The worst time to try to schedule a total HVAC installation is in the middle of summer. It doesn’t matter where you live, or when the tourist season is for whatever area you’re in, everyone uses their air conditioning more when it’s hot out so that is naturally when the contractors and repair companies are the busiest. I was afraid my system would not last to the end of the summer so I knew I needed to act fast. The only problem was that I had to decide on a company to hire and there were at least a dozen in my immediate area to choose from. When I’m looking at spending enough money to buy a new air conditioner, it doesn’t matter what the money is for, I want to make sure I’m spending it wisely. My best friend told me to read reviews on the internet but I have only ever done that for restaurants and electronics–I have never compared reviews for things like home repair companies. In the past it typically always came down to hiring the first repairman that could come out and at the lowest price. I soon discovered why comparing reviews on companies is so important. Some installations include service contracts for anything from general maintenance to service subscriptions that include replacement parts and repairs. Some companies also only install certain brands of air conditioners, so we considered that too. We finally chose a company that seemed reliable and trustworthy and we couldn’t be happier with the deal we got. They gave us a discount on new ductwork and signed us up for a full service and maintenance contract.