You may be able to get away with mediocre quality of service for some things, but your home’s plumbing and HVAC systems don’t fall in that category! Finding a professional and reliable HVAC contractor can make a world of difference in everything from your family’s comfort to the longevity of your heating and cooling systems and even your wallet. Good preventative maintenance as well as accurate diagnosis and repairs are the hallmarks of a good HVAC contractor. The team at Carini knows this, and we’re here to help you understand what to look for in an HVAC professional.


Asking around or visiting local message boards and home improvement websites for recommendations is one of the best places to start. After all, your friends and neighbors have needed a heating and cooling service at some point. Great HVAC contractors will quickly be noted, as will shoddy ones.


While professional training and certification programs give even the newest journeyman plenty of knowledge, there isn’t any substitute for the expertise and familiarity that comes with working on many major brands of HVAC equipment. Finding a contractor that combines ongoing professional education with plenty of experience in the industry can give you peace of mind.


Licensed contractors will promptly show you their certifications and licenses, plus proof of insurance and whether they’re bonded. This should be part of the standard contract with your HVAC tech. If they can’t produce a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification and proof of insurance, that should be a warning.


Honesty is important when booking a repair job, no matter the size and scope. Your contractor should be realistic about what you can expect from a repair or upgrade and keep you informed if anything changes about the price or timeline for completion.


Your HVAC contractor should also offer fair pricing for the parts and labor of their job and produce a transparent quote that shows where every repair dollar goes. Be sure to gather two to three other quotes to give you an idea of the industry average.

Let Carini Work for You!

At Carini, we’re a team of professional plumbers and HVAC technicians that deliver the best heating services, including furnace repair services, in San Diego, CA. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to fulfill all these great qualities and more!