AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

Get ready to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in Middle Georgia. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a smart idea to have an AC repair professional chosen and properly vetted before your AC has any problems surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be optimal if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and be assured 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 sketchy repairman or the heat so the team at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia has some cautionary signs to be on the lookout for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work

A trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company asking for payment prior to starting work should set off the alarm bells. 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 educated guess 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. Look for a company that will provide you with an estimate only after an inspection.

3) Refuses to Put it in Writing

If you’ve viewed 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 trust them to complete the work. By getting a signed contract before work begins you’re ensuring that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unanticipated 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 unqualified workers. And any problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you find a company that is operating without a license, there’s usually 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 Middle Georgia area. The pros at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 478-200-5689 to arrange an appointment up with us anytime.

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