Surgi's Awarded Angie's List Super Service Award For 2011

Surgi's is pleased to be the recipient of the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2011. We are very proud to honored on Angie's List for the 3rd year in a row. Call us at 469-4232 for all of your heating and air conditioning needs...we're here to help.

Surgi's Is Now A Nest Thermostat Certified Installer


Surgi's is now a certified Nest Thermostat installer.  Nest thermostats are now in stock!  Call us today to schedule your install.  Remember, the longer you wait, the less money you save on utilities.  Call us at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com for information.

Trane Comfortlink II Sale



Surgi's Heating and Air Conditioning is pleased to offer the Trane Comfortlink II thermostat at the special price of $750 plus S&H.  If you live in Greater New Orleans, including the Northshore, we will be happy to deliver and install it in your home for $900...or you could buy a high efficiency system and get one for FREE!  Call today because this sale could end at any time.


For more information, see our article about the Comfortlink II here.  We've got this thermostat in our home and it is special.  Call today to order at 504-469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com.  

National Weather Service Predicts Warmer Than Normal Winter


The National Weather Service long range forecast for December, January and February shows significantly warmer weather this winter.  This heat will continue above normal until August 2012 according to the Long-Range Climate Prediction Center.

This forecast means that air conditioners that haven't been cleaned since Spring will be placed under more strain during the next few months.  Surgi's preventive maintenance customers receive comprehensive cleanings of both air and heat systems twice a year. 

Call Surgi's at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com to sign up now.

It's A Beautiful Thing...The Nest Thermostat

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It's like something Apple would invent if it were in the heating and air business.  Oh, wait, Tony Fadell, the developer of the iPod did invent it.  Actually, he had help from the staff of Nest as well as designers and engineers from Apple, Google and Microsoft Corp.

If you get one before we have them available, call us at 469-4232 and we'll install it for you for $125.  Please note that the Nest thermostat is a single stage cooling and two stage heating stat.  It will work for regular air conditioners and heatpumps but will not work on two-stage condensers.  If you are in doubt, call us...we're here to help.

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With 30% Tax Credits, Geothermal Is Catching On...

Green Facts About Geothermal Heat Pumps
   There are ~85,000 geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) installed annually across the United States, at an average 3 tons capacity each, for a total of 255,000 tons of new GHP capacity every year.

  Average efficiency of new GHP systems is 400%  (COP4).  75% of GHP thermal production is renewable energy from the Earth.

Trane Products Featured In Solar Decathalon

Ingersoll Rand's Commitment to Energy Efficiency Shines at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Purdue University's INhome model is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's international competition in Washington, D.C.

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ingersoll-Rand, a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, this week proudly supports Purdue University's home design entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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Heat and Cool Your Home With Dirt!

Do your homework.  This article may change your life and save you a bunch of money.  Go to http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/418961 .

Help! My Condenser Is Underwater!

The following is a reprint of an article from the ACHR News.  Homeowners and technicians should be aware of the steps to take to save submerged condensers.  An important first step would be to cut power at the breaker before water reaches higher than 4" on the cabinet...it will save you thousands.

ACHRNEWS

Btu Buddy 89: Condenser Under Water

By Bill Johnson
August 23, 2010

Bob is a service technician who is well trained and nationally certified. However, he sometimes suffers from the same confusion that all technicians occasionally do - the facts that he gathers may or may not point to the obvious cause of the problem or the best solution. But Bob has something that no one else has. He recalls his long-time HVACR mentor and imagines him accompanying him as “Btu Buddy,” someone who reminds him to take time to stop and think before rushing to judgment, helping keep him on the right track, even with facts that are confusing.

The dispatcher called Bob and sent him to a job that really sounded like a problem. There had been a hard rain and a customer had a condensing unit that had been under water that morning due to high water from a creek behind his house. The condenser was at the lower end of the car port. The house did not get any water inside it. The water had never been this high at this house, and the owners had lived there for 51 years. The owners were on a fixed income and wanted to get the repair at the best possible price.

Do The Right Thing ... An Editorial.


Don't let a slightly lower price cost you thousands of dollars in the next 15 years.  Irresponsible manufacturers are continuing to produce air conditioners that use R-22 refrigerant that has been discontinued and is no longer manufactured. 

Air Conditioning Inspections / Free Second Opinions


Surgi's regularly performs insurance and real estate air conditioning inspections for residential and commercial clients.  If you want to document the performance of air conditioning, heating or ventilation systems prior to the sale or purchase of real estate, call us.  We will be happy to give you a detailed report that documents the condition and operating parameters for each system on the property. 

Surgi's also provides free second opinions for customers that have paid a company for an evaluation and may have second thoughts about their diagnosis.  Just provide a copy of a paid invoice to another company less than 30 days old and we will diagnose your system at no charge. 

Call Surgi's at 469-4232.  We're here to help.

Contractor Referrals


Surgi's is priviledged to work with some of the best contractors in the New Orleans area.  If you have a project from the smallest bathroom remodel to a multi-story building and don't know who to call...call Surgi's.  We'll be happy to refer several contractors who will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.  Call us at 469-4232.  We're here to help

Thanks To Willis Carrier



This year marks the 109th anniversary of the invention of modern air conditioning by Dr. Willis H. Carrier. On July 17, 1902 in the midst of a steamy summer, Carrier developed and later patented the first modern system to provide man-made control over temperature, humidity, ventilation and indoor air. From there, his innovation created an industry dedicated to making the world a cooler place to live, work and play. In celebration of this historic anniversary, here a few facts about Willis Carrier, inventor and entrepreneur:

Trane Introduces New EarthWise™ Geothermal Systems

Trane is pleased to announce the launch of its EarthWise™ Geothermal Systems.


The Trane EarthWise Geothermal Systems are industry leading product offerings in both efficiency and features. They come with a limited 10-year parts and labor warranty for additional peace of mind. EarthWise Geothermal Systems are also compatible with Trane’s top-of-the-line controls, including the award-winning ComfortLink™ II Thermostat.

Buy A Trane High Efficiency System And Get A Comfortlink II Thermostat Free!


Starting June 15, select a Trane XL system and receive a state of the art $1,000 comfort controller...FREE!

Internet Ready
Remote Smart Phone Access
Z-Wave Automation
Color Touchscreen
7 Day Programmable
Zoning Capable
Upload Photos


Check your local weather, view your photos!  This thermostat is internet ready and is compatible with home automation systems.  Let Surgi's show you how to save on your utility bills with the Comfortlink II and the Schlage LiNK energy management system.  Call Surgi's today at 469-4232 or Email Surgi's with your questions or to schedule an appointment.

Remote Comfort Control, Energy Management, Home Security, Surveillance

Used to be air conditioning companies offered gas heat or electric, 10 SEER or 12.  With the explosion of technology, manufacturers are expanding the range of offerings.  We now have 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, and 23 SEER.  Single stage and two stage cooling...heat pumps ...zoning ...dehumidification.  Now, with advancements in thermostats and wireless communications, air conditioning manufacturers are expanding product offerings into home automation.


Remote Comfort Control - By using WiFi, RedLINK, Z-Wave and other wired and wireless technologies, companies are able to support remote access to your home thermostat using a smart phone, tablet, or regular pc.

Spotlight - Commercial Services

You may not know it, but Surgi's offers comprehensive commercial air conditioning service, repair, replacement and new construction services.

Daiquiri's & Company, Houma, LA

Surgi's has been known for years for its residential replacement and residential new construction services.  Now, in addition to our expert residential services, we offer comprehensive commercial services.

Our commercial HVAC department offers complete design build services including air and water source systems, refrigeration installation, ventilation and kitchen hood and welded exhaust installation.

Call Surgi's for your next project at 469-4232.

Properly licensed and qualified contractors…It’s the Law!”

The following is a reprint of the March, 2011 News Source Bulletin published by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors...


Recent Legislative Changes Allow for Prosecution of Unlicensed Contractors
 
In addition to any administrative actions and penalties imposed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC), Act 156 of the 2009 Regular Legislative Session, now makes it “unlawful for any person to engage in the business of contracting” without the proper authority mandated in R.S. 37:2160.

Surgi's Newsletter


Surgi's is pleased to announce its first quarterly Newsletter. Our goal is to provide our customers and friends with articles that will help you save money on utilities, extend the life of your systems and improve your overall comfort. Try it, hopefully you'll like it.

Surgi's Heating and Air Conditioning Newsletter - March 2011

Trane Factory Tour

One of the highlights of being a Trane dealer is the opportunity to visit Trane's condenser and heat pump plant in Tyler, Texas.  For a new dealer, this is when the realization finally sinks in that it really is "Hard To Stop A Trane".  Join us for a glimse into the manufacture of Trane products....



If you live in the greater New Orleans area, call Surgi's any time and we'll be happy to continue this discussion of the superiority of Trane products. 469-4232.

Happy Mardi Gras!


Surgi's officially announced the first day of Spring, 2011...Sunday, February 13th. Now it is Mardi Gras  which is the psychological beginning of the Spring air conditioning season. 
Take advantage of this wonderful weather to have your air conditioning and heating system cleaned and safety-checked before Summer starts... on May 13.  If you live in the greater New Orleans area, call Surgi's today at 469-4232 to schedule Spring maintenance.

NEW PRODUCT! Trane Comfortlink II Thermostat

Trane ComfortLink II Thermostat is the company's latest and most innovative offering. With its 7-inch interactive high-definition color touch screen, the ComfortLink II Thermostat is the ultimate home comfort connection. Providing an intuitive user interface, the thermostat serves as an easy-to-use central planning center for the home, bringing year-round home comfort and control right to one's fingertips. The ComfortLink II Thermostat will launch in early 2011 and will be the most advanced home comfort device on the market. Even before its official debut at CES, it has already been named a CES Best of Innovations 2011 Award Honoree and winner of the Popular Mechanics 2010 Breakthrough Award.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee


Surgi's Heating and Air is one of few New Orleans air conditioning companies to offer a 12 month, money-back, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on residential equipment purchase and installation.  If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with the system you purchased or the way it was installed within the first 12 months, Surgi's will refund the entire purchase price...No Questions Asked!

We pride ourselves in keeping our customers happy.  Ask your neighbor!

Color Touch Screen Thermostats




VenStar is the first brand to market a color, touch-screen thermostat.  The new Model T5800 Colortouch is a 7 day, 4 time period programmable thermostat that can handle up to 4 stages of heat and 3 stages of cooling.

Product Features & Benefits:
  • Customizable appearance using users' own photos
  • Built-in nature and holiday themes
  • ColorTouch Assistant software make configuring fast and easy
  • SD Memory Card makes import/export between thermostats easy

Surgi's Adds Commercial Maintenance

Surgi's has offered commercial services for 45 years.  We have recently added commercial maintenance to our product offerings.  All businesses can benefit from preventive maintenance rather than "fix on failure".  Surgi's is pleased to offer our commercial subscribers a 15% discount on repairs and same day service.  Click on Commercial Maintenance (above) or call 469-4232 for more information,

National Weather Service Predict Warmer Than Normal Spring



The National Weather Service long range forecast for March, April and May shows significantly warmer weather this spring. The heat will continue above normal until August 2012 according to the Long-Range Climate Prediction Center.

This forecast means that air conditioners will be under abnormal strain this year.  If your air conditioner hasn't been checked in the last 6 months consider calling Surgi's for a comprehensive cleaning or a Preventive Maintenance Agreement.  Surgi's preventive maintenance customers receive comprehensive cleanings of both air and heat systems twice a year.

Don't wait until Spring. Surgi's is offering extended hours and discounts for cleanings this winter.  Call Surgi's at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com to sign up now.
 

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