Contractors who install heating and cooling units face more red tape, thanks to a state law that went into effect Jan. 1.
They are now required to apply for HVAC permits and have those installations inspected.
The law requiring the Division of HVAC to establish a permitting and inspection program was passed in April 2008. The act required the program be in place by Jan. 1, 2011.
The new regulations cover all initial installations of HVAC systems in commercial buildings, single family and multi-family buildings.