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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that raised the rating for Clark Air Conditioning include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
- BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
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Contractor's State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. David Ball, Owner
Air conditioning & Heating Contractors - Residential Air conditioning & Heating Contractors - Commercial Air Conditioning Repair Heating Equipment & Systems Cleaning & Repair Air Conditioning Contractors & Systems Heating & Air Conditioning
Alternate Business NamesClark Heating & Air Conditioning
Industry TipsHiring a Contractor in California
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4046 Wayside Lane Suite #T
Carmichael, CA 95608 Directions
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: final inspection requirements for HVAC installation, not met Clark Air and Heat company, *** ****** principal salesman, assured final "write off" for all issues regarding the HVAC installation at my residence; he would accomodate final inspection requirements in writing, but did not follow up. He surveyed the city inspectors requirements and submitted an additional 'bid' to correct these items; most importantly, the gas line dimension for adequate 'feed' rate was to be augemnted, upgraded from 3/4" dia. to 1" dia. I signed new work order w/ Clark, J ******* but there was no follow up in a 8 week period. I had needed to call his office several times to get an answer! I commisioned my on contractor to follow up esp. that the city permit was aging off, when I advised Clark Air that I need to sign out of this new install agreemnt, they were 'more than ready' to accomodate this. HVAC installation contract should have included a safe gas feed line recommended, demanded by the city inspection process. Clark Air would not take ownership of this, even after I communicated these details to the owner; they balked when I stated I would use another contractor to upgrade gas line installation; I had waited 8 weeks for an answer, too long. Owner's wife Mrs. **** mentioned that their company was in midst of changing locations. My fix would have been 3 hrs job max which I was to pay them for , separately, outside of the original HVAC installation work, They've effectively left me with an unsafe 'gas feed' situation. Their website Clark Heating and Air, assured prospective customers, they guarantee professional installation!
Desired Settlement: HVAC Installation did not pass inspection Nov 9, 2012 (2d review); Clark came by to review in Dec 2012 and stated they would need rebid the gas line situation 1' gas line upgrade, 30 ft pipe replacement; By Mar 2013 I still had no work order on the calendar though I had signed agreement w/ Clark for this additional work and an additional $800- fee to cover the gas line(10% down before work began); 3 weeks later still no answer so I found my own contractor. When I called Clark Heat and Air on 6 mar and related that I'd found my own installer, they were happy w/ this resolution. I still needed to have a written report form Clark as to ducting work accounting. A guaranteed HVAC install should include the final inspection process which Clark should be happy to fulfill! A professional HVAC install should include the correct gas line feed for safe operations. Gas line retrofit for new furnace, is part, parcel of the installation process! I would expect them to reimburse me for contracted work, $1000- covered by their bond.
BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: Contractor has failed to respond to a warranty repair on a 1 1/2 year old air conditioner. They continue to stall or respond to repeated phone calls. New HVAC system was installed in June 2011. The system failed to cool when turned to the air conditioning cycle at the end of April after less than two cooling seasons. We were informed by the Contractors representative on April 30th that there was a bad coil and that it would need to be replaced. This is where it got cryptic in terms of what the Contractor intended to do. The service representative indicated that he did not know what was going to happen with the manufacturer and that they had been having issues with these units. Given no clear path as to what would happen other than they were going to have a conversation with the manufacturer and get back to me. There was also a comment from Clark's representative that there would be additional costs associated with the repair. After two weeks and multiple calls to the Contractor, there has been no response or action. The service representative finally returned our repeated calls on Thursday May 16th and informed us that the manufacturer's representative was now responsible for ordering the replacement coil and that he did not know the status. Upon requesting the manufacturer's representative's phone number, Clark's service representative "could not remember his phone number" and would get back to us by the end of day. No return call was received. Upon further research, we find complaints about the contractor's performance and their failure to have a final inspection performed on their work. We know that there were no inspections what-so-ever on the work performed. Input from a friend that is a licensed mechanical contractor informed us that there are code violations that should have been addressed during the initial installation. We now have considerable concern that our safety and security are compromised as a result of Clark's failure to meet basic safety standards and legal requirements.
Desired Settlement: We expect that Clark will replace the faulty coil and bring the system into full compliance with all code and safety requirements. We do not expect to pay for anything associated with this repair unless it can be demonstrated that the costs are above and beyond what would otherwise be required to meet the original installation scope.
Business' Initial Response
BBB's Final Determination: After reviewing the position of all parties, BBB determined that the business made a reasonable effort to address the complaint. However the consumer remains dissatisfied.