Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

Technician is checking air conditioner

The first day of fall has already arrived which means pumpkins, cooler weather, sweaters, leaves changing, candy apples, Halloween trick or treating and getting ready for winter.

Georgia winters can get cold and definitely requires keeping your home heat at a comfortable temperature. November starts the thermometer going down with December, January and February bringing some pretty cool temperatures especially at night.

If you do not already have a local experienced HVAC professional, it is a great time to start looking for one.  

Figuring out which Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning contractor in Georgia can be very stressful and overwhelming to make sure you get the right one for you. If you follow these steps, finding the perfect contractor for you will be a little easier.


Before you call an HVAC contractor, find out the model of your current system and its maintenance history. Find out about license and insurance requirements for contractors in your state. Also make note of any uncomfortable rooms. This will help you explain what you need.


As around to your neighbors, friends and family. Facebook has neighborhood sites now and that is a great place to ask for a good referral.


When you get down to the final two or three contractors that you are looking at, ask them for references. Call the references and ask questions about the process so you will know what to expect.


Go online and see what people are saying about your potential HVAC contractors. If there is a high amount of unsatisfied people writing negative reviews, you might want to skip that company.

Home Inspection / Evaluation

Before you get an estimate, expect a home evaluation. The HVAC contractor should spend significant time inspecting your current system to assess your needs.

Get it in Writing

Make sure you get written itemized estimates. When comparing contractors’ proposals (bids), be sure to compare cost, energy efficiency and warranties.

Once you select a company, make sure you sign a written proposal with a contractor before the work gets started. It’ll protect you by specifying project costs, model numbers, job schedule and warranty information in the long run.


Look at review websites like the Better Business Bureau (BBB). HomeAdvisor has a service where you can find a reputable contractor in your area. They have a comprehensive screening process and over two million verified pro reviews. Angie’s List is another service that screens and has reviews for contractors.


Ask questions. Talk with the owner or management. See if the technician that is going to be working on your system is certified to work on HVAC systems.

Least Expensive is Not Always the Best Choice

A lowest price may not be the best deal if it’s not the most efficient because your energy costs will be higher. The reason a contractor can provide substantially cheap service is because it is hiring inexperienced and unskilled technicians. In many cases you might need to hire someone else to repair the damages the first company has done.

Repair or Service
If your HVAC is not working at peak performance, a repair might be required or at least a service check. Make sure to call an experienced quality HVAC Company who will restore it to top condition.

Regular Maintenance
When you purchase an HVAC system, some manufacturers require regular maintenance or they will void out your warranty. With regular maintenance, you can prevent costly repairs and experience worry-free comfort for years to come. It will help to maintain a longer life of your equipment and protect your manufacturer’s warranty. It will help prevent emergency system failures. You will get better efficiency and capacity by changing your filters and other services. Your reputable HVAC company usually provides a Maintenance Contract which will give you a discount on any repairs, priority status, 24-hour answering service, etc. You may want to consider this method and get a quote.

If you have any problems or questions with your HVAC system, contact your local Heating and Air company?

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