do I choose a contractor?
Some states require contractors to be licensed. Check with
government, and if the
state requires licensing of air conditioning contractors then make sure
contractor you use
has a license.
Make sure the contractor pulls a permit. A good
contractor will have
no objections to pulling
a permit, and with a permit you will have the benefit of a city or
inspection. If a
contractor tells you that you do not need a permit, check with the
This is a big purchase, so I recommend you get at least three
This may take a little
work but it will be well worth it.
Before the contractor you choose begins work make sure you get
it in writing.
Be sure you get
the warranty in writing, not just for parts but also for labor.
the parts are warranted by
the manufacturer while the labor is warranted (if any) by the
don't forget! Dirt is the biggest enemy of your air conditioner, and a
good air filter is the best friend! Giving your air conditioning
system an efficient, high MERV rating air filter is the best thing you can do
for your air conditioner. A good air filter will
extend the life of your air conditioner because the important parts, like the
blower assembly, the cooling coil, and other inner parts will stay
cleaner, operate more efficiently and last longer.
And, as a side benefit of having a good air filter, your family and you
will enjoy breathing much healthier indoor air. Air that will be free of
dustmites, mold, mildew, dust, pet dander, etc. etc.