The Right Contractor|
process of selecting a home heating contractor can be very overwhelming even
for the very technically minded person.
Choosing a reliable contractor is more important than the brand of
equipment, because no matter how well-made a furnace is or who manufactures it,
the comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency are still in the hands of the
contractor doing the installation.
If you know of a good contractor, thats a good place to start. If you are
looking for a qualified contractor, call Roanoke Gas at 777-4427 and ask to speak
to a marketing representative.
should you look for?
A qualified estimator will do a survey and provide a heat-load calculation for
your home. Many existing furnaces arent properly sized to meet your home
good company will provide a written proposal outlining the work to be done and
good company may have financing plans available and also offer extended service
plans and maintenance agreements.
reliable contractor will normally provide information on more than one type of
furnace. Along with this information he should be able to give annual operating
costs for each furnace for your home.
good contractor should ask about heating and cooling problems you may have experienced
with your old system.
well-trained contractor will not try to discourage you from purchasing high efficiency
equipment. If this happens get a second opinion.
good contractor is professional. Their people are prompt, they keep appointments,
and they are courteous.
- Better companies
usually charge more but offer greater value. While prices may vary, it is more
important that you are satisfied with the end result.
your local Better Business Bureau or mechanical contractors association
and ask about the company. History of business problems or customer complaints
may spell trouble.
Remember how a company treats you now reflects how they will treat you if theres
Remember, this is your home, your time and money. You
have to live with the results. We urge you to investigate
all possible routes before you commit. If you have any
questions, please feel free to call Roanoke Gas Company
at 777-4427 or email Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include your name, address, account number,
and the reason for your contact in your email.