AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Derby. Your AC is going to be in for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to have an AC repair professional identified 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 trust that they’ll do a satisfactory 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 shady repairman or the heat so the team at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning has some cautionary signs to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work

A credible company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company demanding 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 problems down the road having your problem fixed accurately or completely.

2) Quotes a Cost Ahead of Inspection

A technician may have an idea 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 it doesn’t count unless it’s in writing. This is non-negotiable. If a company isn’t willing to put the labor and charges into writing, don’t have faith 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 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 look up online and see if licenses are required in your area. If you reside in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re safeguarding yourself from a company that uses unqualified 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 credible AC repair technician in the Derby area. The pros at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 203-734-7648 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.

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