Morning News-Lisa Lete
Todd and Mandy Wayland of Blackfoot have their new business "Todd's Heating & Air Conditioning" on four wheels so that they can save money on overhead and pass the savings on to their customers.
BLACKFOOT â€” Nearly 20 years of working in the heating & air business and a passion for helping people, has inspired Todd Wayland, along with his wife and business partner Mandy Wayland, to open Todd's Heating & Air in Blackfoot.
The Blackfoot couple started the business in November. Todd, a licensed and insured journeyman who gleaned most of his experience from working at Miles Heating & Air in Blackfoot for may years, does service repair and installation on all electric and gas furnaces, air conditioners, swamp coolers and heat pumps. Mandy works behind the scenes handling the books and the advertising.
You won't find a store front for Todd's Heating & Air; instead, you'll likely spot the white service van with the bright blue ladder on top - buzzing around from Idaho Falls to Pocatello and all stops in between.
"We serve all of East Idaho," Todd said. "I charge a set fee and do not charge by the mile when it comes to out of town calls."
The Waylands have opted to run Todd's as a mobile business to save on overhead costs and pass the savings onto the customer.
"It's expensive just to have someone knock on your door when you need help with your furnace or air conditioner," Todd said. "We want to make it affordable for our customers. That's important to us."
The Waylands highly recommend keeping your furnace and air conditioner serviced just like you would a car. They plan to offer a "three times a year" service check for a low price to give people peace of mind when it comes to these important appliances.
"Keeping your appliances serviced and having them checked on a regular basis could prevent a horrible accident from happening, such as a fire, gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning," Todd exclaimed. "These types of things can be so preventable. We'll check the motor, electrical wires and make sure nothing is cracked or broken - so that you can get the best efficiency possible."
Mandy also emphasized the importance of 'changing the furnace filter,' saying, "The biggest thing a homeowner can do to add life and efficiency to their furnace is to 'keep the furnace filter clean!' "
The Waylands say that "business is good so far" and that they hope to grow and eventually take on a couple of employees.
To contact Todd's Heating & Air Conditioning LLC call 604-5444 or find them on Facebook.