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 certainly heating up here in Robstown. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a good 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 circumstances. 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 Before Starting Work

A reputable 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 sign 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 idea 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. Find a company that will provide you with an estimate only after an inspection.

3) Refuses to Put it in Writing

If you’ve watched 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 finish the work. By getting a signed contract preceding the work you’re making certain that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no surprise costs following the completion of your repair.

4) They aren’t licensed

Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but most do. You can find out 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 untrained workers. And any grievances 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 to stay away.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a dependable AC repair technician in the Robstown area. The pros at McNatt Inc are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 361-247-0605 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.

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