AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

Temperatures continue to climb in York, 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 basic as selecting a name and number out of a phone book like it used to be, and there are an abundance of companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your hardship. That’s why Strine's Heating & A/C Inc has put together a couple things to search for in an AC repair technician.

So how will you know if you’re dealing with a less than reputable 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 careless work and a bunch of frustration if you have any trouble after the work is completed. Plain and simple, most respected contractors will offer an estimate and will not make you pay before the work begins.

2) Offers a specific AC repair cost without inspecting the system

If a contractor hasn’t stopped by and examined your air conditioner to get the big picture of what is wrong with your system, how can you be 100 percent sure that they fixed the concern? Choose someone who is willing to offer you an honest estimate after they come and inspect your air conditioner to fully recognize 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 might as well be handing over a signed, blank check. With any AC repair, you might run in to things here or there that also need to be taken care of, but they can be added to the agreed upon contract later.

Having a signed contract from the beginning means you are on the same page with your contractor when it comes to what is being worked on, 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 learn 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 keeps you from using a contractor with less than capable workers, and in the occasion you run in to a headache, you have the ability to report any issues with the work you received.

Normally when you encounter a contractor operating 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 figure they’re up to no good.

Sure, these four tips may not prevent every encounter with an undesirable contractor, but they can help you figure out who to trust and who not to trust in the York area. Fortunately for you, you can always trust the experienced pros at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc to get the job done correctly the first time. Give them a call at 717-755-4127 or schedule your AC repair online through the online scheduler.