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 Jefferson City. 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 ideal if you could just choose the first number out of the phone book and trust that they’ll do a satisfactory job, but there are companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your unfortunate predicament. We don’t want to leave you sweating a shady repairman or the heat so the team at Stieferman Heating Company Inc has some warning signs to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Prior to Starting Work

A reputable company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company demanding payment prior to starting work is a big red flag. Another request 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 simply by speaking with you, but they won’t know for sure 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 it doesn’t count unless it’s in writing. This is non-negotiable. If a company isn’t willing to put the work and charges into writing, don’t have confidence in them to finish the work. By getting a signed contract before work begins you’re ensuring that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unexpected costs after work has been completed.

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 where you live. 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 grievances or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter a company that is operating without a license, there’s usually 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 trusted AC repair technician in the Jefferson City area. The pros at Stieferman Heating Company Inc are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 573-203-3908 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.

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