At Del-Air, we hire only licensed contractors with the skill and experience
to handle a wide array of AC system problems and concerns. However, not
all AC companies adhere to the same standards, and many technicians are
less than honest with their clients. How do you avoid being scammed by
a contractor for your
AC repair? Here are a few commonly used cons and tricks in the AC industry that
are easy to spot, provided you know what words and phrases to look out for:
- All you need is more refrigerant. If your refrigerant is low, you need
more than a refill. In fact, a shortage of this vital fluid suggests that
your system has a leak somewhere that requires fixing. Remember: a functional
AC system should circulate refrigerant, not burn through it.
- Yes, this maintenance tune-up is free. Many AC companies offer free tune-ups,
but they come with a serious caveat. In fact, dishonest technicians often
use this trick to get in the door. Once they inspect your unit, these
individuals are not above “finding” parts in need of repair
and recommending costly maintenance.
- I need full payment upfront for this job. A down-payment is one thing,
but reputable AC companies don’t tend to ask for payment in full.
If your AC technician asks for cash before the job is done, think about
taking your business elsewhere.
- We don’t need a contract. An AC worker should always provide you
with a contract, including start and finish dates, necessary materials,
and any penalties the company will incur for failing to complete the work on time.
- I found more problems with your AC unit. Homeowners should never sign off
on costly repairs without asking to see the broken parts. On the other
hand, if a contractor has already replaced the part in question, request
to see the broken one.
Trust Your AC Repair to Del-Air
The best way to avoid being taken advantage of when hiring a
AC repair company is to do your research and find a reputable company, such as Del-Air.
In the AC business for more than 30 years, we have the skill and experience
to handle everything from basic tune-ups to middle-of-the-night emergency
repairs. And unlike our competitors, we never charge for overtime visits.
Call us today at (855) 972-9943 for your AC work, or contact us online.