The Kansas City Star has published a fantastic article by Steve Everly about the few number of required permits pulled in the Kansas City area for heating and air conditioning installations.

According to The Star’s analysis, an estimated 84 percent of the furnaces replaced in the four cities in 2013 didn’t have permits. Industry insiders say the problem also affects other area cities.

The bottom line is that homeowners miss out on the city safety inspections.

Ramon Blachly, who owns Olathe Heating & Cooling (dba One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning), which pulls permits, agrees: “Saying I do it right is one thing. Having someone else inspect it and say it’s right is another.”

Read the full article here: