It can be difficult for a company to hire a commercial HVAC contractor. Finding local companies may not be difficult with the help of the internet and directories. However, it can be difficult to distinguish between marketing and sales efforts and determine which company will offer you the best service.
If you are looking for reliable HVAC Services for Property Management Companies, here are some things to look out for:-The Company should have a good reputation and be licensed and insured.-The Company should have experience managing multiple properties.-The companies should have a track record of providing quality service.
Our team is knowledgeable about HVAC services. We can provide some advice on what to look for.
1. Healthy Financials
Some service contractors may not be open to you looking at their finances, but there are many options available to verify the contractor’s overall financial health. Avoid contractors that are unable or unwilling to provide credit references from major suppliers and vendors. It is possible for a company to become insolvent and be unable to provide references from major vendors or suppliers.
2. Product Line
When it comes down to commercial HVAC companies, there is no shortage of product lines. The best HVAC contractors will carry or install many products and equipment. They also have relationships with large manufacturers. Don’t be fooled by companies that offer less well-known products or limit your options. It is best if your contractor is brand-agnostic and has the buying power to pick the right HVAC equipment.
3. Knowledgeable Sales Teams
The best commercial HVAC companies employ highly qualified, technical-savvy sales teams that are comprised of engineering specialists. Their teams can assist with system design or problem-solving. They have many years of experience in both the field and in HVAC sales.
If you prefer to use alternative sources of capital for your projects, find firms that can provide additional expertise in developing “paid-out savings projects.” Sometimes, replacing obsolescent HVAC equipment with financing, rebates, or tax credits can partially or fully fund the project. The sales skills of these firms can help you create models that show expected returns and make projects pay through productivity or utility savings.
4. Highly-trained Technicians
A great HVAC company will hire people with high-quality training and then offer additional training. Find a company committed to keeping the technical team informed about industry trends and equipment. Ask for their resumes, and meet with their field service team to make sure the company you’re considering hiring has the expertise necessary to service your equipment properly.
5. Information Technology
HVAC is technically oriented. Companies who are involved in HVAC should also have a strong back office system.
Does your HVAC contractor keep track of the service costs for each piece?
Can they show you historical data that can help them determine if it’s cheaper to repair or replace?
Is there an information portal where you can track your data? Your provider’s informed recommendations, which are based upon data collected while servicing your equipment will greatly reduce operational expenses.
6. Fully Compliant
HVAC contractors are required to hold a variety of licensing in order to do business in the commercial, industrial, and trade sectors. When you contract for an HVAC project, make certain your contractor has a complete proposal that includes all state and local permits. Ask for references and get rid of any companies that you don’t like. You should also consider insurance. Contractors must carry several types of insurance if they perform the onsite installation.
7. Reputation, Price
The labor rates of service contractors are probably the most misunderstood yardstick. This metric can be misleading because it is not based on the expertise of the technician who visits your site.
It’s your choice whether you prefer the lowest upfront cost or the lowest life cycle cost option when replacing HVAC equipment. The life cycle cost option that is the least expensive takes into account both productivity and utility saving over time. This will give you more value over the period of your building’s hold.