James A. Wheat & Sons
5th year as a Best Pick
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Based on 509 reviews
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"As a family-owned-and-operated company, we strive to provide you with the best service because we are attaching our personal name to that service. Our honest, thoroughly trained, certified technicians pay special attention to each job. We are small enough to know your name, but large enough to handle any problem you have."

Michael Wheat | President
Company Information
Services Offered
James A. Wheat & Sons offers the service, replacement, and installation of air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, geothermal systems, air filtration, humidifiers, gas fireplaces, and other home comfort products. The company also performs home energy evaluations and offers complete plumbing services.
The company offers a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee.
Company History
James A. Wheat & Sons was founded in 1978 by James and Barbara Wheat. Sons Michael and Jeff currently operate the family business.
Wheat & Sons is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, was named Contractor of the Year by the National Comfort Institute (NCI), and is certified by the NCI. Michael Wheat served as president of the ACCP.
Employee Information
Wheat & Sons employs trained technicians certified by NATE and the NCI.
Areas Served
Washington, DC
A selection of 509 homeowner reviews:
“We have used James A. Wheat & Sons at two different houses for both A/C and plumbing needs. They were responsive, professional, and cordial. The service staff was knowledgeable and provided answers to all of our questions. Should the need arise in the future, we will definitely look to them for work.”
“My marks for this company are all A+. In fact, James A. Wheat & Sons exceeded every expectation.”
“Extremely knowledgeable about gas fireplaces and the issues associated with them. Could not find another company with any of this expertise. Very grateful to have found this company—A+.”
“I've used James A. Wheat & Sons for many years, and they have always performed in the most professional manner. They are prompt, quick, and they follow up on all their work.”
“I was having problems with a 23-year-old gas fireplace. Technician tested and replaced defective parts. We did have one hiccup with the fireplace not starting again the next day, but the technician came back right away and fixed. Works perfectly now.”
“Good performance. Need Wi-Fi thermostat at no charge.”
“I called them to fix a Friedrich window A/C that wasn't working properly. It was a small fix, but they came on time, put paper booties over their shoes to protect my hardwood floors (without being asked!), and fixed the A/C in short order. Can't ask for more from a repair technician!”
“Wheat installed a dehumidifier in our basement. The work was done promptly and professionally and the system works very well.”
“We are very pleased with all the service calls we have had for maintenance on the gas logs. They recently installed a new A/C unit and furnace. They were great to work with when at the house, cheerful and helpful over the phone also.”
“The men who provided and installed our gas fireplace logs were wonderful.”
“I have used them for the past 4 years to check and repair any problems with my gas fireplace. They have been professional and have done a very good job always.”
“This company provides a complete annual service checkup for our gas fireplace. The technicians are knowledgeable and professional.”
“The technician checked out my A/C to find out why it was not cooling efficiently. He found a relatively minor problem, which he then was able to repair on that visit. He was knowledgeable about possibilities and was able to find the problem and fix it.”
“I bought three air conditioning/heater units from them, and they installed them. When I had a question about one of them, a serviceman came out and checked it out. The people at the end of the telephone were uniformly helpful and proactive. They found the earliest date for the installation, which coincided with me being away. I had a house sitter, and they managed everything keeping me in the loop via email. They followed up with the billing. It worked very well, and I came home to new units. ”
“They serviced my A/C unit and determined it was running smoothly but did need some more coolant. He did take the time to explain about replacing it with another unit and has taken it into consideration. It is always positive since they take the time to explain changes, good or bad, and the best is their reminders to have my unit serviced, not to mention trying to accommodate my schedule with their techs. ”
“They did service and maintenance of the A/C. The employees were very pleasant, and the company was prompt and followed up on things. ”
“My air conditioning went out during a very hot stretch last July. They came, found the problem, and corrected it immediately. They were prompt, knew what they were doing, and corrected the problem in one trip.”
“They did an air conditioning/heater checkup. They performed the task efficiently and thoroughly.”
“They fixed our heat pump. The switch that changed it from putting out heat in the winter to putting out cool air in the summer did not work. The experience was fine; they fixed what was broken and showed me where it was located and what I could expect in the future. And it has worked for a couple years now.”
“I have them check out my furnace and air conditioning system in the spring and fall. I have a service contract with them. They are the company that installed both units. So far, it has been positive. ”
“They came to examine the existing HVAC unit and to make a recommendation as to whether I needed a more powerful unit. They provided three options for how I could proceed if I chose to purchase a new HVAC unit. They were helpful and friendly and low pressure with their sales pitch.”
“My A/C unit was making a rattling sound. The technician first thought the motor failed but found it wasn't the case after putting in a new motor. In the end, he figured out it was the fan wheel that slipped out of its slots which created the noise. Once the old fan wheel was replaced, the sound went away. The technician was honest about the fact that the new motor didn't fix the problem and put the old motor back in, which saved me money. ”
“They performed my seasonal checkup of my heating and A/C units. The service man was informative while attending to the checkup of my A/C unit. He showed me exactly what needed to be replaced.”
“We have James A. Wheat & Sons perform maintenance service on our systems in the spring and fall each year. All our experiences with Wheat & Sons are positive because of the high-quality service we receive from the technicians who come to the house. Also, we always receive satisfaction from the management office whenever there is an issue, which is rare. ”
“A technician was sent over to provide a yearly maintenance checkup for the air conditioner. We live in a condo unit in downtown DC, which required the technician to get on top of the room to access the air conditioning unit. The technician verified that the unit was in functioning condition and had the appropriate temperature and pressure in the system. The experience was very positive, as the technician was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain in detail everything he was doing and the science behind it, as I am a highly curious individual. ”
“I have service contracts with them to maintain my gas furnace and air conditioning. They also recently did some plumbing work for me—in the last few years, they have installed a new water heater, installed some new lines, and repaired a bathtub faucet. It was positive in that the personnel that arrives are courteous and efficient in their work and appear to be professionals. The scheduling process accommodates my work schedule by allowing for first morning appointments. ”
“They removed and put in a new HVAC system. We also had insulation put in the attic. They were very professional and explained everything that needed to be done. The job was finished in a timely manner.”
“They did the seasonal service of the A/C. They came during the prescribed window of time and gave notice of impending arrival. They did the work promptly and clearly informed me of what they did. It was an extremely friendly technician.”
“They repaired the air conditioning unit in our condo and did some rewiring. Not only did he repair the problem quickly, he found that the feed had been switched between two units and that we were paying our neighbor's electric bill as a result. The technician was knowledgeable and efficient. ”
“They performed a system check of my A/C unit. The service was performed in a professional manner, and the service team arrived on time and did a thorough job. ”
“The company installed a gas furnace at my house. They did the work fast, the work looked good, and they cleaned everything. ”
“James A. Wheat & Sons did spring maintenance on my HVAC systems in my home. They were helpful in recommending filters to use and temperatures to set for each of my systems. They explained about a box that had been put on one of my systems, which would cut back the power of my unit at certain times of the day. I had a few questions about usage that they were able to answer readily.”
“They designed and installed a new full-house HVAC system. They were very responsible and flexible to our demanding requirements. The system ended up being a better system.”
“James A. Wheat & Sons replaced an air conditioner fan and did other A/C work with us. The person who came to see us was knowledgeable and personable. We felt we were in good hands.”
“We had a great experience with James A. Wheat & Sons.”
“Our heating system wasn't working, but James A. Wheat & Sons made it work. The job was well done. They deserve an A.”
“James A. Wheat & Sons worked on the gas furnace. They took a look at it just to make sure everything was working properly for the tenants who were living in the property. They were punctual, and everything was done to our satisfaction. It's a great company. I'd give them an A.”
“They were very professional, and they seemed to have a really good knowledge of heating and air conditioning systems. They seemed to be very organized, too. I would recommend them. We chose them because they're a Carrier dealer. I would grade them as an A.”
“They worked on my air conditioning, and they did well. The guy who gave me the estimate was on time. He was friendly, and he didn't try to oversell anything. The technicians who came to do the work were efficient. They treated it as a simple job, which it really should have been. Some of the other companies I spoke to oversold the job and made it complicated. I would recommend James A. Wheat & Sons, and I would give them an A.”
“James A. Wheat is great. I've used them for years and years, and they always take care of me. I like their timeliness, their courteousness, the cleanliness of their workers, and their expertise. They solved a problem efficiently, and they stand by their work. They've replaced the A/C and the furnace, and they do my plumbing. I'd highly recommend them.”
“James A. Wheat is amazing. I've been using them for over 15 years. They do my air conditioning as well as my plumbing, and they stand behind everyone who works for them. I can't tell you how many people I've recommended them to, and everyone is very satisfied. They're definitely an A+ company.”
“Everything has gone well. They did a simply fabulous job, so my wife was very happy. They were very professional. They deserve an A+.”
“James A. Wheat & Sons put in a gas fireplace four or five years ago, and I love it. They did it all in one day. It was amazing. They do yearly maintenance on it, and they come when they say they will. It works, and I'm happy. I would absolutely say my experience has been positive. I couldn't give them anything but the highest rating in every way that I've had connections with them. I would give them an A+.”
“I had a very positive experience with them. They put in a gas fireplace for us. The guys worked through like 12 hours at our house. They did an install in one day. They were polite, did a good job, and it was amazing. The quality of the work was excellent. I would absolutely use James A. Wheat & Sons again. I'd give them an A+. We were very happy with them.”
“James A. Wheat & Sons did some work for me in the past. They put in a heat pump and repaired something with the water meter. The quality of the work was very good—excellent. The workers are all polite. I'd give them an A+. I would tell a friend or a relative to go ahead and use them.”
“They did some work for me—in fact, they were here today doing some more work for me. It was very good—very, very nice both times. They were competent and efficient. They were doing heating and air conditioning repair. The workers were perfect. They were very respectful of my possessions. They put these little booties on so they wouldn't track in any dirt, and they were very careful. There was no complaint, so I would grade them an A+. I would recommend them.”
“I've been dealing with them for over 20 years, and they always do quality work. I always have the same technician, and I'm very pleased. The last time they came out, I think they were checking the outside condition of my air conditioner. The quality of the work is excellent. I'd give them an A+.”
“I had a positive experience. The gentleman that was there said it would take a long time to fix, but eventually the problem ended up being nothing more than a little work. He was courteous, clean, honest, and informative. I was really very happy with them. When he walked in, he first thought I would need a brand-new air conditioning system. Being that I'm out of work, that would have been a huge problem. Once I told him, he said, 'Let me try something.' He went and got a big suitcase with a computer or some machine in there, and he fixed it. The air conditioning system in my house is the best it's been in about a year, thank goodness. I have no complaints at all. It was hot as heck out, and he took his time and figured it out. They're an A+. It was really good.”
“We have been very pleased with James A. Wheat & Sons, so we would give them an excellent rating. We had a positive experience. They repaired an air conditioning unit up in our attic, and they do our twice-a-year maintenance checks in the home. We'd give them an A+.”
“I would say it's a very, very positive experience with James A. Wheat & Sons. We called them to get a second opinion on our A/C unit. Another company told us we had to replace it, but James A. Wheat & Sons was able to repair it. Since they repaired it, everything has worked fabulous on it. I did not have to go behind the guys and pick up anything after they left. I would use them again. I give them an A+.”