Choosing the Right HVAC Professional: Why the Cheapest Option Might Become More Expensive

HVAC professional wearing yellow gloves inspecting thermostat

Back in the old days, furnaces were large, clunky, and frankly, pretty undependable at times. When they broke down, you called for a repairperson and he tinkered with the furnace until the heat came back on. However, if your heating system was getting on in years, chances are you saw the repairperson often. You may also have had him back when the air conditioner started leaking.

Jump ahead to the present day—
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems control your home environment using the latest technology. If this unit ever does need repairs, not just anyone can fix it. That is why it is important to choose someone with the right background.


Quality HVAC technicians have the certification to back up their company’s claims. Those entering this profession learn the trade via one of the various HVAC training schools in this country. They complete this education by taking a TSSA-approved examination. That mandatory certification ensures anyone performing this job role has received the appropriate training and demonstrated the required skills.

In the old days, people would use their furnace during the cold months and the air conditioner when it got warm. Your HVAC works year-round, which means the technicians are not just someone doing this part-time. They are dedicated professionals with a particular set of skills they use every day.

What Do HVAC Professionals Do?

HVAC professional skills cover a wide range. Workers must be extremely familiar with how HVAC units run. Troubleshooting skills are necessary in deducing problems and figuring out a solution as soon as possible.

In extreme cases, it might be necessary to disassemble, reprogram, and reassemble the unit, so workers must have superior knowledge of HVAC systems and their component parts. They also need excellent attention to detail, allowing them to do their job correctly, along with the appropriate documentation.
HVAC professionals must also be able to clearly explain the problem and solution to the customer, and be able to use their time efficiently. No one likes to be inconvenienced, particularly in extreme temperatures, and HVAC professionals keep that in mind.

Invest in Your Home’s Future

Choosing someone with the proper HVAC training and certification will cost you more than just having your old buddy Dave come on by to take a look. However, the extra money is well worth it: this is sophisticated equipment that takes a qualified professional to look after it. Having an amateur perform the maintenance may help save money upfront, but don’t be surprised when further—and possibly much more expensive—issues follow. There are some areas in your home where it is possible to cut corners; your HVAC system is not one of them.

Applewood Air has been providing heating, air conditioning, and air quality systems and installation services for nearly 50 years. With more than 200,000 installations and counting, Applewood stands behind our products. Our technicians possess up-to-date training and have the latest certifications.
Contact us today to learn more about how Applewood can help make your home the environmentally comfortable sanctuary you always dreamed about.

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