How To Identify a Good Air Conditioning Engineer

There are an abundance of air conditioning engineers on the market today. With so much choice as a customer, it can be hard to know where your money is best spent. Here at Chillaire, we have been in the industry for years and, we believe, have seen it all. That being said, we believe we know how to identify a good air conditioning engineer. Today we are going to outline the tell-tale signs of a reputable air con engineer. This way, the next time your air conditioning unit needs repairing and you call a specialist, you will know when you are getting the very best value for money.

Air Conditioning Engineer: What Do They Do?

Before we delve into what a good air con engineer looks like, let us first briefly look at what an air conditioning engineer does. Essentially, an air conditioning specialist is responsible for maintaining, repairing and providing an insight into your air conditioning unit. If you have any problems or questions regarding your air conditioner, a high quality air con engineer should fix the issue or answer these questions. They will be able to lean on experience with a number of customers and product brands to provide a solution. So, what does a good air conditioning engineer look like? Continue on!

How To Identify a Good Air Conditioning Engineer

A lot of the time, spotting an air conditioning specialist who represents good value for money is a matter of common sense. There are, however, a few things that all air con engineers from reputable companies will have. These include:

Appropriate Qualifications

Like any industry, there are certain standards air con engineers must meet. When you are searching for someone to take a look at your air conditioner, you may wish to enquire about their qualifications. They should, for
example, hold an F-gas qualification which enables them to legally work install, service, repair and leak test air conditioners. Because of the environmental threat posed by the refrigerant in air conditioning units, reputable companies must ensure their engineers hold this qualification. Moreover, some engineers may hold health and safety accreditation. If an engineer is highly qualified, it shows conscientiousness, professionalism and a willingness to do the job properly.

Furthermore, a reputable Air Conditioning Engineer should have a City & Guilds qualification, or your engineer should have done a three to five-year apprenticeship paired with at least two years of experience. Experience is key.

Good Reviews

This one may seem obvious, but the sign of a worthwhile engineer is positive reviews. In addition to this, transparency about previous work/ experience. If you do a search for ‘’air conditioning engineers near me’’, look for companies or tradespeople that have good and thorough reviews. These will indicate both the quality of the engineer as well as their work, and will help to divide any tradespeople that do not offer good value for money.


A company or engineer that has been in business for a number of years is, arguably, going to offer better value for money. They will have experience dealing with a larger variety of issues, and will be able to access past
experience to get the job done effectively and efficiently. The problem with relatively new companies is that they themselves may still be learning the ropes. Transparency about previous experience is also something to look for. If your engineer is vague about any experience, this may indicate a problem.

Qualified Air Conditioning Engineers With Chillaire

The team at Chillaire hope you are now on your way to identifying a good quality engineer for your next air conditioning repair project. It is important that your engineer is both qualified and experienced, such as our engineers. Our air con specialists hold CSCS Skillcards, have SSSTS (site supervisor safety training scheme) certification, UKATA Asbestos Awareness, IPAF, PASMA, First Aid & Amp and are Fire Risk Assessment certified. Our Senior staff also have the following: IOSH and HNC certifications, a City & Guilds certification, and full apprenticeships under their belts!

In addition to this, our team has years of experience they can lean on which helps them get the job done quickly and to the highest professional standard. For more information on our services or to request a quote, contact us today!

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