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Find Your Heating Contractor With These 6 Questions

Your Heating contractor should be able to provide high-quality service this fall. However, you should not rule out the chance of running into a dishonest contractor who is more interested in making money off you than they are providing high-quality heating service. We do not want to be misunderstood here; there are plenty of great contractors available, but you need to take the proper steps in ensuring you don’t by chance hire a dishonest or under-qualified technician for work. Choosing the wrong one for the job may provide more headaches than you can handle. It may result in any of the following problems: heating system installation gone wrong, ineffective repairs, and impersonal customer service that won’t make your needs feel met. A dishonest contractor may even go so far to replace heating components with used parts, ensuring you will be spending even more money in the future to replace those parts as well. Imagine having to seek something like furnace replacement over and over again due to less-than-quality service. It’s possible if you do not find the right heating contractor.

Why Should You Call R.A. Nichols?

When you call R.A. Nichols for heating services, you are guaranteed a licensed, fully-trained contractor for the job. There are so many different benefits in having heating services conducted by a professional who has all the qualifications. First and foremost, you will be able to save so much more money on service bills, mainly due to a professional’s technical precision on any repair or installation work, ensuring you will not be forced to call for additional service later in the season. Even better, a heating contractor from RA Nichols will specialize in dedicated customer service, making your needs the number-one priority above anything else. Also, given their knowledge on home heating, their experience allows them to make high-quality repairs and solve any last-minute, emergency heating problems. Your comfort this fall should be the highest priority and we will go to any length to ensure it.

What Should You Ask Your Heating Contractor?

You should not be afraid to ask a contractor questions before any service work begins. After all, with your comfort at stake, you need to be 100% certain you are getting the right contractor for the job. The next time you are seeking heating service, be sure to ask the following:

  1. Do you offer options? Avoid contractors who boost how they specialize in one particular area. They may say something to the effect of “We may only offer one service, but we do it well.” This may result in you buying the wrong product or service. Choose contractors can provide you with a wider range of services including installation, replacement, repair, and annual furnace maintenance. They should be able to meet a variety of needs so you have a much higher chance of getting the service just right for your home.
  2. Do I need repair or replacement? One common warning sign of a dishonest contractor is them offering you replacement, even when it’s clear you will only heating system repair to fix a situation. Always ask the heating contractor whether repair or replacement would be right for your system to ensure they are providing you with the right service. Any trustworthy contractor will know to make repairs if it means saving you money and extending the lifespan of your system by years.
  3. What is their licensing? This should be one of the first questions you ask. Most trustworthy contractors will have no problem showing evidence of their qualifications, so you should feel concerned when a contractor outright refuses to do so. Your state may also offer an online database where you can learn more on how to qualify for licensing.
  4. Are they insured? Make sure the contractor has some form of insurance, like Workmen’s Compensation. This will cover them if they are injured on your property while on the job. If the contractor is not insured, you may be found liable for a technician’s medical costs and loss of wages. This also reflect poorly on the heating company, as it shows they are not doing enough to protect their technicians. 
  5. How many years of experience do they have? A new heating contractor may be motivated to take on any job, but they may lack essential experience often giving way to mistakes. This may result in faulty furnace repair or improper installation. You should instead hire contractors who have several years of experience repairing or replacing a variety of systems. They will have the know-how in fixing even the toughest heating repairs. 
  6. How will you protect my home? You certainly do not want a contractor who will leave your home a giant mess after they complete a job. They should show respect for your home, including protecting the walls, floors and doors of your home with specialized protective equipment. They should leave the home as they found it, although some contractors will try to get away with making a bit of a mess.

Don’t Get Caught In The Cold – Let A Heating Contractor From R.A. Nichols Help You Today

Contact R.A. Nichols today if you want to ensure high-quality heating thanks to work from our heating contractors!

Our Service Areas

  • Middlesex County
  • Mercer County
  • Monmouth County
  • Colts Neck
  • Cranbury
  • Dayton
  • East Brunswick
  • East Windsor
  • Hightstown
  • Millstone
  • Monmouth Junction
  • Monroe
  • North Brunswick
  • Plainsboro
  • Princeton
  • Robbinsville
  • South Brunswick
  • Spotswood
  • West Windsor

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