AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

Get ready to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is absolutely heating up here in Saint Charles. 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 suitably vetted before your AC has any problems surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be ideal if you could just select 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 Air Alliance Team has some red flags to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with a dishonest company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Prior to Starting Work

A trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company asking for payment prior to starting work should be called into question. Another demand of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to annoyances 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 just by talking with you, but they won’t be able to truly diagnose it until they have actually inspected your system. Choose a company that will provide you with an estimate only after conducting 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 work and charges into writing, don’t trust them to accomplish the work. By getting a signed contract before work begins you’re guaranteeing that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unexpected costs after your repair is completed.

4) They aren’t licensed

Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but the majority do. You can find out online and see if licenses are required in your state. If you reside in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re shielding 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 usually a reason for that and you’ll want keep clear.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a trusted AC repair technician in the Saint Charles area. The pros at Air Alliance Team are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 636-229-1544 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.

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