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Are you looking to hire a reliable and affordable Midwest heating and cooling contractor? Midwest Contracting is a little biased when making recommendations here since we are Midwest heating and cooling contractors ourselves. So you can expect that we want to recommend that you consider our services and our rock-solid reputation and online reviews. In the meantime, as your friendly neighbors, we'd like to give you a few tips that can help you find the right heating and cooling professional, even if it is not Midwest Contracting.
Make Sure the Contractor You Choose is Licensed and Insured
The first tip is that you make sure a prospective heating and cooling contractor is licensed and insured to do the tasks they are offering to perform. In Ohio, as well as in most other states, heating and air contractors must be licensed by law. Also, making sure a contractor is fully insured guarantees your protection in the event of an accident or worse.
Unfortunately, many unsuspecting customers find out the hard way that a lot of contractors do not keep their licenses up to date and may not have insurance at all. It's best to know these things before you hire a heating and cooling contractor for your project, and this is why it's so important to check at the outset. If a contractor cannot show you a license and a certificate of their liability and worker's comp insurance, don't hire them! As the saying goes, "Trust but verify."
Research the Contractor
Family, friends, and neighbors can often recommend a heating and cooling contractor to you. The problem with this is that most peoples' family, friends, and neighbors may be biased or may not know what makes a great heating and air contractor. For example, the person they recommend might be their relative or long-term friend or even some homeless guy they previously spoke to who they've decided they want to help find work because he said he's really good at fixing heating and air problems.
Other times, the people you trust may recommend someone they had a prior positive experience with themselves. But how do you know if this professional is giving you a fair price or is the most qualified professional to perform the services you need? Just because someone you trust had a good experience with them doesn't guarantee that you will also! Not only could this be frustrating, but it can break the trust between you and the person who recommended them.
Use the Internet
The Internet is a powerful tool when used correctly. Whether researching the background, character, or prior reviews of a Midwest heating and cooling contractor, there are great places like Yelp and social media where people can (and do) leave reviews about their experiences with contractors. Seeing what folks prior to you have to say about a given contractor can be a great starting point and a great way to determine whether or not you want to work with said contractor. Midwest Contracting proudly stands on our reputation for fair pricing and excellent work, and we encourage you to investigate for yourself.