What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

July 08, 2015

It’s time to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Huffman. 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 suitably vetted before your AC has any problems surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be ideal if you could just pick 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC has some cautionary signs to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work

A reputable company will provide you with an estimate prior to beginning any work. Any company demanding payment prior to starting work should be called into question. Another demand 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 inkling of what is going wrong with your air conditioner simply by speaking with you, 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 seen 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 trust them to finish the work. By getting a signed contract prior to work beginning you’re ensuring 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 a great number of them do. You can look up online and see if licenses are required in your state. If you are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re safeguarding yourself from a company that uses unqualified workers. And any problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you find a company that is operating without a license, there’s most likely 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 Huffman area. The pros at Air Houston Mechanical LLC are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 832-777-1521 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.