How to Find Reputable Air Conditioning Contractors in Your Area
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If you’ve already invested some time into searching your area for local air conditioning contractors for your heating and air conditioning system, you know there isn’t lack of competition in the industry. However, it’s hard to tell the difference between actual AC contractors and general electricians (or even handymen) who have expanded their services into the HVAC industry. This guide will help you discover how to find established, specialist HVAC contractors who are trained to repair and design heating and cooling systems of every make custom tailored to your home.
1. Find out if your contractor is registered with your state as a licensed HVAC contractor.
You really want to make sure that the air conditioning companies you’re considering are actual air conditioning contractors. If you’re in Alabama, you can check to see if your air conditioning contractor is listed and licensed on the Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration’s database here.
2. Talk to Your Friends and Neighbors
While it’s tempting to do everything online, it really helps to speak with your friends and neighborhoods about their preferred heating and air conditioning company. Typically the HVAC companies near you who pride themselves on being a staple service in their communities don’t need to advertise that much because loyal business is constantly rolling in. The quickest way to discover these contractors is through word-of-mouth
3. Okay, fine. Check you should check online too.
Of course online reviews and research are a great supplement to your word-of-mouth research. Make sure the AC contractor you consider has the best online reviews over a selection of popular rating services, like Google Reviews, Angie’s List, and the Better Business Bureau.
These tips will help you find the most established and reputable air conditioning contractors in your area. There’s some crossover, but check out our article on finding the best HVAC contractor near you for some additional tips on hiring the best local heating and air conditioning companies.