United Plumbing Heating Air & Electric provides a complete line of services for all your heating, ventilation, and cooling needs.
Serving All of San Diego County
The technology we call HVAC works on the principles of maintaining indoor temperature and humidity at such levels that will guarantee round-the-clock comfort to home or building occupants. But like all the other systems, some things can go wrong with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. In such a case, you immediately turn to an HVAC company that will look into the problem and provide the solution. But you want to be sure that the company you’re contracting has the qualifications and expertise necessary for ensuring you get only efficient and high-quality services. You need to consider several factors in this regard.
Perhaps the most important things you have to first find out about an HVAC company are if it is licensed and what type of insurance it carries. A legitimately-operating HVAC company doing business in San Diego County must have a C-20 license issued by the California Contractors State License Board. It must likewise carry a valid General Liability-type insurance to protect its customers. Being affiliated with professional organizations, such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), will tell you that the HVAC contractor is a reputable company.
Location and Number of Years in Operation
A prospective customer would do well to check where an HVAC company is located and if his/her particular place is included in the areas serviced by that company. Failure in either your cooling or heating system definitely will cause much discomfort that you want your service provider to get to your place as quickly as possible. San Diego is such a large county, with 18 cities, more than 60 towns, and several other urban communities. It is important that the HVAC contractor you will choose covers a majority of these areas. Of equal importance is the number of years a company has been doing business. Ten years or more in a particular industry is a very good indication.
The HVAC technology actually involves four specialized aspects (counting Refrigeration, which is not represented in the acronym) that may be treated independent of each other. It follows, therefore, that HVAC problems – or the works related to these combined technologies – are numerous. Thus your best bet for an HVAC contractor is one which offers a wide range of services. This is important because the next problem you may face can be so different from the last one your HVAC contractor satisfactorily handled for you.
Not all HVAC companies provide free estimates, so you have to choose one that does. After inspecting the work to be done, the contractor should come up with a reasonable cost estimate. Prior to this, you are expected to have discussed with the company your budget as well as the cost you expect to incur for the job.
With so many factors to consider, you have to rely heavily on recommendations from friends, neighbors, and yes, even from other contractors to help you decide on which HVAC company you should choose. Of course, there are the Yellow Pages and the Internet from which you can obtain information on some of the best HVAC contractors in San Diego County.