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 Irvine. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a wise idea to have an AC repair professional selected and properly vetted before your AC has any problems 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 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 shady repairman or the heat so the team at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning has some red flags to watch out for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work

A reputable company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company demanding payment prior to starting work should set off the alarm bells. Another demand 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. 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 watched 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 have confidence in them to accomplish the work. By getting a signed contract preceding the work you’re ensuring that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no surprise costs after work has been 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 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 inexperienced workers. And any problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you come across a company that is operating without a license, there’s almost certainly a reason for that and you’ll want look elsewhere.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a trusted AC repair technician in the Irvine area. The pros at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 949-258-7259 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.

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