Air conditioning repair is a necessary service provided by any real estate and construction business. Most AC repair providers fall under the heading of HVAC – that is, heating, ventilating and air conditioning.
There are a variety of air conditioner service people to choose from, both independent contractors as well as those who work for major AC manufacturers or suppliers. Whoever you hire, make sure the technician is certified in air conditioner repairs.
When you find one of your residences or buildings is in need of air conditioning repair service, choose from the following options:
- Search for a local certified air conditioning repair professional. Ask around for recommendations.
- Contact the manufacturer of the problem AC unit, especially if there’s a chance the air conditioning repairs will be covered under warranty.
- Train one or several people on your current staff in air conditioning equipment repair.
Contact a local air conditioning repair serviceIf this is the first time you've had trouble with an air conditioner, lucky you! Regardless, it might be time to establish a relationship with a certified AC repair technician.
Get AC repair from the manufacturerIf you think the problematic air conditioner is still under warranty, your first call should be to the unit's manufacturer. This isn't a bad option for repairs not under warranty, as well.
Train one of your employees in air conditioning equipment repairAfter several AC repairs, you may determine that it is more cost-effective for your business to train someone on your staff to become certified in air conditioning repair. Be sure you understand what it takes to get licensed as an HVAC technician and that the person you have in mind is on-board with the idea.
- For basic air conditioning checkups - not emergency service calls - consider hiring an air conditioning repair service during the off-season. You'll find much better rates this time of year than you would in the heat of summer.
- Check the warranty before hiring out any air conditioner repair, and consider an extended warranty if you seem to have a bum unit.