While homeowners choose to undertake many kinds of home renovations,
installation and/or repair of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration
equipment is usually considered an exceptional measure. Yet the heating and
cooling system in any building is a critical factor in occupant comfort and quality
of life. The purchase of a furnace, air conditioner or ventilation system is a major
investment and deserves careful consideration.
Most provinces require the hiring of a licensed or qualified HVACR tradesperson
to perform the work because of the safety concerns and consequences involved.
However, homeowners frequently do not distinguish among contractors on
anything other than price. Consumers should be aware that the lowest price is
not always the best value