We’re ready to admit it—we love the state of Maryland, but it’s obviously not the biggest state around. Despite its small size (did you know area wise, only eight states are smaller than Maryland?!), Maryland sure has no shortage of HVAC contractors.
At GAC Cooling & Heating, we understand that upgrading to a new HVAC system is a big decision. After all, most heat pumps, air conditioners, and furnaces can be expected to last you upwards of a decade if you care for them properly.
While choosing which system you install is hard, we believe choosing an HVAC contractor shouldn’t be. Here’s what you should look for in choosing your Maryland HVAC contractor:
NATE Certified Technicians
The best HVAC contractors use only NATE certified technicians. NATE—or North American Technician Excellence—is an advanced training certification available to those in the HVACR industry. According to the NATE website,
“Consumers look for NATE certification because it ensures that a knowledgeable, well-trained and highly experienced technician will service their home heating or cooling system.”
In order to call themselves NATE certified, technicians have to retake the NATE exam every five years—this ensures that they stay up-to-date on the latest technological advancements in the HVAC industry.
At GAC Cooling & Heating, we’re proud to display the NATE certified logo on our website. In addition, we go above and beyond by requiring our technicians to go through factory classroom training and nationally accredited tests every year. This ensures that they are the most knowledgeable and have the skills to install, service, and repair your HVAC system.
Factory Authorized Dealers
Like all manufacturers, HVAC system manufacturers have strict guidelines that dealers must meet in order to be considered a “factory authorized dealer.” For instance, take Bryant, a top manufacturer of heating and cooling products. According to Bryant,
“What makes a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer stand out is the unparalleled performance he/she offers—from reliable service to technical know-how. When choosing a dealer, look for the Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer symbol, which means your dealer has met our highest standards for superior skills, service, and a promise of 100% satisfaction guaranteed.”
At GAC, we’re not only a Bryant Authorized Dealer—we’re the 2013 Bryant Dealer of the Year! We are the largest Bryant dealer in the nation and understand the Bryant equipment inside and out.
Awards & Testimonials
Awards (like the Bryant Dealer of the Year award) and client testimonials are another great way to determine you’re choosing the right HVAC contractor. Make sure to check out testimonials on your HVAC contractor’s website and social media sites, as well as sites like Yelp and Angie’s List.
At GAC Cooling & Heating, we have been recognized as the Best in Washingtonian Magazine and we’ve won many industry awards for quality, satisfaction, and performance.
When it comes to choosing an HVAC contractor, you shouldn’t have to take their word for it! Always check to see what their customers have to say about their services. You can check out GAC’s client testimonials here.
Hire an HVAC Contractor in Maryland
Ready to choose GAC as your HVAC contractor in Maryland? Contact us today. In addition to being NATE certified, a factory authorized dealer, and having various awards and testimonials, you’ll also benefit from the following when you choose GAC:
- On-time service
- 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed
- Up-front pricing
- Fully stocked trucks
- And respect for your home
Call us today or fill out a form for a free HVAC replacement system estimate.