I repair furnaces and air conditioners in owner-occupied homes. That is currently all I do. It’s an underserved niche that I’m very good at. 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, which ended with the first heat of May. The next slow season starts some time in fall.
I’m currently a repair-only contractor. Repairs require more brain and less brawn than installations, hence the preference. I may do installations again when my brother comes to work for me. In the mean time, there is another contractor whom I’ll refer upon request.
That’s not a word you say? I reconcur!
I don’t work on…
- window, wall & portable ACs
- ductless mini-split systems
- resistance-only heating
- hot water heating
- swamp coolers
- floor furnaces1
I don’t offer…
- air balancing
- design services2
- consultation services3
- free in-home estimates4
- duct inspection / cleaning5
- service during a home sale6
- service to any kind of business7
- I’m trying to save my knees & back.
- You can learn a lot about design here.
- I will give limited advice over the phone.
- I do give prices here and over the phone.
- Duct cleaning is a mostly worthless service.
- Exception: I’ll repair directly for the home seller.
- I’ll continue to service most past business customers.