Temperatures continue to climb in Boynton Beach, which means one thing – your AC is about to go in to full blown summer mode and run quite a bit more. That’s why it’s so important to plan ahead and have an AC repair technician identified if your air conditioner decides it’s worked hard enough and breaks down.
Of course it’s not as easy as selecting a name and number out of a phone book like it used to be, and there are plenty of companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your hardship. That’s why A2Z Air Inc has put together a couple things to search for in an AC repair technician.
So how can you know if you’re dealing with an untrustworthy AC repair technician?
1) Full payment – in cash prior to beginning the work
It may be hard to believe that there are contractors out there like this, but they are out there. Not only does this put you at risk of not having your AC repair completed, it can easily lead to shoddy work and a great deal of frustration if you have any trouble after the work is completed. Plain and simple, most respected contractors will provide an estimate and will not make you pay in advance of the work being done.
2) Offers a specific AC repair cost without inspecting the system
If a contractor hasn’t come out and examined your air conditioner to get the full picture of what is the problem with your system, how can you be 100 percent sure that they took care of the problem? Choose someone who is willing to give you an honest estimate after they come and inspect your air conditioner to fully comprehend what the problem is. It can help you save money and time.
3) Won’t put it in writing
Never, ever settle on this one. If you can’t get a contractor to put their work and charges in writing, you can be handing over a signed, blank check. With any AC repair, you may run in to things here or there that also need attention, but they can be added to the agreed upon contract afterwards.
Having a signed contract from the beginning means you are on the same page with your contractor when it comes to what is being done, what is being replaced, timeline for completion, and cost involved.
4) They aren’t licensed in your state
Of course, not all states require licensure for HVAC contractors, but most do. Do a quick search online to see if your state requires a license so you know what you’re asking for when finding a contractor. The benefit to living in a state that requires a license is that it guards you from using a contractor with less than capable workers, and in the chance you run in to an issue, you are able to report any issues with the work you received.
Typically when you encounter a contractor doing business without a license in a state that requires it, you’re more than likely dealing with someone you shouldn’t be. There’s most likely a reason they don’t have a license and it’s easy to determine they’re up to no good.
Sure, these four tips may not stop every encounter with an undesirable contractor, but they can help you figure out who to trust and who not to trust in the Boynton Beach area. Fortunately for you, you can always trust the experienced pros at A2Z Air Inc to get the job done correctly the first time. Give them a call at 561-270-6228.