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Why HVAC Preventative Maintenance is Vital

Your HVAC system is one of the most expensive systems in your home. Major problems can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs while leaving your home either too hot or cold until fixed.

In many cases, you could prevent these big issues from happening with HVAC preventative maintenance. Preventative maintenance also helps keep your units operating efficiently, improves longevity and reduces repair frequency. Use these checklists to keep your indoor and outdoor HVAC units in prime working condition and stop problems before they eat into your savings. Read more

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Winterizing Your Home to Stay Safe and Thrifty This Season

Don’t let the mild temperatures so far this 2015 winter fool you. Strong snowstorms and ice storms are predicted all throughout late winter into early spring because of El Niño. These sudden cold snaps can cause headaches when reviewing your power bill for the month, but they could also put your property and even its inhabitants in danger if proper steps are not taken first. In light of this problem, here are some of the best ways of winterizing your home to keep your home safe, secure and stingy with energy this winter: Read more

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The Importance of HVAC Contractors Insurance

Installing and servicing HVAC systems is a highly technical and specialized trade that can incur a great of risk. Contractors must coordinate several different systems together in a way that seamlessly provides homeowners comfort at the push of a button.

The technical nature of the trade can make knowledgeable business owners a good deal of profit, especially as their reputation for quality service expands. At the same time, though, their risk increases. HVAC equipment is pretty expensive, and it ties into many other systems within the house. There are many ways an installation can go wrong, and even a minor service checkup could result in allegations of damage to a homeowner’s valuable property.

Here are some of the ways HVAC contractors insurance can protect you against this type of risk and liability: Read more

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Complete Your HVAC Contractor Insurance Foundation with These 3 Policies

Trying to find the basic insurance policies you need to run your small business can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. Companies may try to sell you a thousand policies at once or focus entirely on one specific coverage but, there are very few basic insurance breakdowns out there. That’s why we decided to put together this list of HVAC contractor policies that you can use to establish a strong insurance foundation.

HVAC Contractor Insurance – The 3 Basic Policies Every HVAC Contractor Needs

1.       Contractors General Liability Insurance

General liability insurance is an essential asset for any small business owner (especially if you own a contracting business). In this industry there are more than a handful of ways for you to lose quite a large sum of money in a very short period of time. General liability insurance is designed to reduce that peril. Defined as an insurance policy that offers protection against third-party claims of property damage, injury or bodily harm, loss of life or limb, or negligence, general liability insurance has the stopping power you need to protect your business from lawsuit-induced financial loss. It is also required by law in most states which is why we would consider this the most important HVAC contractor insurance policy on this list.

2.       Contractors Workers Compensation Insurance

Well, workers compensation insurance may give general liability a run for its’ money (at least in terms of importance). Like the aforementioned policy, workers comp is required by law in most states (except for Texas) making it an essential component of HVAC contractor insurance. It is designed to cover everything from injury or loss of limb, repetitive motion injuries, medical treatment and lost wages to death and emphysema. Needless to say it covers a lot (a lot more than we can cover in this post), so if you would like more information, please check out our page on workers compensation.

3.       Commercial Auto and Truck Insurance

Commercial auto and truck insurance might not have the same legal requirements as general liability insurance or workers comp but, it’s still a necessary piece of HVAC contractor insurance. If you use a vehicle to transport goods, people or perform other business related tasks then you may want to consider acquiring this policy. It will not only protect you (the driver) but the goods and employees you are transporting. Two things that your personal policy will not cover.


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