Now that you have decided to install a new air conditioning system in your home, it's time to find a reliable service provider to do the legwork for you. Here's what to look for when choosing a reliable service provider to work with.
A Proven Track Record
One of the most important things to look for when hiring a service provider to install your new air conditioning system is a proven track record. Don't rely on a handyman to install your system – make sure that the service provider you hire specializes in HVAC systems to ensure that they have the experience and knowledge necessary to properly install your system without making mistakes or oversights that might void your manufacturer's warranty.
Look for a service provider to work with that has an extensive portfolio and multiple references you can speak to personally to learn more about what you can expect from the provider. If a prospective service provider doesn't have the evidence to back up their experience claims, the chances are that their claims are exaggerated, and you may be more of a guinea pig than a customer when all is said and done.
You may be required to have your new air conditioning system permitted through your county, and an experienced HVAC contractor shouldn't have a problem making sure that you get the permits that you need before the installation process even begins. If you install a major component in your home such as an air conditioning system without the proper permits in place if they're needed, you risk being ticketed for the unpermitted work. This means that you'll likely end up spending a lot more money than necessary to maintain your new air conditioning system as time goes on. Hiring a service provider who is familiar with your county's permitting requirements will help ensure that all the laws are followed while installing your new air conditioning system, so you don't have to worry about paying fines later down the line.
Extended Warranty Options
While you can expect your new air conditioning system to come with some kind of manufacturer's warranty, you can't expect the warranty to cover much more than defects and malfunctions. But many HVAC contractors can offer you an extended warranty that will provide you with additional financial protection if something goes wrong with your new air conditioning system as it ages. Find a service provider to work with who can offer you an extended warranty option on your new air conditioning system so that you don't end up paying for repairs and part replacements during the next several years.
For more information, contact your local residential air conditioning service.