No matter what the weather in Miller’s Cove, Texas, you depend on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable. Unfortunately, not all HVAC companies operate ethically and honestly when you need maintenance or repairs. However, you don’t have to be a victim. Save yourself from HVAC scams by hiring a reputable companies, keeping an eye on your service technician and more.
Hire a Reputable Company
One of the best things you can do to save yourself from a scam is to hire a reputable contractor. However, you can’t always take a vendor at its word. That’s when you should use online reviews and word-of-mouth referrals to find a vendor that will do the work honestly and fairly.
Avoid the ‘Recharged Refrigerant’ Scam
If a service technician has visited your home and claimed you need the refrigerant in your air conditioner recharged, it’s often a scam. Refrigerant doesn’t dissipate from the system unless you have a leak, which is what they should fix instead of refilling the system with refrigerant.
Watch for Upfront Payment
When a contractor wants most or all of the payment before doing any work, it’s a definite red flag. No reputable HVAC company will ask for payment upfront.
Even if the contractor asks for money for parts, politely say that you aren’t interested in their services. Advise that you’ll only pay when they complete the job to your satisfaction.
Ask for the Old or Broken Part
Some scammers prey on homeowners who know little about HVAC systems and repair. If they deem you one of these people, they’ll often replace “faulty” parts with new ones. If you’re skeptical about a past repair, bring the part to us for a second opinion.
When you choose Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing Inc. for your HVAC repairs, you never have to worry about unsavory business practices. We only hire honest and the most experienced service technicians. If you need HVAC maintenance, call us today at 903-285-6550.
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