It’s time to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Huntingburg. 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 suitably vetted before your AC has any troubles 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 circumstances. We don’t want to leave you sweating a shady repairman or the heat so the team at Dearing's Service & Solutions has some warning signs to be on the lookout 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 in advance of beginning any work. Any company requesting payment prior to starting work is a big red flag. Another demand of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to frustrations down the road having your problem fixed properly or completely.
2) Quotes a Cost Before 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. 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 labor and charges into writing, don’t have confidence in them to accomplish 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 surprise costs after your repair is completed.
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 are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re shielding yourself from a company that uses unqualified workers. And any problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter 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 Huntingburg area. The pros at Dearing's Service & Solutions are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 812-200-5844 to arrange an appointment up with us anytime.