When investing in a furnace, air conditioner, hot water heater etc… you may sometimes wonder where the price came from. Well, there’s the cost of the unit and the cost of the labor, but you may not have realized that usually the price also includes the cost of a city permit authorizing the contractor to to perform the installation.
It is necessary to have a city permit for this type of work, and it is to your advantage that the company has one. Why? Because a city permit ensures that the work will be inspected by the city, and that it will all be done correctly and up to code.
Reputable heating and cooling companies should always obtain these permits for the work performed on your home, but it is never a bad idea to ask your heating and cooling contractor about them. Unfortunately, it is important to be aware of companies that may charge you for a permit, but never actually pay for one from the city. You can find out if a permit has been pulled for the work being done on your home through the Freedom of Information Act- simply contact your city hall.
At Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical we always make sure that the proper permits have been obtained. For more information about installation procedures, or to find out about Flame’s policies with city permits, contact Flame!