Posted on: 15 August 2018Share
Now that you've decided to install a new air-conditioning system in your home, it's a good idea to hire a specialist to maintain the system as it ages. A good service technician can help ensure optimal performance and a reduced chance of break downs as time goes on. Here are a few things to consider when choosing an air-conditioning specialist to hire:
Is a Maintenance Plan Provided?
One important consideration when hiring a specialist to maintain your new air-conditioning system is whether or not a maintenance plan will be provided for the coming year. If a maintenance plan isn't provided, you will have to determine what kind of maintenance your air conditioner needs and schedule appointments throughout the year accordingly.
But with a maintenance plan in place, all of the maintenance tasks your air-conditioning system requires will be compiled into one checklist. Then, the tasks will be broken down into groups depending on the type of task and time of year each task needs to be done. Based on the checklist, your service provider will schedule maintenance appointments for you throughout the year, so all you have to do is wait for appointment reminders and make sure you're there to meet the technician when they show up.
Are Emergency Services Available?
It's also important to make sure that the service provider you hire to maintain your new air conditioner offers emergency repair services. If something goes wrong with your system in the middle of the night when it's too hot to sleep, you'll want to get a professional over to make repairs as soon as possible—and you shouldn't have to call an unknown provider to get the job done. Make sure that your service technicians have an emergency phone number you can call for after-hours repairs, and that they guarantee your emergency repairs will be made within a certain period of time.
Who Will be Working on Your System?
As your new air-conditioning system needs maintenance and repairs in the coming years, it's important that you know exactly who will be showing up to take care of the system. Don't just assume that the person you consult with when first hiring a company will be the one who comes out for all future appointments that are made.
Ask your service provider about their team and find out what kind of experience and credentials each technician who will be visiting your home has. Find out whether you'll be provided with the name, company title, and license number of any AC repair technicians who are scheduled to show up and perform maintenance at your home, beforehand. The company you decide to work with should be totally transparent and willingly provide you with all the information you want about its technicians.