School is back in session, the days are getting shorter, and Fall is in clear sight. But don’t be fooled. Summer still has its grip on Southern California, and hot temps are sure to prevail through November. So, make sure that your commercial AC unit is in good condition to go the distance this season.
7 Mistakes to Avoid
Not assessing your exact HVAC needs.
As the property or building manager of your facility, make sure that you are aware of your units’ needs. And as you assess these, develop some goals you aim to accomplish with your upcoming project. This will keep you on track and focused while searching for the best company with whom to partner. Your goals may address your unit’s efficiency, the cohesiveness of your building’s system, routine maintenance, and anything in between.
Not using online reviews.
Review platforms like Google and Yelp are essential resources you need to utilize when choosing an HVAC company. These collect honest, unfiltered reviews of past customers’ experiences. And they are your most reliable means of knowing who is trustworthy and who should be avoided.
Not getting multiple opinions on the problem you face.
Like with most things, it helps to have a few pairs of eyes on an HVAC issue when searching for a solution. So, do not hesitate to get more than one assessment. This will ensure that you are not overcharged and get the best deal.
Getting an over-the-phone estimate.
All bids for a job should be made only after a careful inspection and with an understanding of the unit’s location. So no matter, their proclaimed expertise, a contractor cannot give you an accurate bid without the proper front work. If you were to get such an assessment, you risk being misled and faced with unanticipated costs.
Not ensuring that your contractor is licensed and insured.
In California, contractors need a license for projects that cost over $500. It is also helpful to make sure that your hired company has liability and automobile insurance as well as workers compensation.
Not conducting research on the quality or warranty of the equipment.
Sometimes, the excellent quality of your installed equipment may not outweigh its short warranty. Keep in mind the potential benefit of a non-brand unit that has an impressive warranty.
Waiting until the last minute to hire an HVAC company.
We all know that going without AC in September can be a miserable experience. So if your unit is showing signs of impending malfunction, do not hesitate to take action before you become desperate. Frantically searching for help may lead to a poor choice in your HVAC company. But be sure that you take your time to make a well-informed and carefully researched decision.
Do not take your air conditioning needs lightly. This is especially important for your commercial building and ensuring its comfortable indoor climate. So, keep these tips in mind when something goes awry. And for a trusted and experienced contractor, do not hesitate to call on us at NIR Air Conditioning.