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Your Certified Pearl Contractor in Greater Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, CA.


At General Air Conditioning and Plumbing, exceptional service has always been our mission, and it shows in every interaction with our team. Although any contractor can say they offer high-quality services, we back it up with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and an esteemed Pearl Certification. 

We are dedicated to leading the way by providing the highest quality service and comfort to our valued clients – in fact, that’s our mission statement! We’re so committed to excellence in every aspect of our work that we went the extra mile to become Pearl Certified. Many contractors say they’re high quality, but few can back it up with verification from a reputable third party like a Pearl Certified contractor can.

When contacting the General, you won’t have to question whether you’re getting the best services available. All of our processes are fully vetted during the Pearl Certification process, ensuring that we not only meet but exceed industry standards. But what does it mean to be Pearl Certified, and how does our certification benefit you as a homeowner? 


What is Pearl Certification? 


Pearl Certification is a nationally recognized certification program that qualifies elite contractors based on high-efficiency standards. Being a certified Pearl contractor means that we are among the top 5% of HVAC and plumbing professionals in the nation and are proven to produce the highest-performing homes. 

Pearl’s mission is to lower the carbon footprint by empowering homeowners to increase their home’s efficiency while at the same time increasing its value. It is also the nation’s first and only market-based firm backed by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Our Pearl Certification symbolizes our commitment to quality and our service-driven mindset. When you hire us, you can be certain that we won’t cut corners. 


What Qualifies as Pearl Certified?


Pearl Certifications are not handed out to everyone. Only elite contractors are given the honor. Pearl uses several qualities to determine whether a contractor has what it takes to be a part of the Pearl Network. Some of the most important are customer experience, operations, and quality standards.


Customer Experience

Customer feedback is an important component of the Pearl Certification process, and at The General, the customer is king. We not only have outstanding review ratings, but we’re also A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. 


Operationally Sound

High-quality work begins with having licensed and experienced technicians on the frontline who are committed to hitting the mark on every part of the process.  


Commitment To Quality 

At the General Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we never get comfortable. We stay sharp by revisiting current processes and staying up to date on newer, more innovative techniques. By doing so, we stay ahead of the curve and can continue to deliver you best-in-class service.


How Does Pearl Certification Benefit Homeowners? 


With all the claims, advertisements, and misleading reviews out there today, it can be challenging to filter through all the noise to find the best services available. You don’t have to worry about any of that when you hire our team of Pearl Contractors. Read on to learn how our pearl certification benefits you:


Increases Property Value 

Homes that are certified by Pearl, on average, sell for more than less efficient homes. As your local Pearl Contractor, we can help you get approved and award you points for investing in energy upgrades. The more points you get, the better your Pearl ranking. This ranking will be a major benefit for you if you ever decide to sell or refinance your home because energy-efficient homes are more sought-after.


Provides Peace of Mind

Our Pearl Certification helps you know that our work is top-notch, because we are certified among the top 5% of contractors in the USA!


Energy Efficiency

Our certification means that we employ the best practices when it comes to energy efficiency. When you hire us, you’ll enjoy a hands-off experience as we work to increase your energy savings and lower your bills over time.


Vetted Professional Services

It’s one thing to say you’re the best, and it’s another to live up to that standard day in and day out. Our certification means that our services have been thoroughly vetted, and every part of our process has been scrutinized. Still, we’ve come out on the other side as the most valued contractor in our area. You can trust our services because we have proven time and again that we are true difference makers.


High-Performing Home

As Pearl Contractors, we’re able to help you transform your house into a high-performance home. A high-performing home is characterized by a minimized environmental impact, greater comfort, and deeper value. When you hire us, you’ll sleep peacefully at night knowing that you’re doing your part to create a better future for the world and your family. 


The General is Your Local Certified Pearl Specialist


Only the most esteemed contractors are ever considered for Pearl certification, creating a network of qualified partners dedicated to energy efficiency and superior service. In Southern California, those qualified professionals happen to be our exceptional team at General Air Conditioning and Plumbing. 

We pride ourselves on never settling for less when it comes to quality for our clients. We go above and beyond to ensure the comfort and safety of your home. If you’re looking for a first-class air conditioning and plumbing services company, call the Pearl-certified contractors at General Air Conditioning and Plumbing today. Contact us online or give us a call at (760) 205-9917.

Why You Should Choose the General

Our core values are passion, integrity, teamwork, and accountability, and we strive to always exceed our customers’ expectations. Our customers are our number one priority every day at General Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

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