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How to Choose an HVAC Contractor for New Construction Projects

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If you’re building a new house or adding a new room or wing to an existing home, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make involves the HVAC system. As one of the most critical operational systems in a home, the heating and cooling should be considered from the very beginning in order to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. Choosing the right HVAC partner is essential to the success of any new construction project in Maryland or the District of Columbia.

Qualities of the Best HVAC Contractors

So, how do you find the best HVAC contractor to properly handle the complexities of a new home construction or remodeling project? Look for experience first. Contractors with five or more years of experience are better able to roll with unexpected issues than those just starting out in business. In the HVAC industry, there’s a big difference between a textbook education and on-the-job training. The best HVAC contractors have a healthy background of both.

Testimonials and references are also important. A heating or cooling system is not an inexpensive purchase. You want to make sure that you buy the right system for your needs and that the system is installed properly. If you’re in the business of building homes, you’ll likely also want an HVAC contractor you can trust to work with on an ongoing basis. Make sure to ask for the names and contact information of a couple of satisfied past customers and, call them. Ask not only if they were pleased with the service, but also if the contractor met their deadline and finished the project at or under the estimated cost.

Be prepared to have your HVAC contractor spend a good amount of time evaluating your new space and/or your blueprints and asking you questions about how you intend to use the room or rooms. A good contractor will inquire about the layout and use of the space in order to determine the most efficient and most cost-effective way to heat and cool the area.

Lastly, ask about their licensing and insurance. The best contractors will be licensed by your state or the District of Columbia to work on heating and cooling systems. They will also carry insurance that covers them should your home be damaged due to their error or should they be injured while working on your home.

Your Source for New HVAC Construction in Maryland & Washington, DC

If you need an HVAC partner to help you with new construction and/or remodeling projects, Michael Bonsby Heating and Cooling is the best HVAC contractor for any job. We not only have more than two decades of experience working with heating and cooling systems in Maryland and Washington, DC, but we have scores of satisfied customers to our credit. To learn more about heating and/or cooling your new construction projects in the Montgomery County area, call us at 301 990-7970.

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