Air Conditioning Service | Common Myths
Watch out for these common myths when people hire their air conditioning service contractors.
While price matters, don’t let the initial price be the only consideration when choosing a heating and cooling contractor. As with most things in life, price is usually an indication of quality. And high quality is essential for a new heating and cooling system. The long term costs to own it usually far exceed the initial cost to buy it.
Another concern is that the low price you see advertised or are quoted may not be the price you end up paying. Some air conditioning service contractors offer an unrealistically low price to get the job and then pressure you into paying a lot more after starting.
It is our experience that the low priced contractor is rarely the best value. It usually ends up costing more, in terms of unreliable operation, an uncomfortable home, repeated visits to get problems resolved, higher utility bills, and even unsafe operation.
A good contractor will not only recommend “testing before” during the initial diagnostic process, he will also recommend “testing after”: quality control and commissioning inspections and tests to ensure that your new system will work properly. During negotiations, other contractors may claim to be able to do the same job as a good contractor, but for less money.
Be careful. Ask to see copies of their training certificates at a recognized duct system repair school. Ask what testing they will do to confirm things such as proper duct system air-tightness, system air flow, room by room air delivery, gas manifold pressure, combustion gas venting, and refrigerant gas charge. Ask what test instruments they own and will use on the job. Ask them to put everything in writing. A good contractor will have the answers.
Don’t Put Up With High Pressure Salespeople
As with any home improvement, watch out for high pressure salespeople. Automatically reject any air conditioning service company that tries to pressure you into signing a contract, or claims they overstocked on equipment and can therefore give you some kind of special “free” equipment offer. If you do get pushed into signing a contract, remember that consumer protection laws enable you to cancel under certain circumstances.
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