Are you ready to install a new air conditioning unit at your home?
Whether you’re building from scratch or renovating an existing property, you want to make sure your HVAC systems are expertly installed. After all, these are the units that will be responsible for keeping your home comfortable, safe, and efficient.
Partnering with the right AC installers can make a world of difference. As you interview your top local companies, here are six questions that can help you start conversations and find the answers you need.
1. What AC Services Do You Offer?
Does the team in question only offer HVAC installation? What about repairs? Do they offer a regular AC tune-up service plan?
Before you commit to hiring an HVAC company, make sure they can offer the full breadth of services you require. Remember to think long-term, keeping in mind all of the support you may need throughout the lifespan of your systems.
2. Are You Licensed and Insured?
Working with an AC unit can be dangerous, and you want to make sure the team you hire is fully covered at every turn. Never hire any business that isn’t licensed and insured, even if the price they offer you is lower.
Ask about these credentials, and request to see a copy if necessary.
3. Are Your Technicians Trained and Certified?
You don’t want just anyone to work on your HVAC unit. The people you trust to come to your home to inspect, clean, and repair your units should be trustworthy, professional, and excellent communicators. They should also be extensively trained and certified in the equipment they’re maintaining.
Ask how the company trains its employees, and what type of refresher/continuing education they are required to pursue. They should be up-to-date on all industry codes, regulations, and other specifications.
4. How Long Have You Been in Business?
Everyone has to start somewhere, but you don’t want your house to be the first one a brand-new HVAC professional works on. Before signing on the dotted line, ask them to share how long they’ve worked in the industry.
Then, dig a little deeper. How long have they been in your local area? Have they always specialized in HVAC work? Learn as much as possible about their history and reputation before moving forward.
5. Can I See Reviews?
Research shows that 84% of people now trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations from friends and family members.
It’s always helpful to ask your loved ones if they have any AC installers they’d recommend. However, it’s also important to ask your prospective teams to share any reviews or testimonials they have from past clients. This is a good way to gauge how your own project might go!
At Schwartz Air Conditioning and Heating, we’re so proud of our glowing reviews, we put the feedback right on our home page!
6. What Is the Cost and Timeline?
You should never feel forced to commit to a project without knowing the total cost, as well as how long it will take. Ask each installer to give you an estimate of their work, along with a schedule.
Then, you can compare the quotes to see how each one stacks up. Remember that while the price is important, quality work is more important, so resist the urge to choose based on dollar signs alone.
Contact Our AC Installers Today
Now that you know a few basic questions to ask us, are you ready to contact our team of AC installers today? This is an important hiring decision and you want to make sure you’re working with people you can trust.
We’ve worked extensively in the greater Sarasota, FL area and we are proud of the reputation that precedes us. Contact us today and we’ll answer all of these questions and more!