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 Manassas. 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 thoroughly vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be nice if you could just choose 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 predicament. We don’t want to leave you sweating a sketchy repairman or the heat so the team at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. has some cautionary signs to be on the lookout for that let you know you may be dealing with a dishonest company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work

A trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate prior to beginning any work. Any company requesting payment prior to starting work should be called into question. Another demand of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to problems down the road having your problem fixed properly or completely.

2) Quotes a Cost Before Inspection

A technician may have an educated guess of what is going wrong with your air conditioner over a phone call, but they won’t be able to truly diagnose it 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 viewed 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 work and charges into writing, don’t trust them to finish 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 surprise 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 state. If you are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re shielding yourself from a company that uses untrained workers. And any grievances or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter a company that is operating without a license, there’s almost certainly 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 dependable AC repair technician in the Manassas area. The pros at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 703-260-1148 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.

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