The time has arrived to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in La Puente. 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 chosen and suitably vetted before your AC has any troubles surviving an incoming heatwave.
It would be nice if you could just pick the first number out of the phone book and trust that they’ll do an acceptable 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 crooked repairman or the heat so the team at Temp Air System Inc has some cautionary signs to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with an unreliable company.
1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work
A trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company requesting payment prior to starting work should be called into question. Another request of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to problems down the road having your problem fixed properly or completely.
2) Quotes a Cost Before 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. Look for a company that will provide you with an estimate only after conducting an inspection.
3) Refuses to Put it in Writing
If you’ve watched 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 job and charges into writing, don’t have faith in them to complete the work. By getting a signed contract before work begins you’re guaranteeing that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unanticipated 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 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 shielding yourself from a company that uses inexperienced 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 dependable AC repair technician in the La Puente area. The pros at Temp Air System Inc are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at (800) 630-0082 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.