When summer’s heat hits, it can be a true blessing to be able to keep the house cool and comfortable with central air conditioning. The downside is, when the air conditioning stops working, it can really throw us for a loop. When that happens, most of us want to get the air conditioning repaired very quickly. But how can you find the right air conditioning repair NYC technician? With so many to choose from, it can be daunting to try to weed out a good one from the not-so-good. This is so important, because a company or technician who is less than reputable could actually cause your unit more harm than good, leading you to have to continue to repair your air conditioner over and over. That can get very costly, let alone annoying! Here are some tips for selecting the right repair service for you.
Know the industry
Although it’s not necessary to have an intimate understanding of air conditioning units and how to fix them (if you knew that, you wouldn’t need to call in a repair service!) it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of HVAC services. The more you know about how thing work and what could potentially be the problem, the less likely it is that you will get taken advantage of. If you know how to talk the talk, in other words, you will be taken more seriously and the technician won’t try to pull the wool over your eyes.
Ask about the services they provide
When you contact an HVAC repair service, it’s always a good idea to get a clear idea of the kinds of services they offer. Ask specific questions and get a feel for how well they know the industry. If they give you vague answers or talk in circles, they are probably trying to avoid really answering you. That could be an indication that they don’t truly know what they are talking about. Explain to them what problem you are experiencing, and listen to their preliminary diagnosis. That will give you a lot of information as to whether they have a good understanding of HVAC system and, just as importantly, whether they have really listened to you. If they don’t have good listening skills, don’t hire them. You won’t be heard and there is a good chance they won’t communicate effectively with you.
Finally, always check a company’s credentials. Be sure they are licensed and insured. And always ask to speak to the actual person that will be working in your home. They should have a neat and professional appearance, as well as being friendly and willing to answer your questions.
Choosing the right HVAC repair service should be about finding one that is competent, experienced, safe, insured and personable. And never underestimate the power of a good word of mouth recommendation. Ask trusted family and friends for recommendations they may have for HVAC repair companies they may have used in the past. That’s a great way to ensure you are getting someone trustworthy and knowledgeable.