Maintaining your home’s heating and cooling system is essential for your safety and comfort. You don’t want just anyone doing repairs – or even installing a new system. Since January 2023, licensed contractors have been required to display their BC Technical Safety License Number on any advertising. This change is to help avoid fraud and any risk to the public.
Only a licensed HVAC contractor has the training, knowledge and experience to diagnose problems and make necessary repairs correctly. They have the proper qualifications and certifications that protect both you as a homeowner and them as a business.
What Qualifications Should an HVAC Company Have?
For an HVAC company technician to be considered “certified”, they should have completed high school and training courses or a vocational program. Additionally, they should have completed a three-to-five-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over five years of work experience and industry courses in refrigeration and air conditioning repair.
It’s also essential to make sure that any business offering HVAC services in BC be licensed (a License number looks like this: LXX1234567) and certified by the BC Technical Safety Board. When hiring a company for service, it’s makes good sense to check to ensure they have liability insurance, are covered by WorkSafe BC, and are up-to-date and compliant with the standards and guidelines laid out by the Safety Standards Act in British Columbia.
What Are the Benefits?
When you choose to hire an experienced, certified HVAC company, you’ll have the peace of mind that your installation or any repairs will be done right. You do not have to worry about you and your family or employees’ safety. A reliable HVAC company should also provide you with a warranty for their work. This will protect you if something goes wrong after the installation or repair is done.
The Bottom Line
When looking for a qualified HVAC company, research and ask questions. Look for their License Number on their website or in an online directory or service site. At GPH Mechanical, we take our training and warranties very seriously. We strive to ensure your home’s heating and cooling system will remain safe and efficient for years to come. So if you’re looking for a reliable HVAC contractor, call GPH Mechanical!