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Recent Review: Dan was always professional and came recommended. I felt his estimate was good and he let me know of a $2,000 manufacturer rebate one other vendor did not mention for the same brand of equipment. I decided against the geothermal for now; however, when I build a new house I will definitely contact them again.
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Business Description: Founded in 1983 by Henry & Karen Hoff, Hoff Heating and A/C was run from a detached garage next to Henry's house. Before long, Karen's brother, Greg, decided to make a career out of heating and cooling as well. Greg was the first of many family members that have since joined Henry & Karen's team. Today, the business has grown to over 30 employees, and most of our "Hoff Heating family" has been with us for 10 years or more. So when you see someone from Hoff Heating and A/C at your door today, there is a pretty good chance you could see him again for any future heating and cooling needs. Hoff Heating & A/C is also a proud member of BBB,SCHACCA, Habitat for Humanity, National Association of Homebuilders and others. Additional email - jilldixon@hoffhvac.com.
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Business Description: C &K is a family owned full service heating, cooling and plumbing company. We specialize in commercial, residential, refrigeration and plumbing. We offer very competitive pricing for all projects big or small. Financing is available.
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Business Description: SmartHouse Heating and Cooling is a full-service heating and cooling company, offering traditional and geothermal heating & cooling, air quality solutions, insulation, air sealing and energy efficiency audits and consulting. This combination of services makes us the St. Louis leader in home performance contracting. What sets SmartHouse apart is its people. They are smart, ridiculously credentialed and thoroughly dedicated to exceeding customer expectations. Our methodology allows SmartHouse to go beyond the usual contractor guesswork to quickly and accurately solve a home’s comfort and energy efficiency issues. We apply building science principles and sophisticated diagnostic equipment to quickly pinpoint causes of common problems and prescribe cost-effective solutions that resolve them permanently. SmartHouse services increase home comfort, health, and safety and significantly reduce energy usage and utility bills. Our customers benefit from an optimal in-home environment that includes: A safer, more comfortable, and draft-free home, enhanced indoor air quality, improved home durability and reduced maintenance costs, increased resale value. We are a heating, air conditioning and air quality company with the benefit of a home performance division, which allows us to be a one-stop-shop for home energy efficient solutions. SmartHouse participates in Home Performance with Energy Star and our staff is accredited by Nate, The Building Performance Institute, RESNET, Home Performance with Energy Star and LEED. Additional email - marc@callsmarthouse.com.
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Business Description: Family owned & operated.
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Business Description: Cost is determined by the job. Additional email - jimreillyservice2@gmail.com. Additional contact names - Richard Thomas, Cheyenne Dunn.
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Business Description: R.F. Schraut Heating & Cooling is a family owned company that has been servicing the St. Louis Community and surrounding areas since 1982. We offer professional and reliable service. Our staff is knowledgeable certified, and considerate. R.F. Schraut Heating & Cooling is an authorized Carrier Dealer. Less than 5% of heating and cooling professionals in the country receive this distinction. When you use Schraut you can be assured that a certified installer or technician has passed a comprehensive set of core and specialty exams to ensure their technical competency. We specialize in professionally installing, servicing, and maintaining air conditioner, furnaces, humidifiers, hot water heaters, air cleaners, and duct cleaning services. We are available for all your heating and cooling needs!
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Recent Review: This is a really big project that requires drilling 200 ft below ground. It was an excellent installation, it is working really well. We could not be happier and highly recommend them.
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Business Description: Since 1969, we have been treating homes and businesses as is they were our own. We've received the Angie's List Super Service Award every year since it began being awarded in 2005 and are proud of the relationships and reputation we have built with our customers. We service, repair, maintain, and install residential and commercial heating and cooling equipment, humidifiers, air cleaners, water heaters and more. Air Comfort Service, Inc. is family owned and operated with locations in both St. Louis and St. Charles counties. We look forward to the opportunity to make your home or business more comfortable and energy efficient.
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Recent Review: With all of our HAVC units (2 AC and a boiler) past their expected lifespan (all >20 years old), we decided to consider switching over the whole system in our 105 year old house to geothermal.  We first met with Robert Hoffmann in August, 2012 to see the house, explain geothermal HAVC to us and give us a bid. He is an engineer and gave us all the nitty gritty detail we wanted to see on how it works, where it goes, what problems they had in the past and how they have changed things to avoid those problems.  Because of the drilling needed, geothermal is very expensive to install ($60,000 for us), and only really feasible because of the 30% federal tax credit (that's credit, not deduction) which is currently offered.  Of course, it would also have been expensive to change over 2 AC units and a boiler to high efficiency new ones.  We thought about it for a couple of months.  We took Robert up on his offer to show us the similar units he had installed in his own home.  By November, we were ready to sign the contract, but put it off a few weeks to arrange a home equity loan to finance the project.   Once we signed the contract, we were given a start date of Monday January 7.  On Wednesday Jan 2 I got a call asking if the drilling people could come by that afternoon to look over the yard.  Geothermal is basically a heat pump that uses the ground for heat exchange.  It required drilling 200' (some companies only do 150 - go with 200!) holes in the ground.  Then long hoses go down one hole, back out, and down the next.  The drilling requires a drilling rig fit into your yard (they have different sized rigs for different situations).  The person from Durbin drilling (which contracts with Hoffmann Brothers) came out and did an expert evaluation of where to put the wells with the least disruption to the yard.  On Friday Jan. 4, the drilling rig showed up to set up to begin drilling on Monday.  I have to say, I was amazed at the skill of the person who drove the rig.  That truck was as long as our house, and he maneuvered it around with inches to spare, without damaging my maple tree, dogwood tree or house.  Drilling took a few days - it leaves a big mess, but that gets taken care of in stage two.   Meanwhile, the inside work started.  This required changing out the old AC units for new air handlers and getting them set up, taking out the boiler (and pipes and radiators) and old hot water heater and setting up new water heaters and the geo pump units. Planning was required to switch out the old boiler and turn on the new furnace without losing heat for more than a few hours. Long story short - they did a superb job.  The inside work also included taking 12 radiators all through the house.  They had to break them into pieces because they were so big and heavy.  They were very careful about protecting floors, etc in the process. New ductwork was put in as needed.  As the inside work was finishing up, a second team from Durbin Drilling came to dig trenches to connect the 6 wells, drill through the foundation to connect the system in the basement, and fill in the trenches.  They were great, too.  They did their best to compact dirt (and ground limestone) from the drilling back into the trench and smooth out the dirt.  Doing a nice job of that was an add on to the standard contract - be sure to ask for that... it would have been really hard for us to do that.  We will be responsible for final grading and re-seeding the lawn.  Once all installed, the main guys on the job (Jordan and Scott from Hoffmann Bros) made sure everything was set up and working well.  After a few days, we figured out that one of the really fancy thermostats was not working.  Once they confirmed that, it was replaced right away and assured me they will come back to tweak whatever is needed for a year. The whole job, start to finish, took just over two weeks.  We now have  Of course, we have follow up to do  - besides the lawn, we have radiator holes to patch and walls to paint.  But we knew that from the start.   Because it was so quick, it the timing of payments had to be adjusted to fit with the loan approval.  Robert Hoffmann was completely understanding about that. We now have two new AC units, geothermal heat (with back up electric & gas heat)  - and hot water as a bonus. We were very happy with Hoffmann Brothers, start to finish.  They communicated quickly and clearly, answered all of our questions, and were careful about things like pets in the house.

Reviews in Des Peres to Install Geothermal Heating

AERNST HEATING COOLING
Its an annual fee that includes the filters and checking all the pressure on the system. They are usually there for three hours. They come two times a year. The biggest thing is checking the pressures. They were pretty much in the forefront of these systems in the area. The service guy was the actual installer on the house.
- John S....
AScott Lee Heating Company
This is a really big project that requires drilling 200 ft below ground. It was an excellent installation, it is working really well. We could not be happier and highly recommend them.
- Dennis E....
APremier Heating & Cooling, Inc.
They were a dream to work with. Now the house is fine. They did a topnotch installation, and brought the duct work up to code so the system works correctly now. Lastly, now the system is quiet and my bills are low.
- Janet T....
ATec Air Inc
Shawn was always very professional and polite and the estimates that were provided were very nicely formatted and complete. Since I am thinking I might sell my house in the near future and build a new house, I elected to not go with the geothermal at this time and my relationship with Costco made another vendor's estimate on a traditional system more attractive ... however, when I build I will be going with geothermal and will be considering using Tec Air to do the work.
- Jeff L....
AFresh Air Heating & Cooling
Fresh Air was a pleasure to work with. They were very quick to communicate with us about our needs and sent someone out to look at our geothermal unit a few days later. He was able to walk us through what he was doing and helped explain a lot to us. He was very patient and provided a lot of education. Overall, just great to work with. We bought a maintenance package from them too.
- Adam A....
AHoffmann Brothers
With all of our HAVC units (2 AC and a boiler) past their expected lifespan (all >20 years old), we decided to consider switching over the whole system in our 105 year old house to geothermal.  We first met with Robert Hoffmann in August, 2012 to see the house, explain geothermal HAVC to us and give us a bid. He is an engineer and gave us all the nitty gritty detail we wanted to see on how it works, where it goes, what problems they had in the past and how they have changed things to avoid those problems.  Because of the drilling needed, geothermal is very expensive to install ($60,000 for us), and only really feasible because of the 30% federal tax credit (that's credit, not deduction) which is currently offered.  Of course, it would also have been expensive to change over 2 AC units and a boiler to high efficiency new ones.  We thought about it for a couple of months.  We took Robert up on his offer to show us the similar units he had installed in his own home.  By November, we were ready to sign the contract, but put it off a few weeks to arrange a home equity loan to finance the project.   Once we signed the contract, we were given a start date of Monday January 7.  On Wednesday Jan 2 I got a call asking if the drilling people could come by that afternoon to look over the yard.  Geothermal is basically a heat pump that uses the ground for heat exchange.  It required drilling 200' (some companies only do 150 - go with 200!) holes in the ground.  Then long hoses go down one hole, back out, and down the next.  The drilling requires a drilling rig fit into your yard (they have different sized rigs for different situations).  The person from Durbin drilling (which contracts with Hoffmann Brothers) came out and did an expert evaluation of where to put the wells with the least disruption to the yard.  On Friday Jan. 4, the drilling rig showed up to set up to begin drilling on Monday.  I have to say, I was amazed at the skill of the person who drove the rig.  That truck was as long as our house, and he maneuvered it around with inches to spare, without damaging my maple tree, dogwood tree or house.  Drilling took a few days - it leaves a big mess, but that gets taken care of in stage two.   Meanwhile, the inside work started.  This required changing out the old AC units for new air handlers and getting them set up, taking out the boiler (and pipes and radiators) and old hot water heater and setting up new water heaters and the geo pump units. Planning was required to switch out the old boiler and turn on the new furnace without losing heat for more than a few hours. Long story short - they did a superb job.  The inside work also included taking 12 radiators all through the house.  They had to break them into pieces because they were so big and heavy.  They were very careful about protecting floors, etc in the process. New ductwork was put in as needed.  As the inside work was finishing up, a second team from Durbin Drilling came to dig trenches to connect the 6 wells, drill through the foundation to connect the system in the basement, and fill in the trenches.  They were great, too.  They did their best to compact dirt (and ground limestone) from the drilling back into the trench and smooth out the dirt.  Doing a nice job of that was an add on to the standard contract - be sure to ask for that... it would have been really hard for us to do that.  We will be responsible for final grading and re-seeding the lawn.  Once all installed, the main guys on the job (Jordan and Scott from Hoffmann Bros) made sure everything was set up and working well.  After a few days, we figured out that one of the really fancy thermostats was not working.  Once they confirmed that, it was replaced right away and assured me they will come back to tweak whatever is needed for a year. The whole job, start to finish, took just over two weeks.  We now have  Of course, we have follow up to do  - besides the lawn, we have radiator holes to patch and walls to paint.  But we knew that from the start.   Because it was so quick, it the timing of payments had to be adjusted to fit with the loan approval.  Robert Hoffmann was completely understanding about that. We now have two new AC units, geothermal heat (with back up electric & gas heat)  - and hot water as a bonus. We were very happy with Hoffmann Brothers, start to finish.  They communicated quickly and clearly, answered all of our questions, and were careful about things like pets in the house.
- Margaret H....
CHoffmann Brothers
I asked him for a bid on geothermal.  He came back with a bid for traditional replacement for one unit in the basement and one unit in the second floor.  The bids were all very expensive.  Their bid for geothermal was $15000 more than another person doing geothermal for over 10 years in this area.  He couldn?t answer a lot of my questions.  The sales person didn?t seem to have working knowledge of his area of expertise.  They were very responsive.
- Gary G....
FKeeven Heating and Cooling
They were very nice when I first called them. They were hired to do the duct work and do the geothermal system. The system was installed incorrectly and the work was very shotty. It was suppose to be quiet, but my whole house vibrated and my bills were very high. They didn't put down a anti-vibration pad, and then blamed the electic guy. The whole system quit at the two year mark. I had to call someone else to replace the whole thing, and now it's great. They're ingenuine. I had to contact the manufacturer in Florida because they were ignoring me. I had to pay someone else to come look at it, and Keeven only fixed a few of those things. It cost me about $6,000 extra. They had all sorts of excuses. I would not do business with them again.
- Janet T....
FAir Comfort Service Inc
The salesman I talked with was condescending to me and his tone of voice was completely uninterested in working with me.  I wanted to just hang up on him.  I'll bet his boss wouldn't like his approach to a big project like that.
- Betty S....
AWest County Heating & Cooling
We switched to West County about a year ago because the company that installed our geothermal HVAC was unresponsive. As always, they responded quickly and fixed a minor problem that probably was caused by a power outage while we were away. We've been very pleased with West County's work and have used them at our rental property, too.
- Teresa S....