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“Very professional and knowledgeable. Will definitely work with them again if needed. Highly recommend.”
AA Service Co. is a locally owned and operated company that serves both residential and commercial clients throughout the North Shore. The firm has been in business for more than half a century, and it has received thousands of positive reviews from local people -- they are delighted with its professionalism and by the quality of its customer service, and they are impressed by the craftsmanship and diligence of its technicians. The firm is a Factory Authorized Dealer of Carrier systems, and it is a recent recipient of Carrier's "President's Award". It offers a 24-hour repair service, and financing options are available for people who want to spread the cost of their new system. AA Service Co. is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (it holds an A+ rating), and it is the winner of a Super Service Award from Angie's List. The technicians here have been certified by North American Technician Excellence.
Beckman Bros., Inc. is a Grayslake business that serves customers in Long Grove, Barrington, Lake Villa, Deerfield, Lindenhurst, Antioch, Waukegan, Gurnee, Mundelein, Kildeer, Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Round Lake, and other areas. Services include service, maintenance, and repairs for air conditioners, split system air conditioners, furnaces, oil and gas burners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, ductwork, duct sealing, radiant heat, ventilation, air cleaners, air filters, and overhead units. The technicians are NATE certified. Beckman Bros., Inc. is a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer. The business carries brands including Rheem, Armstrong, York, Peerless, Honeywell, Bryant, Aprilaire, Heil, Amana, Tempstar, Maytag, American Standard, and more. The business won the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2016. Beckman Bros., Inc. is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating.
Carefree Comfort Inc. provides heating and cooling services in Highland Park. Commercial and residential clients have access to installation and repairs of HVAC equipment, preventative maintenance for cost-saving inspections and tune-ups on a regular basis, and indoor air quality solutions such as air filters, ventilators, humidifiers, UV lamps, and carbon monoxide monitors. Carefree Comfort is a Bryant Authorized Dealer, employs NATE-certified technicians, and meets national performance standards as well as other professional criteria required to be an Authorized Dealer with Bryant. Clients can also ask about energy-saving options, incentives, and rebates. Comprehensive plumbing services, including work on toilets and sewers, are also available along with 24-hour emergency service, and the group holds an A+ rating as an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.
Modern Day Comfort, Inc. has been serving the community of Wheeling with its heating and cooling needs since 2006. Services include the installation of air conditioners and furnaces by trained and certified technicians who make sure to perform a proper load calculation, dispose of old equipment properly, and use drop cloths and shoe covers on every job. Additional services for both residential and light commercial clients include repairs for all makes and models, various indoor air quality products and programmable thermostats, tune-ups and preventative maintenance agreements, and 24-hour emergency response. Modern Day Comfort is licensed, bonded, and insured, received a BBB Complaint Free Award in 2013, offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all repair work and installations, and is affiliated with the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society. Financing is also available.
Ravinia Plumbing & Heating is a Highland Park HVAC company dating back to 1928. The family owned business boasts a team of experienced HVAC specialists who are certified by NATE and the EPA for installs, retrofits, service, and repairs, and customers can choose from high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners, geothermal units, radiant heat, high-velocity systems, ductless mini-split units, rooftop units, and snowmelt systems as well. Plumbing and electrical services are also available, and all employees must pass a background check and regular drug tests. Ravinia Plumbing & Heating is licensed and insured, features 24/7 service, and offers a 100% money-back guarantee as well as warranties on repairs and new installations. The company won the 2017 President's Award as an authorized Carrier dealer and holds an A+ rating with the BBB.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does an HVAC services technician do?
An HVAC services technician can handle anything related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, related electrical needs, and often, refrigeration. Their most common responsibilities include:
- HVAC equipment installation
- Emergency heating and cooling repairs
- Seasonal maintenance to increase efficiency
- Thermostat checks and fine-tuning
- Air quality testing and ductwork/ventilation service
- Checking and troubleshooting electrical connections
- Connecting HVAC equipment to refrigerant, fuel, and water lines
Are HVAC service contracts worth it?
HVAC service contracts are agreements made between a customer and HVAC service provider at the time of HVAC installation for repairs that cover regular tune-ups and maintenance. Some of the benefits of an HVAC service contract include:
- Customers don't have to remember to schedule seasonal maintenance
- Scheduled maintenance can extend the overall lifespan of an HVAC system
- Getting tune-ups seasonally can increase the energy efficiency of the equipment
- Homeowners may save money by preventing emergency repairs
Some homeowners don't see the value in service agreements because they're essentially insurance policies—the cost of additional repairs and service isn't always higher than the annual fees.
Will replacing the HVAC system increase my home’s value?
While most homeowners only recoup 35% to 50% of their installation costs, a new HVAC system can be a major selling point that attracts potential buyers and results in a faster sale. The benefits depend on the local climate, the type of market, and the condition of the existing system. Aging or poorly maintained equipment may encourage buyers to submit lower offers, especially if problems are revealed during an inspection.