While hiring an unlicensed HVAC contractor may present itself as a money-saving deal upfront, many homeowners experience a bevy of bad fortune through crooked craftsmanship, untrustworthy diagnosis, unreliable repairs, and more. These actions, and a number of other concerns, may quickly convert preconceived cash savings into an invaluable hassle.
“Individuals who work outside the laws and regulations are a scourge to this industry,” said Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president, government relations, ACCA. “They take advantage of lax enforcement of permitting rules, licensing requirements, and the Clean Air Act. Unfortunately, we’ll never know how pervasive the problem is, since it’s so difficult to keep track of how many individuals are posing as professional HVAC technicians.”