Is Your HVAC Contractor Trustworthy? Here are Some Ways to Check

So, you’re ready to upgrade your heating and cooling system or perhaps you’re preparing to install your very first HVAC system in your home. Like many homeowners, you’ve called a few contractors in for estimates so you can compare pricing and packages. But have you checked beyond the price quote to make sure they are trustworthy?

As many New Jersey homeowners have discovered over the past couple of years, not all HVAC contractors are what they seem on the surface—much to the consumers’ dismay. Performing unnecessary work and driving up the cost of the job is one area to look out for. But how can consumers protect their homes and their wallets against unscrupulous contractors? Here are some tips for consumers anywhere and specifically for those in New Jersey, where we conduct business.

  1. Ask for references. Of course, any contractor will give you the best of the best from recent jobs but this will give you an opportunity to ask past customers pointed questions about the projects and garner different feedback. If the contractor balks when asked for references, or has no testimonials on the company website, walk away.
  2. Do an online search for the companies you’re interviewing. There are plenty of websites where consumers can submit reviews and others that are more industry-oriented that may have valuable information to consider.
  3. Check with the Better Business Bureau. Although not all companies are members, it only takes a minute and you might uncover unwelcome reviews and a history of complaints … or an A or A+ rating! Go to www.bbb.org for information and to find your local chapter.
  4. Contact the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. This agency regulates contractors and serves as an important watchdog for consumers. Make sure the companies you plan to do business with do not have complaints lodged against them. You can check online and save yourself a lot of heartache in the process.
  5. Call Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric. We take every project as seriously as if it were being installed in our own homes.
    • Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric has been voted “Best HVAC Contractor” three years in a row in Suburban Essex magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
    • Our company has also received the President’s Award from Carrier (we are a Carrier authorized factory dealer); winners of this industry honor are noted for leadership, management, customer satisfaction, expertise, business growth and operational excellence.
    • We carry an “A” rating from customers on Angie’s List and we’re now in our 11th year as an Angie’s List Super Service Award provider.

Need a quote on a new HVAC system? Want to find out more about our maintenance plans that keep your unit running at peak performance? Contact us at info@bloomfieldcooling.com or (973) 237-0505 to set up your free consultation with the HVAC contractor hundreds of NJ customers have trusted for decades.

What Does NATE-Certified Mean?


Did you know that our technicians are either NATE-certified or in progress of getting their certification? NATE, which stands for North American Technician Excellence, is the largest non-profit certification organization for the HVACR industry. At Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, our professionals attend training classes regularly so that we can provide the best service possible. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our seasoned HVAC technicians: 973-237-0505

Organized, Clean and Professional HVAC Contractors

No one wants to deal with a mess in their home, especially from HVAC contractors. At Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, we take immense pride on being clean and organized. We remove all old equipment, materials and we wear special shoe coverings to protect your floor. You won’t even know we were there… except that your air conditioner unit will be keeping you and your family cool. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our team of clean and efficient HVAC professionals: 973-237-0505

Looking for Super Service for Your Steam Boiler?

Our maintenance plans provide the customer with four levels of service: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. This allows the customer to decide how much service they would like to invest in. Looking for steam boiler service from a company that is a Best of Essex and Angie’s List Super Service award winner? Check out our steam boiler maintenance club information and discover the difference: http://bloomfieldcooling.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/New-Hot-Water-Boiler-Club-Memberships-Bust.pdf

Have Humidifiers in Your Home for the Winter Weather

Winter has come and with it has the dry air. Having humidifiers in your home can help during this time of year, but not all heating systems are equipped with one. Additionally if your furnace does have an evaporate-plate humidifier, it may require cleaning to make sure there is no build-up of mineral deposits. For this and other services we can help make your winter more comfortable, please visit our website: http://bloomfieldcooling.com/

Go Green by Converting Your Home’s Heat

One of the ways consumers are “going green” is by converting their home from oil heat to gas heat. The reasoning behind this is because the underground oil tanks can be known to leak and pollute the soil around it. Another benefit from converting from oil to gas is to help achieve a more stable price point. If you’re looking for an oil to gas conversion and are not sure where to turn to, call Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric today: 973-237-0505

Heating and Cooling Quick Tip – Monitor the Circuit Breaker

QUICK TIP: For heating and cooling units, if they are not turning on, be sure to check the circuit breaker. Breakers are known to trip and can be off while still looking like they are on. Manually switch the breaker off, wait a few seconds, and then turn it back on. If your system is still not functioning properly, call Bloomfield Cooling & Heating at 973-237-0505.

Winter is here! Make sure to have properly functioning humidifiers.

Having a properly functioning humidifier in your home can not only make the environment more comfortable, but can also make your home more energy efficient. Given that winter is here, keeping your home between 30%-50% is ideal. Lower than this level of moisture can make the room seem colder; which leads to you cranking up the heat and spending more money. Call us to make sure that your humidifier and heating is working as efficiently as possible. http://bloomfieldcooling.com/services/humidification/