How to Evaluate Your Commercial HVAC Service Provider

When your contract is nearly up and it’s time to renew your agreement with your commercial air conditioning and heating service provider, it’s a good idea to take stock of their performance. While overall quality of service and compliance with standard industry practices are important, there are other factors that shouldn’t be overlooked. In this blog, Sierra Air discusses what these other factors are.

Proper Licenses

HVAC contractors typically have a business license and a contractor’s license, along with individual technician certifications and licenses. It’s important that you don’t get them confused. Even though you may have checked on these qualifications when you hired your contractor, make sure the licenses will still be valid when the new contract expires. Properly-licensed HVAC contractors help ensure compliance with local standards.

Maintenance Inspection Duration

A typical commercial air conditioning system inspection takes about an hour to complete. It takes even longer for larger properties. Make a note of how long your current contractor takes to complete their inspection. If they do it too quickly, they may have overlooked more than a few problems with your HVAC system.

Listening to Your Concerns

Contractors never rely only on what they find at present. A good HVAC contractor will sit down with you and ask about HVAC problems you may have encountered between inspections. This helps create a clear picture of your HVAC system’s condition, which can be helpful in diagnosing apparent and potential HVAC system problems.

Equipment Performance Evaluation

A complete HVAC system inspection includes a thorough evaluation of equipment condition and performance. This means if your HVAC provider is running tests on the heating system during a summer inspection, they’re not wasting resources; they’re being thorough. This helps prevent business disruptions caused by the heating system breaking down unexpectedly during the winter months. What’s even more important is that repair strategies be discussed with the property owner once such issues are found, which shows that your HVAC service provider cares about the condition of your HVAC system.

Call Sierra Air for Your Commercial HVAC Needs

Sierra Air is your leading provider of residential and commercial air conditioning services. Give us a call at (775) 800-5500 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.