It’s now summer in the Decatur, AL area, and that means using your air conditioning system more, whether you’re in a regular home or operating a business. If all is well, your system is working fine, but if not, you may notice things like reduced performance, leaks, strange noises, or worst of all, no air conditioning at all!

It’s time to look for a professional to fix these issues before they become more expensive. But how do you know if you’re choosing the right HVAC company? Follow these tips to ensure you’re getting the best service in the Decatur area.

  1. See Reviews and Ask for Referrals. Before choosing your HVAC company, check out reviews and ask your friends and family which company they use. Southeastern Mechanical Services has many good reviews online and on social media that you can use to help you make your decision.
  2. Ask Yourself: Does The Company Offer Free Estimates? No one wants to call an HVAC company only to be charged for an estimate or consultation. The good news is that many HVAC companies offer free estimates and consultations, Southeastern Mechanical Services included! This way, you’ll know what you’ll be paying when you have any sort of work done on your air conditioning system. Just to be sure, however, it’s always a good idea to ask for everything in writing. Not only will you have this document to refer to later, but using this practice for any estimate will help you avoid sticky situations in the future.
  3. Does Your HVAC Company Have a Maintenance Program? Once you’ve installed a new AC system, or simply want to keep your current one running, you’ll want your system to run well for as long as possible. Ask about a maintenance program for your system, whether it be your AC or your furnace. Southeastern Mechanical Services has the Advantage Maintenance Plan for your system, where our technicians will keep your system running properly for years to come.
  4. Ensure Your Company is Licensed. There are many horror stories to be found about issues caused by unlicensed technicians installing or repairing your HVAC system! In many cases, using such services can lead to improper installation, gas leaks, electrical hazards, and even equipment that doesn’t work at all! Scams are also common in the world of unlicensed technicians. With a licensed company, you can rest easy knowing that our professionals have been trained properly and are highly skilled.
  5. Does Your Company Offer Energy-Efficient Cooling Options? In today’s world, it’s important to get your energy bills down, and often, energy-efficient AC units and split system units are the way to go. Ask your company if they offer such options and ask about what models are being offered. Look for the Energy Star on any new AC units that you consider purchasing.
  6. Finally, do you live in the Decatur, AL area? Southeastern Mechanical Services serves this area and beyond but be sure to contact us and ask if we service your ZIP code. It’s important to hire a company that knows your local area and has a good reputation.