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HVAC Terrors

OUR FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE WITH UNLICENSED AND UNINSURED TAMPA HVAC CONTRACTORS

Hello all! Welcome to our blog here at Fairway Heating and Cooling. This is the first of many posts that we hope to share with you, our readers, and potential customers. Our purpose here is to highlight our ability, to share with you our experiences over the last thirty years, and to also share some quick-tips and best practices involving your residential HVAC systems.

The first topic we are choosing to post revolves around a question we get asked often in our industry. “Are you licensed and insured?”

To answer this question, yes (CAC1818553). Fairway Heating and Cooling is a Class A Certified Air Conditioning Contractor, licensed to work without the cooling tonnage or BTU restrictions of Class B contractors. In addition, we are also insured to work across the state of Florida, but currently only service the Tampa Bay area and surrounding communities.

  • Hillsborough County
  • Pinellas County
  • Pasco County
  • Hernando County
  • Polk County
  • Manatee County
  • Sarasota County
  • Hardee County
  • DeSoto County

Licensing and insurance is not something that’s free. We are not only charged a licensing fee but need to complete training curricula as well, to pass the required state exams. In addition, we also have to make payments towards our insurance policy. So while we do everything that we can to offer our customers with the best possible pricing, there are occasions on which we will get beat on pricing and choose not to match the competitor's quote. Usually when this happens, its due to one of three major reasons.

  • The competitor in question is cutting corners.
  • The competitor is not licensed to work in Florida.
  • The competitor is not insured.

Unlicensed and uninsured contractors are able to beat our quotes due to low overhead. While this may seem like an attractive option in the immediate future, we are here to assure you that it is not. Not only is this practice illegal, but it can have a devastating effect on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Take a look at some of the pictures in this blog’s gallery. The customer in question hired an unlicensed and uninsured contractor trying to save a little money and paid the price. Since the contractor was unlicensed, the warranty on the air conditioning unit was void. Since the contractor was uninsured, the customer was left to pay for medical and property damages out of their own pocket, since both the contractor and home insurance company refused to cover the expenses.

If you are in the market for a new or replaced A/C system or if you just need a repair or maintenance completed by a reliable and qualified contractor, look no further than the experts at Fairway Heating and Cooling. As a family owned and operated company, we make it a point to treat our customers with the same respect we show our family members. We’ll make sure what happened to this customer doesn’t happen to you.

For unrivaled customer service at the best prices give us a call today at (813) 519-6620!

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