What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

Cooling
Repair

The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is absolutely heating up here in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas. 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 identified and thoroughly vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be ideal if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and have confidence that they’ll do an acceptable job, but there are companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your unfortunate circumstances. We don’t want to leave you sweating a shady repairman or the heat so the team at Innovative Mechanical, LLC has some warning signs to watch out for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy 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 be called into question. Another sign of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to frustrations down the road having your problem fixed correctly or completely.

2) Quotes a Cost Prior to 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 sure until they have actually inspected your system. Look for a company that will provide you with an estimate only following 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 prior to work beginning you’re ensuring that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unanticipated costs after your repair is completed.

4) They aren’t licensed

Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but most 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 protecting yourself from a company that uses untrained workers. And any grievances 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 to stay away.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a credible AC repair technician in the Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas area. The pros at Innovative Mechanical, LLC are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 770-726-7407 or set up an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.

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