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Contact: Karla Neely

501 Elm St. #500

Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: (214) 269-2196

Email: kneely@csdallas.com

Date: February 1, 2016

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SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING NIAGARA

SHOWS SOME LOVE FOR HEART MONTH

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ST. CATHARINES, ON (February 1, 2016) – There are an estimated 70,000 heart attacks each year in Canada. That’s one heart attack every seven minutes.

In honour of February being Heart Month, a month dedicated to spreading awareness about the risks of heart disease and the importance of heart health, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in St. Catharines, Ontario has announced a heartfelt campaign supporting the cause. For the entire month of February, the firm will match any customer donation up to $100 in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Niagara. This marks the third year that Service Experts and their customers will raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. More than $6,000 has been raised to date.

 

Additionally, everyone making a donation will be entered in a drawing for three valuable prizes. First, a $1,500 Lennox Pure Air filtration unit; second, a free whole-home duct cleaning service (valued from $411-$620, depending on the size of the home); and third, a Lennox iComfort WiFi programmable thermostat with installation (valued at more than $500).

“We’ve been in the Niagara community for 66 years, and helping our friends and neighbors live happier, healthier lives is the heart of our company,” said Jason Collee, General Manager Service Experts in Niagara. “We hope to not only raise money, but also awareness about the importance of heart health and encourage all Canadians to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.”

To donate, customers are encouraged to visit Service Experts’ donation page or come in to the office at 177 Scott St. in St. Catharines. Service Experts will match all customer donations up to $100. For every customer donation, the firm will provide a paper heart to write the customer’s name. Service Experts will then proudly hang each one in the office.

Over the last 60 years the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has invested more than $1.35 billion in heart and stroke research, making them the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. In that time, the death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent. The Heart Month Campaign began in 1958 and has since grown to be well-established national community-based fundraising campaign.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is located at 177 Scott Street in St. Catharines, and services Welland, Fenwick, Fort Erie, Hamilton, Niagara on the Lake, Ancaster, Port Colborne, Queenston, Virgil, Vineland, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Beamsville, Fonthill, Smithville, St. Catharines, Thorold, Dunville, Niagara Falls and Dundas. http://www.ServiceExpertsNiagara.ca/

ABOUT SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Founded in 1996, Service Experts is a leading provider of HVAC repair, maintenance, new equipment sales and related services to residential and commercial customers in 29 states in the U.S. and three provinces in Canada. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Service Experts is North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service company, with 90 locations serving approximately 2,000 homes and businesses, on average, each working day. HVAC services include: residential HVAC service and replacement; ancillary residential home services, including plumbing, indoor air quality and energy audits; commercial HVAC service, maintenance and replacement for both light commercial customers and large-scale national retail accounts. For more information on Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sales, rebates and products and services, visit ServiceExperts.com or ServiceExperts.ca.

 
 

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Contact: Karla Neely

501 Elm St. #500

Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: (214) 269-2196

Email: kneely@csdallas.com

Date: February 1, 2016

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GROUNDHOG DAY PREDICTION: 100% CHANCE OF SAVINGS

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DALLAS, TX (February 1, 2016) – It might be cloudy. It might be sunny. But there is a 100% chance of savings this Groundhog Day (February 2nd).

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, one of North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service companies, will offer 30-62 percent savings ($30-$80 off) on furnace and air conditioning Precisionä Tune-Ups in most of their 90-plus centers, so homeowners can be ready no matter what Punxsutawney Phil foresees. Savings vary by market.

“If it is six more weeks of winter, then you’ll want to be sure your furnace is in shape to finish the season,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager at Service Experts. “If the prediction calls for an early spring, then get ahead of the game with an air conditioner tune-up, so you’re ready when temperatures soar. Either way, you can save money on your annual system maintenance, on your monthly utility bills, and you’ll increase your peace of mind, knowing your system won’t break down at the worst possible time.”

Service Experts Precision™ Tune-Ups include a 29-point visual system inspection to identify potential heating, cooling or air quality issues. Heating systems receive an additional 23-point service, and air conditioning systems are addressed at 18 points. Both tune-ups include:

  • Equipment cleaning
  • Gas pressure and pilot adjustment
  • Complete lubrication
  • Energy savings analysis
  • One standard filter replacement

Consumers can contact their local center for offer details and to schedule an appointment. Visit www.serviceexperts.com and use the Change Location button in the top right to select the closest center. Appointments must be scheduled by the end of day February 2nd, but the actual visit can take place on a later date.

ABOUT SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Founded in 1996, Service Experts is a leading provider of HVAC repair, maintenance, new equipment sales and related services to residential and commercial customers in 29 states in the U.S. and three provinces in Canada. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Service Experts is North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service company, with 90 locations serving approximately 2,000 homes and businesses, on average, each working day. HVAC services include: residential HVAC service and replacement; ancillary residential home services, including plumbing, indoor air quality and energy audits; commercial HVAC service, maintenance and replacement for both light commercial customers and large-scale national retail accounts. For more information on Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sales, rebates and products and services, visit ServiceExperts.com or ServiceExperts.ca.

 
 
 
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Contact: Karla Neely

501 Elm St. #500

Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: (214) 269-2196

Email: kneely@csdallas.com

Date: March 15, 2016

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HVAC LEADER COMMENTS ON NEWS COVERAGE OF

PORTABLE HOME HUMIDIFIERS

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DALLAS (March 15, 2016) - A Good Morning America report that aired Monday focused on portable home humidifiers with some “creepy” results. Experts found that ten out of ten portable home humidifiers tested contained bacteria, likely caused by improper cleaning, and three of ten had mold.

“The story highlights the need for proper indoor humidity to create a comfortable and healthy home,” said Dave Moody, Vice President of Marketing for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “It’s an important factor, and portable humidifiers are really a band-aid. They don’t address the issue of high humidity at all and, as we saw, they can actually cause more danger to your indoor air quality. The right heating and cooling equipment can ensure balanced humidity in your home, along with comfortable temperatures. An expert technician can check the humidity levels in your home as part of a routine heating or air conditioning system tune-up and make recommendations based on the findings.”

Moody added that more effective whole house humidifiers can be incorporated into any heating and cooling system, and they will maintain humidity levels throughout the home. Whole home central dehumidifiers also eliminate extra moisture during the more challenging summer months when humidity is at its highest.

“Unlike portable units, a humidifier that is part of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) equipment doesn’t require weekly cleaning. It should only need to be checked as part of your annual furnace and AC tune-up, and Service Experts technicians will clean and adjust the humidification system for you as part of our tune-up.”

Too much moisture can make indoor air feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature and promotes the growth of microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Too little moisture can contribute to dry skin, sore throats and respiratory problems. Improper humidity levels are also not good for wooden furniture, including floors, paneling and musical instruments. Experts say the ideal indoor humidity level for comfort is between 35-50 percent. Keeping the humidity level between 45-50 percent helps inhibit the growth of microbes.

ABOUT SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Founded in 1996, Service Experts is a leading provider of HVAC repair, maintenance, new equipment sales and related services to residential and commercial customers in 29 states in the U.S. and three provinces in Canada. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Service Experts is North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service company, with 90 locations serving approximately 2,000 homes and businesses, on average, each working day. HVAC services include: residential HVAC service and replacement; ancillary residential home services, including plumbing, indoor air quality and energy audits; commercial HVAC service, maintenance and replacement for both light commercial customers and large-scale national retail accounts. For more information on Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sales, rebates and products and services, visit ServiceExperts.com or ServiceExperts.ca.

 
 

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Contact: Karla Neely

501 Elm St. #500

Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: (214) 269-2196

Email: kneely@csdallas.com

Date: March 31, 2016

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VOTING FOR A NEW AIR CONDITIONER THIS YEAR?

THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR CAMPAIGN FOR A COOLER HOME

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DALLAS, TX (March 31, 2016) – Homeowners who are sweating whether or not their air conditioner will make it through another cooling season can elect to replace that aging diva this year and receive a significant tax credit, possibly worth thousands of dollars. A new extension is in place for a federal program encouraging energy-efficient upgrades, but most parts of it expire on December 31, 2016.

According to Rob Haines, Marketing Manager at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, “In December 2015, the government signed The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015, renewing tax credits for residential energy efficiency improvements that had expired at the end of 2014. Now, homeowners can again receive a tax credit of up to $500 on high-efficiency central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces purchased through December 31, 2016.” (Homeowners who bought and installed this equipment in 2015 can use the credit when they file their 2015 taxes.) This equipment must be in use at the primary residence.

The bill also extends 30 percent tax credits on the cost of two types of advanced heating and cooling systems, with no limit on the price of the equipment or installation. Solar-powered home systems, including HVAC, will be eligible for the credit through the end of 2019, with the credit amount decreasing in 2020 and 2021 before ending in 2022. (The equipment must be used at the primary residence.) Another advanced energy option, geothermal heat pumps, remains eligible for the 30 percent credit until December 31, 2016. (Geothermal equipment is installed underground and uses the Earth’s natural temperature to help provide heating and air conditioning.) The geothermal equipment does not have to be installed at a primary residence.

“Air conditioners and furnaces keep getting more energy efficient, and the performance versus a system that is ten years old or older is impressive,” said Haines. “A new system may save you up to 50 percent on your monthly energy bill, depending on factors like your lifestyle, age of the equipment, etc.

“Of course, a new HVAC system is an investment, but you can combine manufacturer’s rebates with local, state and Federal tax credits to bring your total out-of-pocket cost as low as possible.”

Through June 10, 2016, Service Experts will match rebates on select equipment from two of the industry’s top manufacturers - Lennox and Armstrong. This equipment will be eligible for tax credits under one of the two existing programs. Full details are available at ServiceExperts.com.

“There is no guarantee that the tax credits will be extended at the end of this year, or that new programs will take their place,” said Haines. “If you think you could need a new HVAC system this year or even in the next few years, it’s worthwhile to look into your options now.”

ABOUT SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Founded in 1996, Service Experts is a leading provider of HVAC repair, maintenance, new equipment sales and related services to residential and commercial customers in 29 states in the U.S. and three provinces in Canada. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Service Experts is North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service company, with 90 locations serving approximately 2,000 homes and businesses, on average, each working day. HVAC services include: residential HVAC service and replacement; ancillary residential home services, including plumbing, indoor air quality and energy audits; commercial HVAC service, maintenance and replacement for both light commercial customers and large-scale national retail accounts. For more information on Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sales, rebates and products and services, visit ServiceExperts.com or ServiceExperts.ca.

 
 
 

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Contact: Karla Neely

501 Elm St. #500

Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: (214) 269-2196

Email: kneely@csdallas.com

Date: May 12, 2016

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IS ALLERGY SEASON HARMING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER?

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DALLAS, TX (May 12, 2016) – May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, addressing a serious issue for millions of Americans. While allergy season may have your family – and even pets – sneezing and wheezing, it also can cause problems for your air conditioning system.

That’s because dust and pollen that are blowing in the wind right now can also get inside of your outdoor condenser and build up. Enough buildup can cause “hiccups” in the system’s ability to function. The expert technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning point out that cottonwood trees, which plague allergy sufferers throughout the continental U.S. and Canada, are a particular problem. The white, silky fluff produced by the trees can be blown into the unit, where it wraps around interior parts, causing them to malfunction.

“One part of a thorough AC tune-up involves the technician inspecting the inside of the condenser and washing it out if necessary – and you’d be surprised at how often that is needed. Our technicians tell us cottonwood strands can be especially hard to remove because they become entwined in the working parts,” commented Rob Haines, Marketing Manager at Service Experts. “You can wash them away with a power washer, but you have to know what you are doing, because the fins on the unit can be bent if the water pressure is too high.”

Indoor air quality is also known to aggravate allergies – and again, the dust, pollen, mold and mildew causing symptoms can lower the efficiency of the AC. The first line of defense – for health and for the equipment - is the filter. The most basic filters should be changed monthly, but improved filters, ranging from $9-$20 at the home center, can deliver three months worth of performance.

Dedicated air purifiers and air cleaners also are available for home HVAC systems, with filters that are replaced every six months or annually, and offering the capability to filter out up to 99% of indoor air contaminants, including ozone and VOCs.

“You can’t just shut the windows, and keep the indoor air clean,” said Haines. “Pollen and dust can come in on your clothing, improper humidity levels can cause mold and mildew to grow, and your HVAC system needs to pull in air from outdoors to heat and cool your home. You really have to use your system to help purify the air at the same time it’s delivering heating and cooling.”

ABOUT SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Founded in 1996, Service Experts is a leading provider of HVAC repair, maintenance, new equipment sales and related services to residential and commercial customers in 29 states in the U.S. and three provinces in Canada. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Service Experts is North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service company, with 90 locations serving approximately 2,000 homes and businesses, on average, each working day. HVAC services include: residential HVAC service and replacement; ancillary residential home services, including plumbing, indoor air quality and energy audits; commercial HVAC service, maintenance and replacement for both light commercial customers and large-scale national retail accounts. For more information on Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sales, rebates and products and services, visit ServiceExperts.com or ServiceExperts.ca.

 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Contact: Karla Neely

501 Elm St. #500

Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: (214) 269-2196

Email: kneely@csdallas.com

Date: June 20, 2016

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KEEP THE AIR CONDITIONER IN TOP CONDITION THIS SUMMER

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DALLAS, TX (June 20, 2016) – The highest temperatures of the year are around the corner. With summer officially arrived, it is important to keep in mind that air conditioning isn’t only about keeping your home cool and comfortable; increasing temperatures affect us in many ways.

According to NASA, work productivity decreases by 45% when temperatures reach 95o F. In addition, high temperatures and humidity can be dangerous for people in poor health. For example, heat exacerbates the symptoms of MS, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society says sufferers may qualify for a tax deduction on air conditioning equipment with a physician’s prescription.

Not only does the heat lower work production and aggravate symptoms of neurological conditions, it could interfere with sleep habits and patterns, making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.

A properly maintained air conditioning system will help keep homeowners and their families comfortable and healthy all summer long, and if the air conditioning system is running efficiently, can actually help to lower peak summer energy bills. Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning, the largest HVAC company in North America with 90 locations across the continent, has provided a few tips that will help keep air conditioners running properly and efficiently during the heat of the summer.

1) Air conditioning equipment should be cleaned annually to maintain proper function. The manufacturer’s manual usually will explain how to flush the drain to help prevent mold and mildew from forming in the equipment. This cleaning service is included in every Precision Tune-Up from Service Experts, along with cleaning the outside system to remove grass, dirt, and other debris that could be affecting the air conditioner’s ability to function efficiently.

2) In mild climates, it is okay to turn the air conditioning system off when no one will be home. It typically won’t take an excessive amount of energy to cool the house upon return, depending on the size of the home. A programmable thermostat allows for the temperature to be adjusted up or down from a phone or computer so homeowners can adjust the temperature before leaving the office to ensure the house is cool upon arrival.

3) Humidity during the summer often makes it feel much, much warmer than the actual temperature. A properly designed and sized air conditioning and air duct work system will remove humidity from the air as the cooling system operates. Leaving air supply registers (room air vents) closed, even in rooms that are not in use, could contribute to poor air flow and increased indoor humidity. Closing air vents may also cause the air conditioning system to run less efficiently and possibly increase energy costs, and create hot spots throughout the house due to the restriction of air flow.

4) During an annual air conditioning tune-up, an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) technician will evaluate safety features, fluids, parts, duct work and other aspects of the system. This helps ensure the entire comfort system is operating at peak efficiency. Also remember, in many cases the manufacturer’s warranty isn’t valid if the system doesn’t receive a yearly tune-up service, so it is important to make sure maintenance is up to date on an air conditioning system to keep the warranty and lower repair costs. From June 27th – August 19th, Service Experts locations will offer sales on Precision Tune-Ups. Discounts vary by location, from about 30-70% off the regular price.

5) If investing in an HVAC system upgrade, know that Lennox is offering up to $1700 off certain equipment this summer. In some cities, local utility companies are offering rebates. Service Experts reports that 75% of their coverage areas have local rebates available, and all Service Experts locations are offering Lennox Rebates as well as many other product and service discounts. The U.S. government is even offering $500 tax credits on new high-efficiency equipment purchased by the end of 2016. (Certain sustainable systems have even higher discounts over a longer timeframe.) These credits can be combined with manufacturer’s rebates and Service Experts monthly payment programs to maximize savings to consumers.

ABOUT SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Founded in 1996, Service Experts is a leading provider of HVAC repair, maintenance, new equipment sales and related services to residential and commercial customers in 29 states in the U.S. and three provinces in Canada. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Service Experts is North America’s largest heating and air conditioning company, with 90 locations serving approximately 2,000 homes and businesses, on average, each working day. HVAC services include: residential HVAC service and replacement; ancillary residential home services, including plumbing, indoor air quality and energy audits; commercial HVAC service, maintenance and replacement for both light commercial customers and large-scale national retail accounts. For more information on Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sales, rebates and products and services, visit ServiceExperts.com or ServiceExperts.ca.

 

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Contact: Karla Neely

501 Elm St. #500

Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: (214) 269-2196

Email: kneely@csdallas.com

Date: September 6, 2016

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EXPERTS URGE HOMEOWNERS TO PROTECT AGAINST

CARBON MONOXIDE

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TORONTO (September 6, 2016) – When it comes to preparing your home for fall, one of the must-have accessories isn’t just a matter of fashion. It can be a matter of your family’s health.

“Service Experts technicians are in over 2,000 homes and businesses every day. Unfortunately we do find many dwellings without carbon monoxide detectors and others that have not been maintained,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. (Service Experts – ServiceExperts.com - is one of North America’s largest HVAC service companies with offices in about 90 major North American markets.) “It’s also common to find homes with carbon monoxide detectors that are way past their expiration date.”

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of burning material, including wood, natural gas, charcoal, coal, propane and kerosene. The gas is fatal to adults in large doses, and may be fatal to infants, children and the elderly in smaller doses. In Canada, there were 1,808 unintentional nonfire-related carbon monoxide poisoning deaths between 1981 and 2009 and 1,984 admissions to the hospital from 1995-2010. Both are most common from September to April, coinciding with the heating season. Household appliances, including furnaces, gas clothes dryers, water heaters, some space heaters, wood-burning stoves and fireplaces can emit carbon monoxide, and it is important that they are properly installed and maintained for safety.

Haines says that, when properly installed by certified professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safely vent carbon monoxide outdoors, and mentions that the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) industry recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, although some newer models indicate replacement after seven years. CO detectors will normally have a date stamped on the casing indicating when a replacement is needed. He recommends testing CO and fire detectors monthly (it will have a “Test” button) to ensure that the batteries and alarm are working.

“As part of our heating Precision Tune-Up service, we test the furnace to be sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks,” said Haines. “Typically, we will check the carbon monoxide detector as well to be sure it is functional, but that is a safety measure the homeowner also is able to do, and should do prior to the heating season.”

Additional tips for keeping the home safe from carbon monoxide include:

 

  • Don’t leave a car running in the garage – even if the garage door is open.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors on each floor and near every sleeping area inside the home.
  • Other than a furnace, never use any gas appliance (oven, stove, clothes dryer) to heat the home.
  • Never burn charcoal inside the home or garage, and make sure to keep burning wood and charcoal away from vehicles and open doors or windows.
  • Ensure fireplace flus are open and chimneys are clear.

 

Through late November, Service Experts will be offering $15 off on the Precision Tune-Up to ensure that the furnace will operate safely and efficiently throughout the cold months. (Service Experts locations can be found at www.serviceexperts.com/about-us/service-experts-locations.) There are also rebates available on select Lennox units, along with a free furnace upgrade.

“Additional U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying furnace and air conditioning equipment can be earned through the end of 2016 for energy-efficient models, but U.S. homeowners need to purchase and install their upgraded HVAC system by the end of the year to take advantage,” said Haines. “Government tax credits are not likely to be renewed for 2017, so homeowners should check with their tax-preparer now to see if they can qualify for the credit.”

ABOUT SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Founded in 1996, Service Experts is a leading provider of HVAC repair, maintenance, new equipment sales and related services to residential and commercial customers in 29 states in the U.S. and three provinces in Canada. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Service Experts is North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service company, with 90 locations serving approximately 2,000 homes and businesses, on average, each working day. HVAC services include: residential HVAC service and replacement; ancillary residential home services, including plumbing, indoor air quality and energy audits; commercial HVAC service, maintenance and replacement for both light commercial customers and large-scale national retail accounts. For more information on Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sales, rebates and products and services, visit ServiceExperts.com or ServiceExperts.ca.


 
 
 
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