Winter is almost here, and it may soon be getting chilly outside. At Dave Broussard A/C & Heating, we advocate for proactive HVAC use. If you know your furnace is old, you should either have it diagnosed or replaced before winter. This prevention can stop nightmare scenarios, like a broken furnace in the height of winter. That said, if you’re going to be in the market for furnace repair, or an entirely new system, you should be careful to make sure you hire the best possible HVAC contractor. 

This blog is dedicated to helping those home and business owners in the HVAC market looking for quality HVAC service. We will provide a step-by-step guide of what you must do to make sure you find the perfect HVAC contractor for you!

1. Research

Conducting your research is the first thing you must do when approaching any issue concerning your HVAC system. This process begins when you first purchase the unit and begin to understand it’s capabilities. Understanding how your system operates at peak capacity will help you find out when there are problems or potential issues.

The research process does not stop with the current system you have but should be incorporated with every step of future buying. Once you begin to look for a new system, you need to know what’s out there. Start looking into what new units are available, how energy efficient they are, and what conditions promote peak operation for the system.

Then research what HVAC contractors are in your area or specifically serving your neighbors. Look for online reviews they may have, see what certifications they have listed on their website, and find out if they offer the services you need. This online research will help you begin to find the best HVAC contractor out there for your needs!


2. Talk To Friends & Family

An HVAC technician has probably serviced your friends and family at some point, and they may have had a good or bad experience to talk about with you. Referrals from friends, family, and neighbors are a great way to get to know about the HVAC contractors in your hometown. You can get second-hand knowledge from trusted sources with little effort and time.

You can find out about prices, customer service, and services provided and more just by talking with a trusted friend. The best part is that happy customers tend to remember their experiences well. If they’re satisfied, they’ll recommend their service provider to a friend, so get out and talk to the people you trust!


3. Talk to HVAC Companies

There’s nothing like a first impression, and you’ll have to make one eventually. Call, visit, or meet as many HVAC contractors as you want to get an idea of who they are. Personal interactions are good indicators of whether or not a company is reputable. If something someone says or does rubs you the wrong way, feel free to trust your gut and see what else is out there.

Once you speak to different HVAC contractors, start compiling quotes (and make sure they're in writing). Quotes will give you a concrete idea of how much money you will spend, and what you will spend it on. It’s vital that you get a quote before you hire an HVAC contractor, and getting multiple quotes is what makes the decision easy.

Remember, this is the money you are spending, and your future comfort that is on the line. Be confident, proactive, and assertive towards achieving your goal. Don’t let anything keep you from getting the best possible service.


4. Pay Attention

Once you pick a contractor, go ahead and schedule the appointment, but if anything seems fishy make sure you take note. Lousy customer service, extra charges, and a messy workspace should be red flags. If you notice any of these with your chosen contractor, make sure you are ready to act.

Don’t let a dishonest HVAC company give you the bait and switch. If they do, stop them in their tracks and call a trusted HVAC contractor immediately.


We love Acadiana and the people who live in it. We want to make sure that no matter what they do or who they hire, they make a right decision with a quality HVAC contractor. Nothing makes us angrier than seeing someone getting taken advantage of a scam artist, or a dishonest HVAC contractor, and we see it happen more than you would think. So use these tips, and empower yourself to find the best HVAC company for you.

Once it’s all over you can sit back and relax in the comfort of your home, but until then, if you have any more questions or if you would like a quote, contact us today!