You should always take online air conditioner reviews with a grain of salt
Are you scouring the internet for air conditioner, gas furnace or heat pump reviews? You may want to take the reviews that you do find with a grain of salt.
There’s no doubt about it. A new HVAC system is a big investment. When you go to buy a new system, you want to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck. With the ever-increasing influence of the internet on the purchases we make, you may want to go to Google and type in “air conditioner reviews” in order to start things off. Actually, the first place you should start is with your contractor.
Recommendations, installation and maintenance will most likely be taken care of by your contractor. That is why you SHOULD turn to online reviews, BUT for your local contractors.
It’s hard to run from a bad online reputation. Slowly, but surely, online reviews are going to become even more important than word-of-mouth recommendations.
After you start calling your local contractors, here are some red flags that can alert you to a contractor that may not be the right person for the job.
- Quotes given over the phone or on the back of a business card.
- Offers a “too-good-to-be-true” price.
- Doesn’t perform a load calculation and chooses equipment size based on existing equipment.
- Doesn’t ask questions about your HVAC system expectations.
- They do not inspect your ductwork or go over your indoor air quality options.
Get started off on the right foot. Do some research. Know which questions to ask. Be satisfied that your heating and air conditioning equipment is going to perform well and last long.
What other qualities do you look for in a good HVAC contractor?
I completely agree with your points. It is true that online reviews have surpassed mouth to mouth recommendations in terms of reputation. As a result, online reviews are crowded with fake and real ones. The best way is to do extensive research and then come to a conclusion.
It is good to be learning about air conditioning reviews. I am glad to know that finding a contractor from online reviews is becoming more and more popular. Getting bids from several contractors would be a good thing to do before finding someone to provide your air conditioning review. This way, you can find someone who can provide the help that you specifically need.
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