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Heating and AC unit service.

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Hershey, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Hershey

    Hershey New Member

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    Hi,

    Could anyone recommend a good company for servicing our AC and heating units? How much is a reasonable cost for a service?

    Thanks.
     
  2. quailpond06

    quailpond06 New Member

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    We use RA Dobson to service ours and have been happy with them. I *believe* it's around $200 a year, but my memory is foggy with this pregnancy!
     
  3. Thunderchild

    Thunderchild New Member

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    A D Plumbing & Heating
    Address: 207 E Holly Ave # 103, Sterling, VA 20164 Phone:(703) 723-1590

    Ask for Anthony
     
  4. msflynn

    msflynn New Member

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    I would check the Broadlands Newsletter. Climatic is a new advertiser and they had a couple coupons this month

    Staci
     
  5. Hershey

    Hershey New Member

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    Does anyone have experience with Climatic Heating and Cooling?
    Thanks
     
  6. cobymom

    cobymom Sheila Ryan

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    We use RA Dobson, and have always been happy with their service.
     
  7. Sesame

    Sesame New Member

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    rich351854 New Member

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    We used Bowmans for a humidifier installation and are very happy... and they were very affordable
     
  9. Turtle

    Turtle New Member

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    Does anyone see a value of doing this on a service contract (2 times a year)? I have two units for my home and each a/c unit is 175.00 a year (serviced twice). I think my units are 6-7 years old and I wouldn't mind getting more than 10 years out of them (if possible). I am feeling like 2x a year might be overkill
     
  10. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    We use ARS and have been happy with there service for years.
     
  11. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    What type of maintenance is performed? Our unit is ten years old, previous unit was 15 - never had them serviced. Once a year I take a wire brush and remove the dirt and grime on the vent slats and tighten the fan. I would be curious to know what else should be checked.
     
  12. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    A maintenance agreement might be a good idea. I believe what they do is come out in the spring and fall and make sure everything is in working order. The twice a year probably is for A/C in the spring and heating in the fall? The idea is that having it checked *before* something breaks is good preventative maintenance. It may also give you priority when service calls are needed.

    If you google air conditioner maintenance you may find what types of things should be checked. Maybe you can do them yourself. One thing I saw is what another poster mentioned which was to take the covers off (carefully!) and brush everything off to be sure stuff isn't covered with leaves and grass clippings and the like. You also want to be sure that any bushes surrounding the units leave about 12" between the bush and the unit so there is proper air flow. And change your indoor filters on a regular basis (every 1-3 months, I think) so that the units don't have to work extra hard.
     
  13. Brassy

    Brassy Hiyah

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    DOminion Power is also offering a contact for $4.95 a month for servicing your furnace if it is, i think, less thatn 10 years old.
     
  14. TDT

    TDT TDCKY

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    Michael and sons installed our whole house humidifier (Aprilaire) on a new Van Metre home and they came out for free to check it and show me how to change the water panel. Not sure if they only do this while under warranty though.
     

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