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What Does an HVAC Contractor Do?

If you have noticed strange weather patterns in Utah, you aren’t alone. Utah’s climate is arid and desert-like to begin with, but when high pressure systems move in, the temperatures rise. Conversely, low pressure systems bring storms accompanied by lower temperatures. If you feel like you don’t know what to plan for, the weather may prove you right, but your HVAC system can keep your home warm or cool regardless of the weather conditions. That’s why it’s so important to find a reliable HVAC contractor who can keep your HVAC system working properly.

Your HVAC system is responsible for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning inside your home. It may be electrical, mechanical, or fueled by carbon sources or water. A knowledgeable HVAC technician should understand how each type works.

These are the things you can count on your HVAC contractor to do:

  • Give you a consultation and recommend the best system for your home and climate.
  • De-install an existing unit in the event that you must replace it.
  • Install a new unit, which includes taking measurements, connecting to existing duct work or putting in new duct work, and performing a final check to be sure that the unit is operating correctly.
  • Conduct routine maintenance, which can include anything from changing the filters and cleaning the air ducts to refilling the refrigerant and testing the electrical circuits. Experts recommend changing the filters every three months and following through with a yearly inspection of your HVAC system.
  • Repair the system. Qualified HVAC service professionals will be able to make repairs if you notice issues with your HVAC system.

HVAC systems have seen improvements over the years, but they are still sophisticated and complicated pieces of machinery. HVAC technicians must be well trained and qualified to be able to work on all the different types of systems out there, both residential and commercial.

In the state of Utah, HVAC contractors must be licensed by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. In order to obtain a license, contractors must provide proof of:

  • Four years of full-time work experience during the past 10 years
  • Passing scores on trade, business, and law exams
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Proof of worker’s compensation insurance

When you need to hire an HVAC contractor, look for one who can offer the following:

  • Experience and proper licensing
  • References and referrals
  • Full evaluations and estimates before any work is done
  • Top of the line energy efficient HVAC systems

Only qualified, trained, and licensed professionals should attempt to perform any maintenance and repair work on HVAC systems. When you need HVAC services, contact the professionals you can trust at Total Home Services of Utah.

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