AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

It’s time to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is absolutely heating up here in Omaha. Your AC is going to be in for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a wise idea to have an AC repair professional chosen and thoroughly 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 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 crooked repairman or the heat so the team at The Frazier Company has some red flags to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work

A trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company asking for payment prior to starting work should be called into question. Another request 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 after 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 work and charges into writing, don’t have faith in them to complete 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 unanticipated costs after work has been completed.

4) They aren’t licensed

Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but a great number of them do. You can find out 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 complaints 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 to stay away.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a dependable AC repair technician in the Omaha area. The pros at The Frazier Company are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 402-896-5900 to arrange an appointment up with us anytime.

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