As a valued member of the Smith Air Conditioning family, we appreciate the trust you place in us for your home and business comfort needs. With the current health concerns, it is important for all of us to monitor the rapidly evolving situation involving the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Smith Air Conditioning provides a vital role in maintaining the health and safety of our community. Therefore, we will remain open during this time of social distancing. If your AC is broken, we will be there to fix it.
We want to share our plan to address concerns and answer questions that you may be asking. Below is our process moving forward until further notified.
If you need service, please call our main line at 337-363-1866 for service at any hour. We have local staff handling the phones from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and we have an after hours answering service so that you are always speaking with a person to take care of your needs.
Measures we are taking for our team to be aware of
- We have a very strict policy in place that if any staff member is not feeling well to stay home and consult with their physician and with his or her immediate supervisor
- We currently have adopted a “no hand-shake policy”
- All employees have been instructed to limit any hand to surface exposure
- We intend to limit our time in groups as a team as much as possible
- Technicians already work in isolation for most of the day and are not exposed to large groups during work. We will be limiting face to face interaction between our office team members and field team members
- We will be following cleaning protocols recommended by CDC and state agencies
- Technicians follow a hand sanitizing protocol when they arrive to a job and after they leave each job.
Service Call Precautions
We are open and running calls to homes. We want to be there in case of emergencies and make sure we keep our customers safe and comfortable at home. We also need to take caution to protect our team members and make sure they stay healthy as well.
When you call in, our office staff will be asking if anyone in the home has a fever, been diagnosed or had exposure to the virus. We need to know so that we can be proactive with our team’s response and level of protection. We will have some team members who do not want to be exposed to a high-risk customer and we will respect those wishes.
We will also have team members who are willing to work in that environment so that we can respond to those in most need.
In most cases we can troubleshoot equipment from outside, in a crawl space, or in the attic with minimal face to face contact. We will be following protocols to maintain a safe work environment by disinfecting work areas in the home and in our trucks after each call.
The maintenance of your HVAC system is important to us. We will be performing maintenance on a case by case basis. If you have any questions about this, please contact the office.
Obtaining Signatures for Work
Our normal process is for repair work to be approved via signature before beginning work. In order to reduce contact, we will be suspending this requirement at this time so you will not be asked to sign a phone or tablet by our team.
For equipment sales, we have the option of email approval and we will require signatures for replacement equipment.
Updates From Smith Air Conditioning
We will carry out our plan in two week increments unless the situation changes. We will send out communications via email and social media if our plan changes.
We greatly appreciate our customers and team members here at Smith Air Conditioning. We understand the value of trying to reduce the spread of this virus so that our healthcare system is not overwhelmed. We are confident that we will be able to handle this predicament as quickly as possible and return to normality.