AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

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The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in Englewood. Your AC will need to be prepped 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 issues surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be nice if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and be assured 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 Symbiont Service Corp has some red flags to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work

A credible company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company demanding payment prior to starting work should set off the alarm bells. Another request of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to problems 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 just by talking with you, but they won’t know for sure until they have actually inspected your system. Choose a company that will provide you with an estimate only after 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 labor and charges into writing, don’t have faith in them to accomplish the work. By getting a signed contract before work begins you’re making certain that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unanticipated costs after work has been completed.

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 credible AC repair technician in the Englewood area. The pros at Symbiont Service Corp are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 941-306-4161 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.

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