These days, scheduling home services can be tough. You can't always take off from work just to meet the HVAC technician, and if they are just making some minor repairs or doing general maintenance to your system, you should not have to. Many HVAC technicians are happy to work on your system while you're not at home, but there are a few tips you will want to follow in this situation.
Make sure they have a key or you're able to let them in.
If you have a home security system, make sure you know about what time your HVAC tech will arrive so you can get on your smartphone and unlock the door for them. If you do not have a security system of this caliber, you can hide a key for them somewhere near your home and tell them where it is. Or, you can drop a key off at their office prior to the day of service.
Arrange payment beforehand.
You don't want to have your HVAC tech call you for payment when they're done working on your furnace and while you're still at work. Scrambling to arrange payment remotely at the last minute is a headache. So ask about this beforehand. Some easy ways to pay them would be to use a remote payment app, like PayPal, or to leave a check somewhere in the house for them. (This second option only works if you know what the service is going to cost beforehand.) If this is a company you have an established relationship with, they might not mind billing you and having you send payment a couple of days later, but do not assume this is the approach they will take unless you've confirmed it.
Clear the path.
Make sure the path to any heating equipment is clear. Remember, they will probably need to look at your thermostat and maybe even the air return vents while they are there, so move any furniture out from in front of these.
Secure your pets.
If you have pets, make sure they are out of the way of your HVAC tech for the day. You could lock your dog or cat in a certain room with food, water, and other essentials. Put a note on the door so the HVAC tech knows the pet is in there. Or take your pet to a pet daycare center or friend's home for the day.
With the tips above, you can easily have an HVAC tech from a company like Robison Air work on your home while you're away.