What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

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Temperatures continue to rise in Dallas, which means one thing – your AC is about to go in to full blown summer mode and run quite a bit more. That’s why it’s so crucial to plan ahead and have an AC repair technician identified if your air conditioner decides it’s worked long enough and breaks down.

Of course it’s not as easy as picking a name and number out of a phone book like it used to be, and there are an abundance of companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your difficulty. That’s why Tri County Air Care LLC has put together a few things to search for in an AC repair technician.

So how will you know if you’re dealing with an untrustworthy AC repair technician?

1) Full payment – in cash prior to beginning the work

It may be hard to believe that there are contractors out there like this, but they exist. Not only does this put you in jeopardy of not having your AC repair completed, it can easily lead to shoddy work and a bunch of frustration if you have any trouble after the work is completed. Plain and simple, most reputable contractors will provide an estimate and will not make you pay prior to work beginning.

2) Offers a specific AC repair cost without inspecting the system

If a contractor hasn’t come out and checked your air conditioner to get the big picture of what is the issue with your system, how can you be 100 percent sure that they took care of the problem? Choose someone who is willing to offer you an honest estimate after they come and inspect your air conditioner to fully understand what the problem is. It can help you save money and time.

3) Won’t put it in writing

Never, ever settle on this one. If you can’t get a contractor to put their work and charges in writing, you are basically handing over a signed, blank check. With any AC repair, you may run in to things here or there that also need to be taken care of, but they can be added to the agreed upon contract after.

Having a signed contract from the get-go means you are on the same page with your contractor when it comes to what is being done, what is being replaced, timeline for completion, and cost involved.

4) They aren’t licensed in your state

Of course, not all states require licensure for HVAC contractors, but many do. Do a quick search online to learn if your state requires a license so you know what you’re asking for when finding a contractor. The benefit to living in a state that requires a license is that it guards you from using a contractor with less than skilled workers, and in the event you run in to a problem, you can to report any issues with the work you received.

Normally when you encounter a contractor doing business without a license in a state that requires it, you’re more than likely dealing with someone you shouldn’t be. There’s most likely a reason they don’t have a license and it’s easy to assume they’re up to no good.

Sure, these four tips may not stop every encounter with an undesirable contractor, but they can help you determine who to trust and who not to trust in the Dallas area. Fortunately for you, you can always trust the experienced team at Tri County Air Care LLC to get the job done correctly the first time. Give them a call at 469-617-3437 or schedule your AC repair online through the online scheduler.

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