One of the biggest comforts in your home during the hot and humid Houston, Texas summer is your air conditioner unit. When this is not operating properly that can wreck havoc on your comfort levels. Unfortunately, this is one comfort in our homes that we do not really pay too much attention to until it’s on the fritz. This, obviously, is not such a wise decision.
If you do end up needing to have your AC unit serviced, repaired, or even replaced then you would need to contact an HVAC specialist or contractor. HVAC stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. A contractor or specialist is like a doctor who specializes in a specific field of study, they just specialize in heating and cooling units and ventilation.
They can install and maintain your units such as furnaces, air conditioners, boilers, and heat pumps. Also, if you are in need for a new unit, they can help you find the right system for you and your home.
You may now be wondering just what is so special about an HVAC specialist and why its recommended to schedule an appointment with them instead of seeing if your local handyman can come out and take a look. You could call and see if your handyman could come out, but there are some really serious reasons why you should not.
An HVAC contractor is someone that has been state-certified, which means has been checked with the state to ensure that they know just exactly what they are doing when they are testing and working on your AC. They are usually licensed through the state and more than likely have certifications and affiliations as well.
HVAC contractors will also have insurance that consists of worker’s compensation and liability. This protects you against potential law suits if anyone is hurt during the job or damage occurs.
The last big reason is because HAVC contractors work on and with air conditioners day in and day out each day. Most handymen are not as knowledgeable, especially when AC systems are changing constantly and becoming more and more complicated.
All in all, when you have someone needing to work on something in your home, for example, like your electrical, you do not call a plumber to come out and attempt to fix the issue. They do not have the knowledge base to know what to do or if there are any issues they run into, how to work them out.
Hiring an HVAC contractor can save you both time and money down the road. Also, if you look to sell your home down the road, if something was not fixed or installed properly, that can cost you more to fix it before you would be able to place the home on the market.
When you are looking for an HVAC contractor be sure to do your research. Ask neighbors and friends if they have needed to call one and if there is anyone that they would recommend. Check to make sure that they are licensed and insured. On any of their paperwork like their quote sheet, website, or business card should have their license number that you can check at www.nclicnensing.org.
Make sure that you always protect both your home and yourself when you see about hiring someone for air conditioning repair or anything else in your home.
If your air conditioning system is not operating correctly or is in need of its annual maintenance to prevent potential issues, please contact us today to schedule your appointment. Do not be strand in the blasting heat of Houston, Texas summer without a cool home.
3036 Yale St.
Houston, TX 77018