Choosing the Right Company for Air Conditioning Repair

It seems that everywhere you go, the natives of the area are always saying how the weather is incredibly unpredictable. Well, in Chicago, that overused cliche actually happens to be true. We really never know what is going to happen from one day to another.

This is why it is important to be prepared when you need help with your Air Conditioning Unit this summer. In the heat of the summer, a small A/C issue could turn into a quick disaster! The best advice we can give you is to do your homework and find a quality Heating & Cooling company before disaster strikes.

However finding a quality Heating & Cooling Company in the Chicago area is easier said than done. Here is a guide to follow when deciding on the right company to call when the need for air conditioning repair arises.

Guide to Choosing the right A/C Repair Company

There are many things to consider when choosing an HVAC company that you can trust for your air conditioning repair. Of course you can always wait until the problem happens, then, choose one of the first companies that pops up on Google. However, to save yourself some time, money and possibly some headaches from dealing with incompetent companies, do your research before your a/c needs repair.

Experience Matters


Anytime you are having work done on your home, it is important to look for an experienced company. A company that has been around for a while is obviously doing something right. With years of industry experience, they have most likely have the hands on experience that other younger companies might be lacking. You might also find that a company who has been in business for many years will know how to treat their customers, and will be organized in their processes, making your overall experience a better one.

Guarantees on Service

It is always awesome when you can experience great service the first time; but it is a bonus when you find a company that offers guarantees or warranties on their service! Air conditioning repair is a complicated business; and any number of things can go wrong at any time. So when a company is willing to put a guarantee on their services, it means that they are confident enough in the quality of service that they provide; and they will not put the responsibility on you, if for some reason, something were to go wrong.

Quality Technicians

A company is only as good as their employees. When you find a company that invests in their employees and technicians, it means that they want the best for their customers. When scoping out air conditioning repair companies, look for indications that their technicians are NATE Certified. Also, good companies provide opportunities for their technicians to learn on a regular basis. Lastly, just like a company, technicians are wiser when they have some industry experience behind them. The company that you choose should spend the time and resources investing in their technicians.

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Service Hours

As you know, when it comes to Air Conditioning Repair, Monday through Friday 8-5 does not really apply. You never know when you will need an air conditioning professional, so it is best to find a company that provides 24/7 emergency service. The air conditioning repair company that you choose should be there for you when you need them, which includes all hours of the day, weekends, and holidays. Now be careful, because some companies will claim to have 24/7 emergency service, but then they will charge you extra for repair work done outside of the normal work hours. Give the company a call if you need to and ask them up front if this emergency service comes with a larger price tag.

Makes and Models

A/C Repair is not one size fits all. There are various makes and models that a company should have the know-how and equipment, to handle. Make sure that the air conditioning company that you choose has the ability to repair all makes and models of air conditioning units.

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Beware when the cost of air conditioning repair seems too good to be true. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. On the other hand you should not have to take out a loan to get your air conditioning repaired. To help with costs, some companies will even offer service specials that give you a discount. Also, try to find a company that will offer free estimates on repairs, so that you are not having to pay just to have the problem assessed.


One of the best ways to find a quality air conditioning repair company is to ask your family and friends. Even if they have had a horrendous experience, that is one company you can cross off your list and not waste your time with. People love sharing their experiences with others and passing along their favorite companies for other people to use.

King Heating & Cooling

In the search for the heating & cooling company that will meet your expectations, consider putting King Heating & Cooling on your list. We have been in business for the last 45 years; and over that time, we have been able to help thousands of people with their air conditioning repairs. Our staff and technicians focus on providing the very best service for our customers.

We provide a 1 year warranty for parts and labor for all repairs and our customers also receive a 100% satisfaction guarantee. So if for some reason, the job is not completed to your expectations the first time, we make sure to continue our work until the job is done right!

Every one of our technicians is NATE Certified and trained regularly to keep up with the most current industry knowledge. Even more than that, they are friendly professional, and will make your air conditioning repair experience as easy as possible.

We understand that it is impossible to predict when an air conditioning problem will arise. In order for us to be there for our customers when they need us the most, we offer 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency service.

We hope that you use this guide to help find the right air conditioning repair company that will give you the best overall experience. If you would like more information on King Heating & Cooling, give us a call at (708) 687-6898.