When you have issues with your HVAC system, you may be tempted to fix them yourself or have a somewhat knowledgeable friend repair them. However, there are many reasons this is an extremely bad idea. HVAC systems are complicated and can be dangerous to fix on your own if you’re not experienced. Here are some reasons why you should hire a licensed HVAC contractor for your HVAC system.
They Have Experience
Licensed HVAC contractors have years of experience with HVAC systems. To get an HVAC license in Kentucky, for example, a technician needs 3,000 work hours as well as two years under the supervision of a licensed contractor. This means a licensed HVAC contractor will have seen just about every repair and installation issue there is. In addition, the years of experience means you’ll get someone with proven skills to handle your HVAC system.
Every state has its own rules and regulations for installing and repairing HVAC units. Not only must HVAC contractors know them, but they also must adhere to them. If you hire HVAC contractors who aren’t licensed, they may ignore the regulations, which can potentially put you and your family in danger.
Knowledgeable HVAC contractors will also correctly diagnose your repair issue and can probably fix it the first time around. When you need a new HVAC system installed, licensed contractors can help you pick the right-size unit for your home and one that’s energy efficient. With their knowledge, they can also give you maintenance tips you can follow in order to extend your system’s life span.
You May Void Your Warranty
Attempting to fix your HVAC system yourself or hiring an unlicensed HVAC contractor will probably void your warranty. Most equipment manufacturers require that a licensed technician perform any repairs, maintenance, and installation jobs.
Furthermore, an HVAC contractor who isn’t licensed may not have liability insurance. If an accident occurs in your home during a repair or an installation service, you’ll have to foot the bill. With licensed HVAC contractors, this isn’t a concern.
At HVAC Services, Inc., our licensed HVAC technicians are available for any heating, cooling, or indoor air quality project you need. Contact us today to set up an appointment. We service South Central Kentucky and Bowling Green, Glasgow, and surrounding cities.