You need service on a malfunctioning air conditioner or furnace. Or, maybe you’re ready for installation of a new cooling and heating system. When you’re looking for an HVAC contractor, it can be downright overwhelming. There are hundreds of options in the greater Phoenix area. How do you make the right decision? The following are three key qualities to look for when comparing air conditioning and heating technicians.

License and Credentials

While there are plenty of unlicensed contractors who are more than willing to work on your HVAC system, they’re not a good choice when it comes to repairing such an important piece of equipment that you and your family rely on each and every day. They also offer you no protection if something should go wrong. Don’t take chances with an unproven, unqualified technician. Licensing and certification proves that the technician has been professionally trained and is qualified. Other certifications such as NATE, HVAC Excellence certification and EPA 608 give even more proof that you have a contractor who has what it takes to successfully get the job done right.


Look for an air conditioning and heating contractor who has a proven track record of success in your local area. Check out the business’s home page to search for clues such as how many years they’ve been in business and the breadth of the work they offer. If they don’t offer these details, you’re wise to look elsewhere.

Reviews and References

Do you remember the days when you simply called the first listing in the phone book to find a service provider? Today, we have many more options to find a quality contractor. You can find out a great deal about a business by checking the Better Business Bureau’s website or perusing online review sites like Yelp. Referrals from friends or family members also can be beneficial.  As well, a quality provider of air conditioning and heating services will gladly provide you with a list of customer references who you can contact to learn more about the quality of the work provided. At Futureway Mechanical, we invite you to learn more about our residential and commercial HVAC services. Call us today at 480-219-1026.