However, selecting the right installer is crucial to ensure a smooth and successful process.
In our latest blog post, we will explore the key factors to consider when choosing an air conditioning installer. What’s more, we will also highlight some red flags to watch out for to avoid unpleasant experiences.
Reviews – Insight from Satisfied Customers
One of the first steps in evaluating an air conditioning installer is to check their reviews and testimonials. Look for reviews on reputable websites or platforms like Google, social media or local directories.
Genuine customer feedback can provide valuable insights into the installer’s professionalism, quality of work, and customer service. Pay attention to both positive and negative reviews to get an overall understanding of their track record.
At Bristol Air Conditioning, we are proud to have a 5-star rating on Google. You can view a selection of our latest reviews below.
Accreditations – Ensuring Professionalism and Expertise
Accreditations demonstrate an installer’s commitment to quality and adherence to industry standards. These accreditations ensure that the installer has the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to handle air conditioning installations safely and effectively.
Most importantly when looking for an AC installer, you should ensure that the company appears on the REFCOM register, this ensures that they are legally approved to work with appliances that use fluorinated gas such as AC units.
You may also look for specific accreditations and certifications from manufacturers. At Bristol Air Conditioning, we hold F-Gas certification and are certified as a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 3 Diamond Dealer, allowing us to offer extended warranties to our customers.
Examples of Work – Assessing Competence and Experience
Ask the potential installer for examples of their previous work. A reputable installer will gladly provide references or show you pictures and testimonials from satisfied customers.
Examining their previous projects can give you a sense of their capabilities and the quality of their installations. You may also ask if they have experience working with systems similar to the one you are considering installing.
At Bristol Air Conditioning, we’ve worked on several projects for customers across many industries in the South West, be sure to visit our dedicated page to see more of our work.
Free Quotes – Transparent Pricing and Detailed Estimates
When considering different air conditioning installers, any quotes you receive should be detailed and transparent, outlining the costs for equipment, labour, materials, and any additional services.
Be cautious of any installer who refuses to provide a written quote or is vague about pricing details as this may be a sign that there will be hidden costs added onto the price following the installation.
At Bristol Air Conditioning, our air conditioning installation process includes providing a free, no obligation quotation which is completely tailored to your needs.
Local Presence – Convenience and Responsiveness
Furthermore, local installers are likely to have a good understanding of any local building regulations, which is essential for efficient and compliant installations.
At Bristol Air Conditioning, we focus our efforts predominately within Bristol and the South West, allowing us to provide a responsive and efficient service.
Things to Avoid
While searching for an air conditioning installer, it’s essential to be aware of potential red flags. Some warning signs include:
- Using high-pressure sales tactics.
- Insisting on cash only transactions.
- Offering significantly lower prices than competitors without a valid reason.
- Lacking proper certifications or insurance.
- Not providing written contracts.
- Not having an online presence, such as a website or social media pages.
- Not having a clear physical presence such as an office, workshop or company vehicles.
Talk to the Experts
Choosing the right air conditioning installer is crucial for a successful installation and long-term satisfaction with your AC.
By considering factors such as reviews, accreditations, examples of work, free quotes, and local presence, you can make an informed decision.
At Bristol Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves in the exceptional service we provide to customers and are rated 5 stars on Google.