Air conditioning repairs are more common this time of year than you’d think. With warm weather likely gone until spring, you have lots of time to get any problems with your air conditioner fixed. Many homeowners were forced to run their systems during the hot weather even though they may have evinced problems: anything from a comparative lack of cooling power to an odd noise that just won’t go away. Those problems will need to be addressed before you need your air conditioner again in the spring.
While you can usually spot the signs that something is wrong with your system, you should never attempt to diagnose or repair a faulty air conditioner yourself. A professional service is required to conduct air conditioning repairs the right way. But how do you choose the right one? We have plenty of options in our neck of the woods, and most companies can handle basic AC repairs with a modicum of confidence. But when it comes to your home, you want to make sure the problem is fixed the right way every time. Accordingly, you should select your AC repair technician with a few key questions in mind. We’ve presented three of them below:
1. Who Are They Affiliated With?
Good word of mouth means a lot when it comes to a reliable AC service, and that starts with positive reviews from happy customers on places like Yelp!. But quality companies will offer much more than that. The official endorsements of companies that produce air conditioners (such as Honeywell and Mitsubishi) is a mark in their favor, as is any endorsements from local Chambers of Commerce.
But there are two specific affiliations from sterling third parties that you should always watch for. The first is the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the gold standard for determining quality companies for decades. The other is NATE, which stands for North American Technician Excellence. They provide objective testing services for air conditioning companies, and their endorsement signals a first-rate company to work with.
2. Have They Been Around Awhile?
There’s nothing wrong with being a freshly minted company. We were all beginners at some point and indeed, companies with just a few years service may be quite eager to prove themselves. But a company that has been around for a long period of time–say a couple of decades–has a track record for success that you can rely on. It means they have a loyal customer base who has come back to them again and that the quality of their work has allowed them to succeed.
3. Do They Offer Estimates Up Front?
This is perhaps the most important aspect of any repair company worth its salt. Reputable companies will offer estimates up front and stand by their work. That way, you know how much is involved before any work begins and you won’t receive any nasty surprises in the middle of repairs.
For quality air conditioning repair services throughout the Avon, OH area, call the friendly pros at Westland Heating & Air today!