3 Reasons You Should Always Use a Licensed HVAC Contractor

September 25th, 2019

Island Comfort's air conditioner techniciansIt’s a homeowner’s worst nightmare: You wake up to a puddle on the floor because your HVAC system has caused water to come pouring through the ceiling. Or you notice a “funny sound” that you suspect is AC-related.

If you are in this situation, I sympathize with you. Luckily, there are trained technicians such as myself that can accurately diagnose and fix the problem.

Keep in mind that there’s a reason certain trades require licensing from a governmental body. When a person meets the requirements to achieve certification status, it proves they really know their stuff. Plus, the kind of dedication it takes to get there speaks volumes about a person’s work ethic.

If you are like me (and most other people) you take a great deal of pride in the things you have worked hard for. One of the proudest moments for many people is when they sign the closing paperwork on their home.

When it comes to repairs on one of your largest investments, why risk it?

1. HVAC Systems Are Complex

There are many moving parts and pieces that make up an HVAC system. Licensed and experienced HVAC workers are familiar with the intricate details. In the line of duty, we also acquire insight on the best-suited parts and equipment to use.

Because HVAC systems vary widely from home to home, a person with HVAC licensure has likely worked on many different brands. There is a good chance they will be no stranger to yours.

2. The Work Often Comes Guaranteed

Peace of mind – what is it worth to you? Many heating and air conditioning companies have confidence in the services they provide. This surety comes from believing their licensed team knows its stuff. So much so, in fact, that they will often guarantee their work with a warranty.

This may come in the form of promising (in writing) that they will honor their work to hold up for one, five or maybe even ten years. Should you have a repeat “puddle on the floor” incident, it would be taken care of at no cost to you. Isn’t that a refreshing thought?

3. A Jack-of-All-Trades May Not Know as Much As You Think

I’ve seen it many times: A customer decides to blindly trust a handyman who comes recommended by a neighbor on Nextdoor.com. You – in an attempt to save money – asked for recommendations for an AC repairman and ended up with a friend of a friend of someone who lives down the street.

The bottom line is that you should never allow someone to someone touch your HVAC system if they are not licensed to do so.

Even with the proper certifications, choosing the right heating and air conditioning specialist can be scary. The fear of being ripped off is understandable, and you should always do your research.

When you need an honest and reputable industry expert to help steer you in the right direction, call us as your licensed HVAC contractor.