OK, so you decided it’s time to install or replace hvac. What’s the procedure to locate a great installer. If you choose the correct company you will acquire a good, efficient unit that will keep your house cool and will treat your pocket book fairly. In the event that you pick the wrong installer, you will get offered an HVAC unit that makes a profit for the installer and costs you today and tomorrow in air conditioner repairs.
A great deal of the concern about picking an HVAC installer are the same as for any house repair. Is they person good at what he does? Is this person fair in his pricing? Is he concerned about the welfare of his clients? Will he be there in case you need help down the road?
Let me tell you a story. A friend relocated into a house that had a/c. He’d moved from California and had no expertise with central air conditioning. After a couple of years the a/c stopped working. He contacted a person that He found on Craig’s List, “Bargain HVAC Maintenance!” and had him show up and check out his system. The technician went over to the unit, whipped out a couple of gauges, and hooked them up. He told him that the system was broken and couldn’t be fixed. This person sold him a new unit. A couple of years later, in the spring, he switched on the Air Conditioning. At first it operated OK, after a few weeks it started shutting off and the building was warm. He contacted the previous installer but he was not in business. He then started doing research on Google. He found that the problem was actually that the condenser in the unit was totally obstructed with pollen from the cottonwood trees in the area. He cleared out the pollen and the unit functioned great. Which made him wonder, was that the problem the 1st time?
So, how to choose a good service provider? Google: air conditioning repair “your city”. When you pick an HVAC business, choose an established, local company. Call the companies and talk to them. What’s your feeling? How does the guy on the call seem? Is this someone you want in your house? Is this a person you could trust recommendations from? How experienced do they appear? How long have they been in business? How many HVAC repairs have these people done? The initial cost isn’t really the most important factor. The person that can bill a little more to show up, can only do that if he’s worth it over the long haul and have repeat business.
Look for testimonials on the companies website. Get recommendations from the business and contact them. Talk to your neighbors if they are familiar with this company and ask who they would recommend.
Typically, if your system is non-functional, you don’t have a great deal of time to look around. Additionally, on a repair you don’t know what the issue is until the technician is in your home, checking out your system. Your initial impression and the response from recommendations is your first avenue of defense against an unethical, inexperienced contractor. You are shopping for integrity as much as for price and capability. They are all essential.
If you are considering a new installation, shop around, get several bids on the job. Pick the business with the best reputation and then the best price.
Purchasing or servicing an air conditioning and furnace system could be a large investment. An established company recognizes that treating clients reasonably is what keeps them around. Their credibility is everything and they will work to keep this.