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How to Choose an Air Conditioning Repair Professional

ac-tech-repairing-air-conditionerYou can probably find a number of people who would be willing to do some work on your air conditioner for cheap. The problem is, many of these “handymen” or enthusiastic “do-it-yourself” folks don’t actually have any experience or training in the HVAC industry, and may even be hoping to learn a thing or to by working on your air conditioner—do you want your cooling system to be used as a guinea pig?

Do you want your wallet to suffer the consequences?

We’re guessing not—we advise that you not put the wellbeing of your HVAC system at risk—things like faulty installation and incomplete maintenance can certainly be detrimental to the functionality of your system, while a poor repair job can leave you without a functioning air conditioner at all!

So, how do you do your due diligence when choosing an air conditioner repair professional? We’ve shared some tips for what you should look for, below.

They Offer Comprehensive Services

An HVAC company who installs all makes and models of air conditioners is going to know the ins and outs of each system. They’ll know how to properly size an air conditioner for any type of home, and what signs to watch out for that indicate a system wasn’t properly matched to a home.

An HVAC company who offers maintenance services will thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your entire air conditioner, all while checking for repair needs. Maintenance helps us (and you!) spot small problems before they grow into something much bigger.

An HVAC company who offers repairs will be able to effectively resolve any air conditioner problem you have. Well, at least that’s the case if they have the knowledge and experience to know how to properly install or replace a system, to begin with, and if they’re able to spot small issues before they grow. Ideally, you want to work with an HVAC company with decades of experience, who offers installation, maintenance, and repairs.

They Are Certified

If you’re working with a NATE-certified HVAC technician, this is a great start. NATE is an acronym for North American Technician Excellence, and to be NATE-certified means that a contractor will have had to study hard and gain comprehensive experience and training to pass testing in order to prove their qualifications.

They Are There in an Emergency

Let’s face it, no AC emergency happens at a convenient time! Many homeowners think if their system goes out on a weekend or “after hours,” that they just have to tough it out and wait until normal business hours, but this just isn’t the case. A great AC technician will offer after-hours services for when your problem just can’t wait.

They Have Extensive Experience

When you work with a company that’s been around for a while, you know you’re working with a business that’s gained a quality reputation in the communities they serve. This alone can give you the peace of mind that you’ll have service done right, the first time.

For over a century, Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. has been the preferred choice for homeowners looking for a qualified HVAC contractor in Maplewood, NJ. Contact us today!

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