What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician07/08/2015 It’s time to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in West Palm Beach. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a smart idea to have an AC repair professional selected and suitably vetted before your AC has any issues surviving an incoming heatwave. It would be nice if you could just pick the first number out of the phone book and be assured that they’ll do an acceptable 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 shady repairman or the heat so the team at Summit 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 credible company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company asking for 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 annoyances 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. Look for 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 it doesn’t count unless it’s 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 complete 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 unanticipated costs following the completion of your repair. 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 reside in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re shielding 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 keep clear. These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a dependable AC repair technician in the West Palm Beach area. The pros at Summit Air Conditioning Inc are ready to get the work done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 561-582-3390 or set up an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.