AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is absolutely heating up here in Westminster. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a wise idea to have an AC repair professional selected and properly vetted before your AC has any problems surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be nice if you could just pick the first number out of the phone book and trust that they’ll do an acceptable job, but there are companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your unfortunate predicament. We don’t want to leave you sweating a shady repairman or the heat so the team at True Heating & Cooling has some red flags to be on the lookout for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Prior to Starting Work

A reputable company will provide you with an estimate prior to beginning any work. Any company demanding payment prior to starting work is a big red flag. Another demand of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to problems down the road having your problem fixed accurately or completely.

2) Quotes a Cost Ahead of Inspection

A technician may have an inkling of what is going wrong with your air conditioner over a phone call, but they won’t know for certain until they have actually inspected your system. Look for a company that will provide you with an estimate only following an inspection.

3) Refuses to Put it in Writing

If you’ve viewed even 5 minutes of a court show on TV, you know you have to get it in writing. This is non-negotiable. If a company isn’t willing to put the job and charges into writing, don’t trust them to accomplish the work. By getting a signed contract preceding the work you’re ensuring that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no surprise costs following the completion of your repair.

4) They aren’t licensed

Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but the majority do. You can easily search online and see if licenses are required in your state. If you are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re shielding yourself from a company that uses untrained workers. And any complaints or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter a company that is operating without a license, there’s usually a reason for that and you’ll want to stay away.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a credible AC repair technician in the Westminster area. The pros at True Heating & Cooling are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 720-316-1898 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.

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