What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

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It’s time to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Marshfield. Your AC is going to be in for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a wise idea to have an AC repair professional chosen and thoroughly vetted before your AC has any troubles 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 shady repairman or the heat so the team at House of Heating Incorporated has some red flags to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work

A credible company will provide you with an estimate prior to beginning any work. Any company asking for payment prior to starting work is a big red flag. 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 educated guess 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 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 have confidence in them to accomplish 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 easily search online and see if licenses are required where you live. If you reside in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re shielding yourself from a company that uses untrained 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 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 trusted AC repair technician in the Marshfield area. The pros at House of Heating Incorporated are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 888-384-3163 or schedule an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.

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