Getting A Good AC Technician
Every now and then you might need to install or repair your air conditioning unit. It could be because the AC is broken down or not working properly. Or maybe it’s just time to service your equipment, which means that a professional will come by and inspect it to make sure everything is running at peak condition. Maybe you want some new features added, such as Wi-Fi connectivity for controlling your AC from a smartphone app.
Where do you go? Who do you call? What questions should you ask? And most importantly – how can you make sure that this person – who will have access to the inside of your house – isn’t going to run off with your wallet, jewelry, and prized pet(s)?
Well…you’re about to find out. Just keep on reading.
How long have they been around?
The first thing you should do is take a look at the AC company’s website and profile, which will probably have plenty of information about their services and what they can offer you. Also check out social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., to see if anyone has left any reviews there. If it looks okay – not too shabby – then move on to the next part of our article.
If the website or social media pages don’t provide enough info for you, then turn to Google instead, where you can search for local HVAC companies in your area by typing in something along the lines of “HVAC companies near me.”
Choose An AC Technician With Solid Warranties
When you’re looking for an AC technician, it’s always a good idea to look at their warranties. A quality warranty means that your contractor is confident in the work they did and will offer full refunds if something goes wrong.
Figure Out What Type of Warranty You Need
You need to find out what type of warranty you need before going to hire a contractor. Some technicians offer only one-year warranties, while others guarantee their work with lifetime coverage. The best technicians offer 10-year or lifetime warranties on their work because they have complete confidence that the job was done correctly and won’t just leave you high and dry after a year or two. Ask around to get recommendations for reliable contractors who stand by their word with long warranties.
Be Aware of Cheap Warranties
You should be wary of cheap warranties. Some companies offer lifetime warranties that only cost a fraction of the price, but they will only cover you for a year or two. This is usually because their prices are so low that they can’t afford to give back more than a few hundred dollars if something goes wrong after a year or two. You’ll want to look for technicians who have full confidence in their own work and will take care of any issues that arise no matter how long it takes.
Talk To The Past Customers of the AC Company
One of the most important parts when looking for a new AC unit is asking for reviews and feedback from previous customers. This can be helpful in making sure that you do not get ripped off, and only work with someone who knows their stuff! Here are some tips to finding out how well they did:
- When researching the company, look at reviews online and see if there are any horror stories
- Ask friends and family members about what type of AC service they have used before, where it came from, and if they were satisfied with the company or product
- If you cannot find anything on Google Reviews or Angie’s List (or other reputable sites), chances are this business might be unreliable, so stay cautious!