If you’ve lived in Florida even just a few short months, then hopefully you understand the importance of caring for your air conditioner the right way. This means having a trained and experienced professional install, maintain, and when necessary, repair the system.
If your current air conditioner is reaching the end of its 10–15 year lifespan, and you’re considering a new AC installation but don’t have a contractor in mind, then this blog post is for you.
Sure, you could hire an amateur to help you with the installation, or an enthusiastic DIY neighbor of yours. But this will likely lead to system inefficiencies and other problems. So, what should you look for when seeking out a professionally trained AC installer? Read on!
First, Look at Their Experience
Perhaps you’re one of those homeowners who’s comfortable calling in any handyperson who happens to have a little bit of experience with electrical and mechanical device installation. But have you heard the phrase, “you get what you pay for”? It definitely applies when it comes to complex HVAC equipment and air conditioning services.
Our professionals go through years of education and hands-on training to ensure they manage everything as safely and effectively as possible. While air conditioners aren’t inherently dangerous, they have components that could be harmful if not managed properly, like refrigerant.
Do They Offer Comprehensive Services?
There are some HVAC companies out there who only offer one service or another—sales or repairs. There’s nothing wrong with this exactly, but the thing is … don’t you want a company who will come back out to service the system they sold you and installed if something goes wrong with it?
For your AC installation, look for a contractor who does it all: installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance!
Are They Available 24/7?
Since you’re looking for a contractor who does it all, you should also look for one who is available whenever you need them! Sure, you’re not going to get an air conditioner installed in the middle of the night, but you could very well have an AC problem or even a breakdown during one of the hottest days of the year, and for that you want a trusted resource to turn to.
Look, emergencies never happen at a “convenient” time, so you want a team who will respond swiftly. Looking for this quality in your air conditioner installer right from the beginning sets your air conditioner up for success for the years to come.
Lastly, Check Out What Their Current Customers Have to Say
Usually, the best indication of what you can expect from a home services company comes from their reviews. What are their current customers saying? This will give you an accurate picture about the company you’re about to hire.
When it comes down to it, your HVAC contractor should have your best interests at heart—caring about your long-term comfort and savings. AC installation is not a “one and done” service with our team!