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 Macon. Your AC will need to be prepped 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 problems surviving an incoming heatwave. It would be ideal if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and trust that they’ll do a good 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 shady repairman or the heat so the team at Air Temperature Control has some cautionary signs to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with a dishonest company. 1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work A reputable company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company asking for payment prior to starting work should set off the alarm bells. Another request of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to frustrations down the road having your problem fixed correctly or completely. 2) Quotes a Cost Prior to Inspection A technician may have an idea of what is going wrong with your air conditioner over a phone call, 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 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’s an absolute must 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 preceding the work you’re making certain that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no surprise costs after your repair is completed. 4) They aren’t licensed Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but most do. You can easily search online and see if licenses are required where you live. 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 grievances or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter 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 credible AC repair technician in the Macon area. The pros at Air Temperature Control are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 478-784-1109 or set up an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.