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You don’t want to wait to replace your air conditioning unit until you have no choice but to do so. It’s easy to leave well enough alone but it’s best to be proactive if you know your unit is getting old. Once you’ve decided to make the call to a professional HVAC company, you should also take the time in which you call into consideration.

Timing is Key

For instance, the start of summer is unquestionably the most hectic time of the year for air conditioning repairs and installation. For that reason anything related to your HVAC needs may be delayed, plus the majority of deals in pricing or promotion specials have most likely expired. If possible, we suggest you plan for your air conditioning installation either early on or late in the year.

Thinking that Price is Everything

Air conditioning will be a lifelong “necessity”, so thinking about short-term thriftiness over long term reliability isn’t exactly in your long-term’s best interest.

Also speaking of long term reliability, usually a company that’s been in business longer is a better choice. Getting into business does not always mean staying in business, so knowing that a company has several years of local service speaks volumes when it comes to building confidence before you request service.

Not Having a Maintenance Agreement

Not to be confused with a warranty, a maintenance agreement for HVAC is similar to checkups for vehicles scheduled at regular mileage intervals (30,000 miles, etc.). This type of program not only extends the life of your air conditioning system, it can lower your energy costs and offer savings on necessary parts and labor. It’s an investment, not a cost.

Presence of Due Diligence

It’s important to do your research so that you know you’re making the choice that’s best for you and your unit. Trying your luck by choosing a random company will most often prove unlucky in the long run. Therefore, considering the influence air conditioning installation has on our lives for years to come is a decision that should not be taken lightly.

In addition, while you can’t trust everything you read on the internet, online reviews can serve as a good reference while trying to gain a better understanding of how a particular company truly operates. However, the constant and tradition way of hearing about a company, if not by your own experience, is by “word of mouth”. A straight forward testament from someone who we know and have trust in is sure to speak volumes.

Barrett & Sons is a leading provider of commercial, industrial, and residential HVAC services for San Antonio and the surrounding tri-county area. We hope you decide to give us a call with any questions and/or service needs you may have.

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