Regular preventive maintenance keeps your cooling system working properly and boosts efficiency. It reduces ongoing expenses and extends the life of the equipment. When searching for a contractor to perform this maintenance, it may be tempting to hire the lowest-cost provider. This can be a mistake. The old saying “you get what you pay for” is true for HVAC work. Before you hire a contractor who offers a “$29 AC tune-up” or other low-priced service, carefully consider what you want from AC maintenance. Ask what you are likely to receive for the bargain-basement price.
An “introductory special” is when a product or service is offered at a reduced price. It is a common and effective marketing technique. If you see an offer for an AC tune-up at a low price from a reputable HVAC service provider, the company is probably trying to attract your attention and initiate a client/customer relationship. The company then has the opportunity to demonstrate its expertise, promptness, reliability and professionalism.
When a reliable Air Conditioning company provides a low-cost introductory AC tune-up, the technician performs the same tasks at the same level as a standard-priced maintenance visit. If favorably impressed, you become a new customer. Your value over time as a regular customer makes up for the loss on the cost of the tune-up.
In some cases, the offer of an inexpensive AC tune-up may hide motives that are unethical, or even, borderline criminal. A disreputable HVAC company may use the inexpensive AC tune-up for other purposes such as:
Do not assume that an air conditioning company offering specials or inexpensive prices on an AC tune-up engages in unsavory practices. A low-cost maintenance offer should simply trigger caution on your part. Make sure the company is one you can trust. If the company is unknown to you, check them out before hiring them.
Tiger Services Air Conditioning has more than 30 years experience providing professional heating and air conditioning services in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Contact us today for more information on the importance of regular AC tune-ups. Find out more about our professional AC tune-up services.