Choosing the right HVAC contractor can mean the difference between a smoothly operating air conditioning system and complete disaster

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Are you a fan of those TV current affair programs whose intrepid reporters chase down unscrupulous tradies to confront them about their dodgy work? It seems funny on the surface but no one wants to be an unwitting victim of an unlicensed, unskilled and incompetent workman. As they say: if you want the job done well, hire a professional.

Why you need to call in the pros to take care of your HVAC system

There’s a saying “if you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur”. Anyone who has been caught out by a rogue tradesman would attest to this advice. If you’re driven by the bottom line and choose a contractor based on price, you could wind up paying a hefty cost for inexperience.

Whether you choose a highly qualified technician or a cheap repair man, you’ll be spending money. The difference is just how much.

There is no substitute for qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience. Quite simply, skilled professionals have the expertise it takes to deliver a job well done so your system runs efficiently and smoothly – and ensure you are saving money in the long run.

The right HVAC contractor will get the job done right the first time

A professional Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) service contractor understands what it takes to maintain a system to the manufacturer’s requirements. Their mix of experience and comprehensive understanding of how HVAC systems work makes them skilled at identifying potential problems that, if left undiagnosed, could worsen over time and trigger a costly repair bill.

Servicing commercial HVAC systems requires a level of expertise – after all, commercial air conditioning systems are complex and expensive pieces of equipment. Investing in a professional commercial air conditioning contractor for routine services and maintenance is an assurance against expensive emergency repairs and certainty of a system’s longevity.

Subjecting your system to the wrong technician to manage HVAC maintenance could expose you to substandard workmanship. At the very least, your air quality could suffer; at worst your system could malfunction.

The maintenance checklist your HVAC system needs

Commercial HVAC systems require regular inspections to ensure they operate in peak condition all year round. Routine maintenance is also essential in safeguarding the unit’s integrity.

A typical maintenance service should include:

Refrigerant check

Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector

Test safety devices and controls

Clean dirty coils

Check and clean drains, trays and traps

Test system heating and cooling performance

Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, and apply a non-conductive coating if necessary

Check motor temperatures, belts and bearings

Check thermostat accuracy

Provide a report and document the inspection

Finding the right HVAC professional – and avoiding rogue tradies

With so many commercial air conditioning contractors to choose from, it’s important to do your homework to weed out the rogues.

Ausmech Air is certified (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating [AIRAH] and Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors’ Association [AMCA]) and our team is fully licenced and qualified. Our work attracts repeat business and we receive regular referrals because of our professional services and honest work ethic. In fact, we tick all the boxes.

To keep your HVAC system in good condition, choose a reputable commercial air conditioning contractor.

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