Heat pumps there are some rules. Desert Sun Inspections Carlsbad N.M.
There are tell tell signs when a new heat pump, furnace or water heater has been installed without a permit being issued.
Things like a new unit and no approved sticker form the mechanical inspector's office. When i find these units installed without a "Approved sticker" on the unit. This means the contractor did not get the proper follow up as required by the state and local authority.
And it means in most cases that the corners were cut when installing the "new unit's".
Was a permit charged for? If it was this means the contractor had to pull the permit in order to charge for a permit. If a permit is charged on the final bill to the owners, then a permit must be pulled.
If it was not and the bill has a permit charged on it, then this is fraud by the contractor.
If the contractor mailed the bill to you as in many cases, this would also be "Mail fraud".
Why are permits not pulled? Because the contractor can and will cut corners while charging full price for the installations. In the end. The contractor makes more in a faster time frame by cutting corners.
Here we have a heat pump installed incorrectly.
Can you see what is wrong with this installation?
This is why you get all the proper paper work including a copy of the permit that is supposed to be in the window of the home at the time when the work is being done.
This is why you always get a "Trust but Verify Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.
Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586
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