What exactly is a HVAC company? More importantly, what they do and how can they help you? HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. They typically deal with all types of climate control within a structure. They can be recognized quickly because they often will have a name attached to heating and air conditioning such as Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning or something similar to that. Often they will be referred to as mechanical contractors or heating contractors. So, what is it exactly that they do?

  • They install and service furnaces, boilers and air conditioners.  HVAC contractors sometimes only install a particular brand of furnace, boiler or air conditioner.  This can be a good thing if you have the type of equipment that the HVAC contractor typically repairs and installs.  However, this can become very fustrating when you are searching for a HVAC contractor that actually does work on your type of equipment.
  • They are experts in efficiently maintaining a comfortable environment within the home.  Regardless of what manufacturer’s equipment they deal with, the HVAC contractor will have extensive knowledge about how to efficiently heat or cool your building.  They will be able to offer expert advice about what equipment you will need and about how and where to install it.
  • They know what government permits and regulations will need to be obtained and followed.  The maze of governmental red tape can be difficult to unravel in the best circumstances.  A good HVAC contractor will be able to navigate all of that red tape so you don’t have to jump through the legal hoops yourself.  In most cities, a licensed HVAC contractor has to pull a permit with the city and then have a city inspection come out to sign off on the work done.

A good reliable HVAC contractor can be invaluable, particularly if you need that licensed HVAC contractor to sign off on the work to comply with local codes.  When the furnace conks out on the coldest day of the year or the air conditioning decides that it’s worked hard enough when the temperature elevates into the triple digit mark, your licensed HVAC contractor can be the hero of the day.  If you’re looking to upgrade your system or just want to improve the environment in your building, give them a call so they can come out to assess your needs.  Helping you to live more comfortably in your home or place of work is what they do.