Your improvement project is vital to you, but you don’t have the time to research the best ways to find a good AC contractor. You are in luck. All you need are these suggestions and your project will be a success.
You can get good recommendations of AC contractors through the community center or a Church group. You can safely assume that these AC contractors have been pre-screened and can be trusted. Even in this case, follow up by calling references and getting opinions.
Never meet a AC contractor that you want to hire over lunch. This is because the restaurant may be too crowdy hence distracting when trying to ask questions. Meet at a location where there are no distractions
You can now make your checks directly to suppliers. If you doubt on giving the AC contractor the check with the whole amount of money written in it, then just address the check directly to the suppliers. At least with this you will have an assurance that the money did not get lost along the way.
Ask the AC contractor how they plan to keep the jobsite theft free. You should also ask how much theft they generally have on a site. You don’t want a AC contractor that has a reputation for leaving things unlocked.
Your pets could feel threatened by strangers working in the house and could possibly attack them. Before starting the work, inform the workers that you have a pet in the house and that you take the responsibility to keep them away from the work area so that no unwanted issues occur.
Competition is a good thing; it makes people work harder. If you tell prospective AC contractors that you are also considering other AC contractors they will work that much harder to win the job and to keep you happy so that you don’t replace them.
Make yourself an outline of the entire process. Put in writing everything that will be needed for the project that is from researching the AC contractors to the date the project is supposed to end. Make sure that you and your AC contractor are clear on what you are expecting.
When you receive a bid from a AC contractor, be sure to check the quality of the items and raw materials that he has considered in his bid and that they match what you are looking for. You can cross reference the prices by checking at the local stores and getting some rates. If you find that what the AC contractor has quoted is in the same range, then both of you are on the same wavelength.
Author: Lisa ThomasThis author has published 13 articles so far.