20 Traits of a Great Air Conditioning Contractor

1. Is licensed and pulls permits on all jobs
2. Has a physical location (not a residence or office suite) with an extensive warehouse
3. You can reach a human voice 24/7 365 days a year
4. Has multiple NATE certified service technicians
5. Has Service vans with a fully stocked parts inventory.
6. Can talk to a manager during business hours.
7. Guarantees repairs in writing for 2 years
8. Service Invoices have a places to record technical data
9. Post a/c installation report records performance data to verify proper installations.
10. Service Call fee includes diagnosis time
11. Can and does thoroughly clean evaporator and condenser coils during maintenance.
12. Company recognizes greater of importance Duct Sealing over Duct Cleaning
13. Belongs to trade organizations like ACCA
14. Is a Factory Authorized Dealer or premium dealer for their brand
15. Has an Energy Rater on staff or someone trained to do load calculations
16. Has modern service diagnostic equipment to accurately record and measure pressures and refrigerant levels like digital gauges.
17. Can and does eliminate moisture from existing refrigerant during ac unit installation by using nitrogen and drawing a near vacuum.
18. Has an ongoing training program for employees on best industry practices
19. Is involved in multiple organizations in the local community.
20. Can Seal Air Ducts with modern technology like Aeroseal and is able to provide measurements of Duct Leakage for amount of duct leakage.

20 Red Flags of a Bad Air Conditioning Contractor

1. Does unlicensed, unpermitted air conditioning work
2. Internet presence only with no physical location that includes a warehouse
3. Solicits you by phone
4. When calling company cannot reach a human voice 24/7 365 days
5. Does not have multiple NATE certified service technicians
6. Uses pick-up trucks, or does not have service vans with a fully stocked parts inventory.
7. Cannot contact a manger during business hours.
8. Cannot guarantee repairs in writing for 2 years
9. Service Invoices do not have places to record technical data
10. Post a/c installation report does not include written verification of proper installation by recording performance data.
11. Service Call fee does not include unlimited diagnosis time
12. Maintenance advertising stresses number of check points but not thorough coil cleaning.
13. Company advertises Duct Cleaning but Not Duct Sealing
14. Not a member of ACCA
15. Cannot provide or is unable to do a Load Calculation on your home
16. Does not have digital gauges to precisely measure refrigerant levels
17. Does not have equipment to thoroughly evacuate refrigerant lines during a/c installation.
18. No ongoing training programs on best industry practices
19. Not involved in the local community.
20. Cannot Seal Air Ducts with modern technology like Aeroseal

Bay Area Air Conditioning, Inc. Will Exceed Your Expectations

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