Why You Should Always Hire a Licensed Air Conditioning Company
Welcome to the Part III of our look at why you should hire a licensed air conditioning company.
Insurance and Bonding. There are risks involved when repairing or replacing an HVAC system. Because of that, you need to be protected. A licensed company will have the right state and local licenses. Additionally they will be bonded and insured.
An important factor in choosing the correct company is insurance coverage. Liability and coverage for your home, property, as well as your family, are provided by hiring a licensed company. Your homeowner’s insurance policy will not cover work done by an unlicensed company.
Bonding provides protection on top of a company guarantee. A surety bond is provided to cover job incompletion, poor workmanship, improper permits, or if a technician does not pay workers or vendors. Most licensing boards require that contractors are bonded before applying for their license.
Permits Rules and Regulations. Local professionals know the latest requirements for your area. There are a number of rules and regulations, such as building codes, inspections, and permits required that HVAC companies must follow when installing or repairing a unit. The average homeowners are unaware of these requirements, however, a licensed company will know and follow them. Hiring the right company will reduce the chance that you’ll run into problems.
Here are just a few examples of just a few things that could happen if you do not hire licensed air conditioning technician.
- Down the road, you decide to sell your home not knowing the proper codes or not having filed the correct permits can be an expensive issue. This will result in extra expense and delay the sale of your home.
- You could have a fire due to faulty wiring.
- Drain lines and float switches not installed to code could cause flooding and damage to your system.
Would your insurance cover it if not done by a licensed professional? Do you want to take that risk?
With a licensed company, you’ll have a peace of mind that any HVAC service you need will be done effectively and efficiently and they will offer continued service. Oftentimes, the person that offers the “best deal” quite frankly does not survive in the long run. Unlicensed technicians cut corners and lack the skills and expertise to get the job done correctly. Some of them even moonlight as magicians. When something goes wrong they disappear! Instead, choose a licensed company that provides long-lasting solutions, and are there when you need them.