Assured Climate Heating and Cooling

cropped-cropped-logo_largeWith the storms of the winter of 2014 a not distant enough memory, no one wants to worry about the health of their HVAC system.  You don’t want to wait around in sub-freezing temperatures for your heating system to be fixed or in triple digit heat to have your air conditioner start cooling again.  You can rest assured that Assured Climate can get the job done right the first time.

That’s why Assured Climate has been providing honest and reliable HVAC service since 1996.  The residential department at Assured Climate makes it their job to make your home comfortable.

Assured Climate is family owned and operated and has been providing HVAC services to the Central Virginia region since 1996. Mark Lee is the owner of Assured Climate.  His goal is to make sure that customers are 100% satisfied on every job performed by Assured Climate.

Heating and air conditioning systems in your home are a big, and important, investment.   Just like everything else in your home, over time your heat pump can age and lose some efficiency.  Worse, it may quit altogether.  Assured Climate offers units that can fit your budget.

HVAC services provided by Assured Climate include:

  • Air Conditioning Repair
  • Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement
  • Heating Repair (for both gas furnaces and heat pumps)
  • Heating Installation and Replacement

Is your gas furnace fifteen years old or older?  It may be time to think about a replacement.  There have been extensive technological advancements in the heating industry in recent years.  New units can help you save dramatically on your heating bill.  New furnace installations can be easily connected to your existing duct work.

Assured Climate can also install a ductless mini split system.  The benefit of these units is that they work well in smaller rooms or additions.  The cost is low and they are very quiet. Installation can be as simple as mounting the unit, either indoor or outdoor, through a small opening in the wall or in the ceiling.

Assured Climate can service all makes and brands.  They can install heat pumps, ductless mini splits, gas furnaces, and air conditioning systems.  Each of the highly knowledgeable technicians at Assured Climate is guaranteed to hold a master’s degree in HVAC Mechanical.

When installing a new heating system, Assured Climate prefers Carrier systems.  They’re not opposed to installing other brands, but have found that in their work that Carrier is the most helpful and reliable in meeting the needs of the customer.  Carrier units are quiet when running and you may not even notice that the system is running at all.  Getting parts that are under warranty is also a quick and easy process from Carrier.  Assured Climate likes the fact that Carrier has many convenient locations so that the travel time from your home to pick up the necessary part is never excessive.

Assured Climate specializes in heating repair when you need it.  Problems with heating systems never come at a time when convenient.  Your system may have problems during the week, during the night, on holidays and weekends.  Or, even on the coldest day of the year.  You don’t want to have to wait for repair service or have to pay an extra fee just because the timing is inconvenient.  Assured Climate doesn’t change their rates because of the time of day. All service calls are provided at a flat rate and you’ll never be surprised when you get the final bill.

While the installations of most heat pump units are problem free, Assured Climate can quickly address any issues that may arise.  Your heating system will be up and running in a short time.  A new high-efficiency heat pump can also make a dramatic difference in your electricity bill.  Those savings over time, will more than pay for the new installation.

Assured Climate won’t just give you one solution to your heating repair.  They will walk you through options so that you can choose what is best for you, your home and your budget.  You can count on Assured Climate to offer you the most economical solution that is best for you.  They’re committed to making sure that, when all is said and done, that you are a satisfied customer anxious to recommend Assured Climate to friends, neighbors and family.

You will save money over the long run by making sure your heating system is properly maintained.  Assured Climate will provide a yearly system checkup to ensure that your heating system is both safe and efficient.  Maintenance and service agreements are available so that you can know that heating or cooling your home can be worry free.

Assured Climate can handle most heating installations in a single day.  For added assurance, company owner Mike Lee is directly involved with each installation.  Assured Climate accepts all major credit cards and also offers a variety of financing options, some even at 0%.

For all of your HVAC needs, give Assured Climate a call at 804-739-0500 or email them at

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5 Things To Know Before Buying Online

5 Things To Know Before Buying Online

Buying online is a convenient, quick way to find just what you are looking for. However, for those who have little experience with online shopping, it can be difficult knowing where to look and which sites to trust. Here is a list of tips for buying online to help you become a savvy online shopper:

1. Be Sure Your Information Stays Secure.

The internet is a notorious place for consumers to have their personal information compromised. This should not deter you from shopping online, though; there are ways to protect yourself. The number one way is to be sure you are buying from a secure site. You can tell a site is secure by looking at the URL. It should begin with https:// and not just http://. Additionally, sometimes secure sites will also have an icon of a lock next to the URL to tell you it is a secure site.

When you are making a purchase online, there is no reason you should ever have to give personal information such as your social security number or your birthday. If a website requires this information in order to make a purchase, you know it is not a site you want to use for your transaction.

2. Shop Around.

When you are shopping, you want to make sure you are getting the very best value. Therefore, you should compare prices as well as features on the product you are looking to buy. Different websites will have different options when it comes to size, color and brand so it helps to look around before you make your final decision.

Sometimes it seems too time consuming to search several websites. There are websites out there which compare prices for you so you can see all prices and options on your screen at the same time. In addition to saving you time, these websites can also find products on websites you weren’t aware of.

3. Sign Up For Email Updates

If you have specific websites you prefer to buy from, you can sign up for their company emails. These emails help you know when there will be sales or special promotions. In addition, some companies offer rewards programs which send you coupons or promotional deals available only through email. If you decide you would rather not get the emails anymore, it is easy to unsubscribe from the company’s list.

4. Be Cautious About Consumer Reviews.

One way internet shopping outshines shopping at a retail store is that the internet can provide you with feedback from consumers who have already purchased and used a product. Unfortunately, some companies have started fabricating and inflating product reviews in order to increase sales. This means a high consumer rating may mean nothing at all.

While there is no way to know for certain whether or not consumer feedback is fabricated, there are some indicators to be aware of. If a website has a relatively low number of consumer ratings and comments on a particular product and then has several listed in a short period of time, the ratings may be false. Additionally, if every rating is perfect with nothing but positive comments, you may be looking at falsified ratings.

One good way to know you are getting legitimate consumer ratings is to search for a non-retail website which compares various products of various brands. Because these websites generally do not have a financial interest in which products are purchased, they are usually more truthful with their reviews.

5. Read the Fine Print.

Before making any online purchase, be certain you read all the fine print. You don’t want to be surprised by hidden charges. You need to know what the shipping costs are as well as how long before the product is shipped and when you can expect it to arrive.

Too often, consumers do not take the time to find out a company’s return policy for items purchased online. This is a very important thing for you to do before making a purchase. Some companies have a very customer-friendly return policy. They will accept any returns made within a certain period of time for any reason. Some companies even pay the return shipping fees. However, the opposite is often true. You do not want to be stuck paying for a product only to find it is not what you wanted and either you cannot return it or you can only exchange it for a similar product if you pay the return shipping charges.

Shopping online doesn’t have to be a time consuming or stressful experience. Simply follow these tips to help you find the right product at the right price. You’ll be glad you did.
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Finding the Right Fit: How to Choose an Attorney For Your Trucking Case

If you’ve been involved in a serious trucking accident, you may need legal representation. But how do you choose the best lawyer for you? Modern advertising is everywhere we look, screaming for attention, but your choice is too important to your future to rely on what a billboard or television commercial has to say. Instead, you should do research into four basic criteria that can help you find the absolute best representation.

Experience – Nothing prepares and arms a lawyer better than years, or even decades, spent navigating the legal system. A truly experienced attorney will have seen just about everything, and be more than ready for any complication or difficulty that may arise in your case. Be sure you don’t mistake years practicing for litigation experience, you want a lawyer that regularly takes cases to trial and isn’t afraid to mix it up in the courtroom.

Reputation – Much like any other field, the lawyers know who among them is best at what they do. Commendations and awards that are bestowed by the rest of the legal community are an excellent indicator of quality. As their regular opponents, insurance companies also have an extensive knowledge of the legal community. They know which lawyers they are willing to face in a courtroom, and which they want to settle with.

Focus – Any attorney representing you for your truck accident is a personal injury attorney, but there exists a wide range of degrees of specialization. Some lawyers count personal injury as just a part of a larger practice, while others devote their careers exclusively to the handling or personal injury cases. If at all possible you should seek a lawyer who has devoted themselves to personal injury law.

Resources – Your attorney plays a huge part in getting you the compensation you deserve, but ideally they will be just part of a much larger legal team working on your behalf. The best attorneys employ their own investigators and seek the very best experts to build you the strongest case possible.

Your decision is even more important in a tractor trailer case, because motor carriers are governed by special laws. As carriers of interstate commerce, they are regulated by the federal government.[1] It takes special training and years of experience to truly understand the complex laws and regulations regarding trucking accidents.

The size and power of the trucks themselves also complicates tractor trailer accidents. Massive blind spots, lack of maneuverability, and large stopping distances all contribute to the danger and unpredictability surrounding large trucks. A skilled attorney recognizes the unique characteristics of these vehicles and incorporates these facts into developing your case.

Choosing an attorney can be a daunting task, but you can manage by concentrating on the same qualities you would look for in any professional you might hire: experience, reputation, focus, and resources. Keep these criteria in mind and the perfect lawyer for you can be found.

About the Author: Chris Guedri, a 30 year veteran of the Richmond legal system, has enormous experience handling trucking and tractor trailer cases, including those involving traumatic brain injury (TBI) or wrongful death. His fellow lawyers have chosen Chris to be listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America for more than 15 straight years. In 2008 they inducted him into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers based on his excellent skills and reputation. Virginia Business Magazine considers him among the “Legal Elite Best Lawyers in Virginia”

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