by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on January 24, 2014

Steps To Picking The Right Heating Contractor

 

Vancouver HeatingWhen an arctic blast hits town, it is imperative that your heating unit be in top working order. The consequences of the furnace not heating a dwelling when the temperatures dip below freezing are dire. That is why selecting the proper heating contractor to service and maintain your unit is an important consideration for every homeowner. There are a few steps that should be followed when selecting your reliable contractor.

Once the season has changed from spring to summer, many homeowners think that they don’t have to give their heating source another thought. If the proper heating contractor has been chosen, they will ensure that a maintenance schedule is followed, even when the tulips are starting to peek through the ground. Filters still need to be changed and the units checked to ensure that they are ready to go in the fall when the first chill is felt in the air. After all, what could be worse than turning on the thermostat and not having any heat coming from the unit? The important question to ask the service provider is what months does the contract cover and will service calls be made in spring or summer? If parts need to be ordered for the unit, what better time to do so than in the months when the unit is not being used?

When choosing your heating contractor, make sure to ask if they maintain records that indicate the dates of service calls and what procedures were performed on each visit. These records also notify the contractor when units are due for routine maintenance and create a reminder to call the homeowners to schedule a service call. This takes the burden off the busy homeowner to remember when to call the heating contractor.

It is prudent when selecting a heating contractor that a timeline be established for emergency service calls. Even if heating units are properly maintained, they are still subject to breakdown, usually at the most inconvenient time. Both the heating contractor and the homeowner need to agree to an acceptable time frame for coming to the house to check the unit. If the heating source fails in the middle of winter, it is essential that service is expedited when the unit is under a service contract.

The comfort of the homeowner and their family depends on having a reliable heating contractor. What could be worse than a furnace failing in the dead of winter and not being able to have a repair person come to the home? When the above steps are followed, selecting the right heating contractor will be a breeze!

Are you in need of a reliable heating contractor in the Vancouver area? Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating at 604-734-0890 and schedule a service call today!

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