5 Air Conditioning Estimate Questions To Ask

by | Mar 23, 2020 | Air Conditioning, Cooling | 0 comments

Are you looking to upgrading your cooling system or installing air conditioning for the first time? It’s essential that you request an air conditioning estimate from a qualified, professional HVAC company.

Along with your mortgage, utility costs are among the highest costs of an operating household.

Air conditioning makes up a large portion of your utilities, and the older a system is, the less dependable it becomes.

For homeowners who are assessing HVAC companies, we’ve put together 5 important questions to ask to assist you during this process.

Be Prepared With The Right Questions to Ask When Receiving An Air Conditioning Estimate…

Asking the Right Questions Is Crucial

Begin your research by reading the company’s reviews, you can also ask friends for referrals, and arrange questions to ask when you meet with a technician.

1. What brands do you offer, and why do you prefer those brands?

Once you know the brands they offer, you may also want to follow up with these additional questions.

  • Is the new system energy efficient?
  • What is the SEER Rating?
  • Can I expect a decrease in my utility bills?

2. What are the payment terms? 

Asking about the payment terms during the air conditioning estimate is something people often forget. You need to consider your budget for paying on the new air conditioner if you aren’t paying all at once.

3. Does your company or the manufacturer offer financing?

If you aren’t paying out of pocket then its important to know who is offering the financing option. Knowing this can help you make the best decision.

4. Can you provide proof that your company is bonded and insured?

A lot of people don’t consider whether a company is bonded and insured while seeking out an estimate. However, this is important to know up front so that you remain protected.

5. Will you provide your estimate in writing, with all of the terms and conditions we discuss?

Having your air conditioner estimate in writing will give you time to consider all of the terms and conditions. You will also be able to compare it to other quotes to make the best decision for your home.

Additionally ,you need to make sure they handle all of the necessary permits and approvals with the local authorities.

Reputation and References

A well-respected air conditioning contractor will have no problem answering these and any other questions you have when inquiring an estimate.

Being prepared with the right questions for your technician will help you understand your cooling system’s needs and allow you to make the best and most educated decision when you upgrade your new air conditioning system.

Wrapping It Up

Hopefully, we’ve armed with the questions you should be asking before the decision-making process begins. You will be prepared for any air conditioning concerns that you need to know.

Since 1993, Southern Pride Service has treated customers as a top priority!

We respond promptly to your needs and handle your residential cooling questions with the highest care and consideration. Our technicians will sit down with you, providing a thorough explanation of any services needed. We make sure that you understand and agree before taking any action, so you can have peace of mind in your decision.

Schedule A Cooling Estimate Today!

Air Conditioning Repair Services

 If your air conditioning system isn't working properly, prompt repair is important to keep you comfortable in your home. Southern Pride Service offers cooling system repair services for AC systems of all types. This includes:

  • Central air conditioning system repair

  • Heat pump repair

  • Ductless air conditioning system repair

  • Geothermal system repair

Our experienced HVAC team can diagnose and treat all types of AC problems. Some common reasons that you might need cooling system repair include:

  • Air conditioner won't turn on 

  • Air conditioner won't cool properly 
  • Freezing of the outdoor unit

  • Leaks

  • Unusual sounds or smells

  • Electrical problems

Our repair technicians use the latest tools and technology to diagnose your system's needs. We offer fair, upfront pricing and prompt repair services.

 Schedule AC repair now so you can be cool and comfortable in your home. Call 301-932-4925 or contact us online.


Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement Services

 When it comes time to replace an older or faulty air conditioning system, or install an entirely new unit, our team will recommend the best system for your home and budget.  We'll work with you to take the stress out of the install process with quick and efficient service. We also offer financing options to make it more affordable. 

 Some signs that you're in need of replacement include:

  • Cost of repair is high, so replacement is more cost-effective

  • The system is 10 years old or older

  • You're struggling with frequent breakdowns

  • The system still runs on Freon

 For your air conditioning installation quote, contact the pros at Southern Pride Service.


Keep Your System Properly Maintained with Southern Pride Service

 Proper AC maintenance helps extend the life span of your air conditioning and cooling system and reduce the risk of a breakdown. We offer air conditioning  maintenance plans that will help you keep your system running properly to proactively avoid costly issues and repairs later down the line. We recommend scheduling maintenance at the start of the cooling season, so that your HVAC system can operate as efficiently as possible all season long.

 Is your air conditioner overdue for maintenance? Schedule it today by calling 301-932-4925 or contacting Southern Pride Service online for help.