I repair residential heating and air conditioning equipment in owner-occupied homes.†‡ That’s currently all I do. It’s an underserved niche in which I excel. Even so, as explained in this audio, I’ll certainly recommend replacing 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 slow season. Unfortunately the busy furnace season has started.
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, window air conditioners, wall air conditioners, portable systems, ductless mini-split systems, floor furnaces, resistance-only heating, hot water heating, 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.
‡ 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.