Melbourne, Australia has the tendency to get hot in the summer months. While it may be a temperate climate, when the weather gets up to about 80 degrees, it can greatly heat up the inside of your home and make things a lot harder on your finances, as well as your health. By finding an excellent air conditioning specialist, you can ensure that your equipment will run the way it is supposed to, as well as get new equipment installed if you don’t have any or if you need a replacement. In this guide, we’re going to give you some tips on hiring the right people for the job.
Be Sure They’re Insured And Licensed
This is by far the most important thing you can ask to have proof of. Don’t just believe that when they say they’re licensed and insured, that a contractor is. Ask to see proof. A lot of them that are legit have no problem showing you their proof of insurance, as well as giving you their license information so you can look it up online or ask the local contractor’s license bureau if they’re a legitimate company and run their license number. If they don’t have either of these, or they seem dodgy about giving you this information, run away fast.
Research Their Reputation
Don’t hesitate to ask for a portfolio. A lot of times, contractors will have some sort of portfolio or user reviews, even some of them being online. That’s great, but just like a real resume, they’re usually going to have the best reviews on-site. Therefore, you want to get the contact info for their last client and up to three or four past clients. Go ahead and check online to see if the website reviews match up to their reviews on other websites, even search engines like Google MyBusiness and more. This gives you a heads up on how satisfactory their service is.
Service Warranties Are Important
No matter whether they’re just doing repair or maintenance work on your already-in-place air conditioning system, or are installing one, you want to make sure the company offers service warranties. By doing so, you can get a guarantee even if you have to pay a higher price than you would if you hired some low-priced joey to do your work. These warranties usually cover a lot of options to ensure that you get the right work you need, and the extra security that it will be done right.
While all of the above information is a must-have, it’s not all. You also need to make sure that the company you have has plenty of information available, such as on their website about all of the services that they offer. A lot of them will also give you a free consultation and price estimate. Always meet your contractor and any subcontractors before you attempt to sign anything. This will ensure that you’re getting the most out of your money, and can even keep more than just your utility bills a lot lower. Never just take the guy who’s the cheapest, and always avoid “too good to be true” offers.