Why Choose Smittys Air?
We have an almost 40 year reputation for honesty, reliability, and fairness. Read our customer reviews. We would rather have a customer for life than do a one off HVAC change out.
What is the ‘best’ HVAC equipment to buy?
Consumer Reports ratings of HVAC equipment change from year to year and it is hard to understand why this is or what this means. Even Consumer Reports says that a 6% difference between manufacturers in their reliability numbers is not significant.
Further, HVAC manufacturers make similar to virtually identical equipment that they sell under multiple brand names.
United Technologies makes Carrier, Bryant, Day and Night, Payne, and Tempstar.
Trane also makes American Standard.
I have replacement cost estimates from different HVAC contractors with numbers ranging from very low to very high. How do I pick a contractor? Can’t I just pick the lowest bidder? I’m getting a good deal and saving money, right?
The key items to getting the best performance out of any replacement HVAC system regardless of manufacturer are the quality of installation and the condition of your ductwork. HVAC systems are not like buying a TV or a washing machine, where you bring it home, hook it up in a matter of minutes and plug it into a wall outlet. Installing a HVAC system is a lot of work.
Smittys Air will probably not be the lowest estimate you get, nor the highest. We spend a lot of time on installs and they are done by long time, full time employees who take pride in their work. We never subcontract the installation of your equipment or use part time employees, both of which are common industry practices. We do what it takes to do the job right. Many installs have site specific challenges. We will not cut corners that you don’t see that will cause problems down the road.
Do you really want to gamble that saving a couple of hundred dollars by taking the lowest bid on a complex HVAC system that should last for years is the best way to pick a contractor?
What about ongoing maintenance of the new system?
Ongoing maintenance is key to getting optimum performance and longevity from your HVAC system. Filters should be cleaned, belts and drive mechanisms checked and adjusted, drain lines cleaned, line voltages and amperage loads measured, and refrigerant pressures checked.
We offer cost effective maintenance agreements where we service these items twice a year.