The weather in every place is not the same. For example, some areas may have a drier summer or a wetter summer. It is best to always have the heating and cooling systems in good working order throughout the year in both cases. That way, no matter what the weather, your home or business is always ready. Proper maintenance steps can be taken to ensure that a heater or air conditioner is working correctly.
If you’ve never needed to hire a commercial cooling and heating service, you may not even have the first clue as to where to start. You probably don’t know what options are available or even what you need. All you know is that something is not as cold as it should be, and in the sunny state of Florida, this is bad for business.
Whether you need air conditioning or refrigeration and your situation requires installation, repair, or even new construction, your basic needs are the same. You need to be done correctly by someone who knows what they are doing and will support their work. It would be best if you had this at an affordable price, without being ripped off for a whole arm and a whole leg. Most importantly, it would be best if you did this fast because you can’t run your business with customers who are hot under the collar, for whatever reason.
You are the owner of a business, not an expert in cooling and refrigeration contractors, so how do you know how to hire the right cooling professional who can handle all your needs? Fortunately, there are a few common-sense steps that can help you stay calm.
When you first contact a company by phone, there are several questions you should ask to eliminate unprofessionalism. How long have I been in business? Are they a heating and cooling service, or do they specialize in cooling and refrigeration? Do they have any commercial references in your area? Are their workers insured for civil liability and workers’ compensation?
If you need repairs, are they certified and authorized by the manufacturer to work on your specific equipment? How much do they charge and estimate, and will they provide this estimate in writing? How fast can I get out?
For those companies that manage to go through the telephony process, the cooling professional should arrive promptly at an agreed time. After talking to you and examining your equipment, the contractor should be prepared with a few questions of their own and offer some proactive solutions about your options. Remember, this person should be a knowledgeable professional and provide you with a solution tailored to your specific situation. This is the difference between a professional cooling contractor and a guy who will repair the system long enough to break down again.