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 certainly heating up here in Huntsville. 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 identified and properly vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave. It would be nice if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and trust 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 sketchy repairman or the heat so the team at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc has some warning signs 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 reputable company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company requesting payment prior to starting work should set off the alarm bells. Another demand of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to problems down the road having your problem fixed accurately or completely. 2) Quotes a Cost Ahead of Inspection A technician may have an educated guess 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 an inspection. 3) Refuses to Put it in Writing If you’ve viewed even 5 minutes of a court show on TV, you know it’s an absolute must to get it in writing. This is non-negotiable. If a company isn’t willing to put the job and charges into writing, don’t have faith in them to accomplish the work. By getting a signed contract prior to work beginning you’re guaranteeing that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unanticipated costs after your repair is completed. 4) They aren’t licensed Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but most do. You can look up online and see if licenses are required in your area. 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 complaints or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter a company that is operating without a license, there’s most likely 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 Huntsville area. The pros at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 256-801-4701 or set up an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.