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 Rock Hill. Your AC is going to be in for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to have an AC repair professional selected and thoroughly vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave. It would be optimal if you could just pick the first number out of the phone book and have confidence that they’ll do a good 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 US Air Heating and Cooling has some warning signs to watch out for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy 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 is a big red flag. Another request of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to problems 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 just by talking with you, but they won’t know for certain until they have actually inspected your system. Find a company that will provide you with an estimate only after conducting an inspection. 3) Refuses to Put it in Writing If you’ve viewed 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 have confidence in them to accomplish the work. By getting a signed contract prior to work beginning you’re guaranteeing 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 the majority 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 problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you find a company that is operating without a license, there’s usually 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 dependable AC repair technician in the Rock Hill area. The pros at US Air Heating and Cooling are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 803-980-4328 or set up an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.