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United for your comfort since 1987

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This is the eighth installment of
Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs
which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

When you have problems with your air conditioning unit that you aren’t comfortable fixing, it’s time to consider getting professional help. In southwest Florida, there are many providers. How should you choose?

The best way to start your search is NOT the Yellow Pages. Ask friends and family for recommendations.

Take those references and check them with the Better Business Bureau. Eliminate any providers with red flags on their records. Search for air conditioning company reviews.

When you have a lead on a responsible, reliable provider, ask for documentation that proves they are licensed and insured. These credentials should be specific to heating and cooling equipment.

  • Ask for a certification for refrigerant handling. This paperwork has been required since 1992, and your air conditioning professional should have it.
  • Ask how many years the company has been serving southwest Florida (or the area where you live). Be cautious if the company has only been in business for a few years.
  • Ask for references. They should provide you with the names and phone numbers of previous customers that you can contact.

When you’ve finished your research and chosen a provider, they should do the following:

  • Visit your home and personally inspect the work you need.
  • Give a detailed estimate of costs and timelines.
  • Complete and submit any warranty information for you, as necessary.
  • Review any applicable equipment manuals with you and leave behind documentation of any repairs or service.9 Things to Check AC ipad
  • Explain and review the necessary maintenance for the future life of your unit. A reputable air conditioning provider will want your system operating at its best and will advise you on a preventive maintenance schedule you should follow.

Be careful when you choose a Naples air conditioning technician because not all AC companies have more than 25 years of experience. Also, make sure that they carry a Quality Service Pros certification in Southwest Florida. UMI Residential Air Conditioning, our Naples air conditioning company, is here to help you with all of your air conditioning, heating, and air quality problems. Want to know more about our services? Call (239) 939-2032, contact us online, or connect with us at

– Brett

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