Hours: M – F: 7:00AM – 5PM  |  24/7 Emergency Service
Service: (603) 507-6447

Why It is Important to Have Your HVAC System Up to Code


Brookline, NH Homeowner Learns the Hard Way

HVAC systems that are not installed by a professional, well-versed in this type of work, or worse are done DIY may inadvertently violate current standards. Not only is this against the law, but it can also be dangerous. The HVAC system handles combustible fuel and cooling chemicals that can be dangerous when not used properly. The Uniform Mechanical Code ensures that installation and maintenance of these systems follows a set of rules.

A homeowner in Brookline was looking to list his home for sale. During the inspection, he discovered that his HVAC system was not up to code. Unsure what that meant, he contacted Joyce Cooling & Heating for advice.

Building Code and Your HVAC System

Any major project in your home, including changes to the wiring, venting and plumbing, is regulated by a building code. These codes are written to protect the homeowner from an unlicensed and unqualified company performing work on the home. Ensuring that the proper permits are filed when someone is working on your home will go a long way to protecting the safety of your property and everyone living there.

Ensuring that Your HVAC System is Up to Code

Installing a new HVAC system takes a professional with extensive experience performing this type of work. Properly sized ductwork and sufficient ventilation is critical to your HVAC unit. Some factors like the placement of smoke or carbon monoxide detectors too close to vents can hinder the airflow and impede the system from working properly.
The Uniform Mechanical Code is updated every three years by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. Violations to this code can result in anything from an inefficient HVAC system to dangerous conditions in the home. For this reason, it is critical that you only have an HVAC professional perform work on your home’s heating and air conditioning unit.

Joyce Cooling & Heating was able to work with the homeowner in Brookline, bringing his HVAC system up to code. His house is now ready to list on the market.


Testimonials & Reviews

We had central air conditioning installed last year by Joyce and were very satisfied with the job. Today, John N. serviced the unit and all of the components and he was incredibly thorough and professional. He explained exactly what was serviced and what to avoid (greenery around the outdoor unit). I highly recommend Joyce Cooling & Heating!

Cristina A.

Cristina A.

Jarod was my technician on March 20th. He was professional and courteous as he completed a servicing on my Heathing Unit. He explained what he was cleaning out and system runs great again.

Matt O.

Matt O.

Mitchell P. came to our house today for an issue with our AC. He was great explaining what the problem is and how they were going to take care of it going forward. He was very pleasant and nice to work with, just like everyone at Joyce Cooling and Heating that has been here.

Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Jim and team did a top notch job on our install. The team was professional, courteous and kept the work areas super clean. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and the knowledge of the system that was installed. They answered all the questions we had! I also really appreciate how flexible they were with our 3 dogs, they did a great job ensuring materials /parts during install kept tidy to ensure the dogs didn't get into anything. Thanks for the great work!

Jill C.

Jill C.

The representative was friendly, professional, and transparent about the work being done. The issue was resolved. My expectations were satisfied.

Stephen T.

Stephen T.

Complete Residential & Light Commercial HVAC Services