What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician07/08/2015 It’s time to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is absolutely heating up here in Dresden. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to have an AC repair professional identified 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 be assured that they’ll do an acceptable job, but there are companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your unfortunate predicament. We don’t want to leave you sweating a sketchy repairman or the heat so the team at McFadden Heating & Cooling has some red flags to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with a dishonest company. 1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work A trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company requesting 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 idea of what is going wrong with your air conditioner simply by speaking with you, but they won’t know for certain until they have actually inspected your system. Look for a company that will provide you with an estimate only after an inspection. 3) Refuses to Put it in Writing If you’ve watched 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 finish the work. By getting a signed contract before work begins 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 easily search online and see if licenses are required in your state. If you are located in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re safeguarding yourself from a company that uses untrained 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 almost certainly 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 Dresden area. The pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 or arrange an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.