Construction companies are always looking for better ways to save time and money. The same rule goes for AC installers as well. Unfortunately, some companies cut corners unnecessarily and put the property and the new owner in jeopardy. The competition for Real Estate is fierce. Whether it be residential or commercial, Builders feel the pressure to get their structures up and the quickest time frame possible. This leads to some companies using lower grade supplies or labor to meet their budget easier. The proper placement of an air conditioning unit is vital to it’s proper operation. When all the contracts are signs, construction companies are committed to using a certain type of material for every aspect of the project. Many times will happen is that along the way they will substitute quality building materials for cheap knock-offs. Once the initial permits are filed, a lot of times there is little oversight once the building has begun. Especially when the work is almost complete.
There is no way to go back and make sure that every proper procedure was used. For example let’s say a room needed for studs per wall. The Builder could quickly put up all four walls with only three studs once the drywall where cement board was put into place, no one would be the wiser. If they use a similar procedure throughout an entire building, they would save a lot of time and materials, but the safety of the building would be in question. Not to mention the fact that they are paid to use a certain amount and quality of materials. The second aspect which comes into play quite often is hiring non-qualified workers on the work site.
While the main AC installers may all be licensed in their field, they often hire common laborers to do most of the work while they oversee from a distance. Every crew member on the team should be just as qualified as the supervisors, but that is not always the case. A certified HVAC technician for instance, May cost $30 to $40 per hour. They may find someone to do the work and half the price but have less skill. Once the building is in place and everyone has been paid, then they initial Builder we’ll just have to hope that no one does a thorough inspection, or they don’t have problems with the building later. They would be better off in the long run if they just did the proper work from the start. This is a small group I’m talking about. The majority of the companies work with high integrity and are very reliable.