Tri County Temp Control | Portland Area | Sales & Service: 503-557-2220 | Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Heating and Air Conditioning Testimonials

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Great furnace installation

Three days ago one of your crews efficiently and professionally put in to our home a new Trane heating and cooling system. This was done on short notice and accomplished all in one busy day.

We appreciated the great service from Chris, Daniel, Robert, David and others associated with Tri County Temp. The team worked like a fine tuned machine. These days one seldom sees their high level of performance and there was a consistent good attitude that is never encountered in machines.

During our joint experience together I had a number of basic (or even dumb) questions and everyone patiently gave me good responses. There is no question these guys know their stuff!

Our place received better care from team members than it normally gets from those of us who live here. They even took the time to help me take a big bed apart so we could capture one of the moderately disturbed house cats, then helped me place her in a safe and secure room.

Let us know if you ever need our endorsement on the good work done by your great organization. We feel that we cost effectively received exactly what we needed.

WARM regards from highly satisfied customers Bob and Patti in the Charbonneau district of Wilsonville.

Just wanted to say thanks...

Hello, Just wanted to say thanks for the very professional service call today in Hillsboro, OR. Mike got us fixed up while we were out of town.

Gary R.


Compliments to you and your staff...

Dear Mr. Sanchez, Compliments to you and your staff. David responded two days ago within two hours of our distress call. His diagnosis was complete and professional. Our furnace needed either expensive repairs or replacement. Two hours later Chris Rickles professionally presented a proposal that we agreed upon, and this afternoon Paul completed the replacement installation -- doing this on a Saturday really helped us. Paul was awesome. He was courteous, professional, hard working and efficient. He is the best tradesman that I have ever worked with. I am impressed with your organization and would recommend your team. You should be proud of your staff.

Jeff T.

Lake Oswego

I look forward to receiving our next gas bill...

I've been meaning to send you a note to thank you and the Tri County crew for installing our new gas furnace last September at 3270 SW Fairmount Blvd in Portland. The furnace has been doing a great job, including through our recent cold spell. For October and November, our gas usage was way below what we used in 2012 despite slightly lower temperatures outside. I look forward to receiving our next gas bill to see how much we used during the December cold snap.

I also want to pass along my compliments for the great job your installation crew did at our house. I was especially impressed at how well prepared they were to deal with unexpected conditions, such as a kink in the chimney flue that required running the vent line through the side of the house. Also, they did a quick job matching up with the existing ducts. Even with the various complications, they finished the job early (around 3:30 pm, I think).

Ed W.


Attic Furnace and Air Conditioner installation -

I want to commend all the employees that worked on our project addition of heat and cooling for our second floor. From Jason and the installers and office staff, professionalism was greatly appreciated and shown on everything that went into our job. The pricing was fair and clear on our estimate leaving no questions to be asked. Our schedule was changed and everyone made it effortless to accommodate our change.

The installation was totally painless on our part. We hardly knew they were working but their accomplishments showed every day. When they said they would do something it was done on time and exactly the way they said it would be done. The installation crew of Thomas, Jason and Jesse were a joy to have in our home. They kept things clean, explained what they were doing and asked us if we had any requests for changing the original plans. Everything was met with explanation, ideas and compassion. All the above wouldn't happen if it wasn't for good management


Trane gas furnace to replace the old oil burner. -

In November of 2011 you helped us in the selection and installation of a Trane gas furnace to replace the old oil burner. Since then we have saved so much on heating cost our money pit is overflowing so we decided to check out the addition of central air conditioning to help dispose of the overflow of wealth.

We enjoyed working with you in the past.

Edward, Lake Oswego

Attic Furnace Installation -

Last night your great crew (Duane Howard, Jose Hernandez) worked till 7:30 pm to assure everything was completed and the job site absolutely cleaned up, on our upstairs- attic installed, horizontal flow XV-95 gas furnace installation.  The guys did a great job and worked hard non-stop from 0800 am, and into the evening.  The installation was first class, fit the space much better than the original installation, and they took care of a number of modifications, I asked for,  on the “fly”, and got things done right.

The proof was immediately evident in the comfort of the second story rooms of our home.  ALL ROOMS now have a balanced heat flow and are much more comfortable.  Just as Jason indicated it would be, after several vent and damper modifications were completed.  As with my previous downstairs furnace replacement, last year (2010),  I would like to thank all of you at Tri County and especially; Jason, Duane and Jose, for a first class job.

You will always get my endorsement, and a couple of neighbors already asked what we had done this morning, and I pointed them only to Tri County Temp Control!!

Best of the Holidays and Wishing You all a Great year !!!

Lake Oswego Install

Jason, Jose, Duane

Great job servicing the furnace -

Just wanted to let you know that the service we have received from your office staff and Ron, who came out to service our furnace, was wonderful. The staff who answered the phone and set up the appointments was friendly and helpful.

Ron did a great job servicing the furnace and was patient and clear in showing us how to clean the filters. He also explained how to use and program the thermostat in a way that made it simple and sooooo easy to understand. We had tried to figure it out from the manual but it was so dense and confusing we resorted to simply turning it off and on. Now, thanks to Ron, we have it programed and are maximizing all the features of the system.

Just thought someone would like to know!

- Carol P.

Install at my Lake Oswego home -

Chris I would like to thank the Tri Temp team that did the install at my Lake Oswego home.

Thomas, Able, Matt along with John and Frank including yourself made me feel like a valued customer. Thats a good feeling.

Your folks were professional and personable. The install helped make my house a home, that's very important to me.

Please pass this on to the Management Team at Tri-Temp.

- Bill

Trane Furnace Install -

Alan Sanchez:

I would like to express my appreciation for the manner in which your employees handled the installation of my Trane furnace.

Chris explained all the business matter very clearly, and Justin took great care in installing the furnace, as well as making sure everything was working correctly. The service from these men is an asset to your company. There was another gentleman who worked on the project, but I can't remember his name. (Maybe John?) They all need to be commented.

I look forward t your service when needed

-Mrs. J. Bradshaw

Installation -

"We are writing to express our appreciation for the quality of personnel you employ...

Our heating system was playing up and we asked NW Natural for a quote. Lisa Preble and Karin Saltz came to our home and the meeting was not stressful and informative. The furnace died and we accepted a second recommendation from Karin.

Thursday, 7 February, NW Natural announced their arrival, explained what they would be doing and silently departed a couple of hours later leaving our property almost as found. Impressive.

TriCounty staff was on our property for two days and were pleasant and efficient. They caused us no disruption but our dogs certainly interfered with their work. No mess was left and all our questions were answered.

Your staffs are to be commended, for the excellence of their work and their professional attitudes."

- Rich and Val E.

Installation -

"We want to thank you for the great performance of your installation crew. John was extremely helpful throughout the project. He made helpful suggestions and exhibited extreme care while on the job. He was knowledgeable, experienced, and courteous. We are extremely pleased with the design and equipment that replaced our old system. The new system is extremely efficient, quiet and clean. We are happy with the salesperson’s recommendation and John’s on-site final design. We will always recommend you to anyone who asks."

- Sincerely, Rick & Tara D.

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"I want to thank you for the excellent service and performance you provided in installing my new furnace and moving the water heater. Each and every employee who came to my home was polite, considerate and informative. On a scale of 1-10, you are all a 10 plus."

"...Special thanks to Karin Saltz who stayed in touch the entire process and to Tami Lafferty, who so quickly handled all the rebates. A special thanks to the very nice man who installed my air filters. He lives in Molalla"

- Jean F.

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"The installer, was excellent! All the workers were timely, courteous, and cleaned up when done."

- Anonymous

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"Pleasant experience, would gladly recommend your company..."

- L. & S. W.

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Thank you again for "fixing" our heating problem! We are enjoying our addition, and I can't imagine it being any better than this. Please pass along our thanks to Justin. We really appreciate the extra time and effort you both put in. - Thank you again!"

- E.A.

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"Installer was very professional & courteous; got work done quickly & did exceptional job of cleaning up afterwards. Inspector even commented that installer's work was better than most he's seen & that he did really good with insulation & sealing; he seemed most impressed."

- L.H.

Installation -

I had an installation of a new gas furnace in October. This involved replacing an existing older gas furnace. I was very pleased with the installer's work for a number of reasons.

First, new ducting was installed which had to run a length under the ceiling of the garage, quite exposed. He was able to make it look quite aesthetically appealing by wrapping the duct in white vinyl over the insulation.

Second he was extremely thorough, and patiently explained the many set up options for the new furnace and thermostat to me. I had a number of technical questions which he was able to answer clearly.

Third, after the installation was completed, he told me that if there were any problems to call him directly, since he would be the most familiar with what he'd done, and could troubleshoot issues most easily. I was very impressed by this "ownership," which I have not seen with other companies. It certainly makes sense.

Shortly after the installation I noticed a vibration problem when the unit was running at full force, with the vibrations being transmitted into the adjoining utility room. I called him and he thought it over and proposed a solution. He thought this related to the prior installation of the air conditioner not using a strong enough base. He proposed to strengthen the base and wrap it with insulation. He was injured before he could complete this, but again I was very impressed to get a call from the office three or so weeks later indicating that he was back on the job and he wanted [remembered!] to schedule an appointment to fix the vibration. I will comment that this solution worked perfectly, so obviously he is very bright and has good troubleshooting skills.

I think the installer will go far in your organization, with good interpersonal skills, good troubleshooting and problem solving skills, obvious pride in his work, and strong orientation toward customer satisfaction.

- Sincerely, G.L.C.

Installation -

"I want to let you know that this was a positive experience - both of the installers were very professional, friendly, and did a great job. They are both an asset to your company."

- Thanks, P.K.

Recommendation -

"We were all ready to purchase from a different dealer until I read about Trane on-line. Then you were so quick to follow up on my call to you and provide a bid on the spot, that you won the job. We have been very pleased with every phase of this experience. Special commendation to the young men who worked to install the units."

- Thank You, B. & B. B.

Installation -

In later summer we attended a home & garden show where your company had a booth.  We had been attempting for some time to obtain straight forward, honest answers in regards to pricing on replacing our Trane heat pump.  Mr. Chris Rickles was in attendance at your booth.  After much discussion we decided to allow Mr. Rickles to contact us for an appointment even though we weren't convinced he would give us the exact breakdown in pricing we were looking for.

Mr. Rickles contacted us and on September 17 came to our home.  After reviewing our needs, he offered us a quote.  No, the quote was not the lowest we had received but, it was the most straight forward and honest one we had received.  He was very open with us and explained everything we wanted to know in easy to understand detail.  He worked with us on determining on how to meet our needs and wishes for our replacement unit.  Needless, to say, we agreed to an installation.  Mr. Rickles is an exceptional sales person.

On October 28, a 2-man crew from Tri County arrived in a very timely manner.  They proceeded to dismantle our old unit without destroying it so that Habitat for Humanity could re-use it.  They worked for 2 days installing our unit and verifying everything worked to our satisfaction.  These 2 gentlemen showed an understanding of their jobs as well as the ability to deal with exacting customers.  They also tool the time to explain each step they took and to point out any issues or problems when they arose.  They not only did an exceptional job of installation, they corrected mistakes made by the previous installer of our original unit.

We would like for Tri County to know and acknowledge all of these gentlemen for the fantastic job they did.  We feel if we run into any issues in the future that we can call on Mr. Rickles for assistance without fear of getting the brush-off now that the sale is complete.  We also want to pass on our sincere thanks for a job well-done.

-Bill & Jan

Installation -

On May 4th and 5th, we had a new furnace and air conditioning installed.  From the initial meeting with Chris Rickles through installation by John Winter and Paul, it was a very pleasant experience.

Chris covered all the bases.  With his knowledge of the equipment, his demeanor, flexibility for meeting times, and follow-through, he instilled a sense of trust.  Chris was able to answer all of our questions and his recommendations for duct cleaning and electrical work proved to be excellent choices as well.

John and Paul were punctual, efficient, and friendly.  John explained what would take place each day they would be here and they kept to that schedule.  The quality of workmanship is superior and they cleaned up all of the debris when the work was done.

When it was necessary to speak to an office staff person, they were friendly and their explanations and messages were understandable and complete.

We will highly recommend Tri County to everyone we know, or to anyone who should ask for our opinion.  Thank you for a job well-done!

Regards, Gwen & Steve

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