When it comes to air conditioning services, you really don’t want anyone but a qualified professional handling your system. Having the wrong person handle your air conditioner, or trying to maintain it yourself, can damage the system at best and cause serious injury at worst. Don’t take the chance of doing that just to save some money.
Not every air conditioner contractor is the same, though. Some are quite a bit better than others when it comes to the quality of their services. For that reason, you should look for the following three things when choosing an air conditioning contractor.
ONE: Good Reviews
HVAC companies live and die by word of mouth recommendations, as do most smaller companies these days. Before you hire an HVAC contractor to take care of your air conditioning system, have a look at their reviews online and make sure that they’re positive. If a company has loads of good reviews, you can be reasonably sure that they will live up to your own expectations for your air conditioning service. We have a 4.98/5 star review average out of 44 verified customer reviews.
TWO: Maintenance Agreements
Preventive maintenance is a key part of keeping your air conditioning system healthy from year to year. Scheduling maintenance for your system on a regular basis can reduce the odds of a serious issue affecting your air conditioner by up to 90%, and increase its energy efficiency by up to 40%. If you’re looking for a new air conditioning contractor, it’s worth checking to see if they have a maintenance agreement to help make your annual air conditioning costs easier to absorb.
Our own maintenance package includes:
- One full system cleaning each year ($130 value)
- One tune-up (six months later) each year ($69 value)
- Reduced service call diagnostic fee for $59 all year
- No overtime/after-hours fees
- 10% discount on repairs
- Priority, front-of-line service
These are all great ways to improve your air conditioning service throughout the year.
HVAC services in general are not cheap, but they are necessary to live comfortably in this hot and humid environment. Many companies will offer promotions on air conditioning and other services to help incentivize homeowners to get the services they need. If you’re looking at a contractor, and they have some good promotions that you’re actually going to use, then it’s probably worth giving them a shot. We currently have a promotion going for $50 off of any repair cost!
These are just a few of the many ways you can tell the good contractors from the bad. If your contractor meets the above three points, though, then it’s safe to say that they’ll meet expectations in plenty of other ways. So what are you waiting for? Get started on finding the best contractor to take care of your air conditioning system today.
The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. offers a full range of air conditioning services in Tampa, FL. If you need an air conditioner installed or serviced, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.