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Most of the good review here are frome the friends or employees of the company. The service in this company is really bad they never be on time. The over charge people and don't do a good repair. The install one of the worst air conditioner system. Trane is the worst system you can buy and the asking for to much money what real cost is. The stol money from old people saying about a costumer plan the have and the people are paying double of the real cost that type of service cost.
I used this company to install a new air conditioning system in my home because their quote was slightly less than four others i had recieved. AS the old addage goes, "you get what you pay for". The company installed the system on 3/24 17. One of their representatives hand delivered a mechanical permit to our address on 4/17/18. That's over 1 year after installation. Days later an inspector, from the county, came by and subsequently failed the installation. The company sent out another representative, whom I had to supply with items, to do the repair.The inspector returned ,failing the repair. The company sent out the same representative, whom i had to again supply with items,for the repair.This representative told me that he told the company that the plenum needed to be removed and replaced. The representative told me that the company told him not to replace it, to make it work. After smearing the mastic all over by hand,and making a mess all over my new air handler, it passed inspection the third time around. In my opinion, the scary part about not pulling the permit and waiting a year later is, with no inspection, my family's safety could possibly have been in jeopardy. Spend that little extra upfront, just saying,"you get what you pay for"
When they came late last year to inspect our AC unit, they gave us a quote, but did not realize that we had a dual unit (downstairs/upstairs) and they did not include that in the original quote. In mid-February we called them to schedule the job, a complete replacement of our AC system. At that point, they realized that they made a mistake on the quote, but they honored the original price, even thought the difference was about $1,500.00. Scott, who I believe is the owner, told us that because that was their mistake, they would do the work as it's supposed to be done, without charging any additional charge. Moreover, before they leave, they left us a box with 12 2in filters, which they said were included in the original quote. However, when I looked at the quote, I did not see any note regarding the filters. They explained to me that it's standard for them to leave a one year supply of filters, and because of that, they do not make it explicit in the quote. This speaks volumes of their honesty, because, as the filters were not in the quote, they could have keep them, given that they have already lost money on our work. Additionally, the crew was very professional and respectful. They took the time to walk me through everything they did and why they did it. They even fixed a couple of things the builders did not build correctly, like the concrete slab for the system, which keeps the unit more secure in case of hurricanes and helps the unit stay drier, and keep it less exposed to loose grass (and I know all this, because they took the time to explain what they did and why they did it, like I was a kindergarten kid). Overall, we have a new AC system, two zone controls (remember one was installed for free), two thermostats (again, one was installed for free), one concrete base for the unit, and a new condenser; all for a fraction of the price it should have cost us.
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I was referred to Richards AC from a friend who had work done. I can't say much for the service, because it was hard getting an answer from the employee that was on call. It was 104 degrees outside and my ac was not working, i called early enough that there would have possibly been time to have someone take a look at my AC. The employee on call, was not in the orlando area and kept saying that maybe his helper would be able to come by. I couldn't get a straight answer from him. He said he would call back in 15 minutes and 35 minutes later no call. When I tried calling to find out what was going on, there was no answer. If it needed to wait till tomorrow that's fine, just tell me so I can go about the rest of my day. 3 hours of waiting around for an answer is not acceptable. I am sure they do good work if you can get them over to your house. Very Disappointed so far...
Service Star Air Conditioning and Heating was very helpful to us, upon calling them the dispatcher (Amanda) that I talk with was very polite in answering my call, and she set me up an appointment that suit for me. The technician (Matt) was perfectly on time and he was also very friendly. He was quick and efficient in doing the job. Matt was the best. If ever I have to call them again, I would still use the same technician. Great HVAC Company, great people, Great service! I highly recommend!
I first contacted Island Air System about a year ago to fix my old Rheem central air unit. Sure enough, there was a coolant leak and possible compressor damage. Quoted me on a complete replacement, vents, grills, new copper pipes, new drainage, air handler, wireless thermostat and condenser. At the time, despite the INCREDIBLY low price he gave me, I did not have the funds. Fast forward to today, I kept Island Air System's paperwork, called them up and they remembered me. They came out and gave me the almost exact same quote, didn't even have it written down originally. Within a week, they had the units, the permit and began work. When the work was completed, they did a thorough inspection of the units to make sure it was working to specifications. The air was turned down to 74 last night and for the first time ever, the entire house was comfortable! I cannot stress enough, before you call anyone else, you have to call this company. I know for a fact, they will give you the most bang for your buck!
looks else where. dishonest and unprofessional.
Air Techs, Inc is an AWESOME company!!
This new one Brenda has done more in the short time she has been here than Danette did in years.However it seems she is just as lazy as Danette is. Does not fix anything when you ask for it. Asked to have water shutoff repaired last october, here we are in may and its still not fixed. Also they pick and chose who they want to repair or clean up their lot. If its by one of there homes they are selling they make everyone fix everything. As for you Rose A, learn to read and write English before you post.. It just shows what trailer park trash you are. You signed a lease when you moved in, try following the rules. The new pictures put on today 1/31/17 are of 13738 wesleyan blvd. as you can see rather than fix there old trailers the park puts the skirting up higher so it covers the rotten floor and wall boards. also you can see all the water and mold on the ceiling from the roof falling in. buyer beware when buying here. its all about making a buck and who cares about the residents.
In order to work as an HVAC technician, a person must graduate with an associate degree in the field or enter into an apprenticeship program.
Some contractors may also learn their craft while on the job. After they receive their education, whether it's through a school or training, the graduates must then complete an exam to receive a certification if they intend to work with refrigerators or air conditioners.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires this certification since appliances that use refrigerants can harm the ecosystem if they're not properly installed or maintained. While the EPA mandates this area of HVAC work, requiring a technician to get a license is up to the state to decide. With that said, not all states demand contractors to obtain one.
Your heating and air units are some of the most complex systems in your property, so complete your research before selecting a professional to do the work. Here's a checklist of questions to ask yourself and things to consider when making your choice:
What Kind of Work is Needed?
Do you need someone to install a completely new HVAC unit? Does your current system need repairs? Do you only require routine maintenance? Once you make a list of the necessary work, you can shop around to collect bids from heating and air companies in your community.
Can Your Family or Friends Recommend a Service?
Your loved ones will most likely give you the best advice regarding technicians that worked for them and which ones to avoid. Ask around when beginning your search. Friends and family could lead you to a reputable contractor. Even if you don't need HVAC help at the moment, you can save the recommended company's contact information for when you do.
Is the HVAC Contractor Licensed in Your State?
Considering the work that may need to be done on your unit, it's best to look for a licensed professional. Do a search or contact your state's heating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors board to ensure a technician is licensed.
Also, make sure the contractor is registered with your state or city to do the kind or work you require.
Is the Company Insured?
You want the professional you hire to carry insurance. If they don't, you run the risk of paying out of pocket for any damage they might do to your home or commercial building. An HVAC technician not only needs liability coverage for work-related damage, but also coverage to handle any bodily injuries they sustain on the job.
Is the Technician Bonded?
Not all service providers may be bonded, but finding one that is can be crucial for property owners. Ensure the bond is large enough to cover any costs if the technician doesn't complete the project or walks off the job. You don't want to be left with a bill and unfinished work.
One service an HVAC contractor can provide is a diagnostic test of your heating and central air unit. A reputable technician will examine your unit and ask you questions about various aspects of the system. He or she will check your furnace as well as ductwork and discuss options with you. Beware of a contractor that takes a quick look through your home or place of business and immediately tells you replacing your HVAC system is necessary.
Expect the average air conditioning unit to last between eight and 12 years. If it's more than 12 years old, it could be expensive to repair if the system breaks down often. Also, parts for older air conditioners are harder to find since some manufacturers discontinue them.
Restoring or replacing an aging unit can get expensive. It could be time to invest in a new model if your utility bills are rising and you notice uneven air flow and temperatures throughout your property. If one room is cooler than another, consider a total replacement.
If your system makes a lot of noise when it powers on or if it turns off suddenly, it's time to replace it with a new, more energy-efficient model.
On the other hand, if the air conditioner is relatively new and still within its age range, it's more cost-effective to get a contractor to repair it.
The time it takes to install an AC unit and the associated cost depends on the square footage of your home. Many homeowners spend between $3,677 to $7,151 for a contractor to put in a new central air system.
A family with a 2,000-square-foot house that already has a forced-air heating unit can expect to pay $3,500 to $4,000 for a cooling system. If technicians don't need to make any changes to the ductwork, then the project should take them an average of two to three days.
If you're having trouble with your air conditioning, there are some problems you can address yourself. However, you should leave the big issues to a professional. Let's take a look at some common dilemmas and what you should do if they arise.
The Air Conditioner Won't Turn On
If your unit isn't turning on, check on it outside to make sure the condenser is still running. Ensure it's fully plugged in and that your thermostat is set. Lower the thermostat by a few more degrees than your typical setting. You should hear it power on after doing so. If that doesn't take care of the problem, check your fuse box. You could have a blown fuse or a tripped circuit that's causing the air conditioner to not turn on.
The System isn't Cooling the Air
Is the air conditioner on your thermostat set low, but you aren't feeling cool air? It could be that debris is blocking the condenser. Check on your system outside and remove any tree branches or leaves from around it. Debris can easily obstruct air flow, so make sure the area around your air conditioning unit is clean and trimmed back. Additionally, make sure your filter is clean. A buildup of dirt and dust can cause poor air circulation.
Refrigerant is Leaking
A refrigerant leak not only keeps your air conditioner from running efficiently, it's also harmful to the environment. There are many things that can cause your air conditioner to leak coolant, but the usual culprit is a problem with the evaporator coil or outdoor condenser coil. If you discover any freon coming out of your unit, contact a professional. It could be that you need to obtain a patch or a whole new part to resolve the problem.
The Air Conditioner is Making Noises
Is your unit running loud or making odd noises? To properly diagnose the problem, find out where the noises are coming from. A banging or clanking sound could be due to a loose part. If you hear a hissing sound, it's most likely because of a refrigerant leak and you should contact an HVAC technician as soon as possible.
There are Sensor or Drainage Issues
It's important to keep your air conditioning unit level, because if it's not, you could be faced with a host of problems. If you notice your system is acting inconsistently, the sensor is most likely out of place. Turn off the unit and reach behind its control panel while carefully bending the sensor back into place near the evaporative coil.
If you happen to live in a hot and humid area of the country, you're also bound to face drainage problems with your unit since moisture can trap itself inside the system. Routine maintenance can cut down on drainage issues by cleaning out any mold or algae from blocking the drain. If you notice moldy smells whenever you turn the thermostat down, it's best to check on your system.
To clean your air conditioner drain, first shut off the power to your unit at both the thermostat and the breaker. Then remove the drain pan. If the pan is full of water, soak up the liquid with a few towels or rags or use a wet vacuum. You can use a solution of water and distilled vinegar, or substitute peroxide for the vinegar, to clean out the drain pipe. Let the pipe sit for a while in the solution and then put all the parts back in place. Once you start using your air conditioner on a regular basis, check it periodically to ensure condensation isn't building up.
You can keep your air conditioner running efficiently with some preventative care measures. Here are various steps you can take that will prolong the life of your system and help you save on your energy bills each month. Remember to shut off the power to your AC before cleaning it or performing any of these tasks.
Clean Your Filter
It's always a good idea to clean the AC's filter at least twice a year. It gets dirty and clogged after a few months, it can increase your unit's energy consumption by as much as 15 percent.
Remove Leaves and Twigs
Since many air conditioners are located outside, they could get a lot of debris such as leaves, dirt or sticks in their cages or even in their interiors. After you turn off the power to the unit, use a screwdriver to detach the cage so you can clean the debris from the system.
Clean and Straighten the Fins
To get the best performance from your air system, clean the fins of the unit with either a garden hose or a special spray you can find at your local home improvement store. Use your hose to run a strong stream of water to remove any built-up dust or debris stuck in between the fins. Remember that air flows through these little fins, so if dirt gets caught in them or if a fin is bent, it will reduce the cooling efficiency. Use a butter knife or other knife with a dull end to carefully straighten out any smashed fins.
Keep Your Yard Clean
Not only is it good to rake up leaves to protect your lawn's grass, it's also beneficial for your air conditioner. Rake leaves, cut grass and trim back any tree branches around the unit as a preventative measure. All this yard debris could end up blocking the fins or other parts of the system and cause your AC to use more power to generate cool air in your home.
Cover it Up for Winter
Another precaution you can take to prolong the life of your central air unit is to cover it up during winter. Protect it from ice and snow by putting a sheet of plastic or wood on top of the unit. However, only cover the top and not the whole machine. You don't want to trap moisture that could cause it to rust and you don't want to provide a hiding spot for pests.
Make Sure it's Level
Ensure your system is on a level plane. Over the years, the soil and mat under the unit can shift. If it's not balanced, you run the risk of damaging the inner workings of the unit.