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Air Conditioning Installer

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Air Conditioning Installation, Maintenance And Repair Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with an Air Conditioning Installer, every homeowner needs to know: What services does an Air Conditioning Installer commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Air Conditioning Installer? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Air Conditioning Installation, Maintenance And Repair Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Air Conditioning Installer - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Air Conditioning Installation, Maintenance And Repair Service at a fair price?Find an Air Conditioning Installer that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Air Conditioning Installer prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.
What should I expect to pay for Air Conditioning Installation, Maintenance And Repair Service?Most Air Conditioning Installation, Maintenance And Repair Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for an Air Conditioning Installer ranges from $27 to $41. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Air Conditioning Installer.
Do I need to use a licensed Air Conditioning Installer for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?You should use a licensed Air Conditioning Installer for any work that exceeds $500. To check an Air Conditioning Installer's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.
Should I use an insured Air Conditioning Installer for my project?Your Air Conditioning Installer should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Air Conditioning Installer should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Air Conditioning Installer need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Air Conditioning Installer. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Air Conditioning Installer's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Air Conditioning Installer - Services

An Air Conditioning Installer can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Air Conditioning Installation, Maintenance And Repair Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Air Conditioning Installer - Finding and Hiring

Not every Air Conditioning Installer has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding an Air Conditioning Installer matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Air Conditioning Installer to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Air Conditioning Installer - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with an Air Conditioning Installer. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Air Conditioning Installer. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Air Conditioning Installer's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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