"I want to thank Hetter Heating & Cooling for the positive experience I had over the weekend. Chuck graciously interupted his family activities on Sunday to come and diagnose the terminal status of my old unit and fixed it so I'd be cool the remainder of the day.
He returned Monday with Danny to install my new Trane A/C. I found both to be very courteous and extremely focused on the details of their work. I could cite several instances where I noticed "quality traits" that I don't see just anywhere. From Danny excusing himself to go back outside to move the old unit to the truck and pre-place the new unit because he was concerned about killing the grass if the units sat too long while they worked inside, to Chuck's meticulous manner in sealing around the furnace when the job was done so it would look good, this team was simply excellent.
It's clear to see why Hetter has won so many service awards. I won't hesitate to call for myself, or refer you to others, when your services are needed."
Mike - Canal Winchester
"Dear Hetter Heating,
This Saturday morning I woke up to a 58 degree house. I went downstairs to find my heater not working. I currently have a wife that is 9 months pregnant so having a comfortable house is VERY important. I went to the Trane website to see who could assist with my heating issue. I called the three companies…to help (which) were the first three listed on the site. Every single company told me they would take down my information and let a technician know there was a potential job. I thought this was a sufficient effort to get immediate service. Two hours later, with no phone calls from anyone, I called Hetter Heating. A representative named Mike took my call. He assured me that he could have someone to my house within two hours. This was exactly the kind of service I wanted and desperately needed. When the technician arrived (Jason) he was professional and efficient and most importantly he got the furnace working in less than 45 minutes. I hope this e-mail reaches your CEO. Your competition is failing and I will be a Hetter Heating customer for life."
Keith - Westerville
"I wanted to compliment EVERYONE at Hetter Heating. I am VERY impressed with the way the company conducts business.
Today's experience is a good example.... I called Hetter early this morning to request a service call due to not having hot water. I was cordially greeted by the woman answering the phone, was easily able to set an appointment for TODAY (!) and the service technician was at my house by around 11:00 a.m already!! AND I got a courtesy call prior to the technician's arrival -- as was promised.
The technician that came to the house today was Chuck (or Charles). He has been here previously and I appreciate the continuity of having the same service man come to the house -- especially one as great as Chuck is!! Chuck is always very professional and courteous. He's extremely patient with me as a homeowner who knows NOTHING about hot water heaters!! He listens well to my questions and takes time to answer them ALL. He appears to be very knowledgeable also -- he's able to easily answer my questions.
Today I was exceptionally impressed with Chuck because he picked up on a "subtlety" in wording on one of my previous service agreement visits, called into the office, spoke with his boss and came back into the house to inform me that there was no charge for the visit today!!!! WOW -- how many times is a customer going to hear THAT from a business??!! I was particularly touched because I felt Chuck was extremely perceptive to even pick up on the "possible issue" and he cared enough to follow through on it. He went the "extra mile" to offer me not only great service BUT honest service!
I cannot compliment Chuck and Hetter Heating enough!! I truly appreciate the wonderful service, your outstanding employees, and I especially appreciate the honesty with which you conduct business. Today's experience gives me great confidence in Hetter Heating -- I will definitely continue to use your services and will be recommending you to all my neighbors (or anyone else that needs any services you offer)!!"
Carol - Westerville
"I wanted to write to express how impressed I was by the two men that installed my new furnace and air conditioner. They were quiet, efficient, hard working and willing to answer my questions. Everything was cleaned up when they left after explaining how the system worked, how to operate the humidifier and the thermostat. I felt your company had a fair price and also gave me the information needed to make an informed decision without being high pressured to sell me your deal. Kevin was accessible at any time to answer all questions by phone or email. I will definitely recommend your company."
Barbara - Clintonville
"Lance was courteous, thorough and professional. He suggested installing a surge protector on our air conditioner, and we agreed, so he installed it on the spot after a very knowledgeable (on his part) Q & A session. We know from 11 years of experience with Hetter Co. that their technicians are highly trained, reliable, efficient, dependable and bring integrity to every job. We are very fortunate to be able to count on consistent, excellent service."
David & Rodnea - Clintonville
"Our thanks to Wally, Jason and Rick for their installation of our Trane high efficiency heating and cooling system. We are very pleased with the quality of their work. They did an excellent job in the layout and design of our new system to effectively and efficiently use the space previously occupied by our old system. Their integration of the new equipment with the existing supply air plenum and ductwork is a work of art. Thanks for a job well done!"
The Durbin family - Columbus
"I am sending this e-mail to Hetter Heating to let you know that I was once again impressed with the way the company conducts business. The technician that came to our house today was Chuck. Chuck was very professional and courteous. He conducted a fall check up on my furnace. He cleaned the flame sensor and burners, checked the manifold gas pressure, checked the amps on the inducer motor, checked the blower motor amps, and made sure the Aprilaire humidifier was working properly. He even answered a few of my questions on my dual gas water heating tanks. I cannot compliment Chuck and Hetter Heating enough! I truly appreciate the wonderful service, your outstanding employees, and I especially appreciate the honesty with which you conduct business. Today's experience gives me great confidence in Hetter Heating - I will definitely continue to use your services and will be recommending you to all my friends and neighbors."
Fred - Dublin
"Just a follow-up from the work you guys did for us back in April. We love the new Trane system you put in. Our house has never been so comfortable. That new system can really move air and it keeps even our split level upstairs comfortable. We have also seen significant energy bill savings (even though the summer has been cool it is still obvious the system has helped). So, thanks again for recommending a great system."
John - Worthington
"To whom it may concern: I would like to commend your technician Lance. He was recently here to check my furnace for winter. He has always been very professional, polite and neat. He makes sure that I understand if there is a problem and gives me options for correcting or replacing the equipment. Your company is fortunate to have such a competent employee. It is a pleasure to do business with him. P.S. Please be sure to compliment him for me."
Barbara - Clintonville
"The folks at Trane:
All the research that I did in comparing HVAC systems (Carrier, Bryant, etc) it seemed like other companies would compare themselves to Trane....There are alot of companies in the Columbus, Ohio area that sell Trane. I was very fortunate to find a company that did a great job! That company was Hetter Heating & Cooling...Please note that I do not often participate in consumer surveys but I felt it was important to let you know the integrity and high STANDARDS this company has set for itself and to let you know that you are well represented by a company like Hetter Heating & Cooling."
Chief Master Sgt. Steve - Galloway
"I'd been trying to sell my home for five months with no luck. The home has been updated in every way except it had the original electric furnace from 30 years ago. In an effort to meet my deadline on my new home being built I called Hetter and had a new Trane heating/cooling heat pump system installed. The next showing was at 9AM the day after the install and that guy bought my house. I had the opportunity to speak with the home inspector for the buyer and he commented on the Trane system saying that was a huge factor in the sell. Also...your install guys were knowledgeable, polite, professional, and very neat. Chuck insisted that he pick up every piece of dust that he might have caused even though I told him it wasn't necessary. Awesome!"
Dennis - Groveport
"Good Morning Rick - I would like to thank you, Adam and Ric. This experience of replacing my furnace and AC has been more enjoyable and less painful then I originally thought it would be and I have no doubt that it was because the three of you. Just a note to verify that I did go with the correct AC. We started off with the temp set at 75 and the fan in the ON position and my wife actually wanted the temp bump up. We have found our comfort zone with the temp set at 76 and the fan in the ON position. As I told Adam and Ric as they left, I probably still have 4 or 5 years on my water heater but you will definitely be the first people I call when its time to replace it. Thanks for the great experience."
Bruce - Hilliard
"Jeff & I wanted to personally thank you for the way you took care of our recent problem with our Trane air conditioner. We were so thrilled with the efficiency in which you handled the problem with the compressor and for replacing this under warranty. We just wanted to let you know that we appreciate this so much. We didn't want this to go unnoticed. We also wanted to thank you for the wonderful employees that work at Hetter Heating & Air Conditioning. James has been out many times to our house and is always very pleasant, knowledgeable, efficient, friendly and prompt. Again, thank you for prioritizing customer service and valuing us as loyal customers. We will continue to sing your praises and refer as many clients to you as possible. Hope this letter finds you and your family doing well and enjoying this summer."
Amy & Jeff - Westerville
"I want to let you know that Chuck did a fabulous job last week when he rescued us just as the January thaw turned into an Arctic blast. We had to call in the evening and Chuck came that same day. Our heat came up quickly, but just for the night (a part was missing) and then Chuck rearranged his following work day to finish the job when it was convenient for us. This guy deserves a bonus!"
Christopher - Clintonville
"I'd like to share my review of your installation crew, Wally and Dave. They were outstanding in all phases: They showed up on time; They were considerate of my property. Dave parked his truck in the street rather than risk leaking oil on my concrete drive. I initially offered to have him park in the drive to be closer to the house; They put down throw rugs and runners to protect my carpeting and hardwood floors; They were very neat and meticulous in all their work; They required no supervision on my part (a rarity for me - ask my family!); They added a special program on the thermostat; They gave me time I requested to paint behind the old thermostat before installing the new one; They finished on time; They gave me advice on replacement filters (to order some 30 day throw aways from you); They worked together as a team and showed that they liked their job - and it showed to me and my wife. I'm super happy we chose Hetter."
John - Worthington Hills
SATISFACTION: We are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau. Hetter Heating & Cooling is a 2010 recipient of the BBBâ€™s Torch Award for business ethics. We have won the Angieâ€™s List Super Service Award the last fourteen years in a row. Please check our record. How many companies â€” honestly â€” will ask you to do that? We are committed - with every installation, every service run and every phone call â€” to your complete satisfaction.
VALUE: At Hetter, we know consumers today are expecting quality work and peace of mind at a fair price. Nothing less. We look at you - our customer - fundamentally differently than our competition. We want you as a life long customer. We want you to be part of our family.
COMFORT: Our recommendations are made not only to solve your comfort concerns, but give you peace of mind. We not only offer load calculations FREE with every estimate, weâ€™ve devoted an entire web page to it so as to educate our customers on its importance. A comfortable customer is a life long customer. A life long customer will refer our company to a friend or neighbor. Referrals are the best form of advertising.
WORKMANSHIP: Our crews are all factory trained and EPA certified. They are our employees. Our service technicians are NATE certified — the highest certification in our industry. Our customer satisfaction numbers are a direct reflection of the investment we make in continually updating the training of all our employees — especially our technicians. Hetter offers seven NATE certified service & installation technicians. Passing the NATE exam in our industry is equivalent to the bar exam in the legal world.
SERVICE: We take great care to hire and train the best technicians in the industry. Our service department is responsive, knowledgeable, professional, highly trained and polite. And that's just what our customers say. Our staff is anxious to go above and beyond. We pride ourselves on our service after the sale when a lot of our competition is long gone.
AEP's rebate program shrinks
Homeowners who are planning to install a new higher efficient air conditioner or heat pump this year will receive a little less from AEP in the form of rebates. American Electric Power has announced a new rebate structure: $200 for heat pump systems that qualify; $450 for heat pumps that qualify for early retirement; $150 for qualifying air conditioners; and $275 for ACs in early retirement. Adding a thermostat can bring the maximum all-electric rebate possible to $520; for traditional gas furnace & AC homes the maximum - with thermostat - is now $310. The early retirement plan is new. Its purpose is to incentivize homeowners to purchase a more efficient system, though the parameters are narrower than before. If you have any questions on the new rebate structure and/or would like a free in...
New efficiency standards for heat pumps now in place
A new national efficiency standard for heat pumps is now in effect. As of January 1, 2015, all split system heat pumps installed in the US need to reach at least 14 SEER (cooling) and 8.2 HSPF (heating). The US Department of Energy is allowing manufacturers to exhaust existing 13 SEER heat pump inventory up until mid 2016. Most local HVAC distributors however will not be stocking 13 SEER units. Homeowners will incur a price increase if they choose to install a minimum efficient heat pump system. Interestingly this new efficiency is very close to the minimum efficiency required to qualify for AEPs cash rebate program - 14.5 SEER and 8.5 HSPF. If you have any questions on the Department of Energys new efficiency standards, please feel free to contact our sales office at (614) 784-9200....