Spring is well underway, and we are already thinking about the upcoming hot season and scorching days. So, it’s time to consider installing an air conditioning system to stay cool all summer long. Since your new system will have an average lifespan of 10 to 20 years, it is crucial to choose the right contractor for installation and post-sales service.
Here are 5 questions to ask before hiring an air conditioning contractor.
1: Does the contractor have experience and a good reputation?
Don’t hesitate to search the internet for reviews about the contractor you’re interested in. It is easy today to find out whether customers have a positive or negative opinion about a contractor.
People don’t hesitate to leave comments about their experiences, and it can give you a good idea. Also, an established company that has been in business for several years will ensure a certain level of experience, which is important for installing an air conditioning system.
2: Does the contractor show interest in your needs?
Does your contractor ask you questions about your needs, or do they just try to sell you their most expensive product?
Each household has different air conditioning needs, and it is important to install a system that precisely meets your requirements. There is no point in installing a system that is too powerful for the size of your house or, on the other hand, won’t adequately cool all the rooms in your home.
3: Does the contractor offer custom solutions?
In line with the previous question, pay attention to the proposals from your contractor. Can they offer you custom solutions or personalize their services based on your constraints or needs?
4: Does the contractor provide a free estimate?
When it comes to a significant investment like installing an air conditioning system, a free on-site estimate is essential. You don’t want to face a surprise bill after the work is done. So, it is important that your contractor takes the time to discuss what will be installed and provide you with an idea of the installation costs through a quote.
5: Does the contractor offer good after-sales service?
You definitely don’t want your contractor to disappear once your air conditioning system is installed. Feel free to ask questions about the after-sales services. Does the contractor offer any warranties? How much will potential repairs cost? What are the available contact hours in case of issues?
If you have concerns during your discussion with your prospective air conditioning contractor and they don’t seem to be able to address your doubts, trust your instincts.
If you are considering installing an air conditioning system or simply need information, don’t hesitate to contact us!