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?