The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Grove City. Your AC is going to be in 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 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 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 Air Quality Solutions has some cautionary 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 in advance of beginning any work. Any company demanding 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 annoyances down the road having your problem fixed accurately or completely.
2) Quotes a Cost Ahead of Inspection
A technician may have an inkling of what is going wrong with your air conditioner just by talking with you, but they won’t be able to truly diagnose it until they have actually inspected your system. Choose 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 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 trust them to accomplish the work. By getting a signed contract preceding the work you’re making certain 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 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 shielding yourself from a company that uses inexperienced 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 look elsewhere.
These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a trusted AC repair technician in the Grove City area. The pros at Air Quality Solutions are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 614-871-4144 to arrange an appointment up with us anytime.