18 Nov Choosing the Right Air Conditioning Company in Southeast Michigan
For many homeowners in Ann Arbor, Dexter, or other areas of Southeast Michigan, choosing a reputable HVAC company is not easy. Regardless of whether you need a new A/C unit installed or service on your existing equipment, you want a highly skilled, trained professional to ensure your comfort – and that you are not wasting good money on a bad investment. At Haley Mechanical, we urge you to check out our suggestions below to ensure you are not the victim of a scam.
First, ask for business credentials. It is a good idea to ask the HVAC company you are considering to provide you with insurance information and a business license. Even if you are checking out a handful of air conditioning & heating companies, be sure to get this information. A uniform and company vehicle do not always indicate the business is legitimate, and you may also want to call the insurance company to verify coverage in case of an accident.
How does the community view the company? A good reputation is important, and you can quickly find out about the HVAC companies you are checking out by asking friends, co-workers, family, even neighbors who may have done business with the companies you are considering. Additionally, be sure to inquire about past clients and obtain contact information for references; you may also want to check out company reviews on Google and Yelp.
Written estimates and contracts are essential. Shopping around for the best deal is nothing unusual. However, you want to beware of companies who request money in advance or offer limited “specials” on components or services. Compare prices, and know that if a technician asks that you pay the entire amount of the installation or repair project in advance, it could be a scam. Get a written, signed estimate before signing a service contract, and also inquire as to whether the HVAC company offers labor and parts warranties.
Do technicians train in the latest technologies? Reputable cooling & heating companies have highly skilled technicians who participate in ongoing training in the latest HVAC technologies, EPA regulations, and maintenance/repair. Don’t be intimidated; ask the technician about his/her training and whether he or she is familiar with the air conditioning system you currently have. If you are considering the installation of a brand new system, make certain the technician is qualified to service the brand you choose.
An HVAC system is a big investment; repairs can be costly too. At Haley Mechanical, we want to help homeowners in Southeast Michigan feel confident in the companies and technicians they choose to install or service a cooling and heating system. Your comfort is important, and your hard-earned dollars should not go to waste! Contact us today for all of your home comfort needs.