For the labor that they do and the services that they offer, air conditioner installers, or HVAC installers, are usually given reasonable salaries. And because of this, many clients decide that they are not required to give them tips.
But it is common to offer drinks, food, and comfort room breaks to people working on the facilities of your home. Doing any of these or giving them tips, maybe even both, will surely make their day and be appreciated by them.
For some, tipping may be seen as an offensive gesture but this shouldn’t be the case. When offering tips to air conditioner installers and they refuse, insist that they should accept it. Also, make it clear that the tip is for the excellent work that they’ve done and not some sort of donation for them.
However, if you feel uncomfortable or prefer to not give tips, you are not forced to. Tipping is an optional gesture and is not expected by HVAC workers and air conditioner installers. Some companies may even have a rule that prohibits clients from tipping the workers.
It may not be required to tip air conditioner installers but it does not mean that you shouldn’t. Aside from an excellent service done, there may be various factors that should make you consider tipping an installer.
Some of these include having the installer working at unusual times such as nighttime or early morning, having them do extensive work during a hot or very cold day, noticing that they do their job efficiently and quickly, and seeing that they tried to keep their work neat without leaving anything for you to clean up afterward.
However, there are also some reasons to not tip installers, such as if the installer is also the owner of the business and provides local ac repair. Most people also opt to not give tips when they’ve already paid an unusually high price for ordinary jobs that charge a premium.
Of course, the more common reasons to not tip include a noticeably poor job, a rude installer, or a messy work that the installer fails to clean up afterward.
Although a small percentage of people tip workers such as air conditioner installers for various reasons, the average tip price is about $20 to $25 per person.
Helpers who may assist with the service minimally may also be given a smaller tip below $10 or even $5. Of course, the amount given is entirely up to the client as there are no rules to tipping.
Feel free to give bigger tips to friendly and efficient workers that did an excellent job, and less to those who have done mediocre service.
Most people working as an air conditioner or HVAC installer are offered benefits and decent salaries for their work. But some of them may find that their pay is insufficient for their workload, especially since their work really can get intense at random cases and scenarios. They can do excessive work for hours, work at dirty and unpleasant sites, and go to work at weird times throughout the day.
Whether or not you decide to tip your air conditioner installer, remember to be kind and offer them a cold drink and some snacks. Some of them may even appreciate a good conversation.
Tipping is not mandatory but it can surely make installers happy and reward them for a job well done. And for all you know, maybe you’ll require more services from them in the future and your tip is what encourages them to do an even better job next time!