3 Reasons Why You Need a Qualified HVAC Specialist
Maintaining a home can be very costly, tempting many home owners to save wherever they can. One possible cost-cutting maneuver is to use a local handyman for repairs rather than a qualified HVAC specialist. This can save money in the short-term but overall you are much better off hiring a qualified HVAC specialist: this protects both you and your home from extra costs. Here are a few of the most important reasons why you should pay a little extra for an experienced professional.
- An HVAC contractor will be licensed through the state, as well as possibly having other certifications and affiliations. There may be talented individuals out there who are able to handle most issues in a home but there is a difference between dabbling in HVAC repair and actually being tested regularly. A state-certified HVAC specialist will have been checked by the state to ensure that they know what they are doing when it comes to repairing your HVAC system. Don’t take a chance that the person doing expensive repairs to your home is qualified, be sure of it.
- An HVAC specialist is more likely to have insurance. If you let just anyone come into your home and perform repairs you risk being responsible for the cost of any injuries and any damage that occurs, even accidentally. Unless you hire someone with worker’s compensation and liability insurance you risk lawsuits due to injuries sustained on your property during the repair, not to mention incidental damage to your home. This damage may be as small as some chipped drywall but when repairs may involve ducts throughout your home, it doesn’t make sense to risk the cost of any damage.
- An HVAC specialist will have much more expertise than the average handyman. As HVAC systems become more and more complicated repair requires more training. This is especially true now that many HVAC systems have smart thermostats and other complicated pieces of electronics. Even assuming that someone unlicensed can repair the system so that it functions as desired, these repairs won’t necessarily be up to code. When the time comes to sell your house you may find it necessary to have an HVAC specialist come in to perform repairs that will bring your house up to code, making it much more cost effective to do so in the first place.
By Frank Prestwood