Russell's HVAC, Heat pump installation, VA

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Obviously, just because someone bids a low price on your system doesn't mean they're a thief and they're going to do shoddy work. There are a lot of differences in the way companies are run that may have a huge impact on the cost of your system.

There are basically 3 kinds of companies you can call to replace your system. The first is the large nationwide company like Sears, Montgomery Ward, or your local utility. With these companies, you know they're stable and they should be around for a long time. Unfortunately, they almost always use the dreaded subcontractors, who are usually chosen because they do the work for the lowest price! Their only real concern on your job is to get done as quickly as possible and move on. These big companies may not be as responsive to your service needs as a local company might be.

The tiny "mom and pop" type company can usually give you a lower price than almost anyone else (they have very little overhead to cover) but what about training, new technologies, and advanced equipment? As with anything, there are exceptions to the rule, but the fact of the matter is that a lot of these companies don't have the necessary equipment to do the job right (like refrigerant reclamation machines) and may not even be licensed or bonded (they work at your risk). You also can't tell where they'll be in a year or two or even in a week or two. If you need service, they're often booked up for days at a time because there's just one or two people running service calls. I wouldn't recommend using one of these companies unless you just absolutely have to have the lowest price and you're willing to take the risk that accompanies that decision.

The third type of company would be a medium to large sized local service company. They usually have anywhere from 5 to 50 service trucks on the road and are geared more toward quick, efficient service and sales. It may cost a little more to do business with this type of company, but if you do your homework (see Choosing the Right Company), you may be better off than you would be with the other two alternatives.

The medium-sized company that's been around for a while can usually provide better, faster service. If they've been in business for 15 or 20 years or more, they're probably pretty stable.

Remember, quick response is everything when it comes to your heating or air conditioning. Make sure whomever you choose can be there when you need them.

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • I can't complement your team enough on the wonderful job done with regard to the installation of the new system in our home. More specifically, we want to recognize the outstanding efforts of: Roberto-- the initial visit and diagnosis of the problem.

    Dan & Connie, Virginia Beach
  • I recently had your team install a new gas package unit including all new duct work at my house in Chesapeake. I had a split system that had undersized ducting which was removed by your installers.

    Mike & Sandi, Chesapeake, VA
  • We purchased a one time service for $79. They came out on time, checked out the geothermal system...they were very professional and kind.

    Nicholas H., Chesapeake, VA
  • We would like to thank your company for an excellent job. We are very pleased with the new (Mitsubishi ductless mini split) system that was installed last week. It works wonderfully at heating our home.

    Danny and Teresa S., Chesapeake, VA
  • Not one single idea for improvement. Keep doing what you do. OUTSTANDING!

    Charles J., Norfolk, VA
  • Great job!...World class employees!

    Colleen & Jim C., Suffolk, VA
  • Everything went great! This is the second big project we've had done through Russell's and we couldn't be more happy! We had the most dedicated, polite, and respectful crew! The team consisted of Elliot, Chase and Sean. Sean was here for the removal process on day one, and did awesome!

    J. Luhan, VA Beach
  • Hi Nate, please pass along our appreciation for you, Elliot and Steve. We are very happy with you being able to arrange our ( Lennox ) replacement system so quickly!

    T. Johnson, VA Beach
  • Thank you for running a top notch company and sending over to us two excellent folks Terry and Shawn. They did an awesome job putting in our new furnace system. Also thank you for Donald and Nate who did a superb job as well. Please reward these guys with some sort of commendations or rewards....

  • ...folks need to know how wonderful working with Russell's Heating & Air Conditioning is. They were very professional all the way thru the process of getting our unit installed down to the payment plan. I have been telling our neighbors and my co-workers about the experience.

    Pamela F., Chesapeake, VA
  • Every moment from the time an appointment was set up until the day the work was completed was a pleasure. Every employee was a delight to work with. The proof that the product was great came when the electric bills started coming in the airconditioning season.

    Douglas P., VA Beach
  • I am extremely satisfied with both the Lennox unit I purchased and the employees of Russell's. Even with poor window and door quality in this overly tired house, I am actually cooled off sufficiently enough to call it chilly.

    Robin W., Chesapeake, VA
  • Over the years I have gained the utmost trust in my service technician Corey Lesko's knowledge and work ethic while servicing my system.

  • I am writing this letter to commend your company on a great job! We were very pleased with how the company performed in every area...the installers did an impeccable job. They were very knowledgeable, efficient, and hard workers—staying focused to the task in the extreme heat.

    Pastor Larry E. O'Brien, Churchland Assembly of God
  • A year ago, I contracted with Russell's to tune up and clean the heating and cooling system. How impressively your specialist cleaned my system...he also found a defective automatic (programmable) thermostat. Quite quickly, he replaced my automatic thermostat. The results?

    R. Snider, Norfolk, VA
  • You recently installed a new Trane unit for us. We want you to know we are completely satisfied. The outside unit is now a hum versus the roar of the old one...we also want to recognize the installer...we cannot overstate what we think of his workmanship.

    K. Hawkins, Portsmouth, VA
  • Great and prompt service – as usual. Everything from ordering the a/c unit to installation went smoothly. Thanks for everything.

    B. Fenstermaker, VA Beach
  • Everyone was very nice. I felt well informed about my purchase. Your staff is great! I don't usually return opinion forms, but you need to know you have a staff you can be proud of!

    V. Horn, Chesapeake, VA
  • You have a new customer for life and I will definitely tell all my friends about your prompt, courteous service, your knowledgeable technicians, and your very reasonable prices. Thank you very much Russell's. You warmed much more than just my heart!

    G. Knoop, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your company was very responsive to my needs. The quality of your work was extremely high.

    Ms. Bright, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your workers actually made this total replacement project an enjoyable learning experience...they were always willing to stop and answer any questions. Their pleasant and cooperative attitudes cannot be praised enough!

    J. Wellons, Portsmouth, VA
  • Very pleased with both the price and service. The installation went off without a hitch and everything exceeded our expectations. When finished, the work areas, including the attic, were so clean you couldn't tell anything had been done.

    T. Marsh, VA Beach
  • Great expertise and timely service.

    H. Turbeville, Chesapeake, VA

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Regular maintenance for your home’s heating and cooling is an important routine to keep your systems operating at peak efficiency, much like getting your car’s oil changed regularly. One of the easiest ways to ensure regular maintenance is to enroll in a Russell’s Heating & Cooling maintenance plan.

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Just like your annual physical at the doctor’s office keeps you healthy, an annual tune-up or safety and efficiency check on your heating and cooling systems can keep your home working smoothly.