There's never a good time for your furnace to go out, especially with some of the coldest weather of the season right around the corner. Reputable HVAC contractors will make certain that any repairs or replacements will be done correctly. The Better Business Bureau says finding the correct contractor to do the work is vital to avoiding difficulties later on.

BBB spokesperson Don O'Brien tells the Big Z you should take the time to get three estimates.

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He also reminds those reviews are certified, where some other review sites have no oversight at all. O'Brien adds that you should always ask your contractor if your new unit is eligible for energy tax credits.

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