AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

It’s time to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Carson City. 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 suitably vetted before your AC has any troubles surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be optimal if you could just pick the first number out of the phone book and trust 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 sketchy repairman or the heat so the team at Anderson Heating & A/C has some warning signs 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 trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company asking for 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 problems down the road having your problem fixed correctly or completely.

2) Quotes a Cost Prior to Inspection

A technician may have an idea of what is going wrong with your air conditioner simply by speaking with you, but they won’t know for sure until they have actually inspected your system. Look for a company that will provide you with an estimate only after conducting 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 doesn’t count unless it’s 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 prior to work beginning you’re guaranteeing that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unexpected costs following the completion of your repair.

4) They aren’t licensed

Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but a great number of them 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 safeguarding yourself from a company that uses inexperienced workers. And any complaints 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 keep clear.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a trusted AC repair technician in the Carson City area. The pros at Anderson Heating & A/C are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 775-230-7628 to arrange an appointment up with us anytime.

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