Garner Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you during this crisis. We are committed to the safety and comfort of our customers and our staff. To prevent the spread of this virus, the government is limiting business to essential services only. Heating and AC is considered Essential Services. We will be providing the following Essential Services as long as we are allowed.
- Heating and AC Repair
- Heating and AC Installation and Replacement
- Heating and AC Maintenance
- UV Light installation for home air purification
Letter To Our Customers Regarding COVID-19
As a valued member of the Garner Heating & Air Conditioning family, we appreciate the trust you place in us for your home and business comfort needs. With the current health concerns, it is important for all of us to monitor the rapidly evolving situation involving the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Garner Heating & Air Conditioning provides a vital role in maintaining the health and safety of our community. Therefore, we will remain open during this time of social distancing. If your AC is broken, we will be there to fix it.
We want to share our plan to address concerns and answer questions that you may be asking. Below is our process moving forward until further notified.
Measures we are taking for our team to be aware of
- We have a very strict policy in place that if any staff member is not feeling well to stay home and consult with their physician and with his or her immediate supervisor
- We currently have adopted a “no hand-shake policy”
- All employees have been instructed to wear gloves on job sites to limit any hand to surface exposure
- We intend to limit our time in groups as a team as much as possible
- Technicians already work in isolation for most of the day and are not exposed to large groups during work. We will be limiting face to face interaction between our office team members and field team members
- We will be following cleaning protocols recommended by CDC and state agencies
Service Call Precautions
We are open and running calls to homes. We want to be there in case of emergencies and make sure we keep our customers safe and comfortable at home. We also need to take caution to protect our team members and make sure they stay healthy as well.
When you call in, our office staff will be asking if anyone in the home has a fever, been diagnosed or had exposure to the virus. We need to know so that we can be proactive with our team’s response and level of protection. We will have some team members who do not want to be exposed to a high-risk customer and we will respect those wishes. We will also have team members who are willing to work in that environment so that we can respond to those in most need.
In most cases we can troubleshoot equipment from outside, in a crawl space, or in the attic with minimal face to face contact. We will be following protocols to maintain a safe work environment by wearing gloves, wearing masks if needed, and disinfecting work areas in the home and in our trucks after each call.
We will be running maintenance calls during this time. If you are scheduled already, we plan to come but you are welcome to reschedule so please let us know. We will text before coming. Please know that you can call us at any time to go over any precautions that need to be discussed. As mentioned above, we can often work on equipment with minimal contact. Filters inside the home will need to be changed and we intend to do so please be aware.
System maintenance is still very important and does not need to be put off for too long or ignored all together.
Obtaining Signatures for Work
Our normal process is for repair work to be approved via signature before beginning work. In order to reduce contact, we will be suspending this requirement at this time so you will not be asked to sign a phone or tablet by our team.
For equipment sales, we have the option of electronic signature approval via email and we will require signatures for replacement equipment.
Updates From Garner Heating & Air Conditioning
We will carry out our plan in two week increments unless the situation changes. We will send out communications via email and social media if our plan changes.
We greatly appreciate our customers and team members here at Garner Heating & Air Conditioning. We understand the value of trying to reduce the spread of this virus so that our healthcare system is not overwhelmed. We are confident that we will be able to handle this predicament as quickly as possible and return to normality.