When you need any kind of work done on your air conditioning, from regular maintenance to emergency repairs, you should always hire an experienced contractor to take care of it for you. Unfortunately, not all air conditioning contractors are equally skilled, so it’s important to research each candidate to make sure they are qualified before you make your decision.

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Our team at All Hours Heating & Air Conditioning has extensive experience in the HVAC industry, and we understand what it takes to be a great air conditioning contractor. In this article, we will go over a few key qualities to look for in order to make sure you find the best contractor for the job.

  • Qualifications– The first thing to look for in an air conditioning contractor is the proper qualifications. Your contractor should have the appropriate trade license to prove they have completed the right training and met the necessary quality standards.
  • Experience– In addition to looking for an air conditioning contractor with the right qualifications, you should also look for one with plenty of experience in the industry. The longer a contractor has been in the business—in other words, the more practice they’ve had—the better their results are likely to be. In addition, contractors who have been in the business longer will have better connections to suppliers and other industry professionals, which means they can probably get better deals.
  • Reputation– Our team also recommends choosing an air conditioning contractor who has a positive reputation with their customers. The best way to assess how past clients feel about a contractor is to ask for a list of client references—by speaking to clients directly, you can get a clear picture of how satisfied they were with the contractor’s results and with the experience overall.