With the coming of fall, the time is right for winter preparations and nothing is more crucial in the dead of winter than a good heating system.
DeZiel Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. is a growing, family-owned company that can take care of those winter worries.
Mike DeZiel is a 1986 graduate of Maple Lake High School and his wife, Dana Peterson DeZiel, is a 1987 Irish grad. The couple works together as their company has expanded to service the entire metro area and all of Wright County.
“Dana and I both grew up in Maple Lake,” Mike said, noting that after graduation, he attended Hennepin Technical College for its two-year HVAC program. Dana attended Rasmussen Business College during that same time period. They were married in 1993 and although they didn’t officially start their joint business venture until 2003, Mike said he was building his company from the time he graduated from tech school.
“From the beginning, I was working on my own as well as working for other service companies,” he said.
The couple has two daughters:
Megan, 17, a senior at Buffalo High School; and Hanna, 12, in seventh grade at Buffalo Community Middle School.
Although fall and winter is the time to be thinking of heating, DeZiel Heating and Air also services and installs air conditioning systems, along with mini-splits (ductless air conditioners), gas fireplaces, heat pumps, plenum heaters, boiler and hotwater systems, ductwork, vent work, gas lines and accessories such as humidifiers, air cleaners, air purifiers and upgraded filters.
The DeZiels stress that they specialize in residential furnace and AC repair and replacement. They said they don’t deal with a vast array of commercial business because a service company should be excellent at a few things instead of trying to be just okay at a lot of things.
DeZiel Heating and AC can provide same-day service, with 97% of their service calls completed on the same day. They service all brands and service trucks are fully stocked so repairs can be made on the spot. They also specialize in repairing older, obsolete models and technicians are NATE (North American Technical Excellence) certified which ensures faster and more accurate diagnoses of problems.
“Our technicians are trained above and beyond what is required in this area,” Dana said, pointing out because of their huge customer base in the Twin Cities, DeZiel technicians must be able to meet the more stringent metro area requirements and their Wright County customers can reap the benefits provided by that additional training. Because of those high standards, DeZiel is one of Wright-Hennepin Co-op Electric’s preferred contractors.
And in a tough economy with rising fuel prices, there is money to be saved with energy efficient equipment. Mike said the addition of a plenum heater, combined with a high efficiency furnace, can save the average homeowner as much as $2,000 a year.
DeZiel Heating and Air Conditioning also supports the community, donating $25 to local food shelves for every job in their area. “Whenever we catch wind of something, we do our best to give back to the community,” Dana said.
Representing DeZiel Heating and Air Conditioning in the field is a staff of certified technicians that includes Doug DeZiel, Mike’s brother and 1983 graduate of MLHS, Jeff Axelson of Albertville and Artie Duran of Buffalo. Also helping in the office is Dana’s mother, Leititia (Tish) Peterson of Maple Lake.
Flat rate service calls start at $89 and there are no hourly charges. All service calls are based on quotes and DeZiel pledges to stick to those quotes regardless of how long it takes for the repairs to be made.
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