What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

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The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is absolutely heating up here in Oxford. Your AC will need to be prepped for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a wise idea to have an AC repair professional identified and properly vetted before your AC has any troubles surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be nice if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and trust that they’ll do a satisfactory 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has some warning signs to be on the lookout for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work

A reputable company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company demanding payment prior to starting work is a big red flag. Another request of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to annoyances 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 simply by speaking with you, but they won’t know for certain 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 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 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 following the completion of your repair.

4) They aren’t licensed

Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but a great number of them 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 protecting 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 most likely 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 Oxford area. The pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 662-281-1231 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.

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