What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician07/08/2015 Get ready to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in Greenville. Your AC will need to be prepped for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a good 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 trust that they’ll do an acceptable 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 sketchy repairman or the heat so the team at Ken Parker Service Inc has some warning signs to watch out for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy company. 1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work A trustworthy company will provide you with an estimate in advance of beginning any work. Any company asking for 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 inkling of what is going wrong with your air conditioner simply by speaking with you, 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 following an inspection. 3) Refuses to Put it in Writing If you’ve seen 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 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 unexpected costs following the completion of your repair. 4) They aren’t licensed Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but the majority do. You can look up online and see if licenses are required in your state. 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 complaints or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you find 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 trusted AC repair technician in the Greenville area. The pros at Ken Parker Service Inc are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 903-883-2829 or arrange an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.