When you have problems with your AC, it can be risky to try fixing it yourself unless you have a good understanding of HVAC systems. Therefore, it’s best to leave the job to a professional. However, that is not so simple either. You need to carefully select the right professional if you don’t want to end up wasting your money.
Here are some tips to live by when choosing an AC repair contractor:
Never hire an unlicensed AC repair contractor because that means they are operating illegally. A license is mandatory to make sure these people’s work meets safety and quality standards. To acquire a license, HVAC contractors need to keep upgrading their skills and knowledge to deliver the best result in their service.
No matter how skilled your contractor may be, there is still a risk of accident. This is why insurance is required to make sure your contractor takes full responsibility if something gets out of hand. Also, an insured contractor probably indicates that they care a lot about the safety of their team.
Do not rely on the testimonials posted on the contractor’s website because those might be made-up. Try getting real reviews from people you know. You can also search for reviews on the website forum.
Testimonials are great to help you judge your prospective contractors. But it is not wise to choose your AC repair contractor solely from the testimonials you read. Use them to list your candidates, but make the final choice yourself.
Consider Multiple Candidates
One choice is never enough. You need at least three candidates to send you a proposal. From the proposals, you can make a comparison between them before finally choosing the best one.
Notice How They Bid
A professional contractor would never give you an estimate or bid before understanding the problem. They would require you to tell them about the issue first. After that, they will send you a printed proposal with detailed information about what they plan to do and how much it will cost.
Never say yes to any bid proposed over the phone as you would have no strong legal standing. It is also best to avoid a contractor who makes a bid before knowing the problem. If this happens, it is most likely a scam.
Determine Their Competence Level
After receiving proposals, ask each candidate some questions regarding the service they offer. You need to see which one is the most competent with the AC problem you have.
Ideally you can get an AC repair contractor with a lot of skill and knowledge in green energy or energy efficiency. This may save you more money in the long run, while also saving the environment.
Repairing your AC can save you from buying an entirely new unit, but only if you hire a good AC repair contractor. Hiring a cheap, unprofessional contractor will only bring you bigger problems in the future.
ECM Air Conditioning, with its headquarters located in Boynton Beach, FL, provides air conditioning services within Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County. If you’re having issues with your HVAC system, we’re on-call and ready to assist you with your air conditioning needs. So if you’re in need of AC service, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an air conditioning service call diagnostic! Our AC service experts will diagnose any issues that may be occurring with your HVAC system and help to repair your AC issue on the spot.
Best of all, because ECM is the largest AC company in South Florida, our 69,000 square foot local warehouse facility houses over $1 million in inventory and fully stocks our 127 vehicles on the road, making us one of the very few AC service companies capable of repairing most issues right on the spot. That means no waiting and no downtime without air conditioning for you and your family in the blistering Florida heat! Call us at 561-295-1763 or contact our AC service team online by clicking here.
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