TRP Partner Profile: Superior Home Comfort

Since 2005, Super Home Comfort has partnered with HRAI to divert thousands of unused thermostats from Canada’s landfills. 15 years and many buckets later, the Sault Ste. Marie HVAC leader continues to serve a key role in Institute’s Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP).

“For us, the benefit is being able to ensure these materials are being properly recycled and not contaminating the environment,” says company owner Nick Huizing, adding, “There’s also the good feeling that comes with letting our customers know that we will be sending their old thermostat back for recycling when we install a new thermostat in their home.”

Superior Home Comfort has been making an impact in its community since 2001. It started when Huizing, a (then) manager of Union Energy’s Sault Ste. Marie location, decided to open up his own local business rather than move with the company.

"Union Energy was closing their branch here in Sault Ste. Marie and I had a choice of moving to southern Ontario for another position with the company or start up my own HVAC company here and take on the work of servicing Union Energy customers as a sub-contractor," he recalls. "I chose to stay here and start Superior Home Comfort. So I bought the tools, equipment, trucks, and stock that Union Energy had in the 'Soo,' then I took over the lease of the building they were renting and hired the staff that they had let go."

It was a decision that turned out well for Huizing and his team. The company went on to become the local Bryant HVAC dealer, and the first and only Bryant dealer in Canada to receive the Bryant Silver Medal of Excellence Award given to Bryant dealers across North America. It also joined HRAI in 2004, and has since gone on to hone its business offerings.

As for building the business during a pandemic, Huizing reports, “As with all business operations, COVID has proved to be a challenge over the past two years, but we have strived to provide customers with safe and reliable service to keep their homes comfortable during these trying times.”

Today, Superior Home Comfort remains a trusted residential HVAC contractor in the area. And, as a TRP participant, it sends up to five large pails of mercury and electronic/digital thermostats each year for disposal and/or recycling.

HRAI thanks Superior Home Comfort for its ongoing support and looks forward to keeping the partnership thriving in 2022.

Learn more about the Thermostat Recovery Program or contact Tiffany Desjardins, Program Coordinator, Environmental Services, 800-267-2231 x 231 or .

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