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Purchasing and having a new air conditioner installed isn’t a decision you want to rush into lightly. After all, the air conditioner is an integral component of your home. You rely on it to keep your home cool and comfortable when the temperatures are high. For your new air conditioner to work properly and efficiently, it needs to be installed correctly. For that, you need a great air conditioner installer. Here are seven qualities to look for when choosing an air conditioner installation company.

Licensed and Insured

Air conditioner technicians need to be licensed. Not only that, but their licensing needs to be up-to-date. Their license shows that they’ve gone through a training program and know their stuff and are qualified to do the job. The company that they work for should be registered with the state they perform their services in.

In addition to being licensed, the technician should also be insured. Insurance protects them, as well as you if they get hurt while installing your air conditioner. Again, you can ask to see this information to verify that they’re insured.

Experienced

Installing an air conditioner is no small job. If not done correctly, you could be left with an air conditioner that doesn’t function properly. A poorly performing air conditioner results in an uncomfortable home and an uncomfortable family. Your air conditioner should be installed by someone who is highly experienced. Before hiring an installer, ask how many years of experience they have done the job. This can help you to decide if they are the right fit for you.

Reputable

Before choosing an air conditioner installer, check their reputation. Thanks to the internet, this is easy to do. Take a look at the installer’s reviews online. There are several places to find reviews, including Google, Yelp, and Home Advisor. Check out the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and see what the installer’s rating is and if there are any complaints about them. You can also ask the installer for references from previous jobs that they have done.

Knowledgeable

Your air conditioner installer should be knowledgeable about several different types of makes and models of air conditioners, not just one or two. Not only that, but they should be able to work on a variety of different types of air conditioners as well. This includes the newest energy-efficient models. They should be able to help you understand the differences between the models of air conditioners as well as the pros and cons of each one. With in-depth knowledge, they can help you to choose the right type of air conditioner to meet the needs of you, your family, and your home.

Responsive

When you contact and air conditioner installer, they should provide you with a prompt reply. A quick response conveys professionalism and shows that they care about your business. If the installer ignores your contact, even after a few phone calls or emails, they should be avoided. If they don’t respond when you’re only looking for a quote, what happens when you need them to service your air conditioner after it’s installed? You want someone who is going to respond to you right away when you need them, whether it’s for a quote or service.

Provides an In-Home Estimate

An air conditioner installer shouldn’t assume the size of the air conditioner your home needs, even if you provide them with the square footage of your home. Square footage is just one of the determining factors. Several other factors go into figuring out the exact size of the air conditioner that your home needs. A quality air conditioner installer will come out to your home before offering an estimate. They will take measurements of your home and assess the different factors, such as the number of windows you have, which way the windows face, and the existing insulation.

Offers Fair Pricing

Once you have the estimate, you want to make sure that the installer is providing you with a fair price. You don’t want to pay too much, but someone offering you a very low price should be regarded with caution as well. To make sure that you’re getting a fair price, you should get about three estimates from different companies. This will allow you to compare prices, and other qualities, to make sure that you choose the best installer for you.

You shouldn’t hire just anyone to install your air conditioner. A qualified, experienced technician with the above qualities is crucial for ensuring that your air conditioner is installed correctly so that it keeps you and your family cool when you need it.

 

Billy Henley
Billy Henley is the Vice President of Operations for BHI Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Before becoming vice president, he worked six years in the field as a service technician and has over ten years of experience working in the industry. Billy often shares his knowledge about plumbing and HVAC issues on industry publications.

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