How to Find the Right HVAC Contractor

They made it seem so easy in the first “Ghostbusters” movie. I mean who are you going to call when you have ghosts in your house? How many “Ghostbusters” are listed in the yellow pages or come up during a Google search? There aren’t many choices. But when it comes to heating and air conditioning contractors in San Bernardino, Redlands, and the surrounding area, you have many to choose from. Of course, we hope you will always choose Sanborn’s Air Conditioning & Heating, but our purpose here is to help you out. Here are a few tips to guide you when making your choice.

  • Do your homework
    • It’s up to you to learn about requirements for contractors in your state
    • It’s the only way to determine if a contractor has met the proper licensing and insurance regulations
    • Before you call anyone, know the brand and model of your current system and the maintenance history
    • Prepare notes about any uncomfortable rooms or other problems you are currently having
  • Get referrals
    • Ask friends, neighbors, and co-workers about who they use
    • Check with local trade organizations and unions for members in the area
  • Check references
    • Ask contractors for customer references and call them
    • Ask about the customer service they received
    • Did the contractor complete the job on time and within budget
  • Expect a home evaluation
    • HVAC systems do not plug and play
    • A contractor should evaluate your needs
    • Size of house, insulation quality, type of windows
    • Inspect duct system and measure airflow
  • Get written & itemized estimates
    • Compare cost, energy efficiency, and warranties
    • The lowest price isn’t always the best deal
  • Official proposal in writing
    • Both sides sign proposal before work starts
    • Must specify project costs, model numbers, scheduled completion, and warranty information

We believe this careful process will lead you to Sanborn’s for your next air conditioning service call in Redlands. You won’t find another contractor that offers our 5-star guarantees of comfort, cost, quality, completion, and carefree. We pledge to provide competitively priced, quality products and services delivered in a timely manner that offer our customers optimum comfort and efficient operation. We have no hidden costs and you will know the price before we start. Sanborn’s Air Conditioning & Heating proudly stands behind our workmanship for every HVAC project we work on in Redlands and the entire Inland Empire.