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How to Make Sure Your Phoenix AC Installer is An Expert.

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Now that the Arizona summertime is upon us, many property owners are going to be faced with an air conditioner replacement. Because of the competitive market in the desert, knowing whether a Phoenix AC installer is an expert or not is invaluable.

Not only can one minor error lead to a handful of future repair requests, it can also lead to a hot and stuffy inconvenience. Even if you’re financially stable enough to afford a hotel during cooling failures, the benefits of a cheap installation rarely add up.

Focusing on Quality for AZ Cooling.

Like we’ve mentioned in previous posts, owning and managing a heating and cooling system should not be taken lightly. After all, it is one of the most expensive elements of your home or business. This is why it’s extremely important to consider who you hire to work on the equipment.

Take the Time to Analyze Costly Improvements.

One of the best ways to tell if your Phoenix AC installer is an expert or not is to question their experience, competence and reputation. But even doing this may not be enough to help you hire a reliable company. Unfortunately, many businesses have turned their focus to sales over quality – in order to increase profitability. 

In turn, consumers have to be willing to take things a step further to ensure quality. Although an HVAC provider may seem professional in appearance, it doesn’t mean your comfort is their priority. There’s always a chance there’s more than meets the eye. 

With that being said, we thought it would be a good idea to share what an adequate AC installation checklist looks like – as well as some other components of an efficient process. This way, you can be confident in your decision.

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A Detailed and Proficient AC Install:

Second guessing your Phoenix AC installer halfway through the job is never a good feeling. So why not avoid any risk of remorse before the investment is made? If your hired hand has provided you with a checklist (or sequence of expectations), here are some things you should look for:

1. Records, Updates and Completion Reporting.

First and foremost, an efficient installation process requires organization. Any certified professional should have some sort of system to manage the overall project. Whether a Phoenix AC installer is using a paper checklist, an app or a digital system, they have to be able to stay on task while updating the customer along the way. 

Keeping record of what has been done also allows them to effectively respond to questions and concerns. Disorganization or a lack of documentation from previous work can easily lead to conditional issues that increase anticipated costs. More importantly, they should be able to address anything that may arise after the installation. 

Even though some operations may be able to function off of paper checklists on clipboards, it rarely bodes well for the consumer. When you’re given options for updates, completed tasks and possible findings (email, text, portal login, etc..), it ensures the company is adhering to guidelines and completing every necessary step.

While it may not seem like that big of a deal, it’s definitely worth your consideration.

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2. Installation Specifics and Requirements.

Speaking of compliance, HVAC service companies should always provide their customers with the set-up and service checklists that are specific to the products they install. Although a default list of tasks is used by some, certain measures may be different depending on the brand, manufacturer, technology or type of unit

A Phoenix AC installer that specializes in an array of equipment will normally have specified checklists for each. If they don’t then feel free to ask them why. In most cases, cutting corners here usually means they’re also not consulting local building codes or the NEC (National Electric Code) for installation requirements.

If you’re a homeowner, one of the best ways to double check their attention to detail is to review the Residential Quality Installation Checklist by ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America). There’s really no good reason any installer can’t utilize free resources like this themselves.

3. Double Checking Installation Components.

Even when a Phoenix AC installer presents you with a detailed checklist, there is still room for human error. Because of this, every step ought to be double checked – and it should be reflected in the overall process. 

One of the biggest missteps in our industry is the installation of the wrong unit. Yes, this really happens. Simply inspecting the model number can easily avoid disaster – even if you do it yourself. While their mistake may not cost you financially, it will extend the completion date. 

If it’s the middle of the summer, this can create quite a bit of frustration.

Simple Checklist Items That Go a Long Way:

Leading up to the installation, the standard walk through should also include steps to double check the status of the system and all of its equipment. A single checklist item can easily help identify missing parts, damage to the unit or other potential setbacks.

An expert Phoenix AC installer will also take the time to inspect ductwork, electrical connectors, drainage pipes, tubing, gas lines, air filters, flues and vents while making sure the power supply is up to code – before installing anything.

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4. Quality Assurance After Completed Install.

If you’re a property owner with zero heating and cooling knowledge, it can be difficult to understand the technical aspects of an installation process. With that said, a good checklist should provide you with every component of the new system and the corresponding steps of a thorough evaluation.

It should also give you an idea of the common problems that can arise if each is not installed properly. If you don’t see an itemized list for the motor, AC compressor, condenser, coil, pump, airflow fans, electrical and controls, etc.. then find out why. Double checking these things is an essential part of an efficient-running system

Once every installed component is inspected, your Phoenix AC installer should have a step that involves performance readings. If you’re only replacing your air conditioning unit, then this is a good time for them to test your furnace and make any recommendations.

5. Wrapping Up With Quality Customer Service.

Once the job is complete, it can be easy to quickly pay the bill and move on with your life. But one of the most overlooked perks of hiring an expert Phoenix AC installer is the education involved. A quality company will always take the time to explain the unit’s features, show you how the thermostat works and review all warranty information.

More importantly, they’ll teach you how to care for the new system. No matter how good the installation is, there are plenty of factors that can impact cooling efficiency. Fan motors need to be lubricated, fan belts need to have the right tension and wiring needs to be up to par and also free of damage.

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What Are Some Examples of Expert Advice?

Ductwork, drip pans and fan chambers need to remain clean and free of dust and debri. Rust in the drip pan, cracks, gaps or leaks ought to be addressed immediately. In short, the smallest of malfunctions can result in major repairs, lower equipment lifespan and lead to higher energy costs

All of these things should be included in the installation service and reiterated during a followup visit shortly after the completion date. In most cases, an expert will also have some sort of maintenance program that coincides with the installation. 

Working With a Phoenix AC Installer.

At the end of the day, making sure your Phoenix AC installer is an expert is extremely advantageous. Not only does a solid checklist provide peace of mind, but it gives you confidence that you’re going to get the most out of your new cooling system.

At Canyon State, we take the time to ensure you’re comfortable before, during and after the installation process. Since replacing an HVAC system is a big decision, knowing you’re in good hands is important to us. No property owner in Arizona deserves inadequate cooling.

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