Whenever something happens with the HVAC system in your home, it can be overwhelming, especially if it occurs in the heat of a Las Vegas summer. When having someone repair, maintain, or install heating or cooling equipment, you’ll want to know that they are experienced, trustworthy, reliable, and honest. All of these qualities can be found in a licensed HVAC contractor.
Regardless of whether you are installing a new heating or cooling system, in need of a repair for your current one, or looking for annual maintenance, you should always hire qualified, licensed, and professional technicians. Here are the main reasons why you should only hire a licensed contractor to service your Las Vegas HVAC system.
Bonded and Insured
When an HVAC contractor is bonded and insured, it means that if anything happens to your property, your will be completely protected. For example, if a contractor makes a mistake during an installation that results in the system breaking down or totally failing, it will be covered, and you won’t have to pay for the repairs or replacement out of your own pocket. Or if somehow an accident happens and part of your home is damaged, that damage will be paid for. In the rare event of a disaster such as a fire caused by the system being wired incorrectly, you will have assurance that those costs will also be taken care of. While it is very unlikely that a mistake like this would be made by a licensed HVAC professional, it can still happen.
You also want to make sure the company has workers’ compensation insurance. This would protect you from any liability if a technician were to be injured while on your property.
If you hire an uninsured contractor, you will have to cover the costs of any damage they cause or the expense of a new system that is not properly installed. If you want compensation in such a case, you have to take them to court. You would also be open to a lawsuit if someone is injured while on your property. When your hire a shady unlicensed HVAC contractor, the situation can turn into a real disaster. Save yourself a lot of hassle and gain some peace of mind by only dealing with competent technicians from a licensed HVAC contractor like our business at BEST Air Conditioning Plumbing Repair.
Trained and Up to Date on the Latest Technology
Licensed HVAC technicians must go through rigorous training and pass several tests before they achieve their credentials. The process never actually stops, and in order to maintain their license, they must go through ongoing training. Advancements are made every year in the HVAC industry, and in order to have the ability to correctly install, repair, and maintain the newest equipment, technicians must stay abreast of developments.
By hiring a licensed HVAC contractor, you can rest assured that the people working on your project know what they’re doing. They’ll know how to calculate the size of the system that you’ll need based on the dimensions of your home. They’ll also have the knowledge to install that system for maximum efficiency.
When it comes to repairs, troubleshooting is an absolutely essential skill. Licensed technicians have the experience and training necessary to inspect your system and find the issue. An unlicensed HVAC contractor might not have the right skills to troubleshoot your problem effectively. This can result in replacing parts that work just fine and wasting your hard-earned money in the process. If your system is not working properly and the right part is not repaired in a timely manner, it can result in bigger issues down the road. In some cases, that means replacing your entire system.
A licensed HVAC contractor is just as important for maintenance tasks as for installation and repairs. Each type of system has specific guidelines as to what the maintenance should involve. Competent technicians understand these guidelines, and they are trained to spot things that could cause an unexpected failure in the near future. In order to maintain efficiency and improve the reliability of a system, worn parts are replaced before they break down completely. An unlicensed HVAC contractor might not know what to look for or what to do to ensure your system is running at peak efficiency and reliability.
Knowledgeable About Local Building Codes, Rules, and Regulations
Most cities have specific rules and regulations that need to be followed. Failure to meet these standards can result in hefty fines and the inability to sell your home until the issues are resolved. When installing an HVAC system, there are building and electrical codes as well as safety measures that must be adhered to. Licensed technicians understand all of the regulations and local laws that apply to an HVAC system and assume all liability for meeting them.
An unlicensed HVAC technician who is not well versed in these laws and regulations can end up costing you a lot of money. It is easy to avoid this hassle by simply hiring a licensed HVAC contractor.
Required to Keep Your Warranty Valid
If you have just installed a brand-new HVAC system or you have one that is still under warranty, you need to proceed with caution when hiring a technician. If you read the fine print of your warranty, you will notice that regular maintenance performed by a qualified and licensed HVAC technician is required in order to keep the agreement valid. This means that if anything goes wrong with your system, it will only be covered if you can prove the equipment was maintained by a licensed professional. Hiring an unlicensed technician will void your warranty, and you will be left footing the bill for any repairs or replacements.
If your system does end up needing repairs and the warranty is valid, that work must also be done by a licensed professional. Basically, the manufacturer does not want you or anyone else who cannot prove that they know what they are doing performing any tasks on the system. That’s for a good reason. HVAC systems deal with electricity and combustibles, and they require attention to detail. Not only to keep the warranty valid but also for safety reasons, it is best to leave the specialized work to qualified professionals.
Your Local, Licensed HVAC Experts
If you are in need of repairs or maintenance on your HVAC system or looking for a new installation, remember that BEST Air Conditioning Plumbing Repair is a licensed and insured HVAC contractor, and we can supply the NATE-certified technicians you need. Our team assists all of Las Vegas and the surrounding area with comprehensive heating and cooling services, but that’s not all. We are also a full-service plumbing company that can handle your home’s water heater, drains, garbage disposals, fixture repairs and replacement, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, water line repairs, plumbing code corrections, gas line services, and sewer repair. Besides that, we offer air duct cleaning and sealing, indoor air quality solutions, and maintenance plans. We’ll show up on time and treat you with the utmost respect. Our company is the proud recipient of the 2019 Best in Las Vegas Award.
Call us today to learn more about our comprehensive HVAC and plumbing services or to schedule an appointment!