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 Wharton. Your AC is going to be in for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a smart idea to have an AC repair professional selected and thoroughly vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be nice if you could just pick 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 circumstances. We don’t want to leave you sweating a crooked repairman or the heat so the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company requesting payment prior to starting work should set off the alarm bells. Another request 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 over a phone call, but they won’t know for sure 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 complete the work. By getting a signed contract before work begins you’re guaranteeing that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unexpected costs after work has been completed.

4) They aren’t licensed

Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but most do. You can find out online and see if licenses are required in your area. If you are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re protecting yourself from a company that uses inexperienced workers. And any problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter 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 dependable AC repair technician in the Wharton area. The pros at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 979-323-6130 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.

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