Is your AC out of it again? Have you gone and had it serviced a couple of weeks ago only to end up with the same problem again? My friend, your air conditioner may not be the problem anymore. Either it’s you (check this out) or it might be your AC repairman.
All too often, when something we use on a daily basis breaks, we panic and see the first person we can think of to try and resolve the issue. However, it is exactly because we decide too quickly that we end up in even less favourable situations. In this case, if you rush to the first AC guy you seem to know to get your machine repaired without scrutinizing his capacity as a repairman beforehand, you might end up regretting your decision later on.
Long story short, it is always best to look before you leap. Doing a quick background check on the person you’re about to entrust your beloved air conditioner too is always a wise move. At the very least, you can avoid one of the major worst case scenarios: Paying more for a cheap and substandard repair service.
But how exactly would you know whether a specialist really is the expert he claims to be? After all, it’s easy to claim the title for yourself even if you don’t know the first thing about expert repair. Yes, even when you’re completely oblivious to the real issues that plague problematic ACs. Here are more tips to choose the right guy for the job: https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-hire-hvac-expert.htm.
Well, the very first rule in the book is to never take people by their word alone. It’s too dangerous that way. You may be a really honest person but you have to accept the fact that others won’t be the same as you – especially when there’s a lot of competition going around. There are many air conditioner repairmen out there. So obviously, every one of them will work twice as hard to get you to trust them and let them do the work. But as I said, not all of these people are who they claim to be. More often than not, they just want to rake in the extra cash.
If you really want to hire the right man for the job, here are a couple of things that you should look for:
Demand To See Credentials Or Proof That Show Their Capacity To Do The Work
Yes. This should be something that you really insist on. If they’re telling you that they’re capable of doing something, then they should really have something to show for it! It doesn’t necessarily have to be crazy degrees and certifications hanging on their office wall. In fact, it doesn’t really matter if they have an office or not. If they can show you at least proof of satisfied customers, then that should be plenty enough to convince you. A training or educational background on technician work is a huge plus though!
Check Online Reviews, If Any
If you’re hiring from an agency or company, like Promag Energy Group, then there’s a good chance that they have an online website too. Having online presence is a good thing because then you can check other people’s reviews about their services. More often than not, there are many helpful consumers ready to help you out online. They might even leave thorough reviews about a certain repair company’s services even without you asking. And because they’re online, you can check for Google ratings and such too. You can check out their other services as well as locate their office through Google Maps.
Always Get A Second Opinion From Others
Lastly, even if you have done step one and two, you can never be too sure. This is some of the best times to solicit help from people you know. For sure, family and friends of yours must’ve had AC problems in the past too. You can ask them whether there’s a shop they’d recommend or whether they know the AC repair guy you’re planning to hire for the job. If you live in the same neighbourhood with some family or friends, it would be wise to reach out. It’s not like you’ll lose anything by doing so.