What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

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The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in East Bernard. 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 chosen and suitably vetted before your AC has any problems surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be nice if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and be assured that they’ll do a good job, but there are companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your unfortunate situation. We don’t want to leave you sweating a shady repairman or the heat so the team at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service has some warning signs to be on the lookout for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work

A credible company will provide you with an estimate prior to beginning any work. Any company asking for payment prior to starting work should be called into question. Another request of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to problems down the road having your problem fixed properly or completely.

2) Quotes a Cost Before 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 sure 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 seen 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 have confidence in them to finish the work. By getting a signed contract prior to work beginning you’re making certain that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no surprise costs after your repair is 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 in your area. If you are located in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re shielding yourself from a company that uses unqualified workers. And any complaints or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you come across a company that is operating without a license, there’s most likely a reason for that and you’ll want look elsewhere.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a dependable AC repair technician in the East Bernard area. The pros at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 979-335-4262 or schedule an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.

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