How to Choose an A/C Contractor
by The Cooling Company, on Jan 30, 2014 6:25:05 AM
When it comes to heating and cooling your home or business, getting the job done right the first time is of utmost importance. You don't want it to be something that will give out halfway through the winter, or that you'll have to redo once every summer. So how do you choose the best contractor for the job? Just grabbing the phone book and dialing the first number under "Air Conditioner Contractor" isn't necessarily the best way to go.
Valuable Tips To Pick The Right AC Contractor
1. Research the Options
Study up on the requirements, such as insurance and licensing, for contractors in your state. Ask your friends, neighbors, family and co-workers for referrals; they may be able to give you names of contractors they used that they would recommend, as well as those that they would advise you NOT to call. Make sure to find out what they liked about them and what they didn't. You can always look online for providers and check out the reviews as well. Lastly, anytime you speak with a contractor, ask them for references and then call the references to get more information on their experience.
2. Expect Certain Levels of Credibility
You want to make sure that the contractor you hire is credible, reliable, drug free and has quality experience. So when you start really going through your list of licensed possibilities, ask the contractors you're speaking with about their experience and policies: How many years has their business existed? What kind of liability insurance do they have? Do they have a refund policy? The Cooling Company is an excellent Las Vegas example of a cooling contractor that has over 40 years combined experience with credibility and a host of happy customer testimonials.
3. Conversations You Should Have
A good contractor, such as The Cooling Company, will come to your home to inspect it and give you an accurate estimate, asking about more than just the climate and the square footage, such as the insulation levels, occupancy, home orientation and window layout. It is also important to notice if the contractor runs the various options by you. If he presents you with a list of things that can be done, providing the variables each one entails, this will give you the information you need so you can make an educated decision.
4. Polite and Professional
Customer service is important, and finding someone that you are comfortable hiring can make a huge difference in how you feel about them working for you. If you speak with a contractor who is rude, demanding, high-pressure selling you, or otherwise unprofessional, then quickly move on. Look for the company that is listening to your needs and not just pushing the most expensive equipment.
The Cooling Company fits well into all these categories. Our Las Vegas team of licensed experts are professional, reliable and trustworthy. So whether you have the opportunity to hire The Cooling Company or a similar contractor who is equally qualified, following these tips in hiring a professional is sure to help you find the best company to fulfill your needs.