Did you know that, according to Popular Science, 2014 could be the hottest year ever recorded in human history? As the source writes, an El Nino event could send temperatures skyrocketing, while simultaneously robbing much of the world of vital rainfall. In other words, things are going to get really uncomfortable this summer.
While you could simply stock up on frozen yogurt and cold beer to help keep cool during the scorching summer months, finding a reliable heating and cooling service who can keep your home air conditioning systems in tip-top shape is really the best way to keep comfy and healthy. Not sure where to start when choosing a home air conditioning service? Follow these four simple tips.
Four Pointers for the Home or Business Owner Searching for a Heating and Cooling Service
- Look at the Health of the Business
- Ask the Pros at Your Local Hardware Store for Recommendations
- Don’t Trust Heating and Cooling Companies Who Give Uneducated Quotes
- Ask for Personal Referrals
As American Heat and Air, a Florida-based air conditioning contractor, writes, you really ought to look at the status of any business you’re considering. Are they barely getting any customers? Are they thriving? This is important both for the sake of consistency but also for the quality of service you can hope to receive. After all, if a business is barely keeping their doors open, you have to wonder why.
For the Home Depot, there are few better ways to find a great service than by heading to your local hardware store to ask for a recommendation. Hardware stores often sell AC units firsthand, but defer to professional specialist services for installation and repairs. Ask your local shop who they recommend to find a great service.
Many heating and cooling services try to give quotes over the phone so they can get business quicker. However, as the Comfort Institute suggests, it’s one thing to give an estimate but another to try and give an accurate quote without first coming to assess the size of the job. If a service tries to give you a quote without ever looking at the problem, skip them over.
Failing the success of using these other tips, you can always turn to a friend or family member who has a heating and cooling service they trust. Friend and family members have no financial stake in a recommendation, either, so you can trust them to give you a recommendation for a service that is truly la creme de la creme.
Do you have any other tips for choosing heating and cooling services? Tell us about them in the comments below! References.