Archive for May, 2015

If I Only Had a Heart – Your HVAC does!

May 28, 2015


Ever watch The Wizard of Oz? The Tin Man wishes he had a heart. But, in the end, he realizes the problem with having a heart: It can break.

Much like the Tin Man, your HVAC system has a heart and if it breaks, you’re in trouble. The heart of the system is the compressor. Industry research – and our experience in homes and facilities – makes the bottom line clear: It pays to keep the system’s heart pumping with regular maintenance and, if needed, timely repairs.

Why? If the compressor doesn’t function properly, the comfort of your home is compromised and you’re likely to see energy costs rise. If the compressor stops working completely, whoa. Your HVAC system stops.

Lee Company HVAC compressor maintenance

No one wants that.

Fortunately, there’s a simple way to help ensure that your HVAC heart stays healthy. Regular, preventive maintenance has proven to identify potential problems before they become major issues. How often should you have your HVAC system checked? The professionals at Lee Company suggest two thorough inspections each year. As a quick reminder, inspecting the HVAC system is part of the package when you’re a Lee Company Home Maintenance Plan Member – and memberships start as low as $8.25 per month!

Your HVAC system does have a heart. Shouldn’t you have a plan?

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Don’t Ignore that Cooling Tower

May 21, 2015


When it comes to large commercial systems, cooling towers seem to receive less attention than other system components. According to Chris Walton, assistant manager, marketing communications, Baltimore Aircoil Co., “The cooling tower is often the forgotten component of the system when it comes to maintenance.”

Yet, cooling tower maintenance is vital to ensuring overall system efficiency and preventing downtime. Todd Beard, regional operations director, Lee Company, Franklin, Tennessee, noted, “When a process or piece of cooling equipment depends on a heat-rejection device such as a cooling tower to function properly, there are not many alternatives that will work in the event the tower fails. In other words, there is typically not a cooling tower sitting in a warehouse somewhere ready to be installed at a moment’s notice. It’s not a matter of if a poorly or non-maintained tower is going to fail — it’s when.”

And, Beard added, “That is when Murphy’s Law comes into play, and the failure occurs at the most inopportune moment; it happens every time.”

To avoid these worst-case failure scenarios, mechanical systems experts recommend regular and comprehensive cooling tower maintenance.

Commercial HVAC Cooling Tower Maintenance.

Source: ACHR News

Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner – Lee Company

May 14, 2015


It’s wonderful to get one award for Super Service from Angie’s List. It’s terrific to get two or three. Fabulous to get four. But receiving FIVE Super Service Awards? That’s phenomenal!

Lee Company 2014 Angies List Super Service Awards

The Super Service Awards honor excellence among service providers who maintain superior service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List. In each market ranked, only the top 5% of qualifying service providers in each category receive this special recognition.

Lee Company is delighted to continue the Super Service award-winning streak we started in 2008. Our most recent Angie’s List Super Service Awards are for:

  • Middle Tennessee: Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Middle Tennessee: Plumbing
  • Middle Tennessee: Electrical
  • North Alabama: Heating & Air Conditioning
  • North Alabama: Plumbing


The Angie’s List honors come from you – our customers. After decades of service in Middle Tennessee and a spectacular first year in North Alabama, your ratings and reviews mean the world to us. Lee Company is humbled and happy to have earned your confidence. We look forward to serving you in the years ahead!


Honored for Our Ethics!

May 05, 2015


What an honor! Lee Company just received a 2015 Torch Award for Ethical Commerce from the Middle Tennessee Better Business Bureau. In our industry, this is a very special tribute and our home services and facilities solutions team are extremely grateful. Thanks to everyone who has been part of our journey for the past 70 years – customers, colleagues, family and friends.

Ethics matter at Lee Company. They always have and always will. L. Leon Lee opened this business in 1944 with one goal: to help people. Today, we’re still here to help, and our ethical approach to business encompasses all aspects of our work. We consider it a privilege to be invited into your homes and businesses, and work hard to honor God by serving all people with respect, integrity and compassion.

We love what we do, so having our good work recognized is truly icing on the cake. Along with this latest honor for ethical commerce, Lee Company was recently cited as an innovative industry leader in Fortune magazine. Our 2014 awards include: The Best Places to Work—The Tennessean; Ethics Award – The Tennessean;  AGC Subcontractor of the Year Award; and the Williamson County Sizzle Awards for Best Electrician, Best Plumbing and Best Heating & Air provider. In addition, years of Super Service Awards from Angie’s List celebrate our commitment to service excellence. And The Nashville Business Journal recently named CEO Bill Lee as one of the winners of the 2015 Williamson County Impact Awards.

What do all these awards mean to you?

You can trust Lee Company to have your best interests at heart, 24/7. We’re committed to an unsurpassed level of ethical commerce, customer satisfaction and community service.

It’s our honor to serve you!

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