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 Brighton. 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 selected and suitably vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be optimal if you could just choose 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 predicament. We don’t want to leave you sweating a shady repairman or the heat so the team at D & D Heating & AC has some red flags to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Prior to 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 be called into question. Another request of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to frustrations 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 simply by speaking with you, but they won’t know for certain 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 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 labor and charges into writing, don’t have confidence in them to accomplish 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 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 located in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re shielding yourself from a company that uses inexperienced workers. And any problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you come across a company that is operating without a license, there’s almost certainly 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 Brighton area. The pros at D & D Heating & AC are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 720-316-1401 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.

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