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 Wheeling. Your AC will need to be prepped for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a smart idea to have an AC repair professional chosen and thoroughly vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be ideal if you could just pick the first number out of the phone book and trust that they’ll do a satisfactory job, but there are companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your unfortunate circumstances. We don’t want to leave you sweating a crooked repairman or the heat so the team at Local HVAC Repair & Service has some cautionary signs to be on the lookout for that let you know you may be dealing with a dishonest company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work

A trustworthy 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 sign of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to annoyances down the road having your problem fixed correctly or completely.

2) Quotes a Cost Prior to Inspection

A technician may have an inkling of what is going wrong with your air conditioner just by talking with you, but they won’t know for certain until they have actually inspected your system. Choose a company that will provide you with an estimate only after an inspection.

3) Refuses to Put it in Writing

If you’ve watched even 5 minutes of a court show on TV, you know it’s an absolute must to get it in writing. This is non-negotiable. If a company isn’t willing to put the labor and charges into writing, don’t have faith in 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 unexpected costs after work has been completed.

4) They aren’t licensed

Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but a great number of them do. You can look up online and see if licenses are required where you live. If you are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re safeguarding yourself from a company that uses untrained workers. And any grievances or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter a company that is operating without a license, there’s most likely 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 trusted AC repair technician in the Wheeling area. The pros at Local HVAC Repair & Service are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 224-300-4806 to arrange an appointment up with us anytime.

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