AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

Get ready to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in South Beloit and Belvidere. 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 chosen and properly vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be optimal if you could just pick the first number out of the phone book and be assured 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 sketchy repairman or the heat so the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. has some cautionary signs to be on the lookout for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work

A trustworthy 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 annoyances down the road having your problem fixed correctly or completely.

2) Quotes a Cost Prior to 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 be able to truly diagnose it 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 you have 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 trust them to complete 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 unanticipated 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 find out online and see if licenses are required in your state. If you are located 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 look elsewhere.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a dependable AC repair technician in the South Beloit and Belvidere area. The pros at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 877-389-2465 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.

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