What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician07/08/2015 The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Safford. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a smart idea to have an AC repair professional identified and thoroughly vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave. It would be nice if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and have confidence that they’ll do a good job, but there are companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your unfortunate circumstances. We don’t want to leave you sweating a crooked repairman or the heat so the team at B&D Air Conditioning 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 reputable company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company demanding payment prior to starting work should set off the alarm bells. Another sign of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to problems down the road having your problem fixed properly or completely. 2) Quotes a Cost Before 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 know for sure 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 you have 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 complete the work. By getting a signed contract prior to work beginning you’re making certain 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 a great number of them do. You can find out online and see if licenses are required where you live. If you reside 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 find a company that is operating without a license, there’s almost certainly 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 Safford area. The pros at B&D Air Conditioning are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 928-432-6018 or schedule an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.