The air conditioning company you choose for installing an AC unit is likely the biggest predictor of the comfort you'll enjoy throughout the life of your new system. If you choose a problematic unit or it doesn't get installed properly, you could be dealing with problems for years. The effects of these ongoing problems can lead to higher bills and excessive wear, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Luckily, there are several ways of easily determining whether you're selecting the best company for the job and minimizing your chances for avoidable issues.
Look for professional credentials. Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification, and other professional distinctions display component knowledge in HVAC installation, replacement, and repair. Amateurs may not know what they are doing, leaving the door open for mistakes and costly issues.
Pay attention to attitude. How a business treats you during an installation may be slightly better than any other service visit. If you're spending thousands and becoming a dedicated customer, a company should at the very least cover the basics, like having their technicians arrive at your home on time.
Focus on newer equipment. Some HVAC shops buy up units and then knowingly continue to install them even when they're already seriously outdated. Work with an installer who helps you take advantage of the latest technology available.
Speak with friends and family. If you know anyone who has had an installation lately, ask about the results. Word-of-mouth advertising can be the best way to find a trustworthy installer you will be happy with.
GSM Services is an air conditioning company with over 90 years of experience in the Gastonia area. Contact us for an air conditioning installation consultation today.