Get ready to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in Booneville. 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 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 have confidence that they’ll do an acceptable 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC has some warning signs to look 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 should be called into question. Another sign of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to frustrations 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 be able to truly diagnose it 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 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 confidence in them to accomplish 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 unanticipated 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 state. If you are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re safeguarding yourself from a company that uses untrained 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 credible AC repair technician in the Booneville area. The pros at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 662-269-8716 to set up an appointment up with us anytime.