Posted on: Apr 19, 2016
While the worst of the hot Oklahoma summer is just starting to arrive, now, is the time to get a pre-season checkup on it to make sure that the system operates reliably and efficiently until the fall season arrives. Here are a few suggestions on how to find a qualified AC repair company in the OKC area to help you accomplish this task:
First, check their credentials – Visit the websites of the Better Business Bureau and the local Chamber of Commerce to research the chosen company for any complaints. In addition, inspect their licenses, bonding and insurance cards to ensure that they are covered in the event that something untoward happens. Reputable companies are more than happy to provide this information as it differentiates them from “fly by night” companies that prey on unsuspecting homeowners.
Next, understand what the techs should do – A thorough HVAC check involves more than turning down the thermostat and listening to the system operate. A good technician will also check all the refrigerant lines, the mechanical operation of both the evaporator and condenser as well as the incoming and outgoing ductwork to ensure that there are no kinks or other obstructions to proper airflow. Bear in mind that it should take at least an hour to accomplish all of these tasks.
Then, consult with your friends and neighbors – Actual experience is invaluable when it comes to dealing with an HVAC company. Short of that, ask for reliable advice from your neighbors. Consult your local acquaintances to get their opinion on the local HVAC companies. Reputable companies pride themselves on keeping their customers happy as good “word of mouth” reports are the best possible advertising for any company.
Finally, compare pricing – As April turns into May and then June, HVAC companies will get busier and busier. Now is the best time to get the best rates for any HVAC work from a simple pre-season inspection to major repairs. Get three estimates – in writing, of course! – and use them as bargaining tools. You, your AC unit and your wallet will be all the happier for the effort.
For further information on finding a qualified HVAC company in the greater Tulsa or OKC area, please visit us online at AircoService.com or reach us directly by phone at 405-715-2665.