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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.

 

What is Preventative Maintenance and Why do I Need It?

 

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We know that as a homeowner in the Flower Mound, Corinth, Lantana, or Lake Dallas area, you’ve invested a great deal in your HVAC system. Even if you’re not homeowner, there’s probably been some time or another when your air conditioning system has failed you. In the Texas heat, this is no joke and it’s definitely no fun. So what’s the vital key to keeping your home’s heating and air conditioning system healthy? It’s simple, really. Regular preventative maintenance. But what does preventative maintenance actually entail?

When you schedule a maintenance call, we’ll send one of our licensed and certified HVAC technicians to your home to do an overall comprehensive cleaning and analysis of your system which includes the air conditioner or heat pump, the furnace, the evaporator coil, etc. While they’re doing this, they’ll make sure that everything is operating and running properly while also making sure that nothing needs to be replaced or repaired. In most cases if something like an air filter needs to be replaced, this is the time to do it and your A/C service tech will take care of replacing items such as these.

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Another important part of a maintenance check-up is a safety check. Your technician will check your system to look for any safety concerns such as cracks in your heat exchanger or gas leaks. This is an extremely crucial checkpoint as carbon monoxide leaks could be severely harmful to you and your family and in some cases, even fatal. If you have a CO detector, the tech will also check that to make sure that it works accordingly and that there aren’t hazardous levels of gasses in your home.

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Once all that has been checked, your technician will clean any parts or components of your HVAC system that you can’t do on your own. If any air conditioning repairs need to be made, your technician will either complete them during this visit or schedule a time at your convenience to come and fix any issues found during the maintenance check.
If you have any questions at all about your HVAC system or anything related to it, don’t hesitate to ask your technician. They are trained to help you and answer any question you might have in great detail and with helpful suggestions. You can also always call our office at 972-420-1700 if you have any questions about your heating and cooling system.
At the end of your maintenance check-up, you will receive a report written up that will review and summarize what the visit entailed and what the technician did if any repairs or replacements were made at that time.

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Through our Comfort Club maintenance program, you can get regular inspections on your air conditioning and heating units. And At Southern Comfort Mechanical, if you’re a Comfort Club member, we’ll always remind you of your bi-annual check-ups–one in the spring (before it gets too hot) and one in the fall (before it gets too cold). We save our customers money in the long run by doing maintenance work on your units and keeping your systems working efficiently. When you use our service plan, you also get discounted prices if you should require an air conditioning or heating repair anytime throughout the year. If you’re not a Comfort Club member, please call us before you get stuck in the heat this summer! Use this coupon if you’re a first time customer with us to receive $16 off of your precision tune up!

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Southern Comfort Mechanical Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Southern Comfort Mechanical has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

“Comfort Is Our Middle Name!”

“Only about 5 percent of the Heating and Air Conditioning companies in DFW have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2014 Super Service Certification logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

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Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between nearly 3 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of authentic reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

 CONTACT:  Cheryl Reed, 317-396-9134, cherylr@angieslist.com

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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.

Furnace Maintenance in Flower Mound

A common question we get from Flower Mound residents – “Is maintenance really necessary on my heating and cooling system?” The simple answer is, yes. You wouldn’t buy a car and not get the oil changed, so why not maintain one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home? Like your car, the furnace and a/c needs to be inspected, and tuned up to ensure that it runs safely and efficiently.

What many folks don’t realize is that if you neglect to maintain your heating and air system by a licensed contractor, you could void your home warranty! The recommended bi-annual maintenance is a small price to pay compared to potential mechanical failure. With regular preventative maintenance a longer life expectancy of your HVAC system can be achieved.

Whether or not you have already turned on your heater, you should consider getting it tuned up. If you have a gas furnace, it’s important for a professional to inspect it for any potentially harmful carbon monoxide leaks. A checkup will also include the cleaning and inspection of all burners, clearing vent pipes, clearing condensate drains, and a change of the filter if necessary.

Not only is Southern Comfort Mechanical licensed, certified and insured, we are loved by all of our customers. If you’ve not yet given us a try; now is the time! Come experience the love! We are offering a $59 heating system checkout! Call our office at 972-420-1700 to schedule your appointment today.

 

November 2015 Coupon

Best of Denton County

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Southern Comfort Mechanical is proud to announce we are the 2014 winners of Best Heat & Air Repair Company in Denton County! With over 300,000 casted votes, we are much honored to be titled “The Best!” We could not have done it without all of our loyal customers support. We are a small, family owned and operated company with little overhead, passing our savings down to you. With 45+ years of combined experience, our staff is dedicated to making you our priority for all of your air conditioning and heating needs. Based in Lewisville, we service, sell, and install all makes and models including Trane, Lennox and Carrier. We also have preventative maintenance agreements available. We work on both residential and commercial properties, no job is too small.

In honor of our win, we are giving new customers $25 off any repair for your heater or a/c. We want to show you why we earned this title. Be sure to mention “Best of” when scheduling your service call. Our office telephone is 972-420-1700.

The Best of Denton County is put on by Murray Media Group of Flower Mound.

 

 

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.

The Importance of Heating System Maintenance

What if something as simple as preventative maintenance on your heating system could save you or your loved ones lives?  An average of 70,000 homes catch on fire due to heating equipment every year in the US. Nearly 400 people die each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. A simple heating system check-out can literally save your house and your life.

The heat exchanger, a major system component, is warmed up by the burners. The exchanger can eventually rust and the rust will fall into those burners. If the burners aren’t properly adjusted and cleaned out, it can cause an explosion.

Carbon monoxide (CO), also known as the silent killer, needs to be properly ventilated out of your home. If you have a cracked heat exchanger, the CO will fill up your attic or home depending on where your furnace is located.  Another way CO can seep in to your house is if your vent pipe is clogged. Squirrels, birds and other little critters can build nests and that will stop the CO from escaping your home.

During our thorough heating checkout, we will make sure that your system is up to code and safe to run. We will clean and adjust your burners and heat exchanger, inspect all electrical, check for gas leaks among many other things. Call Southern Comfort Mechanical today for more information about our Comfort Club Service Plan, a bi-annual preventative maintenance contract, so you can stay at ease and prolong the life of your heating system or take advantage of this months’ coupon.

 

 

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Coppell TX Heating and Air Conditioning Service from Southern Comfort Mechanical

A home’s HVAC system has an enormous impact on the family’s comfort level while they are in the home. At the same time, an inefficient heating ventilation and air conditioning system can cause homeowners to incur additional expenses related to home energy costs. If you are looking for a Coppell TX heating and air conditioning service company, Southern Comfort Mechanical is a local company that can provide you with all of the vital services that you need. Our services include air conditioning services, heating services and repair services.

Air Conditioning Services

Before one of our professional HVAC specialists recommends the installation of a new air conditioning system, the specialist will complete a thorough air conditioning inspection. The inspection will help the specialist determine whether the air conditioning unit offers enough BTUs to adequately provide air conditioning for the space. The specialist can also inspect the air conditioning unit for any needed repairs. After this thorough assessment, the specialist can recommend whether the air conditioning unit should be repaired or completely replaced.

Heating Services

The Coppell TX heating company also provides extensive heating services. An HVAC specialist will inspect your furnace, ducts and other heating system components. The specialist can provide heating repair services if necessary. The specialist can also complete duct and insulation cleaning services. This service can extend the life of your heating system and may improve its ability to properly heat a home.

Sometimes it is more expensive to repair an old system than it is to replace the heating system. A professional HVAC specialist can install a new system. Most new heating systems are preferable to older systems. The HVAC system can install a variety of heating components, including the popular TRANE heating system to increase the efficiency of the home.

Preventative Services

Southern Comfort Mechanical can also assist customers by providing preventative services. A qualified HVAC specialist will periodically inspect your heating or air conditioning system, change filters, inspect drain pans, add lubrication and clean portions of the system. This maintenance will increase the lifetime of your appliance, as well as prevent future problems.

If you live in Coppell TX and you would like to have your heating or air conditioning system inspected, repaired or installed, give Southern Comfort Mechanical a call at 972-420-1700 to receive a free inspection and quote for the services that can dramatically benefit your system.

 

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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