Need a little work performed on your heating or cooling system? Why not hire a handyman. You can have them complete several honey-do projects at the same time.
Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners approach HVAC maintenance in that manner. They think little about the skill set they have in place, yet expect them to ensure their HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible.
What could go wrong?
Your heating and cooling system is one of the most important systems in your home. It’s also one of the costliest. If you trust someone without knowledge of how HVAC works, you can also put you and your family in danger.
If a handyman works with HVAC only once in a while, they aren’t up on the most current regulations that exist for heating and cooling. They also might not have access to the latest parts, or may try and sell you an old system they’ve had in storage for a long time.
Reputable HVAC contractors know that HVAC is not “one size fits all.” A licensed, certified HVAC contractor will take the time to understand your needs, evaluate your home, and find high quality equipment that will keep you comfortable as well as provide you with high efficiencies. This should be based on the size of your home, usage, and other factors.
If you choose correctly, you’ll know you have up to 15 years of use without a major breakdown.
If you don’t, you might face an uncomfortable home that costs more on utility bills each month.
Do your research before you hire an HVAC contractor for your next heating or cooling project. With the right HVAC contractor by your side, you’ll know you’ve purchased the right equipment for your home, and have made a wise investment that will last for years to come.