Being a resident of Park Slope means you enjoy all weather seasons. Cold in the winter and sweltering hot in the summer. You need a reliable HVAC system for comfort year round. It is helpful to have a contractor already lined up with whom you are familiar. Your Park Slope central air conditioning repair contractor will become familiar with the idiosyncrasies of your unit so they can work more efficiently. That saves you time and money. As your contractor regularly works with your equipment, they will more easily spot, and anticipate problems that could arise. Get regular scheduling with a professional Park Slope central air conditioning repair contractor.
Finding your air conditioning contractor
How can you be sure to find the best air conditioning contractor for your home? As you research the companies, look for these four characteristics; reputation, expertise, testimonials, and reasonable pricing.
No one wants to hire a contractor with a shady track record. You are allowing this person to enter your home and entrusting him with one of your most costly appliances. It’s important to work with only those who have stellar reputations. This means the contractor will be; Honest, Fair, Ethical, Reliable. You can find out about a contractor’s reputation by checking reviews on Angie’s list, Yelp, and Google reviews. A company that has been around for many years will definitely have some type of reputation. As you speak to your co-workers, friends, and neighbors, you may learn more.
Being an expert means that the contractor will produce excellent work. You certainly don’t want to hire a contractor who is sloppy with his work or doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing. To become an expert in the HVAC industry, the contractor will need to have the appropriate qualifications, training, licenses, and time on the job (experience).
One great way to find out if you’re connecting with a contractor who is a good fit for you is to read past customer testimonials. These honest reviews can provide you with a wealth of information and insights such as:
- How the contractor performs his work.
- Is the contractor punctual?
- Are they courteous?
- Do they take the time to answer questions, if you have any?
- Are they reliable?
- Do they stand by the job even after it’s complete?
- These and many other answers may be gleaned from reading customer testimonials.
Sometimes it’s challenging to have both an expert for the job and get a reasonable price at the same time. Often it seems the contractors with the big building, large crew, and years of work also charge more than the average cost. And the fact is they need to charge more when they have a big operation. However, many small businesses have the expertise, quality, and stellar reputation as well. And they don’t have to pay such high overhead costs. That’s why dealing with a small business may be the best place to start if you are looking for affordability. You can have the quality, experience, and expertise you want without having to pay top dollar for it.
Getting started with an air conditioner contractor
Once you have the air conditioner contractor who will make an excellent fit for your home, it’s time to schedule your first visit. Most manufacturers recommended that you have your air conditioner inspected annually. This is the perfect time to meet with your new contractor, get to know him, ask questions, and have you’re A/C inspected. Here is what you can expect to receive at your annual inspection (provided you obtain the right service contractor).
- Cleaning of air conditioning components including condenser coils and blower compartment.
- Inspecting of air conditioning components including; evaporator coils, safety devices, disconnect box, ductwork, service valves, electrical wiring, and capacitors.
- Checking and changing the filter as needed.
- The monitoring of volts on the fan motor.
- Monitoring amp draws on the compressor.
- Determining if any refrigerant leaks exist.
- Checking the refrigerant pressure levels.
Once you have completed your annual inspection, you can relax and enjoy the comfortable environment of a cool home. If anything should go wrong, you will have your contractor to turn to for assistance.
Other services provided by your air conditioning contractor
There may be times when you will need more than just the annual inspection. As much as we can help prevent problems from occurring by having regular maintenance, sometimes the inevitable occurs and the unit breaks down. Other times, you may need a brand new air conditioning unit. Maybe yours has reached the end of its lifespan or you moved and need a new one. Whatever the case may be, air conditioning contractors are equipped to handle your many HVAC needs.
Central air conditioning repair, this includes repair for units that continuously run, do not cool the house, are frozen up, and more. Duct cleaning services, this helps keeps the home allergen free. Installation of a new air conditioning unit, units size and type vary based on your home size. A contractor will give you the information about what is best for your home. Clean air options, check for availability and products offered.
Your Park Slope air conditioning contractor is ready to meet you. Contact Aladdin Plumbing today to schedule your appointment.