When you hire an HVAC provider, you want to ensure you are getting the most for your money. You are looking for a qualified company that will complete your repair or installation project efficiently, yet also correctly. It may surprise you to learn that one of the best ways to determine this is whether your HVAC company pays their technicians by the hour.
Hourly vs. Commission: What’s the Difference?
Unfortunately, some companies that provide HVAC service are more concerned about quantity than they are about quality. As a result, these companies often pay their technicians based on how many projects they can complete, instead of paying them an hourly rate for their work. This structure incentivizes technicians to finish each job quickly, so they can move on to getting paid for the next one.
That’s not to say these technicians don’t take pride in their work, but that their employer has made it in their best interest to complete more projects sooner. In other words, by choosing to work with these companies, you’re leaving yourself open to the possibility that you will end up having to pay more to fix poorly executed rush jobs.
When you’re looking to hire an HVAC service company, it’s worthwhile to ask them whether they pay their technicians by the hour, or by the project. It may seem like a minor difference, but it’s the best way to establish accountability on behalf of the technicians and ensure you are getting the best work for the most value.
At Affordable Air and Heat, we proudly pay all our HVAC repair and installation techs by the hour because we never want them to cut corners or feel hurried to finish any project. We understand there are many steps involved in a safe and comprehensive installation or repair project, and it doesn’t benefit you to have a technician or crew go as fast as they can when it comes to complex equipment like heating and air conditioning. If you live in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, North Port, Lehigh Acres, Port Charlotte, Estero, or the surrounding communities, contact us today to learn more about our services.
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