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HVAC News:

News Reporter:  When the hot weather sets in repair man says people get desperate.

Repairman:  There's nothing worse than turning your air conditioner on and finding... oh no my AC is not working and we get that panic phone call and we have to run out.

News Reporter:  The key to having your air conditioner there when you need is getting the right system and taking care of it.

Consumer reports surveyed more than sixteen thousand subscribers to find out which brands you can count on.  For conventional systems popular in our area, American standard is more reliable than other brands while Amanas are more likely to break.  Consumer Reports estimates about thirty percent are likely to break within five years.

Repairman:  A lot of things can affect how well a system works.......how it's installed, the quality of the ductwork, even the size and layout of the house, but choosing a more dependable brand can boost your chances of getting a system that lasts.

News Reporter:  The responsibility is on you too, even the most reliable air conditioning system will let you down if you don't maintain it.

Check and clean filters monthly.

Clear debris and leaves from around the condenser coils and check for blockages in the drain pipe, also look over insulation around ducts. Bolstering insulation and ceiling leaks can help prevent as much as a forty percent energy loss.

And once a year bring in a licensed professional to check things like refrigerant and mechanical components.


HVAC News
My Take On It

It's true that when the hot weather sets in.........air conditioners break and people are desperate and in a rush to get it fixed.

But the whole thing about the Trane being the best air conditioner out there is bunch of hogwash.  I can't even count the amount of times I went on a service call that had a Trane in need of repair, and many of the customers ask me something like..............It's hard to stop a Trane huh???.....followed with.......Bullsh*t!!!  

And I'd like to know how Consumer reports gets their data.  I mean look folks, in my area there's a whole bunch of Goodman air conditioners.  In fact, there are many more Goodman's out there then there are Trane's and everything breaks eventually, but more Goodman's are going to break if theirs more Goodman's out there.......DUH :)  Do the math lol. 

Which leads me into the whole maintenance thing.....If you don't change your filter regularly (like once per month during normal use)  your compressor is going to pre-maturely fail.  

And if you have a licensed professional come out twice a year for maintenance, your air conditioner is going to fail more often........your going to wind up with refrigerant leaks, plugged metering devices, and blown capacitors down the road from technicians sticking their dirty gauges on your units valves and their screwdrivers across the capacitors.  

Furthermore, many techs these days are nothing more than tech savvy salesmen that just want to sell you a new unit or they'll tell you if you don't do this or that recommended maintenance your gonna have problems.  Why do they do this?  

Cause the company the tech represents gives them commission on top of their hourly pay if they actually sell you something during their maintenance visit.  (should be called an inspection cause they don't maintain anything).

My philosophy.....If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


Keeping it real,

Bradley Wood HVAC News



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Easy to work with great service

by George Arechiga
(Arizona/California)

I manage 2 duplex units a total of 4 homes in Arizona and when I need service I call the A/C handyman. He is easy to work with and I don't feel like he is over charging me he has very good rates. And he shows up when he says he will. I really like his service.

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Honest Air Conditioner Repair

by Ethel Duplisea
(Mesa, AZ)

Bradley was recommended to me by a family member. It was one of the best reommendations I have received in some time. A/C Handyman is on time, proffesional and charges a fair price. Thank you Bradley.

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Quick and Excellent Service

by Russ
(Mesa, AZ)

My A/C wasn't blowing cool, so I called at 7:00 am on a Friday. He showed up at 8:30 (when he said he would BTW) the same day! Added freon, and didn't try any hard sell tactics. Would highly recommend his services.

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Delivered on his Promises

by John Birch
(2482 E Waterview Place, Chandler, AZ, 85249, USA)

I saw Bradley's company in a comparison against most all the other Hvac companies in my area... while others sounded good, I was not impressed with what customers wrote about their service and fairness on pricing.... I think Bradley is extremely honest and you really do get pricing that is half of the other HVAC companies... Nice! Bradley is also the owner which I like. Nothing like dealing directly with the person that owns the business that you are buying from!!

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Honest Work!

by Leah Vega
(Gilbert, AZ)

We have two air conditioning units in our home, and every year before the hot weather hits we like to get our air conditioning units serviced to make sure they are working in the most optimum condition. The gentleman that came out to service our units was very courteous and professional. I will definitely be using this company in the future for all of my a/c service needs.

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Fair, Honest, and Responsive

by Les
(Scottsdale, AZ)

I called Brad early sunday AM. By 10:00 AM, the air was cold and I was relieved not to have a ridiculous bill. I have had some bad experiences with AC companies in the past but his timeliness, friendly manner, and fair prices were a huge relief. Brad's my AC guy from now on... thanks Brad!

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Found my AC guy! Thanks

by John Shumway
(Queen Creek, AZ)

I do IT consulting on my own so I thought that there must be smaller companies with hard working honest guys around that do AC work. Google brought up Bradley's web page, and actually read the testimonials and thought I would give him a shot. Bradley came and diagnosed the problem to be a motor, he spent an hour making sure, and returned after obtaining the part and finishing up the other work he had scheduled that day which ended up being 11:00pm to replace it so my family could get some sleep. NO WAY would a large company have come that late, at least not without extreemly heavy fees. Thanks for the fair price and Excellent service!

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Quick and good service!

by Joe Andreyka
(Gold Canyon, AZ, USA)

We got fast service when we needed it, and our a/c problems were solved, and our service rep was courteous and dependable.

Thank you! Joe and Janice Andreyka

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Quick Service!

by Valerie & Don
(Apache Junction, AZ)

Brad had all the parts necessary for fixing our unit quickly. I would highly recommend his services. The charges were very reasonable.

Thank you for your expertise and very Quick Service!

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Excellent Service and Knowledge

by Randall Thompson
(La Habra, CA)

I live in California and own a rental in Mesa, Az. I have used Brad as my A/C guy for a few years now because he is always there when I need him and I feel that he is honest and upfront with all details of the job. He knows A/C repair very well and gets right to the problem. Being from out-of-state I feel vulnerable to unreputable servicemen. I feel lucky to have found Brad.

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Quality Service That is Reliable and Dependable

by Laura Foster
(Phoenix, AZ)

Brad is the AC expert that I rely on for all repairs and questions. In fact, we are buying a new A/C unit through Brad and he will be installing it this month! I recommend him to all of our friends. He is honest, extremely knowledgeable and reliable. He comes when you need him and you can always bank on what he tells you!

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Dependable, Professional Service

by Doug Hersho
(Houston, Texas)

Having a rental property in Gilbert Arizona while living in Houston Texas requires reliable contractors that you can depend on for servicing. A/C Handyman has filled this requirement beyond expectations. One phone call is all it takes and you know that you don't have to worry about constant followup. Bradley will see to it that the problem is analyzed, reported back to you and repaired as required professionally. I highly recommend their service.