"Pluming & Heating" Contractor vs "HVAC Contractor"

Old 11-24-21, 09:43 AM
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"Pluming & Heating" Contractor vs "HVAC Contractor"


As I am accumulating proposals to either replace of augment my old HVAC system, I keep questioning myself as to whether I am doing a disservice to my project by only calling 'HVAC Contractors' vs also getting quotes from the more abundant 'Plumbing & Heating' contractors in my area.

My thinking is that 'Plumbing & Heating' means that contactor spends most of their time on plumbing work, and is focused on keeping up with trends in the plumbing field-- HVAC contractors, at least in my mind, are focused on all things HVAC--which I assume means that they would be more focused on that field and up on technology improvements

Is this a completely arbitrary way of thinking? SHOULD I consider getting proposals from Plumbing & Heating shops for my project as well?

Thanks for any and all advice, as always!
Old 11-24-21, 10:55 AM
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The two areas are fairly well defined.....

Plumbing and heating guys only install hydronic systems. Those that deal with boilers and hot water.

HVAC guys install furnaces, air conditioners and heat pump systems.
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aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, That makes MUCH more sense now. Thank you, PJMax
Old 11-28-21, 08:05 AM
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I beg to differ. In my area, there are several "Plumbing & Heating" contractors who do excelent HVAC work. I guess you could say "don't judge a book by it's cover".
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