Getting a new furnace is not only a major expense — it also requires attention to detail, from choosing the right system to sizing it and then installing it. Unlike choosing other large appliances, selecting the best furnace for your home depends on a host of variables for which you’ll need a licensed HVAC contractor.
Consumer Reports recommends that you contact at least three reputable HVAC contractors and get bids from them. You can identify those contractors with good reputations by:
- Checking the Better Business Bureau for their rating and searching for complaints, if any, and how they were resolved.
- Looking for professional certifications like that from North American Technician Excellence (NATE). This is the most stringent certification program in the U.S. In order to qualify for the certification, HVAC contractors and technicians have to demonstrate exceptional knowledge and skill. Maintaining the certification requires continuing education and testing.
- Asking friends, family or others who have recently dealt with an HVAC contractor for recommendations.
If you’re looking for a new furnace in the Fort Worth-Arlington area, consider AirRite Air Conditioning Company. We have earned the prestigious NATE-certification and have A+ rating with the BBB. Our company holds a Master Electrician license in many of the cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and we’ve been continually providing HVAC services, both residentially and commercially since 1955.
In 2004 Contracting Business Magazine gave us the residential Contractor of the Year Award, and we are an Energy Star Partner, which requires training and acceptance from the EPA. In 2012, we received the prestigious Residential Contractor of the Year award from the Air Conditioner Contractors of America, a nonprofit that stresses the importance of energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
If you would like to learn more from us about a new furnace, please contact us. We’re proud to serve this region.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about furnaces and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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