Your air conditioning system is likely one of biggest investments you’ll make for your home. Because the intricate systems are expensive, it’s important to do your research before choosing an air conditioning company. You’ll want to select a company that will efficiently address your heating and cooling needs in a timely and professional manner. There are numerous factors you’ll want to consider before making the decision, but here some crucial do’s and don’ts.
How to Choose a Reliable Air Conditioning Company
DO: Take your time to research multiple air conditioning companies.
One of the biggest disservices you can do to yourself (and your home) is lackadaisically choosing an air conditioning company to repair or install the system. Even if the first company you research seems to be the right fit, take a little extra time to compare at least two other companies.
DON’T: Assume all air conditioning companies are the same.
All air conditioning companies are not created equal. Air conditioning companies can differ drastically when it comes to factors such as cost, work ethic, and professionalism, so don’t assume they’re all alike.
DO: Hire licensed or certified technicians.
Hiring a certified technician is the way to go. Certified technicians are guaranteed to have the proper training so you’ll know your AC is in good hands.
DON’T: Hire an unlicensed contractor.
This should be a given, but some people will look to unlicensed contractors for AC repair because they will office cheaper rates. Although their rates may be cheaper, you could pay in the long run if they provide shoddy work. Even worse, if an unlicensed contractor is injured at your house, you could be responsible.
DO: Pay attention to see if a technician brings up diagnostic testing.
Properly trained technicians should always stress the importance of diagnostic testing and a good technician will always bring up testing before trying to sell you something. Wait and see if they address diagnostic testing before bringing the subject up.
DON’T: Choose a company who gives you a quote without diagnostic testing.
Air conditioning companies should never quote you a price on something without diagnostic testing—if they do, it’s likely that they just want to upsell you on new equipment you may not need.
DO: Meet with technicians in person.
There is no way even the most trained technician can properly assess an issue with your AC over the phone.
DON’T: Buy a new AC system over the phone.
This is a bad idea. Before buying a new air conditioning system, it’s important to have a trained technician visit your home to discuss your options, evaluate the size of your home, and uncover and solve any pre-existing problems.
Engineered Air is the Right AC Contractor For Your HVAC System
These are just a few factors to take into consideration when choosing the right air conditioning company. Take the time to do some research and go with a qualified team like Engineered Air who is both experienced and trustworthy. Dedicated to providing premier heating and cooling services to Southeast Florida since 2003, Engineered Air is here for all of your heating and cooling needs. To learn more about Engineered Air, click here, or read more about HVAC systems here.