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Should Your Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor Get A City Permit?

October 24, 2016

Cities in the Hampton Roads area generally require that the contractor apply for a permit when installing a new gas furnace or running new or moving the gas piping. Permits are also required for installations of other types of heating and cooling equipment when it is being installed for the first time in a new home or…

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Heating and Air Conditioning Parts and Labor Warranties

July 11, 2016

Most heating and cooling manufacturers offer a 5-year or 10-year limited parts warranty.  Most require you to register your purchase within 60 or 90 days, depending on the manufacturer.  The 10-year manufacturer’s parts warranty is only valid on owner-occupied properties.  This warranty covers the cost of most parts and does not cover labor.  Your installing…

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