High-school sweethearts David and Kassie Estrada turned their marriage into a merger of business savvy when they founded A/C Solutions, Inc. together 18 years ago. While Kassie balanced office work with motherhood, David strapped a ladder to the roof of the family minivan and rode to the rescue of ailing air conditioners and sweltering clients. Today, their staff of experienced techs shoulders the grunt work, performing 15-point checkups, repairs, and installations. When repairing any make or model of air conditioner, they charge by the job—not by the hour—to avoid startling clients with bloated invoices.
Autumn Air Heating & Cooling ensures that its clients never need to worry about the temperature inside their homes. Technicians install and repair HVAC units from a variety of brands?including Honeywell, GE, and Coleman?in homes across the region. Customers can rely on them for free hail-damage inspections, 20-point tune-ups, and compressor assists to help units run smoothly and efficiently. And a 24-hour service guarantee prevents customers from being stuck in the heat for so long that they melt.
Working as a builder, Todd Russo recognized that every component of a home?not just the air conditioner or furnace?needs to work in perfect harmony for effective heating and cooling. That's why he founded REEis and its innovative ?whole-house? approach, which leaves no stone, trap door, or insulation panel unturned when it comes to energy efficiency. The company holds multiple contractors? licenses and reputable accreditations and memberships, and its staff undergoes continual training in the areas of building science and heating and air-conditioning principles. All of this in an effort to go above and beyond the standard Building Performance Institute (BPI) energy-analyst certification for energy auditors.
As part of its holistic home philosophy, the crew specializes in carrying out comprehensive energy audits?to the tune of more than 3,000 Energy Star Home Performance retrofits in 2010 and 2011 alone. It also offers services such as maintaining and replacing temperature-control systems, sealing ducts, and cleaning out dryer vents.
The certified electricians of Mister Sparky keep greater Phoenix's lights burning bright with expert wiring work. They keep homes up to date with energy-efficient updates and specialty outlets and switches, including USB outlets and surge protectors. They perform point by point safety inspections on home wiring, along with more mundane electrical tasks such as turning switches into dimmers and bringing Frankensteins to life. They also keep power on their minds off the clock, attending regular seminars and continuing education classes to stay abreast of the latest developments their field. This gives them the confidence to stand behind the shop's guarantee: if one of their repairs fails during normal use at any point during the first year, techs will either repair or replace the offending item free of charge.