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Factors that raised the rating for Ray O. Cook Heating & Air include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||2|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
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|Total Customer Reviews||0|
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Contractor's State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752
The number is 829856.
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Grant Mac Leod, President Ms. Amy Easky, District Manager Mr. Zak Kriegel, General Manager
Heating & Air Conditioning Air conditioning & Heating Contractors - Residential Air conditioning & Heating Contractors - Commercial Air Conditioning Repair Heating Equipment & Systems Cleaning & Repair Air Conditioning Contractors & Systems
Alternate Business NamesGolden State Appliance Service Golden State Equipment Repair Inc. Ray O Cook Company
Products & Services
Ray O.Cook Heating & Air specialize in heating & air conditioning services for residential and commercial consumers.
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Additional Phone Numbers
- (916) 331-2148(Phone)
- (916) 362-4780(Phone)
- (916) 473-2622(Phone)
- (916) 853-6847 (Fax)
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|Customer Review Experience||Value|
|Positive Review||5 points per review|
|Neutral Review||3 points per review|
|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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Complaint: I was mailed a flier for this company advertising their 59 dollar tune-up and it had pictures of the services offered, and guarantees etc, seemed very promising to have my heater serviced, I called and set asking many questions and wanted to be sure I'd get what I was paying for. The woman I spoke to claimed yes I would have a service done and my heater would be cleaned etc, I setup an appointment and when the technician got here all he told me was the system is all dirty and old and needs new parts, or cleaning. I told him this was not a service but a check and that the flier I was sent was false advertisement and I was told I would receive a tune-up not a diagnosis. I called the company to complain after and they just told me that everything is in smaller font on the back of the flier. I'm said that is not fair and not at all what you advertised or told me. I would like a refund of my money because this diagnosis did me absolutely no good as I already knew everything this technician told me.
Desired Settlement: I already knew everything that this technician told me and I was expecting a tuneup as advertised not a diagnosis. I should not be paying for this false advertisement. Thank you
Business Response: We have preformed hundreds of these $59 tune up specials this season with great reviews. I am sorry that you do not feel the same way. We do have a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee here at Ray O. Cook Company. I can have a $59 check sent back to you please confirm your mailing address and we will get that right out. Thanks
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I have been without AC for over a month which has had mostly 100 degree weather because of this company. Initially, I called them out for an AC tune-up special. They came out and said two parts needed replacement which totaled nearly $700. They "gave me a discount" so I replaced the two parts. Their guarantee/warranty for their AC tune-up says that if you do all recommended repairs, they guarantee your system will work throughout the rest of the season. Not even two months later (the last week in July) my AC breaks and is only blowing hot air. I called them and asked them to come out and check what the problem was according to their warranty. I was told the technician never conducted the AC tune-up I called them out for, so they would only cover the two parts if there were issues with those. Because I needed to know what the problem was, I told them to just come and check. I was then told I needed a new motor (OR a new system entirely) which would be a minimum of $900 for them to do because a filter from a vent had flown into the motor and broken it. I have only used filters that are the appropriate measurements so I don't know how the filter even got in there. I didn't trust the company so I had another person come out to take a look. I was told 1) the motor worked just fine but the pieces that held it had broken off with the filter (but the connectors could not be reattached so I had to buy an entirely new motor) 2) they had turned off my gas to my furnace so I would be forced to call them back in the fall for the heater to work again 3) the previous technician had tripped a fuse so the power wouldn't work in the unit and even after replacing the fuse the new technician couldn't get power to the unit because they had done something to it so it wouldn't work and he couldn't figure out what it was. I have three pets that have had problems with the heat, other companies can't figure out what they did and I still don't have AC.
Desired Settlement: I want a full refund for the initial service call/two replacement parts, a refund for the new motor I had to purchase (either due to the incomplete AC tune-up/full system check or due to the intentional causing of the problem), a refund of the interim portable AC unit I had to purchase, and I want any repairs that are needed for the rest of the year to be paid for by the company since they intentionally sabotaged my AC AND furnace systems a minimum of two times.
Consumer Response: On 8/25/14 I submitted a complaint for Ray O Cook Heating and Air. The complaint was assigned ID ********. Last week the company came out and repaired my A/C to working order. Please close the complaint against the business.
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: We have been customers for over 15 years. On July 11, 2013, a service technician came to our residence to provide the semi-annual maintenance as per the service contract we paid for in advance. Unlike in prior years, when we received a reminder, this year I had to call to schedule the maintenance. I told the scheduler that the AC unit was tripping a circuit in the hot weather we were then experiencing. The technician attempted to diagnose the problem but seemed confused by the wiring of the system. He was unable to get the unit to function and advised me verbally that most likely we needed two new compressors. Given the expense of compressors, he advised that we consider purchasing a new unit rather than doing the repair. He did not clean the unit nor come inside to clean the filters. On July 16, 2013, a technician from another company diagnosed and repaired the problem with the AC unit and performed needed maintenance for a total cost of $168.00. He stated that there were several loose wires at the main circuit board and that the condenser coil was very dirty. After testing the compressors, he stated that they were both in excellent shape. He showed me the meter readings and the relevant specifications listed on the side panel of the unit. The unit is now functioning without any problems~
Desired Settlement: Please remove us from your customer list.
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