What to Look for in an AC Repair Technician07/08/2015 Get ready to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is absolutely heating up here in East Hanover. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to have an AC repair professional chosen and properly vetted before your AC has any problems surviving an incoming heatwave. It would be ideal if you could just pick the first number out of the phone book and trust that they’ll do a satisfactory 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 shady repairman or the heat so the team at Effective Service Group, LLC. has some warning signs to watch out for that let you know you may be dealing with a dishonest company. 1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work A credible company will provide you with an estimate prior to beginning any work. Any company requesting 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 educated guess 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. Choose a company that will provide you with an estimate only after conducting 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 faith in them to accomplish 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 most do. You can find out online and see if licenses are required in your area. If you are located in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re safeguarding yourself from a company that uses inexperienced workers. And any grievances 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 credible AC repair technician in the East Hanover area. The pros at Effective Service Group, LLC. are ready to get the job done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 973-884-0065 or set up an appointment up with us anytime using our online scheduler.