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Finding the right air conditioning contractor is imperative to the maintenance or installation of your AC unit. An HVAC contractor plays a crucial role in your homes comfort, your family’s health and air quality. Finding a well-trained professional is essential.
Before you begin your search, it is helpful to know the model of your current system and the maintenance history – this will help the potential air conditioning contractor better understand your needs. Once you have this information you are ready to start calling around.
What To Look For In An Air Conditioning Contractor
However, there are a few things to keep in mind when seeking out an air conditioning contractor.
- Level of Experience
It is a good idea to find out how many years’ experience they have and if they are proficient with your type of air conditioner.Some questions to consider asking include:
- How many years have you been in business?
- What are the brands of AC units that you service?
- Do you have any areas of special expertise?
- Essential Paperwork
There are three important sections of paperwork that you need to make sure contractors have before hiring them. They include licensing, bonding and workers compensation. Make sure your contractor has all three, if any of these are missing at the end of the day, it will become your problem.Depending on where you live, your air conditioning contractor will need to be licensed by the state.A surety bond in the contract serves as a precaution against unfair dealings and a sort of insurance in case something goes wrong with the agreement.Workers compensation is there to protect you in case a worker gets injured while they are working on your property.
You want to make sure that your potential contractor has obtained the necessary permit(s) to do the job. Also, if you’re looking for new or replacement air conditioners be sure to find out what brands or manufacturers they carry.
- Emergency Repairs
You never know when your AC unit might give in, so make sure to select a contractor who offers an emergency service for those unexpected times. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric offer a 24-7 service with no extra charge on weekends. If this unfortunate incident happens to you, be sure to call them and one of their certified HVAC service technicians will be there in no time at all.
- Going Green
If the well-being of the environment is of a concern to you, find out about your potential contractor’s environmental friendliness. Ask what they do to promote water and energy conservation.
When choosing a contractor for your AC unit, make sure they tick all the boxes. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric is here to ensure that you experience the best in air conditioning services. Contact our Home Comfort Specialists today at 1-800-475-1504 to schedule a consultation.