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Tips for Choosing a Reputable Contractor to Fix, Maintain or Install Your A/C Unit

3 Jan a/c repairman

The average high temperatures in Southwest Florida range in degrees from the 70’s to 90’s depending on the time of year. Of course, temperatures are on the higher end in summer months.

Most homes in Southwest Florida have some type of air conditioning unit to help them stay cool but air conditioning units do not last forever and do need maintenance and repairs over time.

Who do you call when your a/c unit is in need of repairs or routine maintenance is due?

Not all contractors are created equal. Choosing the wrong contractor can be a nightmare. So, how do you know when you have a reputable contractor on your list of companies you call when you need a product or service?

Use these guidelines when choosing a contractor to maintain, fix or install your a/c unit. The contractor you choose should:

  • Be licensed as this shows they went through the licensing process which includes knowledge testing and competency.
  • Own a stable company and has been in business for a number of years.
  • Have a professional appearance (their employees, truck and equipment should be organized and clean).
  • Be available so when you call them. Someone either answers the phone or calls you back in a timely manner.
  • Have a great reputation in the community so that you know they are trustworthy.
  • Work hard to provide excellent customer service.
  • Do honest repairs and will only recommend what is necessary.
  • Offer a comprehensive maintenance plan to keep your a/c unit running efficiently.
  • Have a nice website where you can learn more about their services, engage with their social media and leave feedback.

It is a great idea to have a relationship with a good contractor before your a/c unit needs repairs because then you won’t have to scramble and choose someone quickly.

Remember, regular air conditioning maintenance will help keep your a/c unit running at full capacity which will extend the life of your unit plus decrease electric bills.

RDS Air Conditioning services Southwest Florida for residential and small commercial air conditioning needs. They have an excellent reputation and meet all of the criteria listed above for a reputable contractor. RDS offers a cost effective comprehensive a/c protection plan plus a maintenance agreement.

We are a Certified Florida Contractor – Lic.# CAC1816713

Don’t Settle for Less, Use RDS!

The Best Tip for Big Savings on your Electric Bill

11 Nov electric-bill

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, saving means “the act or an instance of economizing.”  Many of us look for ways to “save” everyday. Clipping coupons to save money at the store, saving bags to re-use later and some people even save the little ends of soap and put them in a pump bottle with water to use as hand soap.

You may try to save on your electric bill by turning off lights when leaving a room, turning off ceiling fans, unplugging appliances when you are away but how many of you know that you could save a good percentage on your electric bill each month by doing one other thing? I will tell you that other thing in a little bit.

According to the US Energy Information Administration, half of all energy consumed by Florida households is for appliances, electronics, and lighting. A whopping 27% is used for air conditioning. That is four times higher than the national average. Of course, this high usage is due to our year round weather conditions.  So, air conditioning use is a big part of most Floridan’s electric bill.

Back to the “other thing” that could save you a nice percentage on your electric bill and it has to do with your air conditioner. Having your air conditioner serviced a couple of times a year will save you money on your electric bill plus on having to replace parts and even save on having to replace the whole a/c unit.

How is that for savings? How many coupons would you have to clip to even compare?

So, why does having your a/c unit serviced twice a year make such a big difference on your electric bill? Because these check-ups include cleaning the unit and checking everything out. Check-ups, make your a/c unit run more efficiently and when it runs more efficiently, less electricity is used.

Think of it this way, if you wait a long time to go to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned and checked, it usually takes much longer for them to clean them, your gums are sore and the dentist usually finds something wrong, like a cavity.

If you would go to the dentist twice a year for your cleanings, your gums would not be so sore, it would probably take less time to clean your teeth and if they find anything, it would be easy to treat and cost less since it will most likely be in the early stages.

Having your air conditioning unit maintained will keep it clean, running at full capacity, extends the life of your entire a/c unit and if anything does come up, it is caught early and fixed so that it doesn’t cause more damage.

This time of year many of you are returning to SWFL for the season and this is a great time to have your a/c unit checked out.  Let RDS Air Conditioning make sure your a/c unit will keep you cool and if you do need to put the heat on when we have a few cold snaps, you will feel extra good because your indoor climate will be comfortable plus you will be saving money on your electric bill.

RDS Air Conditioning is a full service certified Florida contractor serving Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Ft Myers, Florida. Lic.# CAC1816713

Don’t Settle for Less, Use RDS!