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Purchasing a new furnace or air conditioner is quite an investment, and the quality of the installation is a crucial factor in ensuring that your new unit is set up for many years of success.

Before you hire a new HVAC company, make sure their installation team are experienced and know what they are doing.

What to Look for in an HVAC Company


Ask for a list of customers and check references. A call to the Better Business Bureau can even be worthwhile.

Contractors who are members of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, and other similar professional contractor groups most likely have a commitment to professional standards and ethical business practices. Ragsdale Heating, Air & Plumbing is an active member in these associations, and we adhere to the professional standards set out by the organizations.


Ask about heating and air conditioning companies’ required certifications. A reputable heating and air conditioning business will regularly invest in professional HVAC technical training to stay current.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification is the HVAC industry’s leading authority for technical certification of HVAC technicians. The industry's best contractors, such as Ragsdale Heating, Air & Plumbing have some level of NATE certification and proudly display their credentials on their websites and in their advertising.


Look for a dealer you see as active, present, and involved in your local community. You want a local contractor who is close by, who cares about your needs, and who has a commitment to your community.

It is also important to find an HVAC company that will provide fast, friendly, convenient service when you and your family need it. Look for a contractor who will be there in your hometown tomorrow to help you maintain and service what you purchase today.

Our Ragsdale Promise

The Ragsdale Heating, Air & Plumbing team is comprised of truly good people who care deeply and are devoted to taking exceptional care of our customers, our community, and each other. We are a family, we treat our customers like family, and we are 100% focused on doing what is right every time, every day. At Ragsdale, our goal is for you to take comfort in knowing that when you have a problem, we are here for you.

The Ragsdale Installation Process

Step 1: Consult with a Comfort Design Specialist

An air conditioning and heating system that's too small won’t keep your home comfortable, and one that is oversized will not maintain acceptable humidity levels, resulting in a very inefficient system. A professional contractor will determine the optimal size HVAC equipment needed for your home by first studying your cooling requirements through a heating and cooling Load Calculation of your structure.

Only an in-person visit by a trained HVAC contractor can ensure that you are purchasing the right equipment so your Atlanta area home will be safe and efficient for a long time.

Step 2: Team Solution Brainstorming

The Team Solution Brainstorming approach to designing an air conditioning and heating system can fix a lot of comfort issues in any home as long as all the required components and solutions are considered and installed. Some homes need a little extra love to reach optimal efficiency.

When our technicians are not 100% sure that the standard installation solutions will fix the issue, they bring it back to the shop for a “think tank” session. We take a team approach to creating the optimal system to serve your air conditioning and heating needs for years to come.

Step 3: Professional Installation

Quality installation is crucial to a properly functioning, efficient air conditioner and heater. Ragsdale offers expert installation and maintenance by highly skilled and factory-trained professionals.

Ongoing Cleaning and Maintenance

Did you know that 1/100th of an inch of dust build up on your system’s coil and blower motor can result in a 10% loss of efficiency? Your heating and air conditioning system requires a scheduled service and maintenance program to stay in top shape, just like your car.

Our Ragsdale Priority Plus Maintenance Membership protects you from the expensive and avoidable costs associated with a neglected HVAC system. By having Ragsdale Heating, Air & Plumbing check your system every six months, you are ensuring that your system stays at peak efficiency for as long as possible. This has added benefits, such as lowering your energy bill and increasing the comfort level in your home.

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