How to Start an Air Conditioner Repair Shop Business

Are you interested in setting up your own air conditioner repair shop biz but have no idea where to start? After all, air conditioners are a necessity nowadays both in commercial and residential establishments. Look no further.

Here is a step by step air conditioner repair shop biz guide that will help you realize you dreams of owning your own business today.

Air conditioners have evolved from a luxury commodity to a necessity nowadays. Every industrial, commercial and residential establishment presented a need for this item as one of the most valuable addition in providing convenience and comfort to its patrons or residents. As the demand for air conditioners continues to grow, so is the need for accessible and reliable air conditioner repair shop.

To start an air con repair shop biz, one must consider several aspects of this industry to better realize the prospect this business has to offer.

Map Out an Air Conditioner Repair Shop Business Plan

The first and most important thing to do before starting any business is writing a business plan. With this, an entrepreneur will have a full view of every aspect involving the air conditioner repair shop business. The plan should include details including where to start the air conditioner repair shop biz, the target clients, competitors and the cost of establishing this type of business. With a business plan at hand, the entrepreneur will have a holistic view of the business and possible problems that may arise will be easily spotted and remedied.

Determine the Area of Operations

Another important thing to consider in starting your own air conditioner repair shop biz is the location for the operation. It will be beneficial to make a survey of the area one intends to operate in to determine the number and types or air conditioner repair shop biz competitors. Having too many competitors in the area will make it harder to startup the air conditioner repair shop biz, especially when such competitors have already established their names in the area.

Ascertain the Startup Cost for the Air Conditioner Repair Shop Biz

Starting this business will indeed need certain amount of capital. Depending on the intended size of operation, an air conditioner repair shop biz basically needs service trucks and a set of equipment such as Freon and the newer Puron refrigerant. It’s better to invest in new set equipment but second hand will do for those just starting and not having sufficient capital.

Marketing and Licensing

The next thing to do is to secure an air conditioner repair shop license. A number of states require licenses for the employees engaged in HVAC repair and installation. Having such licenses will add credibility and stability to the business.

Last but not the least is marketing or advertising the air conditioner repair shop business. This can be done by simply printing out business cards or flyers and distributing them to business establishments or residential areas, depending on which target market you want to focus on.


  • asad said on April 15, 2011
    i need to take annual maintenance repair installation so what kind of suggestion do you give first i should give marketing are i give a add, i am in india, bangalore please give me some good idea thank you
  • donatus egba said on December 15, 2011
    nigeria, portharcourt. i want you to help me write a business plan on refrigeration and air conditioning maintenance and repair
  • ajit singh said on January 18, 2012
    dear sir, I have central air condition plant knowledge with all accessories i want to start this job from it's AHU filters cleaning please help me, how to start and what is the processes. Thanking you, your sincerely, AJIT SINGH
  • dominic said on June 10, 2012
    sir i would like to start a A/C&R WORKSHOP in india, kerala, thrissur city. do you have any idea how can i setup one. how could i get license and initially what type of tools that i have to buy. and how much capital i have to invest initially. thanks
  • Tina L said on September 4, 2012
    I am a hispanic woman looking to start my own a/c business. I leave in Las Vegas, Nevada and I need guidance on what to do first
  • Wisdom usoroh said on October 17, 2012
    I want to start A/c repair business in portharcourt, Nigeria. Pls write a business plan for me. God bless you richly.
  • mapitso said on October 22, 2012
    I am business woman who is already in the air conditioning industry and will like to grow my business by opening in up. A shop currently is been running from home. I'm based in south africa. I need a business plan to source funding for equipments.
  • mohammedfahim said on October 27, 2012
    i am having 10 to 15 years experience in air conditioner field i want to grow my business by opening in up. and i want service franchise of branded company lg, samsung, whirlpool, blue star, panasonic. contact : 98405 93562, chennai, tamil nadu, india.
  • Adam said on November 1, 2012
    I would like to start an auto zircon repair shop targeting import cars from Japan in Gaborone, Botswana.
  • Sammie bryan said on November 30, 2012
    I want to start up an A.C and refrigerator repair and maintenance shop. I am in benue state nigeria, i want you to help me write a business plan so i can submit to an entrepreneurial firm.
  • chilakapati.mahaboob basha said on December 14, 2012
    hello dear, i want to startup my own business of an air-conditioners assembling type of brands, annual maintenance, breakdown jobs, service call jobs. how could i begin my career and how could i show myself to the competitive market and how i get good result in field please suggest me to get recognized license about business and equipment tools details, cost of beginning investment to startup my business. thanks and hope you will give me sufficient suggestion. i am from proddatur, kadapa district, andhra pradesh, india.
  • alexander matuguina said on February 5, 2013
    Sir, i'm newly starting my business, with aircon.and refrigeration pls help me how to expand my business
  • KRISHNA BIND said on February 14, 2013
    dear sir, i want to start a repair workshop of my own in refrigeration and air conditioning field. i need some idea about how to resister my workshop and what are the documents required and how to get the license as well, kindly suggest me how to start my business
  • KRISHNA BIND said on February 14, 2013
    sir, as above i requested to you please help me also about what are the tools and assets i required to begin my workshop
  • Ben Escabarte said on March 25, 2013
    sir i want to know what are the necessary tools and equipments must be purchased to start a small refrigeration and air conditioning shop beside our home here in Davao City Philippines.. Thank you
  • RAJASHEKARAIAH said on July 8, 2013
    we having very good air-condition technicians and also i am electronic business person and my office is there in near bus stop kodigehalli sahakaranagar post Bangalore-560092 my contact no.09740034384
  • 17.venkata shiva sai said on July 23, 2013
    i want to become a service provider for air conditioner for branded company can you help me in Hyderabad my contact no is:9246873479
  • phellyx said on January 21, 2014
    i want to start up standard Refrigeration and air condition workshop in portharcourt, nigeria capable of attracting companies and multi- nationals patronage. Please give me a business plan write up, detailed tools and equipment needed, workforce ,e.t.c to submit to the necessary agency for approval. i am looking forward to hear from you very soon. Phellyx, portharcourt nigeria
  • srinivas reddy said on March 6, 2014
    i want to provide air conditioner service for branded company in Hyderabad area
  • Alfonso said on May 9, 2014
    Please send me all info for How to start a A/C repair show. business
  • krishnagopal said on July 27, 2014
    dear sir i wanted to started a/c installation and complete repairing shop of every companies a/c in new maninagar so please give me a better idea to start my a/c repairing business thank you.
  • jovelyn tulay said on August 21, 2014
    sir help me how to make business proposal step by step that is inline in my major which is refrigeration and air conditioning. this is for my requirements in school on our subject Entrepreneurship
  • sakala giribabu said on November 29, 2014
    dear sir, i respected sir .help me how to maintain service center step by step teach me
  • Allen said on January 19, 2015
    Location: Florida -Johannesburg-Gauteng Province-Republic of South Africa new in the game advice welcome. thank you
  • Fernando said on February 15, 2015
    Hello! Good Day, Please give me an idea to where i can find a supplier for air conditioning equipments and materials intended for repair and installation which is cheaper in price. Kindly give me the email add and contact number as will for easy communicating them for i can start my own business to have good margin of ROI... Thank you for giving soonest response on this matter
  • danushka said on March 30, 2015
    i want to start spits a/c ,fig repair and installation pls give me idea sir...
  • risa said on May 19, 2015
    Dear Sir, I would like to start Aircon/Fridge Repair Shop in Dubai. Can you tell me what Equipment do I need to start up.. Thanks and regards, Risa
  • Ehtesham said on June 25, 2015
    Nagpur ,Maharashtra ,India. All type air conditioner repair, any work order contact me my number is 9326271269
  • Irfan Khan said on August 28, 2015
    I live in kolkata. I want to start an authorized service center. Any one like LG, Samsung, Oneida etc. I realty want to that what is basic process.
  • R. Panthaki said on September 26, 2015
    Dear friends. I am an HVAC engineer based in Baroda Gujarat India. I have 45 years of experience in air conditioning refrigeration field. I can guide you to setup workshop layout with tools and equipment. Anyone interested may contact me on or call me 91 9228155549
  • satish said on March 8, 2016
    what type of license do i require to Start an Air Conditioner Repair Shop in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Sonu said on March 12, 2016
    Dear sir I want to start a small business in noida up. regarding house facilities and maintenance, services like air conditioning repair, electrician, plumber, etc. Please give me ideas and all use equipments, tools and employees
  • RITESH MAHAJAN said on June 22, 2016
    Dear sir I Want to start a air conditioner and refrigeration shop and i have a sufficient knowledge in this field. i am diploma in mechanical engineering and ITI in refrigeration and air condition .Please suggest me which is better to start shop or doing job on salary. Ritesh J& K
  • Veenus Tyagi said on June 30, 2016
    Hello dear actually I learned repairing ac from an mechanic now I know everything about it but I want to start my own business now so I want to ask you that what is major risks of this business and is this is a good idea to start my business now I'm only 20 years old and a graduate
  • Evv.prasad said on October 16, 2016
    Dear sir I am in hva/c field doulap my business plan give me some idea
  • O P Nagmani said on October 16, 2016
    I want to start up an A.C and refrigerator repair and maintenance shop. I am a fresher in field, i want you to help me write a business plan so i can submit to an entrepreneurial firm.
  • Ini Ibanga said on December 2, 2016
    Please I have interest in starting air conditioner business, please do you know (Good shop ) where I would obtain the training in Nigeria .
  • sunil said on December 13, 2016
    I'm from udupi karnataka anyone join with me msg 971528672480 whattsup.. I have experience but I don't no how to start
  • shaik said on July 19, 2017
    Sir, Am working as mechanical engineer.. in nearby future i would like to startup HVAC repair & contract business.. i am unable to analyze minimum budget i should be having to start - up and also advise me for its successful running.. thanks


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