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How To Choose An Air Conditioning Contractor In South Florida

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In South Florida’s hot and humid climate, air conditioners are essential in any home. The comfort and well-being of your home rely on a fully functional AC unit, so that is why it is crucial to only hire a professional air conditioning contractor for any air conditioner maintenance, repairs, and installations.

Reasons To Only Use Professional Air Conditioner Contractors

When it comes to installation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioners, there is no room for compromise. There are several reasons that amateurs must not tamper with your air conditioner, including:


Air conditioners have many movable parts and rely on dangerous gases and electricity to work. Professional contractors are qualified and experienced to install, maintain, and repair air conditioners safely.

License And Certification

Professional contractors are familiar with the Florida Building Code and are licensed and certified to install, maintain, and repair air conditioner units.


Professional contractors carry the necessary insurance in the event of an unforeseen accident. The insurance usually covers any injury to persons on the premises and damage to assets that may occur on your property while the contractors are working on your unit.

Some insurance companies also insist that professionals install air conditioners if they are to be included in household insurance policies.


Air conditioners come with warranties that protect against defects in materials or workmanship. Manufacturers usually insist on professional installation for the air conditioner warranty to be valid.

Customer Peace Of Mind

By hiring only professionals to install, maintain or repair your AC unit, you are assured of:

  • A quality service.
  • Efficient troubleshooting, and prompt repairs.
  • Cost savings, as the job will be done right, the first time.
  • Optimal performance of the AC unit.

7 Things To Look For When Choosing An Air Conditioning Contractor

Many people claim to be legitimate air conditioner contractors but do not deliver on their promises. To ensure that you are choosing the right contractor for your needs, follow these seven tips:

1. Check Their Certification

Ensure that the contractor you choose is certified, licensed, and insured to work on air conditioners in Florida. They need to be familiar with all the regulations and codes that The Florida Building Code requires. They also need to be fully insured to cover costs in the unfortunate event of injury or asset damage.

A fully qualified, licensed, and insured contractor will not hesitate to comply if you ask to verify their credentials. Be wary of contractors who refuse your request.

2. They Must Have Experience

Air conditioners come in various models, shapes, and sizes. A contractor with a few years of experience will most likely have worked on most of the models on the market. An AC contractor with experience will also be able to troubleshoot effectively and trace and repair faults much more efficiently than an amateur. When hiring an AC contractor you should confirm with them that all junior technicians on site are supervised by a senior technician.

3. They Must Offer Home Evaluations

A professional contractor will evaluate the home/premises before committing to installing an air conditioner unit. They will assess the square footage of the area and note where all the windows and doors are situated before they recommend a unit and the area where it will be most efficient.

4. Do Your Research

Before deciding on a contractor, research multiple platforms for references and reviews. Apart from social media platforms, you can:

  • Ask for references from previous clients.
  • Check out their website and read reviews the clients have left.
  • Word-of-mouth testimonies of jobs they have done are also a very valuable source of information that will guide you when deciding.

5. Get The Contract And Cost Estimate In Writing

Always insist on a written contract and accurate cost estimate. Professional contractors can provide you with both and are happy to do so. Be wary of technicians that prefer “verbal agreements” and refuse to give written contracts and cost estimates.

6. Good Communication Skills

Respected air conditioner contractors happily engage with their clients. They always conduct themselves professionally and treat their clients with respect. Ensure that as the client you will always have access to the person in charge of your project, and that they are readily available to answer any questions or queries you may have, to your satisfaction.

7. Cheaper May Not Be Better

Do not be tempted to choose the contractor that offers you the cheapest quotation. They may not necessarily be the best option. Do your homework before making any decisions. Professional contractors have the experience to factor in all the necessary materials that will be needed, and the time it will take, to perform the task. Amateurs often try to quote as cheaply as possible, leaving the client with “unexpected” extra costs that they did not budget for.

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