Air conditioning is part of the HVAC industry (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). HVAC is a specialized field in mechanical engineering. As with any type of commonly used appliance, there is a chance for product defect or failure, which can lead to a potential lawsuit. It is important to get the right air conditioning expert witness when it comes to a litigation or insurance claim matter.
An air conditioner is generally built of five components: condenser, refrigerant, compressor, expansion valve, and evaporator coil. Air conditioner works by transferring heat from a house or building to the outside, leaving behind only cool air through a process known as the refrigeration cycle. Since there are several connected components, there are many possibilities for issues to occur.
Litigation related to air conditioning includes matters involving product liability, premise liability, construction defect, noise, and indoor air quality issues. Because air condition is part of the larger industries of HVAC and mechanical engineering, those working within the field often have varying backgrounds. An air conditional expert may be licensed or certified in such disciplines as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, general building, or other related areas.
ForensisGroup has a successful history of matching clients with only the top expert witnesses in each field, including those with a background in air conditioning and other HVAC-related disciplines. Submit an expert request form or call ForensisGroup today for additional information on how we can assist you with retaining the best air conditioning expert witness for your case.