AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

Get ready to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Manassas Park. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a wise 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 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 circumstances. We don’t want to leave you sweating a sketchy repairman or the heat so the team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc has some red flags to watch out for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Prior to Starting Work

A credible company will provide you with an estimate prior to beginning any work. Any company demanding payment prior to starting work should set off the alarm bells. Another sign 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 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 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 job and charges into writing, don’t have faith in them to complete 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 unanticipated 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 reside in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re protecting yourself from a company that uses unqualified 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 most likely a reason for that and you’ll want keep clear.

These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a dependable AC repair technician in the Manassas Park area. The pros at Woody's Sudden Service Inc are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 703-278-2036 to arrange an appointment up with us anytime.

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