What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician07/08/2015 The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Corpus Christi. 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 chosen and suitably 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 situation. We don’t want to leave you sweating a crooked repairman or the heat so the team at McNatt Inc has some red flags 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 reputable company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company requesting 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 problems 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 just by talking with you, 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 following 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 job and charges into writing, don’t have confidence in them to finish 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 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 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 unqualified 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 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 dependable AC repair technician in the Corpus Christi area. The pros at McNatt Inc are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 361-888-4808 or schedule an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.