Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
Atlanta homeowners looking to hire a heating and furnace repair company, look for the best company available for the best price available. But hiring a company that doesn't have the correct licensing or bonds can end up costing homeowners a lot more in the long run.
Licensing and Bonding – What to Look For
Before hiring a company to repair their furnaces or air conditioners Atlanta residents should be sure the company is fully licensed, bonded and insured to safeguard against illegal practices and poor workmanship. This will also ensure workers are trained in proper practices and regulations concerning the company's service area.
"Licensing requires us to stay up-to-date on the laws and standards of our field, but it also means we provide quality workmanship," says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning, which has provided heating service for more than 40 years.
Bonding means that the company has set aside money that is controlled by the state. This money is paid out in case a client files a claim against the company.
"Contractors work with heavy equipment," says Montgomery. "Unfortunately accidents sometimes happen, but hiring a licensed and bonded company can make sure that if something happens and the company is responsible, the homeowner has a course of action."
Research before hiring
Always ask to see a company's updated license. Verify that the license is up to date by contacting your local or state licensing board.
Also for proof of insurance, and check to be sure the policy is up to date. The homeowner could be held responsible should a worker hurt himself on the job if the company is not properly insured.
Homeowners having their heaters or air conditioners repaired should do their research. Keeping regular maintenance appointments will ensure a unit is up to date and working properly, so that it is less likely for an emergency to happen, forcing homeowners to hire a company without doing proper research.
While a company may offer a low price that at first glance is hard to refuse, look deeper to be sure the company is licensed, bonded and insured.
To learn more about air conditioning service Atlanta, please call 404-288-6010.
Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning has been providing exceptional service to the Atlanta area for more than 40 years. Visit http://www.atlantaheatingandairconditioning.com for more information.
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