What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician07/08/2015 The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in Dallas. 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 selected 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 have confidence 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 crooked repairman or the heat so the team at Tri County Air Care LLC has some red flags 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 credible company will provide you with an estimate prior to beginning any work. Any company asking for 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 annoyances 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 know for certain 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 finish the work. By getting a signed contract preceding the work you’re guaranteeing 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 a great number of them do. You can look up online and see if licenses are required in your state. 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 come across a company that is operating without a license, there’s almost certainly a reason for that and you’ll want keep clear. These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a trusted AC repair technician in the Dallas area. The pros at Tri County Air Care LLC are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 469-617-3437 or arrange an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.