Hiring air conditioning service experts in Saratoga, NY, like hiring any other type of contractor, seems like a very intimidating process. It’s especially true if you haven’t done this before.
But it shouldn’t be that way! That is if you know what to look for. While the directory pages are filled with HVAC contractors. And the internet is virtually flooded with them. And it can be a little overwhelming sometimes. But follow these simple tricks and you will be able to weed out the good from the bad.
Companies can earn reputation, they can’t buy it. Look at review websites like the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for starters. Also take into consideration reviews on Google and other rating sites. But don’t put all your trust entirely on those. If an HVAC contractor is willing to sell you their services, chances are that company belongs to your community. Ask your friends, family and neighbors. And if you can find a company that your friends, family and neighbors recommend, give them a call. Hiring a locally owned and operated company is always a good idea. A local company is always more responsible than an out-of-state one. Calling an 800 number just to get you AC fixed shouldn’t happen in this age of competition.
HVAC technology, like any other technology, is improving every day. And a good company will update its technicians on latest developments. If a company discourages you to buy a more energy efficient equipment, or is unable to answer your questions in detail, look for somebody else. Credentials, in form of certifications and membership to professional organizations, means that the company is serious about the job it is doing. Ask them to estimate your home’s annual energy estimate with the equipment they are selling or servicing. If they can’t answer that, or other similar questions, you shouldn’t trust them with you AC.
Quality comes at a price. A contracting company is willing to a job for a substantially lower cost is not doing everything right . And as a result, you will to need to call someone else to do their job later. In many cases you might need to hire someone else to repair the damages the first company has done. The reason a contractor can provide substantially cheap service is because it is hiring inexperienced and unskilled technicians. Paying a little extra for a better quality service is a much better decision from a financial point of view.
Either way, call more than one company and ask them as many questions as possible.
We, at Albany Mechanical Services Inc., believe that we should only get your contract after we’ve gotten your trust. As a locally owned and operated company in Saratoga, NY and surrounding areas, we are striving to provide our customers with quality service. With more than 30 years of experience in HVAC maintenance, we are your local air conditioning service experts in Saratoga, NY. As members of reputed professional organizations like Saratoga Builders Association, we try our best to keep up the reputation. Give us a call at 518-273-5541 to see if we can gain your trust and your business.