There is no homeowner who wants to fall into the hands of an uninsured, disreputable and rude AC service provider. The sad reality is that his is the exact thing that happens to most homeowners; they almost always pick the first company they come across and especially if they promise to offer service at the lowest cost. Picking the right AC Repair company will take a bit of your time but you can be sure that it will save you some serious headache in the long run. There are a number of wrong things that could happen if you do things without a careful plan.
They overcharge for parts and service: If you don’t know anything about the AC system, you will be at the mercy of a rogue AC repair contractor. Reputable AC service companies normally take a little time to explain things over while dishonest guys will take advantage of your ignorance and overcharge you on repair in addition to scaring you with threats of what could happen if you don’t let them attend to the issues immediately.
Unnecessary repairs: Whenever you get a costly estimate from an AC service expert on routine maintenance, it is worthwhile to seek for a second opinion. There are rogue AC repair technicians who will insist on servicing the unit even when it is not necessary; beware of someone who won’t on pretext that they can’t get a technician to your area in the next few days if the work is not done instantly. Don’t let anyone pressurize you into doing something you are not yet ready for.
Lack of insurance: You must ensure that the AC installation contractor you want to engage provides all its employees with workers compensation and liability insurance; you don’t want to be held responsible for anything that could happen accidentally to the technicians while they are working in your property. The insurance cover is also important just in case the AC repair company does anything that puts your system in jeopardy or something else in your home gets broken.
Add-on fees: There are rogue AC repair service companies that want to try and appear competitive on matters of pricing when in actual sense they have surprise cards hidden under the table in the name of additional fees. Some of them will charge you foe every trip they make; they may discover there is a part or tools they need and they don’t have them at hand, they will make another trip and still charge you another service fee. Others have separate fees if they come at night or during the weekend as well as additional fees for traveling, disposal fees, gas fees and several other fees in addition to extra fees if the technician parked further away from your home.