The air conditioner is considered one of the crucial home appliances, especially in summer. Aircon systems help improve indoor air quality as well as keep everything/everyone cool. As long as the aircon functions correctly, then cases of stale air or allergies due to airborne allergens are eliminated. It is for this reason many people choose to invest heavily on the best system they can afford. Nevertheless, investing in the most expensive air conditioning system isn’t enough if the same isn’t installed professionally and correctly. The system too should be maintained and serviced regularly to continue operating long after the warranty period. Choosing the best aircon company to help with all these is the only best way to ensure your home is comfortable at all times.
With the many players in the industry, identifying the best candidate for the job can be daunting to the consumer. Knowing just what to look for in a company can, however, save you all the trouble. With most air conditioning businesses in Singapore having an online presence, you never have to leave your home or office to find the best one of the job. Some of the key factors to consider when shopping for an aircon company include:
1. Search online
Most aircon service in Singapore have an online presence – this makes finding the right one relatively easy. A simple search on the local search engine should give you several hits to choose from. Look into each candidate carefully before making any contact.
2. Get referrals from family, acquaintances, and friends
Friends and relatives too can help you find a good provider. Although everyone will claim their source is the best, it’s your responsibility to decide on the best candidate for the job. You, however, should keep an open mind to make the best decision.
With the shortlist ready, start digging into each candidate to find their strengths and shortcomings. Start by looking into their portfolio, how they hire employees, appliance sources, and if the employees have been trained and experienced in the same. Be sure to check their licensing status and if they meet the set industry standards.
4. Look for testimonials and reviews
Reading through customer reviews and testimonials of each provider should give you an idea of what to expect. While it may be impossible for a company to satisfy all its customers, having too many bad reviews, and negative testimonials automatically raises a red flag. A few bad reviews out of many good ones mean the company is realistic hence a good candidate for the job. Be wary of companies that may give ‘doctored’ reviews just to trick customers.
5. Get a quotation
Using the licensing, experience, customer service and trust factor to eliminate incompetent companies should leave you with a few promising ones. Ask for a quote from the few candidates left. If possible contact their customer support to inquire more about extra services offered, as well as gauge their service. With the quotes at hand, take some time to look for similarities, oddities, and prices. While some companies may be expensive, you shouldn’t go for a cheap option either. Opting for an affordable company can save you more money in the long run. Give companies offering service guarantee and additional services a priority.
You also shouldn’t be duped into buying a substandard system either. Only go for what your money is worth, and where there’s service guarantee on the same. In addition to this, some of the best providers offer installation services, but at a fee. Having the suppliers handle the installations can help ensure they system is not only handled properly but also functioning optimally.