How to Choose a Heating and Air Conditioning Company Posted April 27, 2017 At Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., we get that picking a company to provide heating and air conditioning installation and service in West Columbia is a big deal. When it comes to your home comfort, you shouldn’t have to give anything up. You want excellent service from a trustworthy company. Before you make a choice, we have some advice for what to look for in the company that will be taking care of your heating and cooling service. Do some research. Make sure to find some information before you start hunting for a company. Take a look at your current system and take some notes on maintenance history, past issues and its model. You should also find out the license and insurance requirements for heating and air conditioning service providers in West Columbia. Get personal recommendations. Ask around to see if your friends, family and co-workers have any favorite companies. Knowing someone had a good history with a company can be a valuable way to know what their service is like. Get proposals from multiple companies. Get the itemized proposals in writing so you can compare cost, energy efficient and warranty information. You also need see referrals from current customers. A certain company may present the lowest prices, but it may not really be the best value. Think about how these factors will impact your home comfort in the time to come before you choose. Plan on a detailed home evaluation. Never give your business to a who offers you a quote over the phone for a new or replacement system without coming to your home. A good heating and air condition company will go through examination of your house and your current system to figure out your needs and the best system to meet them. First impressions matter. You should take special interest in your first meeting with any contractor that visits 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 overall impression, you may want to choose a different 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. and how we can keep your home comfortable, give us a call at 803-265-4208 or schedule an appointment with us online. We’re happy to help!