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Selecting A Heating and Air Conditioning Company

Selecting the best heating and air conditioning repair company for your Lantana or Flower Mound area home means entrusting the care of your biggest investment to virtual strangers, so how do you know which company to choose? Here are some recommended steps to help you find the right heating and air conditioning contractor for your needs:

Ask your neighbors for referrals. Who have your neighbors worked with? Was the customer service experience a good one or did it leave much to be desired? Your friends and neighbors now don’t just include those you share a property line with. You can often find shared experiences on your community Facebook page and NextDoor neighborhood. What company do you find them often suggesting as the most economical and honest air conditioning company?  Southern Comfort Mechanical

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Read the online reviews and temper them with what your friends and neighbors have experienced. Consistent positive ratings across a variety of categories and platforms is a good indicator of performance and cross-referencing those with the experiences you’ve heard from your friends is an excellent way to narrow the field. Search for the best air conditioning service in Flower Mound in a generalized search, or visit some of the more common review sites, such as  Yelp!, Google+, Angie’s List, the BBB, etc.

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Avoid contractor services and other gimmicks, and rely upon your own research. These companies provide paid leads to contractors and the most reputable and established HVAC companies do not participate in them. Similarly, be skeptical of incredibly low cost services or memberships that are likely to come with costly hidden expenses.
Research and contact the company. Visit the company’s website to familiarize yourself with their offerings and to look for informative content. Check to be sure they employ NATE certified technicians (the industry standard). Check for proper licensing in your city and state. Feel free to ask for references when you call. Ask questions pertinent to your concerns. Do they seem responsive and knowledgeable, or just about making the sale?

Find the right contractor and develop a relationship with the company before something goes wrong. When your system struggles in extreme weather, your first priority will be to get it in working order as quickly as possible for your family’s comfort. It’s in these moments you will feel pressed for time and can end up spending much more than anticipated. So find your local Lewisville Heating and Air Conditioning company well before you need major intervention and take advantage of their preventive maintenance program to prolong the life of your system.

Now that you’ve found Southern Comfort Mechanical, you need look no further.  Southern Comfort Mechanical is the best air conditioning and heating company in Flower Mound and the surrounding cities.  We come recommended by your friends and neighbors and have excellent online reviews, offer outstanding customer service, employ experienced certified technicians and are dedicated to delivering quality products and services.  Contact us today to begin your relationship with a heating and air conditioning company you can trust and rely upon.

 

Early Fall is the Optimal Time for Heating Maintenance

With the temperatures fluctuating in the 80s and 90s in the Lewisville, Lantana and Flower Mound areas lately, it probably feels strange to think about your home heating system right now.  But take a look at your calendar: Fall is here, and the famously temperamental Texas weather is sure to deliver cooler temperatures when we least expect it.  Although you may not turn on your heater until November, now is the ideal time to prepare it for the heavy lifting ahead.

Why Early Fall is the Optimal Time for Heating Maintenance

  • Convenience – Because you do have the luxury of a bit more time, you can plan your appointments ahead of time to better meet your schedule.  Waiting until you need your heating system and finding out there’s an issue at the last minute is decidedly inconvenient, and puts you at risk of going longer without heat.  Take advantage of the time you have and schedule your maintenance today.
  • Preparedness – Fall weather is often unpredictable. You never know when the first chilly, rainy day may blow through. It’s prudent to have a heater that’s in prime condition and operating reliably long before the official start of winter.
  • Prevention – Maintenance on your system before you need to fire it up for the first cold day will identify any repairs that need to be completed well in advance.  If anything does come up that requires scheduling a separate furnace repair, you’ll have the benefit of being able to plan ahead.

To take some of the guesswork out of maintaining your heating and air conditioning system, we suggest signing up for the Southern Comfort Mechanical Comfort Club, which includes two seasonal preventive maintenance appointments and notification when your system is due for servicing.  In addition, the program provides other benefits.  To learn more, please visit our Maintenance Program page.  We pride ourselves on being the best heating and air conditioning company servicing Lantana, Lewisville, Flower Mound and the surrounding areas and look forward to helping you maintain your furnace properly so that you get the most out of your investment.

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Don’t Be Left in the Cold

The weather outside is frightful, but not as frightful as your unsafe furnace. If you are having to make constant repairs, you might need to consider replacing it. Here at Southern Comfort Mechanical, we offer multiple payment options for our Lantana and Flower Mound customers to make sure you get the heat and comfort you deserve this winter season.

We accept credit cards. All major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, as well as cash and check.

We offer installment loans through ACE Cash Express. It’s an instant loan decision; loans range from $200 – $2,000, and it’s an easy, secure application. Ask your technician, he can help you apply on the spot and make that heater repair you need.

For your major, complete HVAC system purchases, we offer year round special financing for 12 months with approved credit through Wells Fargo that is valid with any make and model.  Throughout the year, Trane offers amazing, hard to beat specials for qualifying Trane systems.

So, no matter what situation you find yourself in, remember Southern Comfort Mechanical has OPTIONS to satisfy all of our wonderful Lantana and surrounding customers! Don’t wait! Call our office today at 972-420-1700 to schedule your heating appointment.

Scare Tactics: The Other HVAC Company

What makes Southern Comfort Mechanical stand out from the rest of the Lewisville heating and air conditioning companies? Many things! Locally owned, always speak with an owner, small company with little to no overhead and the list goes on and on. Our customers are happy with us and we make them customers for life. Unfortunately though, some heating and air conditioning companies out there aren’t as friendly. They will try to sell you things you don’t need; parts, equipment, and even put you and your family in danger.

Recently, a new Dallas customer called us out to check their furnace. Another Lewisville company had been there and told them they needed a new furnace but the customer (thankfully) wasn’t sold. When Jason Fraser, owner, got there he immediately realized that the other HVAC company had shut off their gas! Yes, you heard me right. The other company even went so far as to shut his gas off telling him keeping it on would be a danger to him and his newborn child.

We ended up doing some duct work for this Dallas customer, nothing that requires a city permit. However, the competitor saw our trucks there and called Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) and tried to have our company shut down! They were so mad because they thought they didn’t get the job, they were willing to jeopardize our company and their name by filing a false claim.

If this can happen to us, a competing air conditioning company, imagine what could happen to you, the innocent customer? Please be weary of anyone trying to sell something you don’t think you need. Southern Comfort Mechanical is here for you. Honesty and integrity is our middle name. We offer free second opinions on new equipment, free estimates on new equipment, and free service calls with repairs. You work hard for your money, don’t throw it away on something you don’t need. We serve Lewisville and surrounding areas and are available 24/7.

Quality Heating System Repair for Flower Mound Homeowners

HeatingAt Southern Comfort Mechanical, we understand how frustrating it can be to have your heating system cease to work during the middle of a winter storm. Whenever an issue occurs that you did not plan for, the situation will often become chaotic and stressful. If this situation arises, we are here to help you overcome your heating system repair and take control of your HVAC system in no time. Most of the time, people will neglect proper maintenance of their system until something occurs that they cannot overlook. It is important to understand that repairing and maintaining your system is a year-round task.

Having heating system repair performed is just one of the ways to help ensure the safety of your family. As the technician inspects your unit, they will look through all of the small holes inside of the heat exchanger. Beyond inspecting the exchanger, they will also go through and make sure the electrical connections are secure. If any of these issues are neglected, they can lead to fatal consequences. A faulty electrical connection can lead to a carbon monoxide leak or fire.

Avoid any costly repairs in your heating system through a routine maintenance visit. Don’t wait until your system breaks down to enlist the help of a professional. If you choose to wait, you could end up with a system that ceases to work on one of the coldest days of the year. Undergoing preventative maintenance will help increase the overall efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

As one of the Flower Mound heating company providers, we at Southern Comfort Mechanical ensure you will receive the best service possible. From insulation installation to simple repair and maintenance, we can help provide you with what you need quickly and effortlessly. Feel free to ask any questions or concerns of our qualified staff at 972.420.1700.

Trust the Flower Mound TX Furnace Repair Technicians at Southern Comfort Mechanical

When it comes to your furnace repairs, you can be unsure of who to trust. With so many companies competing for your business, what is to stop some from trying to rip you off? Turns out, furnace fraud is a very big problem. An article published by the Better Business Bureau sheds some light on this issue.

Be sure to check the warranty on your system to see whether any repairs or replacements are covered. Remember that many heating systems come with long-term warranties.

If you are told that your furnace needs to be replaced because it is too small, think back to the last time it failed to properly heat your house. When purchasing a furnace, you should choose a unit large enough to handle the demands of your household. Do not waste money on a furnace that is larger than you need.

Once you decide that work needs to be done on your present system or you need a new system, be certain to hire a contractor with a good reputation for dependable, reasonably priced work. Ask friends, neighbors and colleagues for recommendations, and check out any company being considered with the Better Business Bureau.

This ever-popular evidence of furnace fraud is just another reason to trust our Flower Mound TX heating technicians at Southern Comfort Mechanical. At Southern Comfort, we have never had a complaint, and proudly boast an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau. Our trained and knowledgeable technicians treat your home with the utmost respect and care, and we aim for 100% customer satisfaction. We also provide financing options through Wells Fargo, as well as money-saving coupons and deals to be used for future services, meaning you will never have to worry about making ends meet. Trust Southern Comfort to have your heating problems solved today. For the best furnace repair and maintenance, give us a call at 972-420-1700 or contact us online.

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Don’t miss out on the great service provided by your Lewisville TX heating system professionals at Southern Comfort Mechanical. Call 972-420-1700 or visit Southern Comfort Mechanical online.

Flower Mound TX Furnace Repair

Good regular maintenance of your heating system will keep your furnace running smoothly throughout the winter and often save you from needing furnace repair. However, keeping your heating system perfect is not easy. Your Flower Mound furnace repair experts at Southern Comfort Mechanical A/C & Heating are available to help any time.

Most furnace repairs and upkeep is best left to an expert. However, there are some quick tips for making sure your furnace stays healthy. Simple cleaning of your furnace can often increase fuel efficiency and keep your furnace from overheating. Dirt and dust are major contributors to wasted energy and the overworking of your heating system. Cleaning the furnace filter should be the first step. Replace your furnace filter at the beginning of the heating season and then throughout every 4-6 weeks. Most furnaces in the southwest have removable disposable furnace filters and you should always follow the directions when changing them out.

If you have a gas furnace, checking the pilot light controls or the gas valves for leaks is important. The pilot light can go out in drafty houses as well as the opening becoming clogged. Pilot lights that won’t stay lit should be looked at by a professional as there may be a problem with the thermocouple. If you find and smell a gas leak, especially with propane powered units, open all windows and doors in the immediate area and get out of the house to call the gas company or the fire department to report a leak. Stay out of the house until the professionals say it is ok to come back inside.

Electrical furnace repair is often less expensive over the lifespan of the furnace, however, the operating cost can often be higher. Your Flower Mound TX furnace repair professionals can help get your system running efficiently in no time. Cleaning and adjusting your electric furnace at the beginning of each heating season will prove beneficial. Careful examination of fuses, breakers, filter, and blower motor will give you an idea what furnace repairs you will need to have done on your system before entering the winter months.

Southern Comfort Mechanical A/C & Heating are your Flower Mound furnace maintenance experts. Give them a call today at 972-420-1700 or visit them online for more information.

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