While searching for cooling or heating repair and installation contractors it is wise to take some time to find someone by comparing two or more contractors. The high cost of living in America often demands for higher rates so hiring a contractor for such tasks can be quite expensive as compared to other parts of the world. Most of the people don’t bother to compare and would instead choose a number from the directory or online randomly not aware of the service charges and will never know if they are fairly charged or not. To save money you need to hire a contractor just like you are hiring an employee in an office. Search for a few qualified candidates (contractors), shortlist a few and then interview them to finally find out the right and the most reasonable contractor.
By contacting through phone conduct a short interview based on which you can choose the most ideal contractor. Ask questions like what their rates are and how it is calculated whether on fixed rate or on an hourly rate. Usually a contractor needs to visit the site to provide you an accurate estimate of the cost involved. Let them come to your house and give you an estimate. Now compare them and choose the most reasonable and professional contractor for the job. In case of a repair it is hard to estimate the cost as the contractor will not know what has went wrong unless and until they open up the unit.