We all want to save money, but hiring an unlicensed air conditioning service company or individual is a BIG MISTAKE! The risks and the hidden costs are too high. From incomplete and substandard work to safety and liability issues, the problems can mount up quickly. Take a look!
- Substandard Work: The requirements for earning an HVAC license in Florida include accredited schooling, years of experience and a certification exam. With an unlicensed fix-it-guy, you don’t know what you are getting – and often it turns out to be shoddy work and unfinished business. This can end up causing even bigger problems and more money in the long run.
- Liability Problems: Someone without a license is not likely to have any kind of insurance. In that case, if the worker slips and falls on the job, you could be responsible for the cost of injury and recuperation. It’s reassuring to know that licensed contractors will carry liability and worker’s compensation insurance.
- Voided Warranties: Most air conditioning manufacturers offer equipment warranties that require a licensed contractor to perform any kind of HVAC maintenance, installation or repair. That means any unlicensed tinkering or tampering of your system will most likely void the warranty, leaving you unable to make an otherwise valid claim.
- Safety Issues: It’s one thing to compromise your cool comfort, or even your equipment, by hiring an unlicensed AC contractor. It’s another when that worker’s negligence or ignorance results in disaster. A bad wiring job could cause a fire, while an undetected gas leak may result in carbon monoxide poisoning or even death.
Keep your home and your family safe, and get more usability and life from your equipment, by hiring the licensed and NATE-certified Custom Climate Concepts for any of your maintenance, installation or AC service and repair needs. Call us today at 941-955-COOL (2665).