Mayo McCracken

It is easy-to get contemporary indoor heating and cooling systems for granted. But the reality is these devices keep us happy and comfortable all year long. That's why National In-door Comfort Week, April 23 to 29, has been set aside to recognize ventilating, heating and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractors and the essential work they perform to make sure our home and work conditions are comfortable.

The most important part of preparing your home's cooling system for summer may be selecting a qualified specialist who is trained to maintain, repair and/or change the aspects of your system.

To help you select a supplier who is authorized in Heating and Air Conditioning, and who can professionally service your cooling system, the authorities at Coleman Heating and Air Conditioning, a manufacturer of the Unitary Products Group of York-a Johnson Controls Company-offer these suggestions:

• Become knowledgeable about H-vac systems. You'll find these details in online learning resources and seller and manufacturer The web sites. When selecting a potential contractor understanding the fundamentals can help you.

• Ask co-workers, friends, realtors and do it yourself specialists for tips. Advertisements may also direct you to a contractor.

• When interviewing a dealer, check for membership in professional organizations, including NATE (North American Technician Excellence) and ACCA (Ac Contractors of America).

• Ask to see state and local permits, accreditation for refrigerant handling, and proof of liability and worker's compensation insurance. Make sure these documents apply to the contractor, in addition to any experts or sub-contractors the contractor employs.

• Research the range of services a contractor offers. Does the list include 24-hour service, repairs and maintenance?

• Think about the period of time a company has been in business. Get further on a partner use with - Browse this URL: privacy. In many cases, a reputation for quality, consistency and stability increases with the size of service to your area.

A good HVAC company will visit your property to perform an on-site inspection and ask questions about your cooling needs and concerns, prior to making any equipment or service recommendations.

• Request and check references. Consider them along with other information you have gathere