As in any professional industry, there are companies you can trust and others maybe not so much. The air conditioning industry is no different. Selecting a contractor based on recommendations from family and friends, or by visiting a review website is a good place to start. But, before you choose your Sarasota air conditioning contractor, you will want to check on two important factors:
Is The Business Certified With Department Of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) At MyFloridaLicense.com?
One of the crucial elements to look for in a reputable contractor is making sure they are certified in the Florida DBPR. Never use a contractor that is not recognized by the state in this way. Custom Climate Concepts, Inc. is licensed in three ways: we are a Certified Air Conditioning Contractor, a Certified General Contractor and we are Certified for Construction Business Information.
Does The Contractor Have North American Technician Excellence (Nate) Education And Certification?
While there are many independent testing and education groups for HVAC technicians, the de facto standard is NATE certification. NATE is a non-profit program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry.
NATE testing verifies that the technicians who pass are the best in the trade when it comes to knowledge and experience installing or servicing your home heating or cooling system. To become NATE certified, technicians must pass both a core and a specialty test in one of the following areas:
- Air conditioning
- Air distribution
- Heat pumps
- Gas heating
- Oil heating
- Hydronics oil
- Light commercial refrigeration
- Commercial refrigeration
- Ground source heat pump loop installer
- HVAC efficiency analyst (senior level)
It’s important to select a reputable and experienced AC contractor who has the certifications that show the company is on the up and up. If you choose a contractor that isn’t operating with the required licenses, or isn’t sufficiently skilled, you may be put in financial jeopardy when things go wrong.
To receive skilled, experienced Sarasota air conditioning service call Custom Climate Concepts at 941-955-COOL (2665).