Your local heating and air conditioning technicians have years of experience and training in the HVAC industry, which is why you entrust any services or installations to them—rather than attempting to service a large HVAC system on your own. Unfortunately, some HVAC companies take advantage of this trust by charging outrageous prices or providing services that do not really help the customer. If you’re worried that your technician is cashing in on your heating and cooling troubles, don’t be afraid to call in for a second opinion!
A technician pushes for a service or installation you don’t feel certain about
If you ever feel as though a technician is pressuring you into a service or product you don’t really need, it’s time to get in touch with a technician from another company. It may turn out that this second company agrees that the new product or service is a good investment. Unfortunately, however, some contractors try to push products with the sole intention of earning a higher commission check.
The repair does not seem to fit the problem
You have suspicions that the repair your technician is proposing might not address the problems you’re experiencing. Maybe they’ve recommended a large parts replacement, like a heat exchanger or a condenser coil, for something that seems like a much smaller issue. Maybe they want to replace an AC system when you’ve been guessing there’s a problem within your air ducts. You’re no HVAC expert, but don’t let this stop you from calling in someone who is. Look online for a reputable contractor with positive reviews and the right qualifications.
Estimates seem extreme
Trust your instincts if you feel that an estimate for a product or service is too high. Any time you are spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on HVAC service, you deserve the peace of mind of knowing that you are not paying far too much. While comparing prices, however, keep in mind that the total cost of any service includes the price of the components and labor, and be sure to choose a quality company who will put in the time to do the job right.
Looking for a second opinion on AC and heating services in Lakeside? Give AC Designs Inc. a call. We will deliver above your expectations!