Hiring a Licensed HVAC Contractor versus an Unlicensed Contractors

From your Air Conditioning Repair Contractor serving McKinney TX & the Surrounding Area

Air Conditioning Repair McKinney TX

All HVAC companies in Texas are required to have a licensed HVAC person employed at their facility. A contractor’s license is not an indication of competence; however, it does imply a certain level of professionalism and suggests that the contractor is committed to their business. More significantly, licensing can protect you from a number of potential problems, such as the following:

Licensed Contractors Equal Insured & Protected

If you use a contractor who is insured, it means the contractor has the ability to stand behind his or her work. Allowing you to be reimbursed for any property damage that may occur in the event of a problem. This means you have the confidence in knowing your and your property is protected. Also, if you choose to use an unlicensed contractor and their carelessness leads to injury or damage to someone else’s property, the problem is likely to become yours! So all that money you thought you were saving could cost thousands or millions in personal injury or death litigation.

Homeowner’s Policy does not Cover Unlicensed Contractors

Don’t be fooled in thinking your homeowners policy will cover an unlicensed contractor. Most policies will not cover damages caused to your home or property by an unlicensed contractor. Most homeowner policies require that the work be done by licensed contractors; coverage is often specifically excluded for damages caused by contractors working on the side.

Noncompliance of Local Building Codes

Unlicensed contractors are not capable of pulling any necessary permits required in each municipality and unlicensed contractors are often unfamiliar with the applicable building codes. If your new AC system doesn’t comply with building and zoning codes, you may have to correct any non-compliant issues when you try to sell your house.

Poor Quality of Work.

Not all poor quality work is done by unlicensed contractors; however, if there’s shoddy work to be done, your chances are much greater that it will be done by an unlicensed contractor. Sloppy work can have serious ramifications.

Limited Recourse for Uncompleted AC Repairs or Replacment

If you have a dispute with a licensed contractor, you can call the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations. While this doesn’t necessarily ensure a contractor will play fair, it does provide a substantial incentive to do so. They cannot take action against an unlicensed contractor. Therefore your only recourse is a civil lawsuit. And because an unlicensed contractor can go in and out of business so readily, such a lawsuit is frequently a waste of time. Typically a contract with an unlicensed contractor is not legally enforceable.

At Air Comfort Solutions we are fully licensed and insured for your peace of mind. We offer our hvac services throughout the Dallas Metroplex to include; but not limited to, Dallas, Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Richardson, and the surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact us for your heating or air conditioning replacement options. We always provide free in home estimates on replacement of your air conditioning system. Contact us today at 972-816-5997 or visit our website www.acsolutionstx.com.

Air Conditioning Repair McKinney TX

Air Comfort Solutions
Serving McKinney, Allen, Melissa TX and the Surrounding Areas
(972) 816-5997