Red flags to watch for when shopping for a new product or service - Air Specialist
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Your home is one of your biggest investments. When something goes, you want an expert on your side. Now is not the time to randomly choose a company for your heating, A/C, or plumbing issues. Learn to spot the red flags so you can choose service providers wisely. Remember, Air Specialist A/C Heating Plumbing and More of Houston is your local expert, with more than a half-century of experience in the business.

Quick quotes

If someone says they can quote you a price over the phone, hang up. A professional HVAC technician or plumber may be able to give you a broad ballpark estimate, but the bottom line can’t be determined until they visit your home and view the problem personally.

Unbelievable prices

Remember when your father said you get what you pay for? It pays to listen to dear old Dad. Before you fall for the lowest quote, do a little research to find out what’s included in that price. Does the company offer a guarantee on all repairs and maintenance work, like Air Specialist does? Do their technicians hold proper certification, like the NATE Certification that requires HVAC technicians to undergo stringent testing? Your friend’s uncle’s buddy might claim to know how to fix your water heater, but is he going to be around when the same water heater is leaking at 2 am?

Pushy sales pitches

Reputable companies aren’t interested in selling you something you don’t need. They understand the importance of ethical business practices and take pride in being authentic and transparent. Beware of high-pressure tactics like pushing products or turning up the heat when someone isn’t sure they’re ready to replace their furnace. At Air Specialist, we are honored when you trust us with your home. We work to earn that trust through proper service, not unnecessary sales.

A limited history

When you choose a company with years of experience and service, you are choosing someone who knows the industry and is familiar with homes in your area. Houston summers are like no other – wouldn’t you want your A/C under the care of a company that’s familiar with our humidity levels and occasional tropical weather? An established history offers priceless peace of mind. A quick search of online reviews can also assure you that you’re working with the right company.

Limited maintenance programs

Some customers believe maintenance programs are unnecessary expenses. Don’t you want a company that is invested in developing a relationship and standing behind the equipment it installs? Maintenance programs can save you money in the long run by catching problems while they’re still easy to fix.

If you’re looking for a partner to help care for your home’s heating, cooling and plumbing needs, reach out to Air Specialist at (713) 481-1305 or contact us online. We strive to earn your loyalty with our professional HVAC technicians and licensed plumbing professionals. We’ve been keeping Houston families comfortable since 1970. We’d love to take care of your family, too.

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