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Santiago's Heating & Air

Phone: (559) 304-3159Fax: (559) 277-17215587 W Hedges Ave, FresnoCA 93722-8603

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A BBB Accredited Business since 11/09/2010

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Santiago's Heating & Air's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Santiago's Heating & Air

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)BBB Closure Definitions
08/19/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Santiago's failed to fix my air conditioning unit. They didn't perform any checks on functioning after so called repairs and didn't complete job.
Santiago's did not complete repairs to air conditioning unit. July 26, 2013, technician came to house but left because he did not like our request that he and his worker be careful with our yard gate. My husband told them it would need to be closed after entering or leaving. My husband also told them that the last guys from Santiago's slammed it several times even though we warned him about the fence being attached to the house. The technician left without addressing malfunctioning of air conditioning unit. Prior to that date on,07-16-2013 technician ***** came to the house to replace a "faulty" txv. After he replace the part the technician did not go through out house to confirm the problem of uneven cooling through out house was solved.When I asked him if he had checked performance in each room he said he had, but I did not see him go into any other rooms in the house except the closet with the attic access. When questioned again he said there were no leaks and the vent system was fine. When he went to the truck I checked the performance of the system in each room and found it no better than before. When he returned I asked him to at least check the temperature of the air coming from the vents to verify the problem had been fix. He reluctantly checked the back family room and agreed the air from the vent was warmed and not blowing as strongly as the other vents in the house. He said it was because it was farther from the unit, which did not make sense since other rooms farther from the unit were much cooler. The technician did not want to address the problems and frustrated by his lack of cooperation and I reluctantly signed the work order. After a few days, I was able to confirm my suspicion that the unit was still not working correctly. This company has provided very poor customer service. Phone calls are not returned in a timely manner. Commitments made verbally are not fulfilled. Technicians refuse to listen to the our concerns about the systems functioning. My air conditioner still runs constantly and will not go lower than 79/78 degrees and sometimes 80 degrees on days when it is over 100 degrees.

Desired Settlement
If the home warranty company charges us another fee of $75 for a different company to come out to fix the unit, we are requested a refund of the $75 check #1263. They should also have to reimburse us for the constant running of our unit and excess bill for the month of July from the lack of timely contact and service, but I doubt that will happen

Business' Initial Response
Mr ***** fails to conceive a unbiased review due to his unsettling anger. Upon arrival of the house Mr ***** made me aware about the constant entering and leaving through the side gate which has never seemed to be any problem to any other home owner. The owner was clearly very upset about the matter in which he proceeded to call my employee an idiot and had no knowledge of what he was doing. After observing the client I understood that there was no arguing with him, so I proceeded by letting him know that I would not be able to service the unit due to his profanity and unsettled emotion. After I left the property I called his insurance company and let them know that I would no longer service the unit, and requested another company to be provided for the needed service of Mr. *****'s air conditioner.

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 02/28/2006Business started: 01/25/2005
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Dr
Sacramento, CA95827-1703
(800) 321-2752

BBB records show a license number of 853609 for this company, issued by Contractors State License Board. Their web address is

Type: Contractors State License Board

Check License Status: Click here to view license info

Please note that governmental licensing information may not be current.

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietor

Contact Information
Principal: Mr Carlos Santiago (Owner)
Business Category

Heating Contractors

BBB Program Participation
This company has agreed to use special procedures including mediation and arbitration, if necessary, to resolve disputes.

Map & Directions

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Address for Santiago's Heating & Air

5587 W Hedges Ave

Fresno, CA 93722-8603

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  • 5587 W Hedges Ave 

    Fresno, CA 93722-8603(559) 304-3159

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