Get ready to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Pflugerville. 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 nice if you could just pick 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 circumstances. We don’t want to leave you sweating a crooked repairman or the heat so the team at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning has some warning signs to watch 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 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 problems down the road having your problem fixed correctly or completely.
2) Quotes a Cost Prior to Inspection
A technician may have an idea 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 conducting 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 work and charges into writing, don’t trust them to accomplish 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 following the completion of your repair.
4) They aren’t licensed
Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but the majority do. You can easily search online and see if licenses are required in your state. 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 grievances or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you find a company that is operating without a license, there’s usually 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 credible AC repair technician in the Pflugerville area. The pros at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 512-355-1482 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.