The first place to start in your search for commercial AC installation services is with your business contacts. Do any of your local vendors or other business owners you know have a company they recommend? Do you know of another business that was recently built or recently installed new air conditioning, and if you do, can they recommend an installer? Starting your search with a few suggestions from business owners you trust is a good idea.
Once you have a short list of suggestions, learn about any certifications they have. For example, they may belong to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association. While the specified association may not be that important, knowing that they take the time and effort to belong to an association can give you peace of mind about the service you will receive. It also shows that they stay current with the latest brands and technological advances in the HVAC world.
Be very cautious about companies that offer estimates over the phone. Especially when it comes to commercial AC installation, there are numerous factors that can greatly change how much a job will cost. You need a company that is going to come to your location and offer an estimate after looking at it. If you are still building your building, consider a company who will look over the blueprints to decide on an estimate. This shows that they understand exactly what the job will entail. Also, try to find a company who is willing to offer the estimate free of charge, and will give you that bid in writing. It should carefully outline all aspects of the job, including labor costs, work to be done, and the equipment you have chosen to have installed.
Next, look for a commercial AC installation service that is familiar with all major models and brands of air conditioners. This will ensure that they offer you the widest range of products, and are trained in installing all products you might have your mind on. Be sure to inquire about high efficiency systems. This can be a vital money saver for your business. The upfront cost may be more, but over the life of the unit you will save thousands of dollars.
Finally, as you shop for commercial AC installation services, get bids from multiple companies. This gives you the opportunity to evaluate the level of customer service you get from them, and it also gives you the chance to see different prices and the services they offer for those prices. By getting multiple written bids, you will know with certainty that you have made the best possible choice for your business.