April 14, 2020

On many occasions, homeowners look for ways to save money. A common action by many homeowners in San Diego is hiring a handyman to help install their air conditioning system or repair it if the system stops working properly. Although this option is appealing, there are a few reasons to avoid having a handyman perform heating and cooling installations and repairs instead of a licensed HVAC professional.

Some of these reasons include:

A licensed HVAC technician has more knowledge:

Compared to handymen, HVAC technicians have more extensive knowledge and are able to more effectively manage any situations that might come up when repairing or installing an HVAC system in your home

To become a licensed HVAC technician in California the following is required:
  • Pass the California HVAC Trade Exam
  • Pass the California Law and Business Exam for Contractors

To pass the required exam to be a licensed HVAC technician a lot of studying and hard work are required. On the other hand, there isn’t any exam or screening process required for a handyman to go through. There is a standard that licensed technicians have to adhere to, something that handyman doesn’t.

Although there is a financial benefit in choosing a handyman over a licensed technician, the unknown is something that San Diego homeowners should look at. With a guarantee on workmanship with licensed technicians, a homeowner is able to have the safety net that if something goes wrong during the installation or repair of your HVAC system. However, with a handyman, if something goes wrong when installing or repairing an HVAC system the net result is frequently calling a licensed HVAC company to clean up the mistakes of that handyman.

Get it right the first time and hire a licensed HVAC technician over a handyman when you’re in the need of any HVAC installation or repair in the San Diego area.

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