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Frequently Asked Questions On Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning Or Electrical For Your Amarillo, Texas Area Home

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General

“How much does it cost to…”
We have a minimum diagnostic fee of 54.50. After the technician takes a look at the situation, he will give you an up-front price and get your approval before they start the work. If you decide to do the work, the minimum diagnostic fee will be waived.

“Do you offer financing?”
“Yes! We’ve teamed up with an independent lending company to offer convenient financing options and special financing offers with approved credit. Visit our financing page for more information.

“Do you give free estimates?”
Yes, on drain cleaning services and replacement jobs for water heaters, water softeners, heating and air systems, duct work and sewer, water and gas lines, We also offer free estimates on large commercial or residential remodel jobs. Call us at 806-355-4663 or schedule your free estimate online .

“What are your normal business hours?”
Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm
We are available 24 hours a day for emergencies

“Can I schedule an appointment for an exact time?”
We do our best to work with your schedule, but unfortunately it is difficult to schedule exact appointment time for all service calls. But you don’t have to wait around all day. We can call you at work or on your cell phone and let you know when we are on our way.

“Do you go out of town?”
Yes. Scottco will service homes and business within a 60-mile radius of Amarillo, Texas. Mileage fees may apply to some out-of-town calls. Please call us at 806-355-4663 for more information.

“What guarantees or warranties do you offer on your services and products.”
We warranty all repairs for 30 days. There is a one year labor warranty on all installations including, water heaters, coils, condensers, furnaces and sewer, water and gas lines. Heating and air system purchases qualify for our 10 Year Worry-Free Guarantee. Please contact us for more information about specific warranties.

“I have a home warranty with a home warranty company. Can you do the work?”
Yes, just give us a call and let us know your situation. We do not work directly for home warranty companies, so your warranty company will need to reimburse you for any work that is done.

Plumbing

“What are some easy ways I can conserve water?”
Read our green tips for easy ways to conserve water and energy.

“Can I claim a tax credit for my water heater purchase.”
Some water heaters qualify for a tax credit. Read more about The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for details.

Heating & Air Conditioning

“Is there anything I can do to make my current system last longer?”
One of the easiest ways to extend the life of your heating and air system is to change your air filters every 30 days. Dirty filers can reduce your system’s efficiency and result in more frequent repairs. To help you remember to change your filters, Scottco can install a programmable thermostat that gives you filter reminders. Pre-season tune-ups are also highly recommended for your furnace, air conditioner and/or heat pump. Learn more about extending the life of your home’s systems with our preventative maintenance programs .

“Can you help me lower my utility bills?”
Yes, we can help reduce your energy usage by up to 40% if your current system is 15 years old or older. Call us for a free energy analysis at 806-355-4663 to find out how much you could save with system replacement.

“How long does it take to install new equipment?”
Our highly trained installation crews are very efficient and in most cases can complete residential equipment replacements in one or two days.

“Some of my rooms are too hot or too cold. Can you help?”
Yes. We have new technologies available that allow us to balance and distribute air much more effectively, allowing for better temperature control and providing a more comfortable living environment.

“Is it difficult to add another duct where I need more air?”
No, in most cases we can add more air to almost any location, provided that your system will support the change.

“My air conditioner seems to run constantly in the summer time. Is that a bad thing?”
Yes. A system that runs constantly is not functioning properly. Many things, including low refrigerant levels or even an undersized unit, can cause this. Call us at 806-355-4663 or schedule a service call online to find out how you can resolve this problem.

“How large of a system should I have?”
Your system should match the size, construction, insulation and location of your home. A trained comfort specialist can help design a properly sized system for your home. Call us at 806-355-4663 to schedule a free estimate or get a free quote online.

“Can I claim a tax credit for my heating and air system purchase.”
Some heating and air conditioning systems qualify for a tax credit. Read more about The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for details.

Electrical

“Should I get an evaluation of my electrical system?”

You should get an Electrical Evaluation according to the Electrical Safety Foundation if:

  • Your home is 40 years old or older
  • Your home has had a major addition, renovation or major new appliance added in the last 10 years.
  • Your lights often flicker or dim momentarily
  • Your circuit breakers trip or fuses blow often
  • Your outlet and light switch plates are hot to the touch or discolored
  • You hear crackling, sizzling or buzzing for your outlets
  • You use extension cords and multiple power strips permanently in use around the house.

“How can I conserve electricity?”
Read our green tips for easy ways to conserve energy.

Super Service Club

“Why should I join the Super Service Club?”
The Super Service Club is one of the smartest investments you can make for your home.” The program includes free maintenance checks, which will help lower your utility bills and extend the life of your homes systems. You’ll also save up to 20% on repairs, get priority services and not pay any overtime fees for emergency calls. The service covers a spring AC inspection and a fall heater inspection, and 1 plumbing inspection annually and 1 electrical inspection annually. Read more about the Super Service Club and additional benefits.

 

Get FAST, friendly, courteous service from the best trained plumbers, electricians, heating and air techs in the Amarillo area. Call 806-355-4663.

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