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How can I find the right AC contractor for me?

January 31, 2014

Steps to Picking the Right AC Contractor

Tampa AC RepairBefore you hire someone to install, maintain or repair your home’s AC unit, it is important to know that you have picked the right AC contractor for the job. The right contractor will be dependable, affordable and of course, knowledgeable but there are other factors that you should keep in mind as well. How highly is this contractor rated in your local area? How long have they been in business? Do they use the latest techniques or install the latest models? Will they be able to safely repair your unit or are they known for pushing new sales on their customers? These are all questions that you should have satisfactory answers to before the contractor even comes to your door.

Asking friends and neighbors about their own experiences is one way to check out the local AC contractors. Another way is to ask local professionals for their recommendations. Finally, using websites that provide professional reviews and recommendations without allowing advertisements can be another valuable tool to help find the right professional for your job. You should never feel bad about asking questions- you only want to have the best service providers in your home and you must be careful with the health and safety of your family as well.

Talking directly to the contractor should also help to answer some of your questions. Again, do not be afraid to ask questions even if you think they may sound harsh. Asking if a contractor is bonded is not being “nosy” and most of them are more than happy to provide all of the answers that you might need. Another good question to ask is if a free in-home consultation and written estimate will be provided. It is a good idea to get at least two of these estimates so that you can find the right service provider at the best price. Each contractor should also provide an estimated start date as well as an estimation of how long the work will take to be completed. Off season work will likely be faster to both schedule and complete and may also be cheaper as well while peak season work may take longer because of the demands of other customers.

Are you in need of a reliable heating contractor in the Tampa area? Call The Comfort Authority at 888-638-3792 and schedule a service call today!