How to Choose a Heating and Air Conditioning Company Posted April 27, 2017 At Patterson & Stirling Inc, we understand choosing a company to provide HVAC installation and service in Erie is a big deal. When it comes to your home comfort, you shouldn’t have to give up the factors that matter to you. You want excellent service from a reliable company. Before you make a decision, we have some advice for what to look for in the company that will be responsible for your heating and cooling service. Do some research. Be sure to collect some information before you start looking. Take a look at your system as is and take some notes on maintenance history, past issues and its model. You should also investigate the license and insurance requirements for heating and air conditioning service providers in Erie. Get personal recommendations. Ask around to see if your friends, family and co-workers have any recommendations. Knowing someone had a good history with a company can be a useful way to know what to expect. Get proposals from multiple companies. Get the itemized estimates in writing so you can study the different cost, energy efficient and warranty information. You also need see referrals from current customers. A company may give the lowest prices, but it may not really be the best value. Think about how these factors will influence your home comfort in the long run before you make your final decision. Plan on a detailed home evaluation. Never give your business to a who gives you a quote over the phone for a new or replacement system without looking at your home. A good heating and air condition company will go through examination of your house and your current system to understand your needs and the best system to meet them. First impressions matter. You should take inventory of your primary meeting with any contractor that comes to your home. Make sure they are professional, friendly and punctual. You’re going to work with this company to make your home comfortable year-round. If they don’t make a good first impression, you may want to pick another company. Don’t settle for anything less than the best when picking a heating and cooling company. This list should help keep you on track. If you’d like to know more about Patterson & Stirling Inc and how we can keep your home comfortable, give us a call at 814-308-0416 or schedule an appointment with us online. We’re happy to help!