The Importance of Hiring a Licensed HVAC Technician

by James Florence


In order to ensure home safety, it’s important to hire a licensed technician to perform HVAC system repairs. Photo: Cold Craft, Inc. (2014)

If your heating and air conditioning system needs to be repaired, there are a lot of service companies willing to do the job. However, it’s important to remember that due to the sophisticated nature of HVAC technology, system maintenance and repairs should only be performed by a licensed technician. Hiring an unlicensed, inexperienced company will not only affect the quality of your repair, it can also create a dangerous situation for everyone in your home.

An HVAC system is equipped with an automatic shutoff switch that’s triggered when a safety issue is identified, which can be anything from overheating to a clogged flue. In the event of a system shutdown, an experienced HVAC professional will be able to decipher the symptoms and get to the root of the problem, while an inexperienced person may not understand what’s really causing it. Due to a lack of expertise, the person may find a way to bypass the shutdown but neglect to fix the actual underlying issue, which can lead to consequences like fires or carbon monoxide emission.

When your HVAC system needs to be serviced, be sure to hire a licensed professional who will be able to offer safe, long-term solutions rather than temporary fixes.

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