Looking for a commercial HVAC contractor in NJ? Chances are that you’ll get a whole list of companies by doing a basic Google search. But, how can you tell which company is truly up to the task of installing, servicing or repairing these critical systems? If you run a hotel, apartment building or commercial space, the last thing you want is to hire a company that can’t handle the job or doesn’t offer professional and reliable services. Here is some good advice to ensure you don’t make these costly mistakes when hiring a commercial HVAC company.

Mistake #1: Not Properly Assessing Your Needs 

While you are certainly not expected to have a lot of HVAC expertise, it’s important to have a clear strategy in mind when you start your search for a commercial HVAC company. As a facilities manager or building operator, you’ll need to do a basic needs assessment for your building. This includes the kind of goals you want to achieve with your HVAC partner – do you want your building to be more energy-efficient? Do you need a new, custom solution for a new building project? Do you want to upgrade to a building automation system? Or do you want an affordable and comprehensive annual preventative maintenance program?

Mistake #2: Only Getting a Quote from One HVAC Contractor

Multiple quotes and professional assessments are the most important factor in determining the affordability of the services you are looking for. The first commercial HVAC company you contact may be the best, but you can only be sure of that by getting several companies to quote for context. This also gives you a much clearer idea of the solutions and services on offer, as these differ between contractors. For example, Tri-Tech Energy offers 24/7 emergency repair services from qualified technician teams, while other companies may require you to wait until their team is available at a later date.

Mistake #3: Not Getting References

When you’re searching for a commercial HVAC company to partner with, it’s always a good idea to look at their past work and talk to current clients about their services and work ethic. This is the best way to find out if they actually are able and willing to deliver the level of professionalism and expertise your building requires. Look for online reviews and testimonials, and ask to chat with past clients about similar projects to see how satisfied they are with their work.

Mistake #4: Getting an Estimate Over the Phone

In some very specific cases, it may be possible to get an estimate over the phone, however, any good commercial HVAC contractor will want to see the system in person. This is because no two commercial HVAC systems or commercial heating systems are the same; they vary in age, design, state of repair, and a hundred other factors that can impact on the scope of work and cost. The only way to get a reliable estimate on work to be done is to have an on-site visit with your commercial HVAC contractor. Besides, a quality company will insist on it.

Mistake #5: Assuming Warranties, Licenses, and Insurance Are in Place

Always ensure that your commercial HVAC partner is licensed and insured to work in this field in your state. This is absolutely critical to avoiding costly disasters and setbacks that can not only leave your system inoperable, but also put your organization at risk. Always get a copy of their liability insurance, workers compensation insurance, and automobile insurance. Also, check with the state to ensure their license is in place. Similarly, check the fine print of your contract to ensure both parts and labor are under warranty.

Let Commercial Heating Systems Specialists in NJ Help Meet Your Operational Cost and Efficiency Goals

With over 30 years of experience in the commercial HVAC industry and a fleet of commercial crews that operate throughout New Jersey, Tri-Tech Energy is the ideal partner for your commercial heating systems repair, maintenance and installation. For more information on our company or services, including our advanced domestic hot water control systems, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.tritechenergy.com/