House Call Company Blog: Archive for the ‘Community Involvement’ Category

Waiting doesn’t make it better!

Friday, August 31st, 2018

When I was younger I would drive my car until the wheels fell off. I would never dream of doing that now, I want to make sure my family is safe and I want time to make the right buying decision and consider all my options. Funny, I still have customers call me when they need a new unit right now​.

That’s just bad for everyone.

When you are hot and miserable you aren’t as likely to make a good decision, or have time to consider all your options. It’s not always the price you pay today, but how much that AC unit is going to cost to run for the next 15 years.

Now you have one more reason to do the right thing…Trade in your older, inefficient air conditioner while it is still working and you could make a big difference in your home and in your community.

Right now, when you trade in that old working AC it will be donated to Youth Challenge. This will help them in many ways. Your unit will be sent to the Youth Challenge Thrift Store where it will be reconditioned and then sold to help someone less fortunate, all the proceeds go to help Youth Challenge and you get a nice charitable tax deduction. They take the broken ACs too!

So start saving money today on your energy bills, and save money on your taxes next year…All while helping out a great organization and the community.

Still not convinced, how about 0% interest for 5 years.

Call 757 398 1820 to schedule your appointment service@housecallcompany.com

 

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Why does your refrigerant prices jump around some much?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Several clients have asked us: “Why does your refrigerant prices jump around some much?” Attached is some documentation that helps explain the fluctuation, but in a nutshell, here is why. The government is in the process of phasing out R22. This is similar to when Lead Gas was phased out, or for the younger crowd. When Ethanol Gas was phased in.
 
As the R22 supply phases out the cost to purchase what is left goes up. Like gas, this is a supply and demand issue. When more people need it the price goes up, less people, the price goes down. The thought was as these old R22 system fail and are replaced with new R410a systems, then the problem would go away. Welcome to the global economy and how politics affects your everyday life.
 
Now there are global pressures on countries that produce the new R410a refrigerants. On July 16, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of certain refrigerant components from China. The restrictions put in place has caused the supply of the new 410a to reduce, and now like the old R22 the prices are very volatile.
 
Here at House Call Company, we track these trends very closely and try to purchase refrigerants at the best possible price for our clients. We competitively price them so any changes up or down get passed through to our clients. SO, long story short. The reason is a combination of supply, demand and the government.
 
We will continue to try and bring you the best deals as we receive them, and thank you all for allowing us to continue to serve you. If you have any burning question you would like answered by our team, please feel free to send them to us at any time. We do our best to quickly and accurately answer all of your questions.
 
http://enforcement.trade.gov/download/factsheets/factsheet-hydrofluorocarbon-blends-and-single-components-ad-init-071615.pdf

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House Call Company Gives FREE Flappers in Honor of World Toilet Day

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

To honor World Toilet Day, House Call Company is offering a special for one free flapper to Hampton Roads homeowners. While supplies last, the promotion will run throughout the month of November.world_toilet_day_infographic (002)

The goal of World Toilet Day is to raise awareness of the roughly 2.4 billion people in the world who don’t have access to a toilet. This year, World Toilet Day falls on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, and will focus on the link between sanitation and nutrition, drawing the world’s attention to the importance of toilets and improved health.

The United Nations wants to bring attention to the cause by encouraging people to take action and help promote the idea that more needs to be done. This is where House Call Company wanted to step in. “We believe we can improve lives by improving homes,” said Raymond Walsh, general manager of House Call Company. “Given the plumbing services we provide homeowners and the worldwide concern for sanitation, we felt like we needed to do something to help spread awareness.”

As such, the experts are running a promotion to help local homeowners reduce water waste due to leaky toilets. If residents notice that their toilet is running, House Call Company will come out and replace the flapper for free.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of residential indoor water consumption. And roughly 10% of all American homes have water leaks that waste 90+ gallons of water per day!

“Whether it’s helping to provide access to clean water or reducing water waste here locally, we want to empower Hampton Roads residents to conserve their water and give to those in need,” added Walsh.

Visit http://bit.ly/ToiletPromotion to print your coupon for a free flapper. To learn more about World Toilet Day, visit www.WorldToiletDay.info/ or join the conversation on social media with #WorldToiletDay.

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House Call Company Increases Homeowner Education with New Storefront Location

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
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Dean Thomasson in front of our storefront in Chesapeake Square Mall.

Celebrating our 13th year in business, House Call Company, Hampton Roads’ premiere HVAC, plumbing, electrical and insulation company, will expand our presence with a storefront location in Chesapeake Square Mall next week.

The storefront at 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, will incorporate details regarding the services House Call Company offers, plus do-it-yourself tutorials for homeowners looking to complete basic home maintenance projects. As a friendly, well-trained group of professionals, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service, while also offering resources to help homeowners with the upkeep of their investment.

“We are taking our company to the next level with our new location in Chesapeake Square Mall,” said Raymond Walsh, general manager of House Call Company. “Not many HVAC companies will provide these types of resources to homeowners, but we believe it adds value and forges relationships with our customers. That’s what will continue to bring people back to House Call Company.”

The Hampton Roads community is invited to the month long grand opening celebration at the store. It will be open daily and equipped with various supplies on hand for common home maintenance projects. If a customer needs a part for a DIY project, House Call Company will help get it from their DIY Part Counter. If a customer is unsure how to perform a task, their team of experts will give a tutorial and provide instructional handouts.

“We want to help homeowners by being a partner,” added Walsh. “Our new store will allow us to do that in a much bigger way.”

See more details regarding our grand opening on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HouseCallCompany

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House Call Company Shares “Story of My Wife” Video Contest Winner

Monday, April 13th, 2015

As Hampton Road’s premier HVAC company, we like to have fun around the office! In that spirit, the House Call Company team created a video parody of the One Direction song “Story of My Life.” Take a look at The Story of My Wife video below:

We had so much fun creating it that we hosted a video contest for consumers to submit their parody video! The winner of The ‪Story of My Wife video contest‬ is……. Caylin W. from Suffolk! Below is her adorable submission putting a fun twist on our parody by creating “Story of My Bear.” Take a look:

We truly appreciate everyone who participated in this fun contest. Be sure to follow House Call Company on Facebook and Twitter for future contests and promotions!

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House Call Company Announces January’s Employee of the Month

Monday, February 16th, 2015

When Mike Marable was asked to attend a corporate training event for the House Call Company, he had no idea what he was signing up for! In front of the entire House Call Company family, he was presented with a certificate highlighting his exceptional service on January 30, 2015.

Marable, a 20-year-industry veteran, was selected as the House Call Company’s employee of the month for January for his outstanding customer service and representation of the company’s core values. He consistently receives exceptional reviews from customers, builders as well as his coworkers.

As noted by one pleased client in a recent review, “Mike Marable is very knowledgeable and very helpful,” said Justin. “House Call Company is great. They are a very professional group of people that help us ensure well insulated, energy tight homes!”

Marable is the House Call Company’s HERS Field Rater handling all third party certifications in Richmond, Virginia. He lives by the philosophy that ‘customers are family’ and will do anything to take care of them.

He has been married 28 years to his best friend, and beautiful wife, Cherl. They have two lovely daughters and one precious granddaughter. In his spare time, Marable love to fish for anything that swims!

We thank Mike for all his hard work and contributions to the success of the House Call Company.

 

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