There are many areas that are blessed to have quite a number of local heating contractors. This is very important when you look for installation of heating equipment. Local heating contractors are easily reached, and will schedule an appointment at a time that suits you. This is not always true of regional or national contractors. Local heating contractors are also very reasonable in price, as there is a good amount of competition. You can very easily and quickly get three or four local heating contractors to give estimates of what a new heating unit will cost you. This makes it very easy to choose the brand of unit you want along with arranging a time for installation that is going to be suitable to you. You can also trust a licensed local heating contractor to do a good job for you. There are several reasons for this. First of all, the local heating contractor may advertise in the yellow pages or on television, and get business in this way, but local heating contractors depend heavily on word of mouth. Their reputation and customer satisfaction is very important to them, as there is no better way to get business than a customer referring the local heating contractor to his friends and acquaintances.