What You Should Know When Choosing an Air Conditioning Company
It used to be that you’d move to a new neighborhood and there would be a guy — maybe two guys competing with one another — that were capable of installing your air conditioner. In the modern world of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) companies, however, a quick search on Google will tell you just how many companies are out there reading to install an air conditioning unit. So how can you decide which of the three dozen HVAC companies or AC contractors in your area is the one you’re ready to work with?
The answer is simple and complex at the same time. It’s simple because you simply have to ask them some questions, but it’s complex because asking three dozen companies a half dozen questions apiece can take the better part of an afternoon. When determining how to choose an air conditioning company, here are some things to keep in mind:
Is the air conditioning company insured?
Also called ‘bonded’, a properly insured contractor or company will be able to pay for any damage they incur to your home in the installation process if something should go wrong. Simply put, working with an uninsured/unbonded air conditioning company is like playing scratch lotto, but in negative numbers — it’s likely nothing will go wrong, but if it does, you’re suddenly out four or five digits and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Are they certified with the specific make and model you’re having installed?
Certification simply means that they’ve proven that they know what they’re doing. Many contractors, especially the less expensive ones, know the basic process, but they might not know the specific details associated with your make and model — they’re not certified. Working with a certified AC installer makes it a lot less likely that you’ll need that bond/insurance we just discussed.
Has the air conditioning company been in business for a while?
“A while” might seem a bit vague, but it’s a mostly subjective question. There is no hard-and-fast rule that says ‘every HVAC contractor that’s been in business for four years is a good one’ — but by and large, crappy contractors don’t stay in the business for long. Look for someone who’s been around for a while and you’re much more likely to find excellent (and prompt) customer service.
How many people work at the air conditioning company and/or how busy are they?
Much like the length of time question above, this can tell you a lot about the installer’s business sense. An installer that is busy is generally an installer that is doing well, which often means they’re getting referrals. That in turn means people are happy with their work, which means you’re likely to be happy as well.
Does the air conditioning company employ in-house technicians or do they outsource their work?
Some companies outsource their work when they get busy to questionable subcontractors who may or may not have the qualifications to install your air conditioner. Make sure you’re dealing with one that uses only in-house HVAC technicians.
Air King takes pride in our ability to meet the individual needs of every customer. Our network of highly skilled and dedicated personnel are ready to deliver, install and service your equipment. We welcome the opportunity to deliver and install the best equipment available, at the lowest prices and in a timely manner.
Air Conditioning Services
When the weather heats up, cooling down is a must. To stay cool, you need reliable AC services from a company you can trust. Look no further than The Air King.
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Air Duct Cleaning
Air ducts are an essential part of any building. They regulate airflow and temperatures and help create clean, breathable air. To keep your air ducts working great, they need regular cleaning, and there’s no better team for the job than the experts here at The Air King.
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Residential Furnace Services
Your home deserves the absolute best—and your furnace is no exception. When it comes to heating your home, the furnace is essential. That’s why you need The Air King.
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Indoor Air Quality
When you need a breath of fresh air, call The Air King, the best local air quality testing experts. We’re a highly trained and extensively experienced team of professionals, and we have what it takes to accurately and efficiently test your inside air quality.
Our hardworking team members will give it one hundred percent to ensure you have the best possible experience, and we won’t quit until you’re completely satisfied.Learn More
When you need the best heating services around, the choice is obvious. Only The Air King provides you with the superior heating work you need and the friendly service you deserve, all at a price you can afford. We’re a skilled and dedicated team of professional furnace contractors with the experience and talent necessary to handle all your heating issues.
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Heat Pump Service
It’s imperative to ensure that your heat pumps are working safely, efficiently, and effectively. After all, a heat pump is essential for regulating temperatures in any building.
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Emergency Air Conditioning Repair
When you need to cool down, there’s only one company to call—The Air King.
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Emergency Heating Repair
When you need heating repair, you need it fast. After all, no one wants to be shivering cold in their home. Luckily, you have the speedy, skilled, and efficient team here at The Air King for all your emergency furnace repair needs. We’ll be there on the double to give you the excellent service you deserve at a price you can afford.
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Heated Driveway Installation
The Air King is the top choice for heated driveway installations that provide added safety and convenience throughout the snowy months. Property owners seeking efficient and stress-free ways to maintain a clear driveway or parking lots during winter rely on us for seamless solutions.
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Air Conditioning Contractor
Improving your building’s comfort level and energy efficiency is easy when The Air King is your air conditioning contractor. With years of industry experience, we offer comprehensive services covering all aspects of your air conditioning system.
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