How To Find The Best AC Repairman
When you need to hire an AC repairman we know you are likely short on time and want to get your house back to a comfortable temperature fast. To help narrow down your options to the best one or two air conditioning repair companies we have come up with a few things to keep in mind.
1. How many years have they been in business? It’s always a good idea to ask this question as you will find that those who have been in the business for several years have the experience and knowledge to handle any issue that may arise. If you chose to go with a less established air conditioning repairman who has only been in the industry 1-2 years, you can expect good work at a more affordable rate. However, if the problem with your AC is rare, a more experienced technician will be able to fix it quicker.
2. What is their availability? Sometimes the best air conditioner repairman will be booked for a few days, so find out if they will be able to squeeze you into their schedule. This will also provide you insight on whether they offer 24/7 hour or emergency air conditioning services.
3. How to they charge? Some AC companies charge customers by the hour while others offer a flat rate price. Knowing how you will be charged ahead of any work being done. Minimum fees nearly always apply regardless of the type of repair needed. This is to cover for repairman salary, gas and general expenses.
4. Do they offer a free written quote? Oftentimes, a verbal quote is not enough to lock down the best price. If possible, always get a quote in writing to ensure the price stays the same. Find out how long the quote is good for as well so that you can plan ahead and obtain multiple quotes from other companies if necessary.
5. What type of services do they offer? Some air conditioning repair companies can only repair a unit. Others can replace and install a new whole house AC. If your home has a full HVAC system you will want to make sure they are qualified to handle your type of system.
HVAC Repair Costs
Unlike stand alone AC units, an HVAC system provides your home with both heating and cooling and may require more frequent repairs over the years. On top routine AC repairs with coolant, wiring issues, etc, an HVAC system has additional complexity which can lead to more breakdowns. Average HVAC repair costs $250-$300 and minimum service fees run from $85 to $120 which does not include repairs.
Regular HVAC maintenance keeps your system running smoothly and reduces the changes of an expensive breakdown. We recommend routine maintenance every 9-12 months. During the call the HVAC repairman will top off the refrigerant as well as checking to ensure there are no Freon leaks. Whether you want maintenance or need your unit fixed asap, get started now by picking up the phone or filling out your details in the form above.