ROCKFORD,IL- March 6, 2014 – As northern Illinois continues to endure unseasonably cold temperatures and snow, it’s highly unlikely that your air conditioner is a top concern. The Better Business Bureau(BBB) recommends making sure your air conditioner is working now while temperatures are still low, to ensure everything will run properly when temperatures are high.
“Air conditioning is important to think about during all times of the year,” says Dennis Horton, director of the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau.“ Before rushing to hire the first contractor you meet,always check with the BBB beforehand and do careful research.”
If you are looking into repairing your air conditioner before temperatures rise, make sure to look for contractors carefully. Rushing to hire a cooling contractor can lead to a hole in your wallet or an unsatisfactory repair job. Last year, the BBB serving Chicago and Northern Illinois received a total of 3,632 inquiries against residential air conditioning and heating contractors. Common mistakes consumers and business owners made included hiring the first contractor they found, not doing careful research and not getting all of the details of their service or repair in writing.
The BBB recommends the following tips when looking for a contractor to repair your air conditioning:
For more advice on finding businesses and services you can trust, visit www.bbb.org
As a private, non-profit organization, the purpose of the Better Business Bureau is to promote an ethical marketplace. BBBs help resolve buyer/seller complaints by means of conciliation, mediation and arbitration. BBBs also review advertising claims, online business practicesand charitable organizations. BBBs develop and issue reviews on businesses and nonprofit organizations and encourage people to check out a company or charity before making a purchase or donation.