Unqualified Family Members
Relatives may mean well when they offer to take a look, but without any experience, they simply aren’t qualified to handle HVAC Repairs. What would take a Skilled HVAC Technician only a few minutes to repair, could take hours or days for someone unqualifed. That’s if they’re even successful.
Unless your brother-in-law or uncle happens to be a well-trained, certified HVAC technician who has worked for a reputable company at some point, you’re better off declining the offer.
Why Contracting Rules Exist
- Created to protect you, as the consumer.
- Contractors must demonstrate knowledge and skill in their trade.
- Safe construction is required by local building codes.
- Improper installation can result in a disaster, such as fire, or destroy HVAC components.
- A criminal past prohibits contractors from becoming licensed.
Shreveport has it’s share of unlicensed contractors who claim to be qualified. Fly-by-night contractors usually advertise on Facebook, Craigslist or other social media. Some may even get referred. They don’t have an investment in the community, provide quality workmanship or care about their reputation. Unlicensed, unqualified HVAC contractors might advertise as experienced professionals, but they generally do the bare minimum to make a quick buck.
Be smart when choosing a contractor. License information can be verified online. Also check for online reviews. If the contractor cannot produce the proper credentials, you’re better off looking elsewhere.
The Neighborhood Handyman
It’s not uncommon to call a handyman when HVAC issues arise. Your favorite handyman may be great at building cabinets or painting your front porch, chances are he’s unqualified in areas related to your HVAC system.
HVAC maintenance requires extensive training and a slew of knowledge gained both on and off the job. A handyman who dabbles in basic home maintenance will be in over his head, and possibly even cause damage to the system.
Licensed & Insured Air Conditioner Repair in Shreveport and Bossier City
We talk to many homeowners, and are here to share that the risks that you take trying to save a few bucks just aren’t worth it. Many people just aren’t going to be willing to tell anyone about their mistakes in hiring unlicensed contractors likely due to embarrassment, but it is often evident to us when we see the work that was done.
AirCare Heating & Cooling Services, Inc. is a professional Air Conditioner and Heater repair service provider located in Shreveport, Louisiana. We provide quality workmanship at very competitive rates. We service and install all AC and heater brands, Ductless Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Furnaces, Condensers, Evaporator Coils, Air Handlers. We repair Freon Leaks, Clean AC Systems and Ducts, Provide Maintenance, Replace Fan Motors, Repair Ducts, and Repair HVAC Thermostats and Components. We are fully licensed and insured and have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. Louisiana State License: #48492