Sep 14 , 2017

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Family Air Heating and Cooling is a licensed and insured HVAC contractor.  Sometimes our technicians are called to homes were the previous work was done by an unlicensed worker and failed.   Worse the homeowner is unable to locate the unlicensed worker and ends us calling us to repair their poor work.   Our technicians address customer questions and concerns to ensure they feel comfortable with our work.

Here are some other reasons why you need to use a licensed contractor:

Warranties
Keep in mind that manufacturer warranties are only reimbursed if work is performed by a licensed contractor.

Personal safety
Make sure the contractor has a proper id badge and uniform.  Unlicensed contractors have been linked to crimes.

System safety
It is important to find out how long the contractor or the business they work for has been licensed and certified to perform warranty contractor.  We guarantee our work and the warranty on the equipment we install.

Worker safety
Ask if the worker is covered under an insurance policy or worker’s compensation.  If not, you could be responsible if the worker injures themselves on your property.

Unlicensed contractors do not have to abide by any laws, are not actively pursued by the law, don’t pay worker’s compensation or insurance to their workers which may result in their bid being cheaper but far from better.   For your peace of mind and a better investment, always use a licensed contractor.