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Decisions: Price? Quality? Reputation?

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 04:27 AM

Choosing the right company for a new Heating System, Air Conditioning System or even a service provider can be daunting...

Everyone is price conscious...but having work done in your home is not the same as buying a pair of shoes...Not a commodity.

We're told by some new or prospective homeowners that the process has been clouded because they've been told they should seek three (3) prices.

Is Choosing A Great Contractor Easy?

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Sat, Nov 12, 2016 @ 02:08 PM

Remember the Pizza Wars back in the 60s? 

Back then, it was who could make the cheapest pizza to entice their customers.

In those days the call was "Pizza, Pizza, 10 cents a slice, for 20 cents you get it twice!"

It's actually going on now, or should I say it never stopped?

Let's face it...Consumers want their money's worth, as it shold be. BUT, what defines getting your money's worth?

How to Choose a Great Contractor: Are You Getting The Right Job Done?

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Sun, Jan 04, 2015 @ 09:31 AM

Do you trust everyone that provides service to you?

  • Are all contractors the same? 
  • Do they have the same qualifcations? 
  • Are their quotes similar?
  • How about the way they conduct business? 
  • Why the disparity? 

How do you know you're being led down the right road when searching for expertise? Or, in choosing a company to deal with? A realtor, decorator or a host of other providers...

Whether you seek the advice of an accountant, a financial planner, or a contractor to do service repairs or major alterations in your home or place of business, there is no level playing field...

Or, is there?


Reading Between The Lines OR Is Every Local Contractor Created Equal?

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 02:35 PM

Why didn’t the other guy tell me that?!
Why every contractor is not the same.

You’ve finally decided that it’s time to replace your heating or air conditioning system.  You've suffered through enough power outages, and you're ready to install a backup generator.   So, you search online, ask for recommendations, and start scheduling appointments for estimates from local contractors.

How Do YOU Choose The Right Heating Contractor?

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Sun, Jan 06, 2013 @ 07:45 AM

How do you go about making a decision on choosing a Great Contractor?

OR, for that matter, how do you choose any sort of contractor or person/company with whom you may decide to do business with?

NJ Heating Services - 5 Reasons to Choose a Local Heating Contractor

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 @ 04:06 AM

It makes sense to call a Local Contractor. Choosing a company that your friends and relatives know or contacting a company whose trucks you see frequently in your neighborhood can make your service problems a bit less stressful. 


It's more comfortable having people in your home that you're familiar with, but perhaps you haven't yet had the need to call a heating contractor. Your neighbor or friend that lives nearby, however, has. 

Air Conditioning-Local Company vs. Big Box Stores & Utility Companies

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 @ 08:07 AM

It's time to service your air conditioning system...
Who do you call? 

Great Air Conditioning Contractors are People, Too!

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 @ 11:27 AM

As summer in New Jersey begins, I can blog about your central air conditioner, maybe you have a question about a plumbing repair? Maybe you are anxious to learn about replacing your heating system?  And I will comment on these things and more...We can (and will) do that...but we're people too. So let's talk...if you're a blogger (in the HVAC/Plumbing/Solar Industry) or a New Jersey resident with a question we can answer, or you just want to share blog expertise, and social media for business, let's talk! Maybe you'd like to be a guest blogger and we're happy to do the same! It's all about conversation.

Why all Air Conditioning Contractors Are Not Created Equal

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 @ 05:12 PM

Finding a New Contractor Before You Need One...

Perhaps You've recently moved into your home or are packing and waiting for your closing date! If this is your first home or you're new to the neighborhood, odds are that you haven't established yourself with a good Air Conditioning and Heating Contractor. Hopefully the walk-through inspection found your HVAC system operating properly before you closed on your home, so it's really not a concern now....OR is it?

Hmmm......you haven't thought of that? Let's see....you already found a great Doctor, perhaps several, you've located all the necessities of everyday life....a Dry Cleaner, Gardener, Plumber, Painter, Auto Mechanic, Cleaning Service, Pharmacy, Grocer, Bakery, Veterinarian for your pet, but the thought of finding a

How Do You Choose a Great Contractor?

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 @ 06:04 PM

How Do You Choose a Great Contractor for Heating / Air Conditioning / Solar / HVAC / Plumbing / Electric?

With so many contractors to choose from today, you might find it hard to even begin to find someone trustworthy that you can rely upon. And, why not? Hundreds of so-called professionals are vying for your dollars. In full disclosure we are Contractors in NJ providing Residential, Industrial and Commercial HVAC (Heating and Air Conditioning), Solar, Plumbing, and Electrical Services and Installations. Our years of experience and decades of service (since 1928)  have allowed us to compile relevant information in helping you find the right contractor for you!

These tips will help you find someone you can trust:
  • Start with referrals from friends, relatives or neighbors. Surely they will have an “A-list” of good references and possibly a list of those to avoid as well.
  • Can the company accommodate your busy schedule? Will they bother to locate you via Blackberry, Mobile Phone or Email?
    Can you reach them quickly and easily? Do they return phone calls and/ or respond to email?
  • Look for Licenses and Certifications. That means that the individual and/or staff have been awarded credentials substantiating a level of excellence.
  • Ask the company for references. A reputable contractor will be able to easily provide several strong references for the type of work you’d like to engage his/her services.
  • Be sure that the Company has adequate Insurancefor that extra peace of mind. We all need umbrellas when it rains! Ask for a Certificate of Insurance.
  • Establish a Relationship with a Contractor and entrust your equipment to his/her care. Create a feeling of friendship so that when the first emergency rears its ugly head, you’ll have someone nearby that truly cares. There’s definitely something to be said about being on a first name basis with the owner of a company that is small enough to know you and large enough to handle your needs. This way you’re not just a “number”, and you and the company both have a vested interest in succeeding.

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