On many occasions homeowners look for ways to save money. A common action by many homeowners in the 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 a 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 is required. On the other hand, there isn’t any exam or screening process required for handyman to go through. There is a standard that licensed technicians have to adhere to, something that handyman don’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 a 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.