How to Guide 2017
choose an hvac company
Going with the right HVAC profes-
sional can make a world of difference
in your long-term happiness. When
your heating or air conditioning sys-
tem breaks down, it can be a night-
mare, especially if temperatures are
Making sure your HVAC instal-
lation or repairs are done right the
first time can save you frustration,
regret and discomfort — not to men-
Even in moderate weather, your
home’s HVAC system is important to
your family’s safety and comfort.
HVAC professionals prevent equip-
ment failure by routinely servicing
and maintaining your system. And the
right qualified professional can help
prolong the life of your HVAC unit.
A lot of people — many of them
vulnerable — cannot tolerate extreme
temperatures. The elderly and people
with chronic health problems need to
be assured of a stable and consistent
temperature inside their homes.
The right HVAC contractor is one
who’s helpful, reliable and responsive.
But a poor contractor can drain your
bank account and leave you with an
Talk to the people you know. Ask
those in your social network for recom-
mendations. Good word of mouth will
go a long way toward helping you find
the best professionals in your area.
Come up with a list of possible
candidates, then begin investigating.
Start by calling the Better Business
Bureau, your state's board of con-
tractors or the builders’ association
to check on their reputations. Your
town’s building inspection office may
also have information for you. Avoid
companies who have many complaints
on their record.
Upon narrowing the list, call the
remaining ones and ask about pric-
ing, guarantees and warranties. Also
inquire about how long it would take
to complete a job and the manufactur-
ers' brands they use.
If you are purchasing new equip-
ment, find out if you need a separate
service contractor or if routine mainte-
nance and repairs are included in the
price of installation. Does the company
provide around-the-clock emergency
High quality HVAC companies are
fully licensed, bonded and insured.
If a worker is injured or causes dam-
age to your property, that insurance
should cover it. Otherwise, you could
be liable for the damages. Your insur-
ance premiums would likely increase
as a result.
Reputable HVAC companies will
usually belong to recognized profes-
sional and trade organizations. Some
well-known organizations include
the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, the Air-Conditioning and
Refrigeration Institute, and the Amer-
ican Society of Heating, Refrigeration
and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Membership in one of these organiza-
tions is not automatic. Applicants are
required to have certain certifications,
meet professional standards and meet
or exceed other requirements before
they are admitted.
Before any work begins, verify that
all the required building permits are
in place. Most companies will file
permits on your behalf at the local
building codes office. But don’t assume
that it has happened. Check with the
permitting office first. Work done
without proper permits could result
in a fine and time delay.
Have a load calculation done be-
fore installing a new system in any
building. The best companies perform
a thorough calculation rather than
estimate. Buildings change over time
due to foundations cracking or set-
tling. It will affect the efficiency of any
The HVAC company shouldn't use
the old unit to determine the proper
size of a new one. If your old unit was
inadequate, you will want to install a
unit that is a different size. Speak with
your HVAC installer to determine the
right size and model for you.
Ask your HVAC contractor to
perform annual checkups to verify
that the unit is running at peak ef-
With these tips, you can choose a
reliable HVAC business that will help
you for years to come.
Darren Gill Heating and Air Con-
ditioning of Bowie has been helping
keep the Montague County area cool
and warm for many years provided
experienced service for all your HVAC
If you live in North Texas you are
keenly aware of the summer tempera-
tures that can top triple-digits, so you
want an air conditioning, unit that
won’t let you down when its 103 de-
grees. If you need to make your unit
more efficient contact the pros at Dar-
ren Gill HVAC.
And don’t get caught with a big chill
when those infrequent winter storms
strike. Get your unit tuned up each
season so you are ready.
Call Darren Gill at 940-841-1053.