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 really heating up here in Rocky Mount. 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 chosen and properly vetted before your AC has any troubles surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be nice if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and have confidence that they’ll do an acceptable 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 crooked repairman or the heat so the team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning has some warning signs to be on the lookout for that let you know you may be dealing with a dishonest company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Prior to Starting Work

A credible company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company asking for 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 annoyances 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 simply by speaking with you, but they won’t know for certain 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 you have to get it in writing. This is non-negotiable. If a company isn’t willing to put the job and charges into writing, don’t have confidence in them to complete the work. By getting a signed contract preceding the work you’re guaranteeing that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unexpected costs following the completion of your repair.

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 are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re protecting yourself from a company that uses unqualified workers. And any complaints 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 to stay away.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a credible AC repair technician in the Rocky Mount area. The pros at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 540-483-5605 or set up an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.