It can be easy to freeze up when a service professional finally comes to your home to install an air conditioner. We all know that feeling when all the questions you had previously thought up are gone and you just say that it “looks good.” Then the frustration kicks in when there’s a problem later on and you remember that it has to do exactly with the question you forgot to ask!
So, here’s a list of some really good questions to ask a technician when they come to provide installation services. No need to scratch your head and memorize them, you can write them down or just bring up this blog post when they get here. Any good technician providing air conditioning installation in Shreveport, LA would know the answers to these questions, and would probably be grateful for you asking them.
No need to thank us, just read on for a great set of questions.
“Do I Need Ductwork?”
Some homeowners might know the answer to this question if they have a forced-air heating system like a furnace, but others won’t. This is a wonderful question to ask a technician because if you’re in the market for a central air conditioner, these systems require extensive ductwork to function.
“What Is Important in a Contractor?”
This is another great question. Honestly, there isn’t much of a difference between the higher-end AC equipment and the lower end. Most air conditioners function rather similarly, just like the engine of a car would work the same in every model. The biggest difference when it comes to the quality of your air conditioning is the service provided on installation, repairs, maintenance, and replacements. Here are more variations of this question.
- Look at reviews for any contractor you’re thinking of doing business with. Ask friends, family, and neighbors.
- Ask if they will be providing the necessary load calculations to ensure the right sized air conditioner will be installed. If your technician says something along the lines of “it’s a little too big, but bigger is better!” Then you’ve got a problem! This is a huge misconception in the AC industry and an incorrectly sized air conditioner will end up costing a lot of money to replace.
- Make sure they’re insured and that they’re certified. Training is everything in this business, and you’ll want to make sure your contractor has the right certifications and insurance to provide the work you need.
“What Are My Options?”
This is a great question to ask even when it’s not concerning air conditioners. But when it is, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the right system for your home. For instance, if you don’t have any ductwork in your house, perhaps you’ll want to look into a ductless AC system. These are highly efficient and incredibly reliable air conditioners that require no ductwork at all!
“Do I Quality for Any Rebates?”
From tax credits to rebates, there are a ton of price-reducing options out there that you should definitely take advantage of. Your contractor should know these very well.
If you’re looking to save time and money on the search for the right professional, contact Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. Call the doctor of home comfort today!