Here’s how S&S Heating, Cooling & Sheet Metal can help you chill

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S&S recommends that homeowners get a precision tune-up once the weather reaches 65 degrees. It includes tuning, cleaning, lubricating and making any necessary adjustments to keep your cooling system running at peak efficiency as well as maintaining manufacturer warranty requirements.

By Laura Briedis

Even though we enjoyed a mild winter, that doesn’t mean summer won’t be sizzling hot. On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, indicating an early spring followed by what is predicted to be a dry, hot summer.

“We take pride in keeping our clients comfy and cozy year-round, and in the summer that means keeping them cool,” says Mark Staron II, who is the second “S” in S&S Heating, Cooling & Sheet Metal. His parents, Mark Sr. and Gayle, founded the business in 1989.

“We can’t control the weather outside, but we can help you control the climate inside.”

A trusted local business established three decades ago, this family-owned company expertly installs, services and provides preventative maintenance on all types of HVAC systems, including gas, electric, and boilers, as well as tank and tankless hot water units.

Ready for a Hot Summer?
Before the hot temperatures set in and you are running your air conditioner around the clock, make sure the unit is in peak condition.

“We recommend that homeowners get a precision tune-up once the weather consistently reaches 65 degrees,” says Mark, noting the company has a dedicated staff of certified tune-up technicians.

“Think of an annual cooling tune-up as if it were an oil change for your home,” he says. “You’d never think of going without one for your car or it wouldn’t operate properly.”

“This is a thorough, one and a half hour service with a 30-plus item checklist,” he explains. “We don’t just look over your unit. We are tuning, cleaning, lubricating and making any necessary adjustments to keep your cooling system running at peak efficiency.”

S&S also offers a Preferred Customer Maintenance Program that can save customers money by extending equipment life, preventing costly repairs and ensuring the equipment is operating safely. In addition to including two tune-ups a year, if there are any problems, these maintenance plan clients are given priority when scheduling service and they receive a 15 percent discount on service repair parts and labor.

Photography: Benjamin Margalit

“It is important to note that many of the manufacturer’s warranties are void if the homeowner does not do regular maintenance,” notes Gayle.

Staying Cool
If you have been thinking about getting a new air conditioner, now is the time.

“More than just helping you stay cool this summer, we help you save money by offering high-efficiency products designed to reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills,” says Mark.

“For homeowners who have an air conditioner built before 2012 with the old R-22, it is more cost effective to get a new unit rather than replacing the refrigerant that is being phased out, which is more than $100 per pound of R-22,” adds Gayle.

At S&S, the staff helps you make informed decisions and sort through the cooling products, from the latest central air conditioners to ductless mini-splits and heat pumps.

“We sell and install leading brands,” says Mark, noting the company is a Trane Comfort Specialist. “We also can build our own ductwork through our sheet metal fabrication facility in Hinckley or with our mobile truck shop. This comes in handy if we need to create custom ductwork to accommodate any airflow concerns.”

S&S also can add a Trane CleanEffects whole-house air filtration unit to reduce contaminants and purify the air to get rid of allergens, germs and odors.

Getting Smarter
It is not only your phone that is smart nowadays, as homes are also becoming smarter.

“Nexia home automation systems take your home’s comfort and efficiency to a new level,” says Mark.

“Not only can you control your heating and cooling units through Wi-Fi from your phone, tablet or computer, but we have the ability to monitor your system and get an alert when something is wrong if you so choose. This way we often can solve a problem remotely to avoid paying a physical service call charge.”

Photography: Benjamin Margalit

In addition to controlling your heating and cooling units, Nexia can control more than 400 smart home products, including lighting, door locks, security cameras and sprinkler systems.

“With all of the high-tech touches nowadays, we still take pride in old-fashioned customer service,” comments Mark Sr.

“We take time to talk to our customers and get to know them, so we can make the best recommendations and then together find the best solutions for their family or business.”

S&S Heating, Cooling & Sheet Metal is located at 1353 Ridge Road in Hinckley. All S&S technicians are certified in heating and air conditioning installation and repair from leading manufacturers and North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Call 440-237-3663 or visit for more information.