The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is absolutely heating up here in Kingsville. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a wise idea to have an AC repair professional selected and suitably vetted before your AC has any troubles surviving an incoming heatwave.
It would be optimal if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and be assured that they’ll do a satisfactory job, but there are companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your unfortunate situation. We don’t want to leave you sweating a shady repairman or the heat so the team at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC has some warning signs to be on the lookout for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.
1) Requesting Full Payment Prior to Starting Work
A trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company demanding payment prior to starting work is a big red flag. Another sign of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to frustrations down the road having your problem fixed properly or completely.
2) Quotes a Cost Before Inspection
A technician may have an inkling of what is going wrong with your air conditioner over a phone call, but they won’t know for sure 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 viewed 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 work and charges into writing, don’t have confidence in them to complete the work. By getting a signed contract prior to work beginning you’re ensuring 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 easily search online and see if licenses are required where you live. If you are located 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 to stay away.
These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a trusted AC repair technician in the Kingsville area. The pros at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 361-214-1203 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.