Best Air Conditioning and Heating Company – Orange County Register

1. Heating and air conditioning in the Alps

1895 S. Santa Cruz St., Anaheim; 714-633-8892;

In Springfield, South Dakota, Al Puig was in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning program, while his wife Kathy was studying business management. Then, about 40 years ago, they moved to Southern California, where, after Al spent several years working in the HVAC industry, the couple decided to open their own business.

Since 1993, Alps Heating & AC has installed and serviced heating and cooling units in homes in Orange County and parts of Los Angeles County.

“It was just a family store,” says Kathy Puig of Alps’ early days. At first the staff consisted of Al, Kathy and another salesman. Today, however, they have 25 employees.

“We are still small, but we are bigger than we were,” she adds. “We like to take care of people’s homes.”

And that keeps the Alps busy, especially during Southern California heat waves, when the company’s trucks roll from town to town answering calls for services as temperatures rise.

For those who want to prepare their home for summer heat and winter cold, Alps has a seasonal maintenance program. In worst-case scenarios, you can call the company’s emergency line to request service. “We do our best to meet the customer’s needs and intervene as soon as possible,” says Kathy.

Beyond heating and air conditioning, Alps offers duct cleaning, air purifying, insulation and water heater services.

—Liz Ohanesian

2. Veteran Air

2925 E. Ricker Way, Anaheim; 714-206-3493;

Mike Anderson grew up in the HVAC industry before serving in the U.S. Army and eventually opening Veteran Air in 2009. More than a decade later, the Anaheim-based store is a mainstay in the county of ‘Orange, participating in community events like the Anaheim Easter Egg Hunt and Tustin Chili Cook Off.

When it comes to keeping locals cool, Veteran Air regularly receives rave reviews online. Beyond your air conditioning, the company takes care of heaters, fan motor replacement and duct installation/repair, as well as air cleaning and light air purifiers. UV.

In addition to basic services, Veteran Air offers a monthly maintenance membership program, which includes semi-annual check-ups, extended warranties on repairs and discounts for various services, and membership fees may apply. the cost of system or duct installations.

3. Plumbing, heating, air conditioning service champions

3150 E Birch St, Brea; 800-800-2417;

For over 20 years, Service Champions has handled the air conditioning, heating, air purification and plumbing needs for homes in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Founded by Yorba Linda resident Leland Smith, the company has a top notch team of over 100 technicians who must spend 150 hours a year training with masters in their craft. Education is part of Service Champion’s business strategy. Its website includes resource sections that break down topics like how your air conditioner works and common heating system issues. Service Champions also partners with the Brea Olinda Unified School District on career programs for elementary and middle school students.

Appointments with Service Champions can be booked online and the company offers both a CHAMPS-Rewards program for regular service customers and financing options for new home systems.