The Importance of HVAC Licensing, Insurance, and Bonding

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions understands that installation and maintenance of your HVAC system is costly.  It’s tempting to seek shortcuts to save a few dollars here and there. However, if you allow just anybody to tinker with your system you may experience potential damage– to your system, to your home, or to your family.

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions takes its responsibility for licensing, insurance, and bonding seriously.  Here’s why, as a homeowner, you should take it seriously, too:

Demonstration of Technical Know-how

Ohio’s HVAC licensing requirements are stiff.

  • Individuals must work under a licensed technician for five years on projects requiring permits and final inspections by local authorities.
  • Ohio HVAC licensing requires a three-part sit-down examination:  HVAC, Refrigeration, and Business Law.  This exam tests both technical know-how AND business best practices..
  • Every year, licensed individuals earn continuing education credits to keep them current with the ever-changing HVAC industry.

Insurance and Bond

The Ohio HVAC licensing process requires that individuals maintain liability insurance to cover injury to your home. Moreover, it requires the purchase of Ohio Worker Compensation Insurance to cover personal bodily injury should it occur.
It is not uncommon for unlicensed individuals to skip these steps.  This leaves you, as the homeowner, liable in the event of damage or personal injury.

BONDING is a higher level of insurance which allows for even greater homeowner peace of mind.

Protect Your Warranty

When purchasing a new HVAC system, the warranty is as important as the equipment itself.  Most equipment manufacturers void warranties if equipment is not installed and maintained by a company with proper licensing.

The few dollars you save upfront may be quickly lost should you lose manufacturer warranty protection.

Remember: When you install and maintain your HVAC equipment you are protecting yourself from gas leaks, electrical overload, duct work damage, personal injury, and voided warranties.

While a license, insurance, and bonding can’t guarantee nothing will ever go wrong, you enjoy greater assurance that you and your family are protected.