5 Ways To Hire A Geothermal Professional In Florida
Whether you’re moving into a new home or taking over the ownership or management of a commercial property there will come a time when you need to hire an HVAC or geothermal professional. We have tips to help you find the best professional for your needs. Because these units are so expensive, hiring the best professional for your money is of utmost importance.
Remember, just because you have used the same HVAC service for a “long-time” doesn’t mean you can’t search out a new professional. There is also no reason to “shop around” for a new professional to service and maintain the unit in your home, condo or commercial property.
5 Ways To Hire A Geothermal Professional
Here are some of our best tips for hiring a new HVAC professional for the geothermal, air condition and heating unit. You can also use these tips for when the time comes to have a new unit or heating or cooling system installed.
- Word of mouth referrals. One of the best ways to find a geothermal professional is to ask for references from friends, family and colleagues or association members in which you’re a member. Look on social media, too and see if anyone you know or work with has been talking about a professional.
- Get online and look for HVAC contractors and geothermal professionals. Look for BBB (Better Business Bureau) rankings. You can check out Yelp and Google rankings and ratings as well as Facebook reviews. Keep in mind, some individuals will complain on social media about a contractor while all other customers are happy – you need to weigh the recommendations.
- When looking for a geothermal and HVAC professional you will also want to check on their site and see if they are offering any special offers for first-time customers and if the equipment they work with has any available rebates. As 2020 came to an end, there were geothermal tax credits extended for several more years. This makes the installation of geothermal heating and cooling units even more affordable.
- Never sign a contract without having a written estimate. You will also want to work with a professional who comes to your home and inspects the unit before giving you an estimate. Never work with someone who simply gives you an estimate over the phone and pressures you to sign a contract without having seen an estimate first.
- Talk with your potential HVAC or geothermal professional to gain an understanding of the Energy Star ratings or other energy-efficiency ratings to discover how different units can provide savings on utility bills. When you make a switch to geothermal energy, you are not only saving money on ongoing heating and cooling costs, but you are also lowering your carbon footprint each time you heat or cool your home or commercial space or commercial swimming pool.
With the continuation of credits for the installation of geothermal heating and cooling units, these systems may be more affordable than you’d imagined.
We educate our customers in Englewood, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For information about geothermal pool heating and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.