AC Repair Technician

What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician

It’s time to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is really heating up here in Saint Petersburg. 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 identified and suitably vetted before your AC has any troubles surviving an incoming heatwave.

It would be optimal if you could just pick the first number out of the phone book and be assured that they’ll do a satisfactory 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 crooked repairman or the heat so the team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc has some warning signs to look out for that let you know you may be dealing with a dishonest company.

1) Requesting Full Payment Ahead of Starting Work

A reputable company will provide you with an estimate before beginning any work. Any company asking for payment prior to starting work is a big red flag. Another demand of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to annoyances down the road having your problem fixed accurately or completely.

2) Quotes a Cost Ahead of Inspection

A technician may have an educated guess of what is going wrong with your air conditioner over a phone call, 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 an inspection.

3) Refuses to Put it in Writing

If you’ve viewed 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 prior to work beginning you’re making certain that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no surprise costs after work has been 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 in your state. 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 problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter a company that is operating without a license, there’s almost certainly 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 Saint Petersburg area. The pros at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 727-369-6195 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.

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Hale’s AC has been serving Pinellas Co for over 30 years and we will continue to take care of your air conditioning and heating needs during this unprecedented time. As an essential business, we are here for you. We are taking every available precaution to keep our customers and employees safe.

We appreciate you as a customer and ask for your patience and understanding. We will continue to provide our very best service to you.

Stay Safe!