What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

July 08, 2015

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

It would be optimal if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and have confidence 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 sketchy repairman or the heat so the team at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has some cautionary signs to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work

A credible company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company asking for 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 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 over a phone call, but they won’t know for certain until they have actually inspected your system. Find a company that will provide you with an estimate only following an inspection.

3) Refuses to Put it in Writing

If you’ve seen 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 have faith in them to finish the work. By getting a signed contract before work begins you’re ensuring 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 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 protecting yourself from a company that uses inexperienced 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 usually 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 dependable AC repair technician in the Northglenn area. The pros at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 303-452-4146 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.