If you’re looking for services for your home’s air conditioning, heating, or ventilation system—no matter if it’s for a small repair or a complete new installation job—one of the most important steps you need to take is to hire licensed contractors to handle the work. In fact, this should be your first step. Once you’ve found the right contractor, most of your concerns will be taken care of.
Why a licensed contractor is so important
It’s an unfortunate fact that there are people out there who will pose as expert technicians and make claims that they can save you money. Don’t be fooled! Your home’s HVAC system is complex and also crucial to your comfort. You cannot afford to have an inexperienced amateur working on it. Errors in repairs and installations will lead to you paying for extra repairs or possibly a full replacement in the near future. Instead of saving money, you’ll end up paying far more than you should. Worse, unlicensed work can create safety hazards in your house. So don’t hire the first repair technician who comes along. Make sure that you have a contractor who is licensed.
Contractors in California receive their licenses through the California Contractors State License Board. To earn a license, candidates must take two exams to show proficiency in their trade. Topics on the exam include evaluation and design fabrication, installation, maintenance, repair, and safety. The candidates must already have four years of experience as journeymen, foremen, contractors, or owner-builders before they can sit for the exams.
When you’re searching for residential HVAC services, ask for the contractor’s license number so that you’ll know you have technicians with the knowledge and experience necessary to get the job done right.
Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is a licensed and certified HVAC company providing service for Chowchilla, CA and throughout the Central Valley. We are the people to trust for any of your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation needs!