Things to Look For In An HVAC Company

Published on: May 23, 2023

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Looking for an HVAC contractor can be intimidating. There are so many options out there; making the wrong choice could cost you time and money.

Does your HVAC company have the right stuff? Here's what to look out for.

Does your HVAC company have the right stuff? Here's what to look out for.

When you’re on the hunt for a new HVAC, automation, and electrical company, here are some of the signs to look for:


How long has the HVAC company been operating? The longevity of a company speaks volumes to its credibility. This also means the company is more likely to have built strong industry relationships that will serve you, the client. 

Certifications and partnerships

Look out for appropriate licences, certifications, and association memberships. An HVAC company that is a member of places like the Better Business Bureau or maintains relationships with construction associations is more likely to maintain the high standard of service required by that membership. 

Not subcontracting

You might think that if you’ve hired an HVAC company for a job, you’re working with that company. Pretty simple, right? Wrong. Some companies subcontract. That means there may be less quality control and differing levels of training and experience. Sticking to the source is best. 


Does the HVAC, electrical or automation contractor have an educational component to their business? If they do, it’s a good sign that their technicians are also at the top of their industry. The technologies technicians work with evolve, so working with a company that stays current and supports knowledge in the next generation is important. 

Positive reviews and testimonials

Look for positive reviews on Google and other places. Also, does the company showcase case studies or projects on its website? Here is some of what people have had to say about working with Kimco:

“I just wanted to send everyone a note and thank you all for your part in getting my cooling system up and running yesterday.  I slept like a baby last night, and I sincerely appreciate that!  

I also wanted to pass on how impressed I was with your service technician, Jason.  He was professional, personable, and very respectful about working in my home.  He diagnosed the problem quickly and had it fixed in a very reasonable amount of time.”
Wayne Bilawchuk, Operations manager, PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.

“I trust them. We have maintenance programs with them; they look for things and always provide quotes if things fail. I trust that they’re not just trying to make work. They’re actually things that need attention, and you know if it’s something you need to budget for.”
— Shawna Lundin, Property Manager, Argus Properties

“They have great customer service, their standards are high, and the technicians they employ are quality. They keep in contact with us to make sure we’re happy.”
— Jason Paul, Interior Savings Credit Union

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