Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. 1 - Installed 2 new 80% furnaces and 2 new 13 seer A/C's in town home in Brooklyn Park
2 - Installed new 96% Lennox furnace, 16 Seer Lennox A/C, Humidifier, Trion air cleaner, and Honeywell touch screen thermostat.
3 - Installed a new Air conditioning system with duct in a house that has hot water heat (boiler) in Maplewood
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. -At Air Rite we ensure the highest quality of work.
-We take our time to make sure jobs are done rite.
-Honest and competitive Prices.
-There is always a free home inspection, and heat loss calculation performed by an expert to ensure your new equipment is sized properly.
-We are quality installer certified, and are able to get you up to $2650.00 in rebates, and Lennox cash back on a conventional forced air system!
-We Have prompt Service by certified, and experienced technicians at a competitive rate!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like being able to provide customers with affordable service. It is very satisfying to me when I can fix some ones equipment on a Hot, or cold day and leave knowing they are comfortable and still able to pay there bills stress free.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I(Dan Kuhn) was a born and raised HVAC professional. My father (Brian Kuhn) and business Partner has been in the business for over 35 years. I grew up with HVAC as a typical dinner conversation topic, and going out to jobs with my dad and marveling over power tools, skilled tin work, and Heating and air materials overflowing in our garage. I started to working in a shop at 14 years building tin fittings, started on the field at 16 and have been in HVAC ever since. Being a HVAC Professional was just in my blood, and has become my passion.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. If I was to advise someone looking to get into HVAC, I would tell them the truth, you need experience. What people are looking for everywhere is experience. I cant express enough that on the job experience is extremely important to a contractor like myself. I also believe going to school for it is a smart move, but do not expect to graduate and land a job for $30 an hour you wont hold up to the guys that have been out there in the field for 20 years. take what you can get and be very happy if you can even find $14 an hour to start as a helper. If you are good at what you do, and your school trained you properly it wont be long till you start taking on more responsibility, and make more money. I'm not saying that its not possible to get out of school and make good money, This is just based on what I've seen.
HVAC is a great line of work, and if you would like to get into it I would recommend finding a contractor to take you on as a apprentice for a few months before you decide you want to make it your carrier. Many contractors will even co-op your schooling costs if you choose to go after being with them for a while.