Things to Consider When Choosing a Heating and Air Contractor

Picking the right contractor is very important when looking for a new air conditioning or heating system in the greater Sacramento area.  Below, you will find a few questions to ask yourself before choosing which contractor to hire.

      1. How long has the heating and air Oleg, Peck HVAC technicianconditioning contractor been serving the Greater Sacramento area?
      2. Does the AC and Heating contractor offer name brand products like Rheem, American Standard or Mitsubishi?
      3. Did the Sacramento area AC technician actually do any diagnostic testing on your system before providing you with a quote?
      4. Did you research the local Sacramento AC company you are getting a quote from?  Look them up on Yelp, Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau to find out more about their reputation.
      5. Are you rushing the decision because you are being pressured by the AC technician or AC sales representative that came to your house?
      6. Are you considering a Sacramento area AC Company based on a low cost air conditioning quote you received?
      7. Is the initial cost deterring you from going with the proper heating and cooling system for your Sacramento area home?  If needed, does the HVAC contractor offer good financing programs?

At Peck Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been serving the Greater Sacramento area since 1977 and look forward to helping you with your air conditioning and heating needs.  We’re pleased to serve both residential and commercial customers; each of our experts is prepared to help you with sales, service and installation of the comfort system that is ideal for your home or business.

Call us at (916) 409-0768 for a quote!

14 replies
  1. Annie Frances
    Annie Frances says:

    I like that you include your local city in your questions to ask a heating and air conditioning company. It’s good to always hire a local heating repair company so you can get better recommendations for them. Plus, they will more likely know where you live and won’t get lost on the way. Good post, thanks.

  2. Kyle Wayne
    Kyle Wayne says:

    I appreciate these questions that you shared to help me find a great HVAC contractor that can meet my needs. The point that you made about researching the local company in order to get a good feel for their services. I will be sure to find an HVAC expert in my area using these questions to help guide me in the right direction.

  3. Kyle O'Ren
    Kyle O'Ren says:

    I think it’s a great idea to ask your contractor about their financing programs. My brother desperately needed A/C but he couldn’t afford it last summer, but a contractor was able to help him with financing. If you can’t afford it, it’s a great idea to find someone who can work with you that way.

  4. judy wilson
    judy wilson says:

    Going with an HVAC contractor that offers good financing programs seems like great advice. Repairs and maintenance for my unit can add up, so I would like to have a few options for paying for the service that my HVAC needs. I’ll make sure to determine what my financing options are before deciding to hire a contractor. Thanks for the tips!

  5. Justin Knox
    Justin Knox says:

    Thank you for the help. I am trying to find an HVAC contractor to help with some repairs on my unit. I definitely want to research before I get any quotes. However, would you end up getting multiple quotes?

  6. Jeff Curtis
    Jeff Curtis says:

    Thanks for this helpful post on choosing a heating and air conditioning contractor. I like what you said about making sure that the contractor has been serving your area for a long time. I think that seeing that a company has been around for a long time means that they are probably more reliable. Thanks for the helpful post. I will be sure to follow your guide when I am looking for a contractor.

  7. Charles Kemp
    Charles Kemp says:

    I like the 7 tips to look at when you are looking for an HVAC contractor. The more they have served an area the more known they will be and the better they should be. Asking what is the best around town can really help you select a company that is reliable and trustworthy.

  8. Jeff Curtis
    Jeff Curtis says:

    Thanks for this helpful post on what to consider when choosing a heating and air conditioning contractor. I like what you mentioned about seeing how long the contractor has been in business. I want to make sure I hire a quality contractor, and having one that is in business for a long time is a good sign that they are a quality contractor. Thanks for the help!

  9. Alex Lane
    Alex Lane says:

    I need to have some repairs done on my air conditioning, so I am looking for a good HVAC contractor. I do not want to rush into a decision, as you warned. However, I should expect them to visit my house to give an estimate, right?

  10. Erika
    Erika says:

    I am looking to find a hvac contractor in my area and these tips were really helpful. I did not know to look for the brand names you provided though. Are those the best kinds? If so, I will be sure to make that a priority because I want to make sure I am getting the best quality work done for the money I am paying.

  11. Jalu Sakti
    Jalu Sakti says:

    I like what you said about making sure the HVAC contractor you are considering actually does a diagnostic before giving you a quote. It’s really important that they understand the problem well enough to give you a correct quote so that there aren’t any surprises later on with the cost. My sister is looking for a HVAC contractor, at the moment; I will tell her to make sure she does this.

  12. Luke Yancey
    Luke Yancey says:

    I think it is very important that you brought up technicians who offer you a quote without actually running a diagnostic test on your system. I would encourage people to be wary of these companies. Always have the test done before receiving your quote.

  13. Jen Pack
    Jen Pack says:

    My husband and I just moved to a home that does not have air conditioning, so we are in need of a company to come help us get it set up. I like the tip you give of choosing a company that offers reputable products that others have trusted. I imagine that it would be wise to make sure potential company’s have good reviews online to make sure that others have been happy with their services.

  14. Lillian Schaeffer
    Lillian Schaeffer says:

    These are some great tips, and I appreciate your advice to do research on the AC company you’re getting a quote from. My heating system has been having some issues, so I need to get a professional to come and take a look. I’ll definitely make sure to do plenty of research beforehand so I know I’m getting the best deal and the best service. Thanks for the great post!


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