Unbelievable! I was impressed with the iQ Drive equipment and went to www.maytag.com looking for a dealer in my area. The first on the list had been to my house and quoted me 4-ton Rheem and Carrier single stage equipment to replace my old 3.5 ton Rheem. He was nice, but recommending equipment sizing off the "top of his head" didn't impress me.
So, I decided to check out the #2 dealer on the Maytag list before calling for an appointment. His license # was listed on the Maytag site, but it had a "B" prefix instead of "R" for registered or "C" for certified. I looked him up on the FL Dept. of Business Professional Regulation website, first by license #, which didn't exist. Then I went to the FL Dept of Commerce to find out the name of the business owner. He's apparently been in business since 2001.
So, I looked up the license status of the business owner, by name, and guess what? He was listed as "Eligible for Exam". In other words, he HAS NO HVAC LICENSE! Probably has no insurance, either.
As I always say, "caveat emptor". Maybe I'm just too picky, but it seems like installing HVAC in Florida is like having a garage band.... good for beer money! Not unlike the roofing business in my area.