When your air conditioner breaks, you need a trusted technician to take care of it. The last thing you want is to get someone who isn’t qualified. Read on for some tips on how to find an AC repair service that will be reliable and trustworthy near you.

What’s in the Blog

  1. Finding an ac repair service near you
  2. Knowing the right questions to ask
  3. Getting a written estimate

 

Finding an ac repair service near you

Air conditioner repair service

The first step is to find a qualified ac repair service near you. Consider looking for one that has been in the business for more than 10 years. Those who’ve been around longer will have a proven track record and are likely more trustworthy. You should also look for reviews about the business, as it’s another good way to vet them out.

A qualified ac repair service will also be aware of all of the latest trends in HVAC technology and will carry the parts your unit needs. They’ll come with a complete list of all parts needed and will be clear about their prices before they start working on your system. Finally, you should check that they have workers’ compensation insurance. This coverage protects them if they happen to injure themselves on site while working on your air conditioner or other appliances in your home.

Knowing the right questions to ask

lady watching a ac repair worker while he doing his work

When you’re picking a company to hire for your AC repair, it helps to know what questions you should be asking.

  • For starters, ask about the technician’s qualifications.
  • What other repairs have they worked on? If these are their first jobs, they might not be as qualified as someone who has been doing them for years.
  • Ask how long they’ve been in business, how many hours they work per day, and how many days per week,
  • If they do residential or commercial work.

Getting a written estimate

wallet full money notes with Air conditioner

When you sign up for the service, make sure that they give you a written estimate of what it costs. Service companies will often add on an extra fee, but try to negotiate this down before scheduling the appointment.

There are lots of unexpected costs associated with repair work, so it helps to stand your ground when it comes to receiving an estimate for air conditioner repair work.

If you are not satisfied with the quote, don’t pay for anything upfront and contact someone else who can give a quote for the same work.