You’re ready to have your HVAC unit replaced or upgraded. Now, you just need to get a permit for your HVAC replacement. This permit ensures your safety during the job. It also makes sure you are using licensed services.
Continue reading to learn more about the importance of getting a permit for your HVAC replacement.
Proper Replacement Process
Some contractors might use shortcuts that can damage the HVAC components or fail to comply with local building codes. Permits ensure that your chosen contractor will go through the standard process without cutting corners.
Your contractors must ensure your installation complies with federally mandated building requirements. Some states have specific energy-efficient HVAC and SEER rating requirements before they issue an HVAC permit. That said, consult your local contractor to learn more about these building and system energy efficiency requirements.
Your HVAC unit will only be a worthwhile investment if a licensed contractor will install it. A permit ensures your local government or industry association has vetted and rated the HVAC company you hired. Furthermore, you can verify the contractor’s expertise by asking if they have a certification from an HVAC manufacturer.
A home with an HVAC system included during property sales will need documentation that the system was properly installed. The home inspector will hold the seller liable if they installed the system without a permit. That said, sellers can rectify this situation by using a licensed contractor to inspect the work, make corrections and pass another inspection.
Need a licensed HVAC contractor to secure a permit and service your unit? Work only with qualified technicians at Superior Air. We’re a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer and guarantee only the best HVAC products and services. Call us at (559) 734-2002 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.