No one wants to accept it when their air conditioner quits working. The hot air they’ll have to deal with is bad enough, but there’s also the frustration many people associate with having to hire a repairman to fix it. A large part of this frustration, no doubt, is also thinking about the price tag that will accompany the repairs. Fortunately, there are some ways you can save on costs. Continue reading for some examples.
Make Sure They’re Insured
A contractor’s insurance won’t necessarily save you money on getting your unit fixed, but it absolutely could, in the worst-case scenario. Any contractor who lacks workmen’s insurance shouldn’t even be let inside your home, much less allowed to work on anything. If they get hurt, they could file a claim against you.
Ask About Energy Efficient Parts
When repairing your unit, chances are the contractor will need to replace certain parts. Ask to make sure that they carry energy efficient ones (Energy Star, for example). Not only will this be better for the environment, but it can save you money in the long run, as well, by making better use of the electricity it needs.
Be Sure The AC Technician Has Experience with Your Unit
Air conditioning units aren’t interchangeable. In fact, they’re usually quite different from each other, especially by brand. As a result, you could unknowingly hire a repairman who will treat your unit as a guinea pig. This is also an easy way to rack up unnecessary repairs and parts. So, before they begin working on your unit, have them confirm that this isn’t their first time working on your model.
No one likes having to deal with a broken air conditioner, and the cost is often one of the main reasons why. But if you follow the above advice, you’ll get the repairs you need at a price you can handle.