The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in Reinholds. 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 selected and suitably vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave.
It would be ideal if you could just choose 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 crooked repairman or the heat so the team at County Line Mechanical LLC has some red flags to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.
1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of 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 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 over a phone call, 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 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 doesn’t count unless it’s 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 finish the work. By getting a signed contract preceding the work you’re ensuring that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unexpected costs after work has been completed.
4) They aren’t licensed
Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but most do. You can find out online and see if licenses are required in your area. 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 problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you come across a company that is operating without a license, there’s most likely 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 dependable AC repair technician in the Reinholds area. The pros at County Line Mechanical LLC are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 717-216-0846 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.