We’re always looking for ways to save money on home repairs, but when it involves your electrical system, you should never cut corners. So if you’re weighing the wisdom of doing it yourself vs. hiring a handyman vs. hiring a qualified electrician, it’s usually best to go for the latter.
While you or an amateur handyman with a good understanding of electricity may certainly do minor tasks, including reconnecting loose wires on a thermostat or perhaps even installing an electrical switch, doorbell or ceiling fan, it’s best to leave installation of electrical systems to the pros.
Electrical work is regulated by electrical codes. A building permit is usually required from the local municipality. Trained, certified professionals who adhere to current codes should be hired to work with plans approved by a city building code officer. An electrical inspector generally must sign off on major electrical jobs.
You’re considering hiring an HVAC service to install new cooling equipment, but you’re confused about how to review and compare the various contractors’ quotes. Don’t worry. It’s not really a foreign language–it’s just HVAC jargon that can initially seem confusing.
Your HVAC system is the largest factor in keeping your home comfortable. That’s why forgetting to have it serviced regularly — at least once a year and ideally twice — can lead to huge problems you are likely to regret. Getting a service check will help prevent your HVAC system from breaking down unexpectedly as well as keep it working as efficiently as possible.