We’re in the throes of winter and heating systems are being put to the test like they won’t be for more of the rest of the year. Ideally, your system won’t encounter any problems (which is why we recommend regular maintenance for your heater every fall before the cold weather begins in earnest). Sooner or later every system runs into trouble, however, and when heating repairs are needed, they often are needed now, when the system is under strain from extended daily use.
There are a number of qualified heating repair services in the area, and it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. In the end, only you the homeowner can make that call. There are, however, several factors you can use to help make the decision.
Any reputable service will offer things like testimonials from satisfied customers and affiliations from the companies who make the systems they work on (companies like Honeywell, Trane and Aprilaire). But it pays to look for certain affiliations that set a company above and beyond their competitors. The Better Business Bureau (BBB), for instance, is an excellent bellwether for determining reputable heater repair services.
You should also look for NATE affiliation, which stands for North American Technician Excellence. This is an objective third party dedicated to testing and evaluating heater repair technicians for their reliability and expertise. The purple NATE seal is a sure sign of a high-quality contractor.
2. Emergency Services
Not every problem picks normal office hours to take place. A heating failure can easily hit in the middle of the night, or during the weekend when most repair contractors are closed. Considering how cold our winters are, you can’t simply hunker down and wait even a few hours for repair work. That’s why reputable companies offer emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide swift repairs whenever you need them.
3. Financing Options
Heater repairs aren’t a luxury in this neck of the woods. Without reliable heating, your home could come to resemble an icebox very quickly. That can create a viable health risk to every member of your family, but especially infants, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system. But not everyone can simply pay for repairs out of pocket, despite the sometimes urgent need to do so.
That’s why reputable companies provide financing options and will work with their customers to make sure they get the services they need without having to haggle over price. They offer different plans to fit your specific budget, and will ensure that the work gets done in a timely fashion no matter what. It allows them to get paid for their services without holding up the work your heating system needs, and to allow you to enjoy a warm and comfortable home without snapping your budget in half.
Westland Heating & Air Conditioning is NATE-affiliated, provides a host of financing options and is available for emergency services throughout the North Ridgeville, OH area. Call us today!