How to Hire an Air Conditioning Repair Service

There’s certainly no shortage of companies that claim t0 be professional air conditioning repair service companies in the Sarasota area. Just perform a Google search in the area for air conditioning repair and you’ll end up with millions of results. Though it is obvious that not all of these results are for individual HVAC contractors in the area, the number does show that finding a good quality repair and service company can be quite the daunting task if you are unsure where to start. By keeping the following guidelines in mind, you can avoid hiring the wrong air conditioning maintenance company and wasting your precious time and money.

  1. Ask for referrals. The most convenient and trustworthy source for information that we have is who we know. Ask friends, family and neighbors for those that they would recommend.
  2. Do your homework. Don’t take it for granted that just because somebody you know gave you the guy’s name that he is the right choice. Check his credentials, his license and his insurance and confirm that he is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau before hiring. Ask the contractor for a list of referrals.
  3. Call those referrals. Ask them about their installation process and customer service, the timeliness of the project and overall experience.
  4. Get a written, detailed estimate. Make sure that any work bids or estimates are itemized and include details like costs, energy efficiency, equipment and manufacturer’s model numbers and any warranties. This will allow you to compare apples to apples when figuring what’s your best deal. Make sure that all bids and contracts are signed by both you and the HVAV contractor.


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