FORT STOCKTON, TX (KWES) - Unlicensed contractors are installing air conditioning units in and around the City of Fort Stockton.
We're told by City Hall officials that the installation of these units is not up to code or safety requirements, with some of the work even being referred to as "negligent."
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation opened an investigation into the work of some of the contractors, installing the air conditioning units.
Fort Stockton officials said not only is having an air conditioning unit installed by an unlicensed contractor illegal, it voids the manufacturer's warranty and you will not receive a reimbursement.
If you are having an air conditioning unit installed, make sure to check for permits. Be sure the contractor has a permanent business location and telephone number and ask for names and addresses of previous customers.
City officials are asking residents to reach out to the Code Enforcement Office with any information.