What does an HVAC Contractor Do?

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If you are reading this blog post, you may have some questions about what an HVAC contractor does. For example, do they just fix AC units? Or do they also repair furnaces and install new heating systems in houses? The answer is yes. An HVAC contractor can work on any of these heating or cooling systems. They will be able to diagnose the problem with your system and then provide a solution for it, whether it is fixing something small like replacing your air filter or repairing major components like your compressor. In this article, we will discuss some of the tasks an HVAC contractor performs.

Install new heating and cooling equipment

Many people choose to invest in a new HVAC system when they are selling their homes. Installing a brand-new high-efficiency furnace along with an ultra-efficient air conditioner can significantly increase the value of your property. However, this is usually done by professionals only after an inspection has been performed on your old system(s) to make sure it/they are in good working order. If you plan on staying in your home for several more years, replacing older systems with newer ones will be beneficial for you as well because you will enjoy greater comfort and reduced energy bills.

Repair or replace a heating or cooling system

If you have a heat pump, heat-only boiler, furnace, air conditioner, etc., it is likely that at some point your heating and/or cooling system will break down. This can be caused by many things. For example, if your AC unit stops running for no apparent reason you may think the problem was caused by a power outage in your area which shut off the AC. However, this could be a very basic problem with your AC units such as a broken wire or a faulty compressor motor. Whatever the cause of the malfunction might be, a reputable HVAC contractor should be able to repair or replace your heating and cooling system when necessary. 

An HVAC contractor can also perform regular heating and air conditioning maintenance to avoid costly repairs or replacements. 

Furnace Repair

Furnaces are usually pretty reliable, but they do occasionally need to be repaired. Symptoms of a broken furnace can include not being able to heat your home properly, the fan turning on by itself without heat being produced, clicking sounds coming from the system, reduced airflow out of vents, etc. A furnace repair professional will have the knowledge and tools to quickly diagnose any problems with your heating system(s) so that they may be fixed as soon as possible to prevent further damage or discomfort for you and your family. The HVAC contractor that you trust is important because then you know they will do their best to keep your home comfortable year-round by repairing or replacing any broken heating and cooling systems when necessary


An HVAC contractor will be able to help you fix or replace any of your furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, etc. so that you can maintain a comfortable indoor environment for you and your family. Do you want to learn more about the services an HVAC contractor provides? We would like to hear from you. Please contact us with any questions regarding air conditioning repair services.