An AC unit is arguably one of the most valuable items in a home. This fact will become obvious on the day it breaks down and you’re stuck in a hot house in the middle of summer.
You can try one of three things; you could try to fix the AC on your own with the help of videos found online; you can ask a friend with handyman skills to help you with your problem; or, you can hire an AC repair contractor who can diagnose and fix your unit.
If you’re going to go with the third choice, here are some of the known characteristics of an honest, hardworking, AC repair contractor:
- Willing to make a free service call. Any good contractor will happily visit your home to assess the damage to the unit and give you a fair quote on how much the repairs are going to cost you as well as how long it’s going to take. When searching for the ideal contractor be sure to ask them if they’ll be willing to give you a free assessment of your problem.
- Encourages you to read reviews. A good repair man will have nothing to hide when it comes to the quality of their services. He/she should be willing to direct you to various websites where you can read legitimate reviews from pervious clients he has worked with. When talking to a potential candidate, don’t be afraid to ask them for places where you can read reviews from their former clients.
- Gives a reasonable timeframe for work completion. Some contractors charge their clients by the day or hour. Many unscrupulous contractors will spend more time than necessary on your unit so that they can charge you larger sums of money. A good contractor will give you a reasonable timeframe to fix your unit and bill you for fair hours. Ask the contractor of your choice to realistically tell you how long it’ll take them to finish the job.
- Interview more than one. Competition is a real thing in the repair service industry and any good contractor will encourage you to compare their quality of service with that of their competitors. You can go ahead and interview more than one company to get the price and quality of service which suits your budget. A good contractor will understand without giving you any lip about it.
Find a good and hardworking AC repair man likely won’t be easy unless you have the patience and energy to actually look around and see what the market in your state has to offer.
You should never compromise on service, especially important services like AC repair. An AC unit is probably the most important thing you own and you should make sure it is always in tiptop shape. It’ll be much easier to maintain your unit once you get a dedicated contractor to regularly check your units for any signs of trouble. Check online, read some reviews, and make some calls!