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 absolutely heating up here in Reeds Spring. 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 thoroughly vetted before your AC has any troubles surviving an incoming heatwave. It would be nice if you could just pick 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 situation. We don’t want to leave you sweating a shady repairman or the heat so the team at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc has some warning signs to be on the lookout 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 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 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 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 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 it doesn’t count unless it’s in writing. This is non-negotiable. If a company isn’t willing to put the work and charges into writing, don’t have faith in them to finish the work. By getting a signed contract preceding the work you’re guaranteeing 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 in your area. If you are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re protecting yourself from a company that uses untrained workers. And any problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter 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 credible AC repair technician in the Reeds Spring area. The pros at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 417-739-4606 or schedule an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.