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Peters Associates

Founded 1945 • With Angi since March 2004

4.5

(56) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

8120 Erdrick St

Philadelphia, PA 19136

Description

Our Business since 1945, our name has been synonymous with first-rate HVAC. Our range of services has grown to meet today's ever-changing demands, continuously adopting the latest energy efficient technology. Additional fax - (215) 624-5450. Additional phones - (215) 355-2600, (215) 441-4359, (215) 862-3700....

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

08/07/2018


Mildred C.

Very well .john and mike were on time , very professional, courtesy, cleaned up and removed all trash., and old oil heater. Showed me how to operate thermostat answered all my questions. Very pleased.

Description of Work
Installed new gas heater

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

1.0

05/18/2017


Chad S.

Do not work with this company unless you enjoy dishonest business practices. Spoke with two individuals in Peters' office to schedule service and potential ongoing maintenance of my LG ductless mini-split system. Red flags went up right away as both individuals seemed to lack even basic knowledge of how ductless mini-split systems work or about what maintenance Peters would perform on them under the maintenance contract. However, with hot weather approaching and LG recommending this company, I decided to give it a go. Technician arrived 2 hours early (which is preferred over late, but still off schedule). Technician was fairly knowledgeable, polite and a pleasure to deal with. Diagnosed a bad main control board in our outdoor unit. Informed me install of new board would take 20-30 minutes, but it needed to be ordered and that office would call back with final pricing and to schedule a return visit. Office called back the next day with a price of $1100, installed. Unfortunately, the part in question costs $275-$350, depending on what supply house you source it from. With Peters' labor rates, this should have resulted in a maximum price of $469 installed. When I informed Lyle at the office that I was aware of the cost of the price and that -- not only was marking up materials/parts unacceptable (in all my dealings with contractors, of any kind, I have never had a contractor mark up supplies/parts) -- marking up parts more than 300% was beyond unscrupulous. Lyle refused to provide a breakdown of parts + labor costs and responded that Peters' was "in the business of making money" and that he didn't understand how other contractors stayed in business without similar markups on parts/supplies. At the least, Peters is unethical and untrustworthy, and I hate to think about the number of people they've gouged on pricing over the years.

Description of Work
Repair of ductless mini-split air conditioning system.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

02/26/2016


Harry P.

They came out in the summer time and replace the a/c unit. It was some time in July 2015. It was $3500. They were great. They came out right away. He did a Jerry rig to help us until he could get the new heater installed before this visit. It wasn't throwing enough air and he said it needed a charge and it has a leak in the e coil so I decided to order a new air conditioner system. They came out and installed it once it came it and it was a quick manner.

Description of Work
They put an air conditioner in.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

01/28/2016


Leslie S.

We have used this company for service for heating and air conditioning for past 8 years. We recently had a different company come in for a second opinion on a flue issue. Boy, were we sorry (long story on that one). We called Peters back, and had excellent interaction with Lisa, who is one of the people who handles the phone calls. Because of our long history as customers with this company, Lisa suggested that the owner might want to come out himself. Michael did come to our home. He impressed us as knowledgable and honest. We decided to buy a new furnace from Peters. Furnaces are a big expense - no way around that one , but he provided a professional estimate and his cost was very reasonable for a high quality furnace and also included fixing a very problematic flue issue. The men who installed the furnace and fixed the flue/pipes on a holiday (MLK Day)were great. They worked very hard all day 8-5 pm to get us heated again during a very cold stretch of weather. This company doesn't fool you with all the bells and whistles like some HVAC companies that seem to put their time into ads on the radio,etc. Peters concentrates on doing good, honest work. Highly recommend!

Description of Work
replaced furnace and fixed flue issue

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

09/25/2015


Barbara O.

Outstanding everything was done on schedule and workmanship could not be praised enough.

Description of Work
Install new Lennox heat pump system.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

06/30/2015


Dennis P.

It went very well. Very responsive from the initial call to actual installation. Professional, friendly. I liked that a service manager visited the job both days to check on the work being done, answer questions and make sure the system was going to work as expected.

Description of Work
New heating/air conditioning system installed.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

3.0

06/16/2015


Gary S.

Summary: o) Peter Associate's Technician was competent, punctual, polite and effective. o) Peter Associates high pricing and somewhat misleading business practices make them a vendor to avoid. Details: I called Peters Associates to investigate a lack of cooling on a residential Lennox HVAC system they installed six years ago. My best guess was the problem was due to low refrigerant probably caused by a leak. I described this to the dispatcher and was quoted a price of $109 for a technician to come and provide 1/2 hour of diagnostic services. An additional charge of $28 for every 1/4 hour of additional time was also quoted. I was told that once the technician identified the problem, they would be able follow up with a quote. I also confirmed warranty status for the system (no surprise here). The technician arrived within the scheduled time window and quickly got to work. He confirmed the system was low on refrigerant within 15 minutes and then proceeded to tell me it would be an additional $301 charge to search for the leak. This fee was never mentioned when I called nor would the technician use any of the remaining time to even do a quick leak check with his leak detector. I asked him to check with his manager and have him call me, but only received a call from the dispatcher wanting to know if I wanted the work done. I gave them the go ahead to do the expensive leak check. It took about 1 hour to find a leak in the evaporator coil (the cold part). The total charge was significantly more than the hourly rate I had been quoted due to the flat rate nature of the leak check pricing. The technician told me the coil would be covered by warranty but not labor, as per the Lennox terms and conditions. I asked the technician to have his manager call me to review options and to see if they could check with Lennox if there were any "hidden" warranties available. The next morning I received a call from Peters (not a manager) with a quote to replace the coil. It was a big number. I again asked if he could check with Lennox about potential "hidden" warranties and was told that Lennox never did such a thing. After repeatedly asking, he reluctantly agreed to check with Lennox. He called me back within a few minutes to tell me Lennox wouldn't do anything. At that point I started calling other Lennox authorized installers. I found another company that came out to inspect the system at no charge to me. They confirmed the leak and quoted the labor for a warranty coil replacement for well under 1/2 of what Peters quoted. I hired them, not Peters.

Description of Work
Tested residential system for low refrigerant and checked for leaks.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

4.0

01/27/2015


Harry P.

Good service, arrived on time and completed the job very quickly, service people were very professional and explained everything to my satisfaction.

Description of Work
Replaced central heating unit

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

12/20/2014


Stan D.

Extremely well. John clearly explained the equipment and installation process. John was very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Peters Associates. I have used their services for 17 years. Peters also installed our previous system in 1999.

Description of Work
Installed new Lennox Heat Pump system including air handler and electric heat package (pump was installed on roof 5 stories up and the air handler was installed in my units ceiling. (A 16.2 SEER system)

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

07/15/2014


Marleise R.

Craig, our technician is very good at what he does. He is quick, courteous and i have never had a problem with him.

Description of Work
They replaced a coil in our AC unit that was leaking.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

07/19/2013


Richard H.

The sales representative showed up on time and was friendly and professional. He introduced himself and included my wife into the discussion. He pretty much had the job sold when he left it was a matter of the amount we wanted to spend. The installers showed up on time and where very professional. They placed a tarp down to protect my floors and went right to work. They spent the whole day at the house and installed the system even though it rained that day. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new system.

Description of Work
Installed a new central heating/air conditioner also replaced the cooling lines

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

01/03/2013


Kathy O.

They really were determined to see the job through. When the wrong parts were sent from Peerless, they never billed for the time.

Description of Work
They came out to repair a peerless pinnacle propane boiler. There were issues with being able to get parts that fit from Peerless. In the end we replaced the unit.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

2.0

11/21/2011


mike F.

So I have used them twice in the past. First time was for a heating unit check (2008), which was fine. The second time was for a malfunction which ended up being a wire that melted (2009). They came out and fixed it for just over $200 and told me to be prepared soon to buy a new unit. Yes my unit is very old but had been working just fine prior to the wire issue.2011: Went to turn on the heat and it wasnt working again. I assumed it was the wire issue again. Had no problems at all last year, it worked just fine. So I called up Peters told them what I thought it was. They put me on hold and someone came on the line and basically began to berate me. Told me they would not come out and fix a unit they told me needed to be replaced. I corrected him and told him that I was told to be prepared to replace the unit soon as the problem may recur.. So I actually have been putting money aside to replace it (yes I actually listened). I asked the guy to please come out and fix the wire and then give me an estimate for a new unit. He refused to do any service on the unit and said all he would do for me was have someone from sales call me. And then continued to berate me saying I wouldnt treat a car like this, saying I failed to have them come check the unit annually since. What?? Did I call my dad? I'm calling and willing to pay for a service and you are talking to me like a child? Sales did call me a few days later (while I was sleeping-I work weird hours), and the quote seemed a little suspiciously low so I asked for him to send the quote to my email which he agreed to but then never did. So I immediately called another Heating company. They came out and replaced the $20 part for me and charged me HALF of what Peters charged me just 2 years earlier. They also told me if I was planning on moving in the next couple years not to bother replacing it but if I was going to live there for a few years it would be worth investing the money to replace it. Will not be having my unit replaced my Peters thats for sure.

Description of Work
Unit check-2008 Unit repair - October 2009 Unit repair request October 2011

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

4.0

10/11/2010


Bob S.

We paid $298 on the yearly maintenance agreement. They are very prompt and friendly. If we call them and say we need maintenance they are out the next day and if it is an emergency they will come out the same day. We would tell a friend or family member to try them.

Description of Work
We have a yearly maintenance agreement with Peters Associates for heating and air-conditioning. The last time we used them was in May for a yearly maintenance.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

06/25/2010


JEANINE & JOEL D.

It took three men two full days to remove the old A/C condenser, furnace and blower, and install new one, with filter and thermostat. They were professional, friendly, patient with all of my questions, and did terrific work. They even brought in a crane to lift the new condenser unit to the roof of my three-story house. I very much trust Peters and will certainly hire them again.

Description of Work
Installation of Lennox Air Conditioning and Heating System.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

4.0

01/26/2010


JASON R.

We have a service contract with them. They come out twice a year to service the HVAC. Their technicians are knowledgeable. They are reliable and on time. We have never had a problem with them in that regard. We did have a little problem with them at the time we got estimates for the new system, but they rectified it. There was one person that they sent that we didn’t like. We asked them never to send him again, and they did that for us.

Description of Work
We use Peters Associates for our HVAC needs. They installed a new heating system for us last year.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

07/14/2009


Jim H.

They were very professional and I would recommend them to others.

Description of Work
They helped me with a water hearter problem. They also checked two other water heaters.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

4.0

08/23/2008


STEPHANOS AND JULIANA B.

Mr. Eppinger is knowledgeable and clearly has been in the business for a while. He strikes me as dependable and trustworthy. Unfortunately, his estimate came in several thousand dollars too high. Moreover, he, like almost everyone else, tried to steer me away from a high-efficiency furnace and tankless water heater, instead of figuring out a way to make them work as another company did.

Description of Work
Mr. Ed Eppinger came to our house to give us an estimate on replacing our gas forced-hot-air furnace and water heater.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

08/20/2008


Matthew F.

They were able to quickly set up an appointment. They were prompt. They did the job very well. They were knowledgeable and they were very professional.

Description of Work
They did a cleaning and maintenance of my air conditioner.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

06/16/2008


Rob G.

They did a good job. They were very professional. I would use them again for future service and would recommend them to others. The approximate cost listed is for the cost of the heater.

Description of Work
They replaced a heater in my basement and worked on an air conditioning unit. They did this work on two different occasions.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

1.0

05/21/2008


Mickey S.

We agreed for them to start in spring with the a/c and in the fall with the heating unit, but they showed up in February to service the heating unit. I had had the heating unit serviced in October with a different service provider. Since the unit was serviced in October, they only spent 20 minutes when they came out in February. I called to question why they came out in February to do the Fall service on the heating unit and also told the receptionist that she would have to send someone out this fall to service the heater. She said that they don't send anyone out twice, only once for the spring and once for the fall. She blamed me for them coming in February (the end of the heating season) and couldn't explain why they came out in Feb. They came out to do the spring service for the a/c. It seemed to be thorough. I asked the technician to install a new thermostat that I purchased. He did it. He didn't have the a/c filter that was required for my unit. I said to call me when they had it and then they can come out and install it. They called today, 5/21/08 and came out to install the filter. I had an errand to do and walked out to the condo common area telling my wife to let the technician out when he was finished. My wife came out to get me saying that she asked the tech to look at the thermostat that his company had installed because it didn't seem to be working. He called his company who told him that they didn't install it. When I told him that they did, he handed me over to the receptionist who said that it wasn't supposed to be installed and that I would have to pay to fix it. In order to get it fixed, I said to her "Charge whatever you have to". It took him exactly 5 minutes to fix it and presented me with a bill for approx. $61.00. I said that I would not pay it and his office told him to disable the thermostat. He tried to force his way into the utility room. My wife locked the door and wouldn't let him in. He would not leave the condo so I called 911. The police came and made him leave. He said that his bosses told him to stay so that I wouldn't claim that he wasn't here. When he left, my wife said that he could prove that he was here because she had given him a $65.00 check for the filter. When I confronted him in his truck outside, he said that it was a special filter that wasn't covered by the contract. It was the first I heard of this and was amazed because the contract (a copy of which I never received) called for two services and all parts and labor. I stopped payment on that check. .

Description of Work
I signed a contract for Peters to service my heating and a/c units. The technician, Gary, explained everything that they would be doing which included two services and all parts and labor for a year. He didn't have an extra copy of the service agreement. He said he would get one out to me but never did.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

3.0

04/15/2008


MICHAEL B.

After expensive ($1100) work on our furnace which involved simply removing an automatic damper because the company could not obtain an appropriate replacement part (connecting wires too short) and did not want to fabricate one, I took a $200 service contract in hopes of getting a better rate and prompt service the next time repairs were needed. When the service person came to check and clean the central AC, I explained that the drain pan had partially filled, most likely because I had closed too many vents and caused ice formation on the coil. After I opened the vents, the system appeared to me to be operating normally. He then spent an hour and 45 minutes (which I expected to be covered under the service contract) confirming my diagnosis of no problem and Peters charged me $192 ($100 per hour plus unspecified miscellaneous charges). The good: the furnace was functional. The bad: the furnace has no damper, and I was charged $192 for no repair to the AC.

Description of Work
Furnace repair, furnace AC cleaning, service contract.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

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5.0

02/24/2008


STEPHANIE & LUKE M.

Great. Our furnace stopped working and we called Peters and they came right out and thoroughly cleaned and checked the furnace. The problem could not be duplicated but since Peters has been here we have not had a problem. The gentlemen was very friendly and helpful.

Description of Work
Cleaned and checked our gas furnace.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

12/17/2007


Greg R.

Peters was very prompt at returning my initial phone call. The service man was very professional and polite. This is the way all service calls should work.

Description of Work
My water gas heater pilot light failed. I tried to relight it myself but it would not stay lit. I called Peters at 7:00 AM. They replaced a bad thermocouple and were finished by 10:30 AM.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac

5.0

10/24/2007


MARK E.

Since new air return ducts needed to be special ordered, the work was done in 2 phases. But the work was done very well and very fast. Both the installer and the scheduling staff were very professional and helpful. I would recommend Peters and Associates and would use them again.

Description of Work
Complete cleaning of furnace, replacement of air return ducts, fixing gas leak on furnace, addition of new draft air intake vent in utility room in which the furnace was located and the closure of a return vent that was placed too close to the furnace.

Category heating & air conditioning/hvac, air duct cleaning

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    Free Estimates
    Yes
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    Yes
    Payment Options
    Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Financing Available
    Emergency Service
    Yes
    Warranties
    Yes

    Services Offered

    Air duct cleaning, solar panels, water heaters, heating & AC.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Peters Associates

    How is Peters Associates overall rated?

    Peters Associates is currently rated 4.5 overall out of 5.

    What days are Peters Associates open?

    Peters Associates is open:

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM

    What payment options does Peters Associates provide

    Peters Associates accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Financing Available

    Does Peters Associates offer free estimates?

    Yes, Peters Associates offers free project estimates.

    Does Peters Associates offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, Peters Associates offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Peters Associates offer emergency services?

    Yes, Peters Associates offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by Peters Associates?

    Yes, Peters Associates offers warranties.

    What services does Peters Associates offer?

    Peters Associates offers the following services: Air duct cleaning, solar panels, water heaters, heating & AC.

    Are there any services Peters Associates does not offer?

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