We rely on our homes HVAC system all year round, whether it’s heating or cooling our home. It becomes very frustrating when your HVAC system functions poorly or not at all during the cold of winter or the heat of the summer. There are some simple fixes the average homeowner can do themselves. However there are some that will require an HVAC Technician. NY NC AC Connection wants to warn you against conmen and how to avoid having an unlicensed technician working on your unit and causing more problems.
Low Air Flow to HVAC Mechanical Problems
Most poor HVAC problems are easily fixed. Most of the time, you need to change the air filter to create better air flow. Weak air flow could also be due to problems with your blower or your air ducts might be in need of some cleaning. If there is a mechanical problem you will most likely want to seek the assistance of a licensed HVAC repair company. There are some signs to look for to avoid scams or non-reputable companies working on your unit.
Factors to Consider When Hiring a Heating & Cooling Contractor
Here are some things you want to approach with caution when looking to hire an HVAC technician.
1. Beware of a good deal that may sound too good to be true. We are not saying avoid promos, as they do occur. But one thing you may want to consider is those who haggle the price or say they will do a free service call. Many licensed companies run specials all year around but never offer anything for free or we don’t pay our bills. For those who say they do free service calls, they often bury that so-called savings in other repairs or replacement fees. In truth, you don’t save anything.
2. Beware of the low quotes, or estimates being too low. Of course we want to save money where we can and that is why you want to keep an eye out for promotions and coupons. But if you’re quoted a cheap price when calling around, this could indicate problems. Often low quotes means the technician will be cutting corners somewhere to make up the difference. Most of the time they will do a quick fix or put a Band-Aid on the problem and not completely repair the issue. Remember most of the time you get what you pay for.
3. Before you hire an HVAC repair company, beware of their history. One out of every five HVAC companies goes out of business due too poor business ethics. The longer a company has been in business the better ethics they have to stay in business. Look for reviews and ratings on the company and see what other people are saying about them.
4. You may want to avoid using the yellow pages. When you use the yellow pages to hire an HVAC repair company you’re rolling the dice. You won’t know what you’re getting. The more information that you can acquire on the company the better your chances are for getting a reputable company that will do a good job.
HVAC Services in Manhattan, New York City
You want your HVAC unit always in top condition so you don’t have to endure cold winters and hot summers. If you are looking for a repair technician avoid some of these warnings and know what you’re looking for. NY NJ AC Connection can provide great services and help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If your HVAC unit is having problems, call us today and see what we can do for you.