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HELP WANTED: We’re Always Interested to Meet Good HVAC Professionals

Are you a knowledgeable HVAC pro, willing to work to high standards in service and courtesy? We’d love to meet you, if you have experience in one of the following specialty areas:Service Plumbing, Journeyman Plumbing, Technicians, and HVAC Technicians.

We offer great benefits and excellent pay. We’re a local service company that’s growing by providing excellent customer service to clients in areas of Hutchinson, Glencoe, and Waconia.

To apply for an open position, please forward resume to nate@phcraig.com.


Lead HVAC Technician

We are currently accepting resumes for the Lead HVAC Technician position with Plumbing and Heating by Craig, Inc.

Requirements include, but not limited to:

  • Able to demonstrate electrical understanding and diagnostic skills
  • Able to demonstrate refrigeration understanding and diagnostic skills
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of gas heating, both forced air and hydronic
  • Ability to work without supervision in a productive fashion
  • Ability to communicate professionally with homeowners and property managers
  • NATE certification preferred but not required
  • Universal refrigeration license required

Benefits include:

  • Fully stocked company vehicle
  • Company paid training
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Company match 401k program

Applicants will provide a complete resume with proof of certifications to nate@phcraig.com.

Join the Comfort Club to Get Top Maintenance to Avoid Service Interruptions

Picture this – Midnight in the dead of winter. It’s 30 degrees below zero outside, and your furnace has stopped working. You realize with a chill that you’re facing a dangerous situation.

You need immediate help. Your first concern? Who can you call for an emergency rescue? And, what will it cost you to get a fast response from a reliable expert in the middle of the night in the dead of a Minnesota winter?

The Comfort Club from Plumbing and Heating by Craig ensures that you’ll be covered if an emergency ever does occur. When you join, you gain the peace of mind knowing you have expert repair only a phone call away. You’ll get our emergency contact information in case you ever do need help fast. And you take advantage of discounted service, too.

Comfort Club Services to Prevent Emergencies

Comfort Club members enjoy annual maintenance on major heating and cooling equipment to ensure safety, optimal performance, and reliability. The Comfort Club helps to protect your warranty coverage for heating and cooling equipment because manufacturer warranties typically cover only equipment that has been properly maintained. Chances are, with regular maintenance you’ll never find yourself without a working furnace in the frigid grip of a winter night.

Our yearly maintenance program includes:

  • Same-day emergency priority service, including after-hours emergency service – without after-hours fees
  • 15 percent discount on all repairs
  • $100 discount on any air conditioner, furnace, or boiler installation
  • Home safety inspection that helps to avoid appliance failures
  • Filter replacement program
  • Transferable agreement to new owners if home is sold

Our mission at Plumbing and Heating by Craig is to cost-effectively keep your home as safe and comfortable as possible.

We’d love to help you take advantage of consumer rebates and tax credits on quality Lennox brand heating and cooling equipment. Ask us about rebates for Lennox Outdoor Units (heat pumps/air conditioners) and Lennox Indoor Units (furnaces). Full system rebates up to $1,400 are available for qualifying purchases.

The systems you use – or choose to have installed – may qualify for energy efficiency savings. Ask us about  energy efficiency incentives in your area.

Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credits


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Additional State, Local and Utility Incentives

Click here or on the image below and then click on “Minnesota” to learn about additional energy savings.

Did you know that your backyard can be a source of heating and cooling for your home? Geothermal technology allows a water-based solution to travel through loops in the ground to access heat energy absorbed by the Earth. Cost savings and energy efficiency are two reasons to choose geothermal technology.

Positive Cash Flow
A geothermal system presents expensive up-front costs, but energy savings, higher property values, and more economical energy costs mean that you pay less long-term.

Heating Cycle
The system works by forcing fluid through loops where they draw heat from the ground and transfer it to a geothermal unit. The unit compresses the heat to a high temperature and delivers it throughout your home.

Cooling Cycle
During a cooling cycle, the process above is reversed. The earth is cooler than the air on a hot day, so the geothermal system removes heat from the home and puts it into the ground. The fluid is cooled by the ground temperatures and returned to the unit for cooling your home.

The Heart of the System: Geothermal Loops
A loop system is the heart of geothermal technology. Regardless of the option you select, installing a geothermal loop system is like obtaining a 70% discount on energy for the life of your home.

Vertical Loop: This loop is used mainly when land area is limited and in retrofit applications of existing homes. A drilling rig is used to bore holes at of depth of 150 to 200 feet. A U-shaped coil of high density pipe is inserted into the bore hole. The holes are then backfilled with a sealing solution.

Horizontal Loop: The horizontal loop is the most common one for situations where adequate land area is available for use. Loop installers use excavation equipment such as chain trenchers, backhoes and track hoes to dig trenches approximately 6-8 feet deep. Trench lengths range from 100 to 300 feet, depending on the loop design and application.

Pond Loop: A pond loop is an option if a large body of water is available within approximately 200 feet of the home. A half-acre, eight to ten foot deep body of water is usually adequate to support the typical home. The system uses coils of pipe that are typically 300 to 500 feet in length. The coils are placed in, and anchored, at the bottom of the body of water.

Open Loop: An open loop system may be an option if a sufficient supply of high quality well water is available. The average home will require four to eight gallons of water per minute. A proper discharge area such as a river, drainage ditch, field tile, stream, pond, or lake must be present. Check your local codes for restrictions before selecting a specific discharge method.

  • Non-Ozone depleting R-410A refrigerant
  • Bolted together cabinets, not screwed
  • All panels removable for easy service
  • Coated air coils for extended life
  • Bidirectional expansion valve
  • 5 year limited residential warranty with 10 year compressor warranty
  • ETL certified to UL & CSA standards
  • AHRI certified to ISO standards
  • Copper coaxial water heat exchanger
  • Variable speed ECM blower motors
  • Flow switch protected
  • Fault retry to eliminate nuisance service calls
  • High efficiency Copeland® scroll compressors

Every year people spend MILLIONS OF DOLLARS on harsh chemicals that can’t solve their plumbing problems.

But what if there were a product that not only REMOVED the cause of the problems, but did it in a SAFE, EFFECTIVE and ECONOMICAL MANNER that was also GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!?!

That product is BIO-CLEAN!!