Does an AC contractor need to be certified?

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Yes, AC contractors are required to go through school or an apprenticeship in order to be able to work as HVAC technicians. After they receive their education, the graduates must complete an exam to receive a certification if they intend to work with refrigerators or air conditioners. Did you know that The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires this certification as appliances that use refrigerants can harm the ecosystem if they're not properly installed or maintained. While the EPA mandates this area of HVAC work, requiring a technician to get a license is up to the state to decide. Not all states demand contractors to obtain one....Read More