New Orleans Heating and Air Conditioning Winter Sale


This Winter, Surgi's is offering high efficiency systems for every budget.  From now until March 15,  2013, Surgi's is offering the lowest prices of the year featuring

Trane 15, 16 and 20 SEER XL high efficiency systems


*no down payment with approved credit from Wells Fargo

Ask About Surgi's Sales Pricing on Dehumidification and Air Quality Options


Complete 13 SEER Economy Systems starting at
$2150 plus installation.

Surgi's can also provide:

 Blow-In Insulation to R-30     Electrical Circuits     Gas Piping
New Ductwork     New Grilles     Electronic Air Cleaners
Dehumidifiers     Air Quality Options     Dehumidification Options

All At Winter Rates!


Have a healthy house and a healthy family. Get winter pricing on the world's best air conditioning systems. Take advantage of low Surgi pricing and get the best financing program in the country. Qualify immediately by clicking on the Wells Fargo link below.

Apply Now!

Call Surgi's today for more information at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com.

Need a new system?  Surgi's can help.  Need a healthier, more comfortable life?  We can change the way you feel about your home. 

Call 469-4232 for a free estimate today!

While you are researching try the following articles on Surgi's website:

Read Unbiased Consumer Reviews Online at AngiesList.com


Wishing You A Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year
 
 
From our family at Surgi's to yours...
 
Debra, Craig, Evan, Rachael, Walter, Buddy, Chad,
 Dale, Mike R., Art, Romalis, Michael C., Chris, Michael G.,
Ronnie, Zach, Mario, Whalen

Excellent Service


Surgi's is proud to have been awarded the 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award.  We would like to thank our customers for their continued support and excellent reviews.  A substantial number of new customers rely on AngiesList to select a service company.  Thank you for allowing Surgi's to receive this Super Service Award for the third year in a row.

Need a new system?  Surgi's can help.  Need a healthier, more comfortable life?  We can change the way you feel about your home. 

Call 469-4232 for a free estimate today!

While you are researching try the following articles on Surgi's website:

Surgi's Seniors


This week Surgi's mailed renewals for our Gold Star Service maintenance program to all of our 10,000+ customers.  It's times like these that we realize what a close relationship we have with our many senior citizens.

Safety, security and dependability are important requirements for mature customers; but there's more...we're pleased to have earned their trust and the trust of their families to keep their parents and grandparents safe and comfortable.

We enjoy it.  We know their kids, and their grand kids. We pride ourselves in going the extra mile, treating their family like our family. 

If you have any questions about your renewal, call us, we're glad to hear from you.  If you would like a renewal form, call us at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com.  We're here to help.

Need a new system?  Surgi's can help.  Need a healthier, more comfortable life?  We can change the way you feel about your home. 
Call 469-4232 for a free estimate today!
While you are researching try the following articles on Surgi's website:

Proud To Be #1


Trane has announced Surgi's Heating and Air Conditioning the 2012 leader in sales of high efficiency air conditioning equipment in Southeast Louisiana including Greater New Orleans. 

Surgi's specializes in state of the art air conditioning systems including multi-stage cooling, variable speed heat, dehumidification, internal air quality and zoning.  Additionally, Surgi's has a comprehensive consulting practice for customers with unique air quality and distribution needs.

Need a new system?  Surgi's can help.  Need a healthier, more comfortable life?  We can change the way you feel about your home. 
Call 469-4232 for a free estimate today!
While you are researching try the following articles on Surgi's website:

SAFE & SOUND


Many companies offer items for sale: an air conditioning system, a dehumidifier, duct replacement, a system cleaning, ultra-violet lights or electronic air cleaners. Surgi's offers results.  To Surgi's, their items are the tools we use with our expertise to solve problems and make our customers comfortable.

A Free Estimate Is More Than A Price

Surgi's has developed a "comfort philosophy" that looks at the home with an eye for things that affect comfort, efficiency, health and safety. We consider our free estimate an opportunity to evaluate your home and to share with you solutions to problems that may be affecting the quality of life in the home.


Take advantage of our experience and expertise.  New systems cost a lot of money. You should expect a thorough assessment of your present air conditioning system and be told about any issues and problems that are noticed by our experts. These can often be solved as part of a new system installation with little added cost.

Surgi's Can Solve
High Humidity
Leaking Windows
Mold
High Utility Bills
Sinus Problems
Potential Fire Hazards
Odors or Old House Smell
Hot or Cold Rooms
Future Water Leaks
Asthma Attacks and Colds
Many Allergies
Need a new system?  Surgi's can help.  Need a healthier, more comfortable life?  We can change the way you feel about your home. 
Call 469-4232 for a free estimate today!
While you are researching try the following articles on Surgi's website:

New Orleans...

Before Air Conditioning....


Pontchartrain Beach - 1954

We are reminded today of life in New Orleans before air conditioning.  Take the time to remember or imagine life in the area before air conditioning.  The Times Picayune and columnist John Pope have an excellent article today.

HURRICANE ISAAC

Normal Service Hours, Regular Service Rates Through Labor Day

Surgi's hopes that you and your families were not harmed by the storm.  Through Labor Day weekend including Monday, we will be running normal service hours at regular service rates.

60 Months. 0% Interest on all Trane Complete Systems

If you should need to purchase equipment as a result of the storm, Surgi's is offering 60 Month financing at 0% Interest for all Trane complete system purchases.  Simply click on the 60 month link on this page for pre-approval.

We'll all get through this together.  Call Surgi's, we're here to help.  469-4232 or email us.

HURRICANE ISAAC

 
Surgi's will be closed during the Hurricane Isaac event.  We will be contacting you to schedule service visits when conditions allow.  As of 12:00 Tuesday, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was closed to trucks with ladders.  This has limited our ability to service our Northshore customers.  We expect conditions to improve on Wednesday afternoon.
 
We plan on running emergency service on Wednesday afternoon and regular service on Thursday.  To schedule a service call, please call Surgi's at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Stay safe.


 August 15 - October 31, 2012

 
On Most Trane High Efficiency Systems
*no down payment with approved credit from Wells Fargo
or
Up To $1,250 Instant Rebate!

Until October 31, Surgi's and Trane are offering the lowest pricing of the year and the best financing program ever - Zero Percent Interest and 60 Months To Pay. If you prefer to pay cash, get up to $1,250 Instant Rebate

Get winter pricing early on the world's best air conditioning systems. Take advantage of low Surgi pricing and get the best financing program in the country. Qualify immediately by clicking on the Wells Fargo link below.

Payments As Low As $125 A Month!

Do the math. Buy a qualifying system for $8,000. Pay no interest for up to 60 months. With payments of less than $135 a month. Utility savings from upgrading an 8 SEER to a 15 SEER would be $31 a month. So you get a new Trane high efficiency system for $104 a month. How can you go wrong. Call Surgi's at 469-4232 today!

And receive additional credits from Entergy New Orleans and the Louisiana HERO program on qualifying equipment.

Apply Now!
Call Surgi's today for more information at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com.

A Case of Unforeseen Consequences


Sometimes the effort to control humidity can backfire if you don't understand the complete environment that makes up your home.  This reprint from the HVACR News explains how dehumidification features of your air conditioning system can accidentally cause the envelope of your home to collapse into major humidity problems.  The article is pretty technical but, if some of this sounds familiar, call Surgi's at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com.  We're here to help.

For more information see our previous post: "Solutions to the Case of the Sweating Ducts" or HVACR News' latest article: Taking Whole-House Approach to Battle Moisture, Mold

ACHRNEWS



Mold in Ductwork 1


Sometimes we do things with one goal in mind and find that we get the opposite, unintended result. Such experiences have been all too frequent in my consulting practice in a coastal environment. In the process of trying to do a better job of controlling indoor residential humidity, we actually can make the situation worse. In fact, many times things get so bad, occupants are forced to move out and expensive remediation is required.

ASHRAE recommends we keep our indoor humidity below 60 percent and our thermostat at or above 75˚F for indoor summer comfort. New high-end residential equipment is designed to make 75˚ more comfortable by offering a dehumidification option. We are much more comfortable with 55 percent relative humidity (rh) than 65 percent, given the same sensible temperature of say 75˚. Weathermen call this the “real feel” temperature. Plus, lower humidity prevents mold from spawning. So great — we can now control temperature and humidity, and most of the time the theory works.

New variable-speed equipment can operate in dehumidification mode by lowering the fan speed. This in turn slows airflow over the coil, allowing more moisture to be removed. Typically the system goes into dehumidification mode at the beginning and end of a cycle calling for cooling based on thermostat set points. For example, a rise in room temperature causes a call for cooling. If the rh is above the set point, the cooling process starts and ends with operation in dehumidification mode. The fan ramps up, slowly holding at a few hundred feet-per-minute velocity, condensing moisture out of the air very effectively. After a set period of time, the fan accelerates to full speed to deliver designed cfm cool air to the space to satisfy the latent load. Of course moisture continues to be removed during this process.

So far, so good. Once we have the sensible and latent loads satisfied, the unit cycles off. But, what if we have not reached the rh setting? This is when things get interesting.

New Products....

A Glimpse Of Coming Technology - The Copeland Variable Speed Scroll Compressor

Most of today's state of the art systems use a two-stage compressor.  They operate in either high or low speed.  Although these are a dramatic improvement over single stage units that are either on or off, they rarely match the cooling output with the precise cooling requirements of the home. 

When used in residential applications the increase in efficiency could approach 27 seer.

Now, two companies - Danfoss and Copeland have released totally variable speed compressors.  Tests show that the use of these compressors could increase the efficiency of home air conditioning systems by up to 30%.  When used in residential applications the increase in efficiency could approach 27 seer.


Trane has not officially released its entry into the variable speed condenser market but we expect to see an announcement before year end.  You can see a video presentation of the Copeland compressor below.


If you would like Surgi's to design the perfect high efficiency system for your home call us at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com. We're here to help

Repair or Replace?


Making the decision to either repair or replace your old AC System is not easy. It’s a decision homeowners just like you make every day. We know you want to make a well-informed choice. Here are seven things to keep in mind during your decision-making process.



1. Age of your equipment
The costs that come with operating and maintaining older equipment can be expensive. Older equipment is typically less energy-efficient and more likely to break down. So, depending on the age of your current system, it could be more cost effective in the long run to replace your old equipment with a new high-efficiency piece of equipment.

2. Warranty coverage
If your equipment is more than 10 years old, chances are it is not protected by a warranty. Without this protection, major equipment repairs can become costly. That’s why warranty coverage is important factor in deciding whether to repair or replace your equipment.

3. Cost of repair
Depending on the problem and the type of equipment, replacement parts could be difficult to find. Which could mean a long wait time, for parts to be shipped from the factory and also very costly.

Queen of the Mississippi


Because of insurance issues, Surgi's doesn't do marine work but if we did we would want to work on the Queen of the Mississipi paddle wheeler ;o).

Trane XL15i Summer Sale, Special Purchase, Limited Time, Free Estimates


It's that time of year, screamin' hot summer days, unexpected breakdowns and expense.  You can't plan for days like these but you don't have to settle for less than the best for your replacement air conditioning system.

Payments As Low As $125 A Month

Surgi's and Trane are pleased to offer a special purchase sale on Trane XL15i gas and electric systems.  With specially arranged financing through Wells Fargo you can get a new Trane 15 seer system with payments as low as $125 a month or get an instant cash rebate of up to $1,000.

Instant Cash Rebate Up To $1,000

See how easy it is to own one of the best air conditioning systems on the market today at the best price, call us at 469-4232 or email Surgi's at surgis@hotmail.com today.

Sale Ends August 14, 2012

Venstar Thermostat Skyport - Great Features At A Reasonable Price

Venstar Thermostats have released a new feature called Skyport.  This bridge allows you to control your new Venstar color, touchscreen thermostat (Residential T-5800 or Commercial T-6800) from your iPhone or Android smart phone.


Skyport Android App - Click For More Info
This feature is available for all non-communicating central air conditioning systems including 2 stage cooling, variable and two stage heat, and heatpumps.  Plus there is no charge for internet access.  It just links through your existing wireless router using 802.11b/g/n protocol.

Contact Surgi's at 469-4232 or email surgis@hotmail.com for more information.

Qualities That Make A Quality Contractor

Six qualities you should know that suggest a reliable HVAC contractor REPRINTED FROM http://www.qualitysmith.com/request/articles/articles-hvac/hvac-contractor/


The cost of installation by an HVAC contractor makes up almost half the price for a new cooling or heating system, but makes up more than half of the importance when it comes to getting the best value. For the most part, heating and cooling systems of similar size and efficiency are roughly the same price regardless of brand, meaning shopping around for the best value often means finding the best HVAC contractor.

How do you know if you’re hiring the best HVAC contractor? The “best” is a stew of different factors that range from price to reliability. The more of these factors thrown into the stew, the better your HVAC contractor. Here are some qualities to look for when you’re shopping around for a contractor.

Quality #1: Location, Location, Location
Any HVAC contractor you’re considering should have a permanent location, including address, phone number, and tax ID number. The lack of a permanent location should be taken as a very large, very bright red flag of an untrustworthy contractor who might disappear in the night with your money. That’s not to say all contractors without permanent locations are thieves, but it’s recommended that you take a long look at any contractor without a permanent location and ask why. Better yet, reject them outright. The risk isn’t worth it.

Quality #2: Licensed
Ask for proof that the HVAC contractor is licensed. It’s a step some homeowners neglect and pay for later. The paperwork should include a contractor’s license, bonding, and insurance. Insurance should include worker’s compensation and general liability insurance. Without licensing and insurance, responsibility for accidents and injuries will be the responsibility of the homeowner.

Quality #3: References
Quality contractors retain contact information for past clients to use as referrals for new clients. Ask your contractor for a handful of references--you may want to ask for more than you’re planning to call to ensure a larger pool. Call or e-mail references to check whether the contractor performed up to a high standard.

Surgi's Supports Absentee Property Owners


Do you live hundreds of miles from your investment property in New Orleans?  Surgi's is pleased to offer complete maintenance, repair and replacement services to out of town and out of state landlords and absentee property owners.  We understand the importance of keeping renters satisfied. 

Our client base includes owners of vacation homes, rentals, shopping centers and other commercial properties as well as maintenance agreements for national chain stores.

We bring this up because our last two reviews on Yelp (both "A's") came from landlords in California.  They trusted Surgi's to take care of their investment property in New Orleans. 

If you have property in New Orleans and want excellent air conditioning service you can trust, call Surgi's at 504-469-4232.  We're here to help.

Spring Sale !

On Most Trane High Efficiency Systems
*no down payment with approved credit from Wells Fargo

or
Up To  $1,500 Instant Rebate!

Until June 14, Surgi's and Trane are offering the lowest pricing of the year and the best financing program ever - Zero Percent Interest and 60 Months To Pay.  If you prefer to pay cash, get up to $1,500 Instant Rebate

Now you can't not afford to buy the best air conditioning systems in the country.  Take advantage of low Surgi pricing and get the best financing program in the country.  Qualify immediately by clicking on the Wells Fargo link below.

Payments As Low As $125 A Month!

Do the math.  Buy a qualifying system for $8,000.  Pay no interest for up to 60 months.  With payments of less than $135 a month.  Utility savings from upgrading an 8 SEER to a 15 SEER would be $31 a month.  So you get a new Trane high efficiency system for $104 a month.  How can you go wrong.  Call Surgi's at 469-4232 today!

And receive additional credits from Entergy New Orleans and the Louisiana HERO program on qualifying equipment.

Apply Now!
Call Surgi's today for more information at 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com.

Surgi's Named Trane Distinguished Dealer - 2011


Surgi's Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to have been named Distinguished Dealer - 2011 by Trane Company and Butcher Distributors our local Trane Distributor.  To become Distinguished Dealer, Surgi's was graded superior in customer satisfaction, employee training, innovative business practices and sales.  We like to credit it to our superior customers and employees.  Thank you all for helping us achieve this distinction.

Surgi's Winter Newsletter

Surgi's Winter Newsletter announces Special Winter Financing Program.  Also, read discussions of Nest Thermostats, Foam Insulation, Zoning and other topics.

Sorting Thru Credits And Rebates - 2012


There are many advantages to buying a new central air systems for your home in 2012.  Some of the following credits and rebates are seasonal while others are available all year long.

Federal Tax Credit -  Very Limited in 2012
From now thru December 31, 2015, an eligible homeowner can claim 30% of the costs of installing geothermal air conditioning.  All other credits expired at the end of December, 2011.

Trane Buyer Program -
Trane and Surgi's offer several programs during the year to encourage buyers including rebates, parts and labor warranties, and special financing programs.  Though March 15, 2012 we are offering 0% interest with up to 60 months on most Trane XL high efficiency systems.  Call Surgi's at 504-469-4232 for updated offers.

Surgi's Free Filters For Life - to $2,000
Surgi's is offering free allergy activated, MERV8, pleated filters for the life of your new high efficiency system.

Louisiana H.E.R.O. Program - to $3,000
The HERO Program provides a cash rebate to homeowners for increasing the energy efficiency of their existing home by a minimum of 30%. In 2012, the HERO Program has widened its scope increasing the amount of the rebate for existing homes to $3,000, re-introduced new homes into the program and added an additional existing commercial building component all under the ARRA funded Empower Louisiana HERO Program.

Entergy Rebates - to $1,000
Entergy New Orleans offers cash incentive rebates for installing eligible energy efficiency home improvement measures to $1,000. The upgrades must be performed by partnering contractors. Incentives are eligible for the following energy efficiency upgrades:
  • Air Duct Improvements (Duct Sealing and Replacement)
  • Ceiling insulation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Home Sealing (Air Infiltration Reduction)
  • Electric Heating/Cooling system replacements (HVAC Replacements)
Surgi's Heating and Air Conditioning is an expert in making sure you get all of the credits and rebates you can.   Call Surgi's today at 469-4232 or 985-624-9333 for a discussion of your needs.

* Trane or Surgi programs cannot be combined.

Weekend Service At Regular Rates

Weekend Winter Hours
AT REGULAR RATES
Saturdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Winter is an excellent time to tune-up your air conditioning and heating systems...systems are in their rest period between a hot fall and an early spring...air conditioning companies have time to assist you in solving problems and spend extra time cleaning.

At Surgi's, we give our Maintenance Program customers preferred service at any time.  Between now and March 31, 2012 we are extending these benefits to all customers at regular rates. 

Call 469-4232 or email us at surgis@hotmail.com to schedule an appointment now.  We're here to help.

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