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Outstanding Local Heating Service Companies in 2020 - Part 2

Heaters should work efficiently, reliably, and powerfully to keep you comfy and your bills low.

By: Sylvia Slezak | Dec 2020

Technician Checking Furnace Technician Checking Furnace photo by csp_geotrac

Don’t let “small” problems turn into big ones. It’s important to have a heating system that you can rely on. The best way to ensure your system works well is to hire a reputable company with properly qualified HVAC technicians who have gone through rigorous training and certification and can take care of anything that relates to installing, maintaining or repairing your heating, air conditioning and refrigeration system.

These outstanding local HVAC companies providing such services as air conditioning and heating repair, maintenance, and installation, are being recognized for their contribution to their customers and their local community.

EZ Air Conditioning & Heating - San Antonio, TX

Family owned and serving the needs of residential and commercial customers in San Antonio since 2000, EZ Air Conditioning and Heating is one of San Antonio’s top providers of cost-effective, quality HVAC systems and services whose mission is to establish a strong, sustainable, and successful business culture while promoting employee growth through continuous training and development.

While Enrique Zuniga was working for two HVAC companies, he observed several opportunities to improve HVAC services. His vision was to start a company that focused on providing good customer service and contributed to the community. Enrique shared his vision with his wife, Rebeca, and on February 14, 2000 they both drove to Austin Texas to legally register EZ Air Conditioning and Heating. Enrique’s vision is to expand the business and place offices in multiple locations through all of Texas. The company continues to grow by recruiting and hiring the best HVAC licensed, North American Technician Excellence (NATE), and Air Conditioning Contractors Association of America (ACCA) certified installers and technicians who not only have the required experience and knowledge, but are also driven to resolve a customer’s HVAC needs to the best of their abilities. “Our Customer’s Comfort Matters to Us” is the company’s philosophy.

Services offered for commercial and residential are heating and air conditioning systems, installation, repairs, service, maintenance, new construction HVAC, ductless HVAC, heat pumps, furnace, VRF systems, indoor air quality, duct work (cleaning, repair, maintenance, sealing), WiFi thermostats, home automation, attic insulation, ERVs and dehumidifiers.

Guirkin Plumbing, Heating & A/C Co., LLC - Henrico, VA

Established in 1976, Guirkin Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Company is family owned and operated providing complete residential service, installation, and maintenance for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, gas logs and direct vent fireplace needs to the residents of Richmond Virginia. Humble beginnings started with one man and one truck, Tommy Guirkin, delivering the best HVAC and plumbing services. Tommy is a Master Plumber with HVAC and Gas certifications, and can be found outside fishing, gardening, boating, grilling, and working out in his down time. Andy Guirkin jokes that he’s been with the company since birth, which isn’t far from the truth. Growing up a Guirkin means he’s been living and breathing plumbing & heating for as long as he can remember. He enjoys fishing, camping & the outdoors. Andy is also a Master Plumber with HVAC and Gas certifications, and is EPA certified universal.

Guirkin’s team of technicians are all cross-trained, certified professionals who pride themselves on being on-time, and diagnosing problems in a quick manner, and with one hundred percent customer satisfaction in mind. The company has some long-term customer relationships where their clients become a part of the family over the years.

Some of their services include plumbing, HVAC, gas logs, maintenance, heating and cooling, gas furnaces, boilers, mini splits, heat pump, new system installation, electric and gas water heaters, sump pumps, hot water heaters, well pumps, and pressure tanks.

Jack's Refrigeration, Inc. - Kingsburg, CA

Located in Kingsburg, California, Jack's Refrigeration has been providing HVAC services to Fresno, Visalia, Kingsburg, Clovis, and the surrounding Central Valley communities since they opened their doors in 1959. They take great pride in their “Family Comes First” company motto as they strive to provide the best quality service the HVAC industry has to offer. Jack’s factory-authorized service technicians assist with proper equipment maintenance to sustain a comfortable home for their customers. Their skilled installers strive to provide smooth equipment replacement or repair with minimal downtime. Services to residential and commercial customers include heating, cooling, maintenance, Aeroseal duct sealing, refrigeration, ductless systems, furnaces, Geothermal heat pumps, indoor air quality, water heater, and zone control system.

Jack’s is also committed to community service through Jack’s Yard Sign Contest and matching donation, where funds are raised monthly for a worthy cause. Jack’s listed nonprofit organizations are the Wounded Warrior Project, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Central California SPCA, and the American Cancer Society. Jack’s also has an annual “Spilling Ink to Spread Kindness” contest where students enter an essay that states the reason their chosen person should receive a new heating and cooling system from Jack’s Refrigeration.

Manwill Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning - Salt Lake City, UT

Manwill Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning has been taking care of the plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs of Salt Lake City, Utah and beyond since 1920. Their wide range of services include installations, air quality, repairs, maintenance, fireplaces, furnaces, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems, safety checks, duct cleaning, air filtration, humidifiers, heat pumps, and boilers. Manwill’s technicians are continuously trained.

Back in 1920, a young twenty-year-old Vearl J. Manwill loaded up a horse-drawn wagon with a load of pipes and a crate of carbide lights and headed out on his own, traveling from farmhouse to farmhouse, living with each family for days while he installed the “then modern” carbide lanterns and piping for the first indoor lighting. Vearl settled in Salt Lake City with his first garage in Salt Lake and in 1943 opened his first showroom. Since the bank would not loan money for only selling plumbing and heating goods, he had to open a complete hardware store that included appliances and jewelry. Vearl purchased one of the first black and white television sets and displayed it in his showroom window. After work Vearl would go home, eat dinner, then return to the office to turn the television off. The new invention attracted crowds of people around his business, which only helped to spread his name throughout town. As business kept improving, he eventually discontinued the appliances and displayed what he did best — plumbing and heating.

In the late 50s, Vearl’s son, James took over the business and expanded it to include forced air heating and air conditioning. In 1965, James moved the business to its present location, and through the building boom of the 70s contracted a large part of the new construction in the Salt Lake Valley. For many years, James’ wife, Lorina worked alongside him. When the mid 90s came around, Vearl’s grandson, Jim Manwill took over the business and his dedication to customer service, great products and employee training quickly grew the company to over forty-five employees. Jim’s attention to detail and his generous ways earned him many recognition awards by several manufacturers, Best of State, Super Service Awards and countless others. Jim’s wife Terry was an excellent business partner who spent countless hours and many late evenings at the office giving support, helping to develop new marketing strategies, and moving the business into the new “digital age.”

Brian Jackson, Jim’s nephew took over as general manager in 2018. Michelle Hortin, Jim’s long term assistant took over many management responsibilities as well. As a team, Brian and Michelle plan to continue concentrating on providing the best customer service with reliable products and clean, quality craftsmanship.

Believing in giving back to their community, Manwill Plumbing and Heating has donated to local organizations, foundations, schools, and supporting The Boys and Girls Club, Festival of Trees, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and many others in their area.

Queirolo's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. - Stockton, CA

Queirolo’s Heating and Air Conditioning isn’t just a Stockton HVAC contractor, but a very proud family owned business that takes family ownership seriously. They believe that it makes a big difference when a business is family owned because it ensures a customer service experience that is unique to family-owned companies. A family owned business is not a fly-by-night dealer gone when you need them most, but a caring company that will be around tomorrow, and the next day to meet your needs.

When Queirolo's Heating and Air Conditioning was started in 2005, the goal was to provide Stockton-area families with true honest service, comfort solutions, and superior indoor air quality that fit not only their lifestyle, but also their pocketbook. President/CEO David Queirolo utilized the knowledge and integrity that was handed down to him from his father, Robert P. Queirolo of Bob's Sheet Metal, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. For this reason Queirolo’s provides the latest in heating and air conditioning technology — products that they would trust in their own home.

As a York Certified Comfort Expert, they offer over 125 years of combined experience in the heating & air conditioning industry. Expert installation and maintenance is provided by a team of skilled factory-trained professionals with EPA & NATE certifications. Services include residential and commercial heating and air conditioning, Samsung mini splits, whole house fan, preventive maintenance, solar solutions to help reduce energy costs and generate electricity onsite, planned service agreements, furnace, heat pump, air handlers, packaged systems, thermostat, attic breeze, Quietcool fans and York warranties. showcases thousands of incredible businesses in more than 300 industry/professional categories that are located in over 100 major U.S. cities. The Outstanding Local Business Award (OLBA) is given to locally-owned and operated businesses in recognition of their services to the local community and have met all of the Criteria listed on

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