…and Unservices

Equipment Repair

I repair central heating and air conditioning equipment in owner-occupied homes.†‡ Equipment repair is an underserved niche in which I excel. Even so, as this audio explains, I’ll certainly recommend equipment replacement when it makes sense to do so.


They’re referred to as tune-ups or maintenance. As explained here, “checkup” is the best word for them. I perform checkups only during the slower seasons. That happens to be now and will probably continue until some time in May.


I’m currently a repair-only contractor. Repairs require more brain and less brawn than installations, hence the preference. I may do installations again. Until then, there is another contractor whom I’ll refer upon request.




That’s not a word you say? I reconcur!

I don’t currently work on ducts, swamp coolers, wall or window air conditioners, portable systems, ductless mini-split systems, fireplaces, floor or wall furnaces, resistance-only heating, hot water heating, highly esoteric equipment, or any kind of refrigeration including wine coolers.

I don’t offer design services1, consultation services, free in-home estimates2, air balancing, duct inspection, duct cleaning3, service during a home sale, service to any business, or diagnostic services when it’s known ahead of time that I will not be making the repair.




I work directly and only for homeowners in their primary home. I don’t work for agents, managers, or anyone acting in that capacity. Accordingly, I don’t work on rentals.

Second opinion requests are considered, but not all are accepted. I accept very few requests to “clean up another contractor’s mess”. When I do, there may be a significant surcharge.

1. You can learn a lot about design here.
2. I do give prices here and over the phone.
3. Duct cleaning is a mostly worthless service.