As wonderful as they are, homes aren’t cheap to heat. Although on a brisk and windy day, coming home to a toasty house is a truly delicious feeling, many people are keeping their thermostats lowered to reduce their heating bills.
However, the pain of heating costs doesn’t end there. When your furnace conks out in the middle of the night, you might be paying through the nose for emergency repairs.
Like most emergencies, they’re not so bad if you have a plan. It helps if you know exactly where you’ll go when you need heating and air repair.
Evaluating and Choosing Your Furnace Repair Service
By far the most effective way to find excellent service is to ask around. Every competent heating and air repair company runs on referrals. They will do a good job for a fair price because they want you to come back (and tell your friends). So ask your neighbors, friends, and family who they use.
You will want a company with a lot of experience, one that’s licensed and insured, of course. It also helps to have one that’s upfront about its after-hours policies. Some companies won’t advertise their after-hours fees, and if that’s the case, you might get a bad case of sticker shock if you need them to come out in the middle of a snowstorm.
The best companies know that you want them to be available when you need them, and their availability will be a major selling point. Don’t be afraid to look up reviews on Yelp or Angie’s list. You will quickly see who gets rave reviews.
The most important thing, of course, is to already have a good maintenance routine. Then you can meet your HVAC specialist in daylight, and hopefully catch problems before it’s three a.m. and the house is freezing.
But if you find that your furnace has stopped working, phone My Plumber at 1-866-779-7204.
We promise we’ll be out right away.