Air conditioner not working? Your HVAC contractor still matters.
Oh no! It happens… your air conditioner stops working during the hottest time of the year. Yes, it is tempting to go with the person who has the first availability or offers the lowest price, but this could end up costing you more money AND time without air conditioning in the future. Here’s a refresher on the things you should look for in the right air conditioning contractor.
- Check out references. It’s hard to run from negative reviews. Get references, check out online review platforms and select a contractor who has a positive history with customers.
- Don’t just go with the contractor who offers the lowest price. It takes a lot of overhead costs to run a reputable heating and air conditioning business. These costs may be reflected in the amount of money you have to pay for their services. Just remember, many times more money upfront means less money down the road.
- Make sure they service your equipment. Different brands require different training. Make sure you find the contractor who works on the brand you have in your home or would like in your home.
This is what you should do at the bare minimum. Review sites, like Angie’s List, offer a great resource for homeowners looking for the right contractor. You may have to pay a small fee to see the reviews, but it will be well worth it when your air conditioner kicks back on.
So, tell me, where do you go for online reviews?