improving the same or to fix any problems. Then he will check on the level of the coolant. Next, he will inspect the coils for mold or algae. The technician will then check for filter replacement. Then he will check and clean the blower for accumulated dirt and also the wheels. Any other debris from rats or birds will also be cleaned out. Next he will clean the drains of any debris, or mold growth or algae. This kind of regular inspection and cleaning has one major side benefit: if anyone in your family is suffering from asthma, with this sort of regular cleaning of your ducts, filters, etc. it will become a thing of the past.

At Ocean State, we perform all kinds of installations, maintenance and servicing of your HVAC systems. We are a one-stop shop for all your heating, cooling and ventilation needs. Whether you have bought a new home, or remodeled an existing one, we can help you to find the best suited HVAC system and install it, maintain it and service it whenever necessary. Our staff members are all factory trained and certified. You can rely on our discretion and reputation, as we are the company that ‘your neighbors will recommend’. We have been servicing the First Coast in and around Jacksonville, Florida from 1975, and have built up an enviable list of clientele with our dedication to your comfort and our work commitment.

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