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Refrigeration Specialists Inc.

Contact: Ryan and Amanda


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Location: Vernon River , PE

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Refrigeration Specialists Inc. (RSI) is a local family-owned and operated company located in Vernon River, PEI. Established and operated by the Douse family since 1970, RSI is one of PEI’s longest running refrigeration companies. Providing services to residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture sectors across PEI, RSI offers a wide range of services, from specializing in refrigeration services to the installation and servicing of heat pumps. Their motto is “We install the best and service the rest!”

Services Offered

No matter if you are looking to have a refrigeration system set-up or if you wish to have a heat pump installed or serviced in your PEI home or cottage, the professional and friendly staff at RSI will work closely with you to ensure your project is a success. As RSI is a local PEI company, every customer and project is valued and approached as if it was being undertaken in the company’s own home. Services offered by RSI include the following:

  • Refrigeration Services: Commercial, Industrial and Agriculture sales, service and installation; refrigeration installation and maintenance in seafood processing facilities
  • Heat pump installation: Authorized heat pump dealer and installer for Fujitsu, Gree and Tosot models
  • Heat pump cleaning: Deep cleaning of any brand of indoor unit with discounts for homeowners with multiple indoor heads
  • No service fees for any maintenance required on heat pumps installed by RSI (most other companies charge a service fee)
  • *NEW* Residential and Commercial electrical services

If you purchase a heat pump through RSI, they will send you all the paperwork required to complete the PEI Energy Efficiency rebate.

RSI’s service operations expanded in 2020 to include a sister company, J&R Sheet Metal. With this expansion, the company now offers even more services, including:

  • Central Heat pumps: Full Central Heat Pump installation including all duct work and electrical
  • General sheet metal and tin installation and services, including:
    • Full HRV / ERV Air Exchanges Installation, Repair and Service
    • Existing Furnace Duct Work Modification to accommodate new Oil, Propane Furnace or Air handler
    • Stainless chimney installs
    • Dryer Vents, Range Hoods and Exhaust Fan Installation and Ducting.

Company Accreditation

RSI staff is comprised of professional and knowledgeable HVAC technicians and Red Seal Electricians. The company also holds a Mechanical Contractors license as well as an Electrical Contractors license.

The company is a Fujitsu Elite Contractor, authorized to sell Fujitsu heat pumps, a top rated and very efficient heat pump. RSI is also an authorized dealer for Tosot heat pumps.

With competitive rates and FREE estimates, contact RSI today at 902-651-2615 for your next heating or cooling installation or maintenance project! RSI, where they “install the best and service the rest!”


Refrigeration Specialists Inc. PEI Reviews

Quality of Work Completed: 5
Communication: 5
Punctuality / Deadlines: 5
Price / Quote Accuracy: 5
Overall Satisfaction: 5

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Refrigeration Specialists Inc. has an average rating of 5 based on 50 customer ratings.
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  • We were looking to change our primary source of heat in our home as our oil tank had expired. After doing some research, we decided to install a mini-split heat pump. As the heat pump was going to be our main source of heat, we started researching top brands. Given its legacy reputation and the top high energy efficiency ratings (SEER and HSPF) it offered, we decided to go with a Fujitsu model. After contacting a couple of Island companies authorized to sell Fujitsu heat pumps, we decided to go with Refrigeration Specialists Inc. Ryan visited our home for the initial consultation and offered some insightful considerations for us that were not offered by other companies such as selecting the right heat pump for our home as well as the optimal location for the unit once installed. Additionally, their price was also the lowest of all the companies we had contacted - a big bonus! The installation process was smooth even though extra caution had to be taken because we have a brick exterior. We also really like how tidy the heat pump looks on the exterior of the home; it is clear the professional staff at Refrigeration Specialists Inc. take great pride in every aspect of their work. We have really enjoyed the heat pump since having it installed. This has been a cold Winter and we have only had to use supplemental heat on a few days. We can't wait until we get to use the cooling feature in the summer! Would highly recommend Refrigeration Specialists Inc. if you are considering installing a heat pump!
  • I have had two heat pumps installed by the Refrigeration Specialists over the last few years and have been more than satisfied with their level of service. Fast, friendly and reliable!! Thank you!!
  • I am very pleased with service I received. Estimate exactly as quoted, phone calls/emails were returned promptly and the technician who installed my heat pump was great. I would recommend Refrigeration Specialists Inc. to anyone.
  • I called Ryan from RSI to see if my home would be a candidate for a heat pump. Ryan was very friendly and knowledgable when explaining what he would recommend as far as placement. I loved how he spoke about his personal experience with certain brands. I was very impressed with the service I received during the install. Both guys were great and took time to explain everything to me. The company even sent someone the next day to make sure everything was sealed properly- love the extra mile stuff! I was most impressed with the communication between my initial inquiry, to even a follow up check in email, all were very timely answered and very clear. I would definitely recommend this company to a friend, and I will be calling again for a second pump in the future! Thank you!
  • I had the Fujitsu heat pump installed by Refrigeration Specialists over about a month ago, I was delighted with the service and installation. It works really well with my propane forced air furnace which hardly ever comes on now, the heat pump is also so much quieter than the forced air and I look forward to having the house cool in the summer.
  • Recently had a second heat installed by Refrigeration Specialists. Enjoyed excellent service and follow-up. Both heating and cooling systems have proven to be efficient and comfortable.
  • Very professional. This team certainly knew what they were doing and everything went like clockwork. The positioning of my unit on an inside wall made the installation more difficult for them. But, it was all up and running in no time. Shawn reviewed the manual with me and made sure I was comfortable with operating the unit. Thank you Ryan and team for a job well done.
  • Ryan and Amanda are "top-notch" and we would not even consider dealing with another company!!
  • Just had another heat pump installed by Refrigeration Specialists and they did great job again. Very professional throughout the whole process and the installers made sure that installation was done properly. Everyone took the time to explain all the options and to understand exactly where I wanted it installed and to go over the operation of the unit before they left. Installation is very neat and tidy. Ryan quoted the job and made sure that the heat pump was the right size and had the right features for what I needed. Amanda kept me up to date on the installation and made sure I was satisfied with everything afterwards. The installers showed up on time, were courteous and made sure the place was left tidy. A great company to deal with. They will be installing any other heat pumps that I need in the future.
  • If you’re thinking about getting a heat pump (or two) installed...I HIGHLY recommend these guys. Amanda, Ryan and the whole crew have been absolutely AMAZING to deal with. The Fujitsu units have been working wonderfully. ?
  • I've used the company twice and both times the service was great.
  • We contacted Ryan and his team at Refrigeration Specialist when we were shopping for a second heat pump. Ryan presented us with options based on what we were looking for. They were very friendly and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. We ended up purchasing a Fujitsu unit and the Installation was done cleanly and professionally. Fantastic job with the stand! The installer also took the time to explain the functions of the unit to get us started. We also had them in to do cleaning of our first heat pump that is now 6 years old. It was quick and no mess and glad we did it. Very good experiences with them and would highly recommend them to anyone.
  • Having my Fujitsu installed by Ryan and the team was an easy and enjoyable process. They were punctual, tidy and very professional. Running the electrical wires was a bit of a challenge, but they persevered and did a wonderful job. E-mails and notifications by Amanda were prompt, efficient and I know if I have any issues they will be there to guide me. I highly recommend Refrigeration Specialists Inc. If I decide to get another heat pump, I know exactly who to call...
  • I knew I wanted a heat pump but I had no idea anything about them or what to look for! Ryan was amazing at explaining the different models and what would work best for my space. Ryan and Amanda answered every single question that I had and I couldnt be more appreciative for that! Their customer service is beyond amazing and I am so happy with my decision. I am loving my new heat pump already and know that if I have any questions or issues I will receive kind and helpful service. Such piece of mind. Thank you so much Refrigeration Specialist Inc for everything!
  • If you're looking for a heat pump, RSI is the company to go with. Ryan came in and gave me several options. I had lots of questions that were promptly answered by email. Installation was done very professionally; the technicians removed their boots every time they came in the house and cleaned up any mess created from the install. I'll be in the market for a second heat pump in the next year and will be giving RSI my service then too.
  • I had two heat pumps installed by Ryan. His guys were awesome to deal with and very kind. Got the pumps installed quickly and cleaned up all their mess afterwards and went over all the functions of the unit with me. Highly recommend this business
  • Ryan and Amanda were highly recommended by our contractor and we had a great experience of RSI installing our Tosot Heatpump. They are very knowledgeable of their products and installation was professionally done.
  • Refrigeration Specialists were good to work with, professional, from the start with Amanda, the installation crew who were helpful and skilled, and wrapping it up with Amanda. All went well.
  • I got several quotes on heat pumps, which were all pretty close. RSI was slightly better, but the deciding point was RSI does not charge a "Service Call Fee (~$100 industry standard)" during the warranty period. Others offered that feature for the first year. So RSI supplied and professionally installed two 15,000 Fujitsu heat pumps (5/5 star!! for communication, and installation) that have a 12 year parts, 10 year labor warranty . Now they have only been in for a couple of weeks, and so far so good; but then because of the warranty, I've got nothing to worry about! I like to program my heat settings, diff temps during the day/night (set it and leave it).
  • Great product, well installed, outstanding service. Much appreciated.
  • Highly recommend this company! They are beyond professional and in this day and age manners and knowledgeable communication face to face are very hard to find. I had the pleasure of meeting 5 different people from this team. And honestly I could not have made a better decision as far as I'm concerned. The heat pump is everything and more than they guaranteed it would be! I would not look any further than Refrigeration Specialists Inc.
  • I'd originally planned on going with another company and only needed a quote from Refrigeration Specialists. The first tech from Refrigeration Specialists that came to my home and was very well informed and friendly. An extensive, detailed quote arrived the next day. The other companies were not local businesses and that also made me prefer Refrigeration Specialists. Everyone I've dealt with were as informed and friendly as the first tech. Thank you, the pump is working very well.
  • We totally recommend this company to any one interested in installing a heat pump.. We are completely satisfied with our unit and the technicians were very helpful explaining things. They were very polite and cleaned up any mess they might have made installing it.. Amanda answered all of our many questions.. We are going for the second unit for upstairs in the near future and you can be assured it will be from this company..
  • Had 2 heat pumps installed over the past 2.5 with these guys and they are absolutely wonderful to deal with!! Honest local company!! Thank you Ryan and Amanda!!
  • They did an awesome job installing two heat pumps in my rental unit. Tenants are happy. Installation was quick and clean. They did such a great job I referred them to my parents who also where extremely impressed.
  • Received excellent service! The young men doing the installation were very professional. Would fully recommend this company
  • Wonderful experience dealing with Ryan and Amanda; prompt, efficient, and knowledgeable. We are so pleased with our new Fujitsu heat pump!
  • We recently had Ryan out to install 2 separate heat pump units. The communication from day 1 with both Ryan and Amanda couldn’t be improved. Installers were punctual, polite, and professional. I would recommend this company to anyone needing this service.
  • Very pleased with the sale and service , would highly recommend refrigeration specialists .
  • Prompt, professional friendly service. Works great. Answered all my questions! Thanks Ryan, Amanda and crew!
  • Tom and i have been very pleased with RSI.Ryan and Amanda have been helpful and so pleasant to deal with.We just had our two units serviced and the service was excellent and the young man was very pleasant.we will always recommend RSI
  • Very pleased with Ryan and Amanda Douse at Refrigeration Specialist Inc. The quick responses and great service by all were very much appreciated. We would happily recommend them to family and friends.
  • Absolutely AMAZING people and company to deal with. Great owners and employees. Ryan and Amanda were both excellent to deal with and helped every step of the way to get a heat pump installed for us. They are very professional and kind and led us through the whole process for the rebate too. From the first time Ryan came to give us a quote, he was very professional and listened to our needs. He recommended the best options for our home but did not pressure us into getting something we don't need just to get a "sale". And their cheaper than other companies but still have great quality products. We definitely recommend this company and these wonderful people. You can't go wrong!! Proud to support locally owned and operated business!! Thank you RSI!!
  • Excellent service from professional staff. Did what they said they were going to the time they indicated. Quite satisfied....
  • Very pleased with RSI service. Installers were polite, friendly and stayed late on a very hot Friday afternoon to complete the installation of the heat pump.
  • Got a Fujitsu heat pump instead by Refrigeration Specialists Inc. the two technicians who installed it were friendly and professional. They clean up their mess before leaving and walk me through the functions of the unit. The owners of the company Ryan & Amanda Douse are also very friendly and professional. Anyone thinking about getting an heat pump there is only place to call. Ryan & Amanda
  • Hi Ryan,Amanda and crew, we wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our new Fujitsu heat pump especially the cooling feature over this summer.We were very impressed with your professionalism and relatively quick quote and installation time. We highly recommend your company and anyone would be lucky to have you.
  • Could not be happier with the entire process. Amanda was wonderful and so were the guys who installed our Tosot. While we had to scrap the original installation plan as impractical, the new plan was even better and the job came in right on budget. Throughout, the communication process was quick and efficient. Installation was quick and painless. The crew communicated with us and was attentive to our wishes. They left the job site free of any debris. Will definitely use this company again.
  • Very happy!
  • We recently had two heat pumps installed and were extremely pleased with the fast efficient service we received. They went out of their way to install them quickly as we had travel plans. The young men who did the work were very professional and the installation was done in jig time and were meticulous in their clean up. To say we were impressed is an understatement. Thank you so much
  • So very happy we went with RSI to install our heat pumps. So far the AC cooking has been fabulous! Very pleased. Thanks
  • RSI. Did nice work. Told me about a discount through Fujitsu and despite a delay from suppliers still honoured the discount. Thank you RSI
  • On a referral from a friend, my son and I each had a new Fugitisu heat pump installed by Refrigeration Specialists. They were installed by 2 different technicians and both crews did an excellent job of both the install and explanation on the dos and don'ts with the units. They arrived at the appointed time and were very tidy and no mess when they left! First Class!
  • Sometimes you get OK service and sometimes you get good service but with Refrigeration Specialists Inc. you get superb service. My wife and I were so pleased with the professional attitude they took while dealing with us from the office staff to the workers who did the installation of the unit. They certainly have the blueprint as to how to get it done correctly. It has only been a few days but we can tell we will love our Fujitsu 15000. Hopefully, and without hesitation, we will be able to send potential customers to Refrigeration Specialists Inc.
  • Very pleased with the installation of my heat pump. The crew was on time, very fast and very neat.
  • Very satisfied with the service and products installed. Very friendly and quick to respond to any issues. Had a bit of a hiccup with the installation - they were very quick to make sure it was corrected.
  • Thank you for installing my second heat pump. I look forward to it this winter and not have to worry about a wood furnace. Guys had it all taken care of in no time. Thanks to your team.
  • Great service. Quick quote, very friendly staff, and quick to respond. Installation took no time and looks awesome. Very clean install, they walk you through how to use everything, and don't leave a mess when finished. Would highly recommend this company.
  • Hi Ryan and Amanda, Thank you for the great service. We were particularly impressed by Dan Jackson who provided services well above and beyond expectations. Regards
  • After getting several quotes we finally got in touch with RSI. Ryan and Amanda gave us excellent solutions for our home with a nice Fujitsu product at a reasonable price. Their team arrived early and installed two heat pumps in a 8 hour day. Very impressive service and nice product.
  • Exceptional-prompt-professional-excellent quality workmanship-very clean and efficient
  • We had the Refrigeration Specialist install our heat pump. Amanda was good to answer any questions we had. When they came to install it was efficient ,professional service and they cleaned up the mess. We had concerns about cutting thru our wall because our walls are cement but it wasn't an issue. Don't wait for summer to get yours installed.
  • I was very pleased with the service. The installers were excellent, very courteous and knowledgeable. They did a fantastic job of the installation. It was a pleasure dealing with the installers and the office staff. I would definitely recommend Refrigeration Specialists Inc for a heat pump installation.
  • Hi Ryan and Amanda: We chose your company from the excellent reviews on Toolbox Experts. We are impressed with you and your installers (Ben and Robin). Installation was professional, tidy, efficient and the install and unit operations was fully explained. We are really pleased with the Heat Pump and would highly recommend your company. It was a pleasure to deal with office staff and excellent installers. Great work - Lowell and Cathy Croken
  • PERFECT! From start to finish everything went just as they said it would. I could not have asked for a better service. Will recommend them to all interested.
  • This company is real easy to deal with. Amanda went out of her way to fit our schedules together for installation. The technicians worked really good together and cleaned up after themselves. Thumps up.
  • Recently had some heat pumps installed. The device was excellent professional and fast. I highly recommend them for fast courteous service.
  • I would just like to tell you how pleased we are with not only the company that we bought this heat pump from but the manner in which it was installed. Pierce and Jeremy were very polite and in our opinion did a very professional installation. I would also like to thank Amanda who kept us informed from the beginning to the end in a very pleasant manner. Thank You, Bill and Melodie
  • Joan and I are very happy with the ceiling cassette heat pump that your techs installed. The heat pump is working effectively to make the living area more comfortable, and to our pleasure, it is almost silent! Your installers were very professional and efficient in doing the installation.
  • Fabulous experience. Clean, neat, organized and efficient. Seamless experience from ordering to installation. Highly recommend. So happy with our first heat pump installation, we hired them for the second without hesitation a few weeks later!
  • I have had the pleasure of dealing with this company for close to 40 years. First with Lou Douse and the past few years with Ryan and Amanda. I have used them both for commercial work, and my own home personal needs. When I was involved in the dairy industry and whenever I had issues with my bulk milk cooling tank, it was just a matter of a phone call and they would respond immediately to help me out. As a shareholder in a major vegetable processing plant built in the late 1990’s near Montague we secured Refrigeration Specialists to install and maintain the very extensive cooling system in the new facility. Today I still use RSI to maintain and repair any issues with the cooling equipment. With a perishable product time can be critical and they have always provided me with quick and dependable service in time of emergency breakdowns. On the personal side of things both Ryan and Amanda have been a pleasure to deal with on my purchases of several heat pumps for different homes I have for myself and staff. Their descriptions on pricing and equipment has always been easy to understand and assistance with paperwork has only made the entire experience a pleasure.
  • Just had our heat pump installed by R.S.I..So far we are very pleased with the outcome.The company was very Informative,answered all our questions and kept us informed on the whole process from start to finish.The completion of the rebate paperwork by R.S.I. was an added bonus,one less thing to worry about. All in all we are very pleased and highly recommend this company.
  • We researched various heat pumps and decided that Fujitsu was the one most compatible with our home. RSI provided us with a very detailed quote, with 4 options. The technician that assessed our house was thoughtful, knowledgeable and overall very helpful. The technicians that installed the pump arrived when they said they would, were very professional and efficient. They spent at least 30 minutes reviewing the system with us before they left. RSI+Fujitsu offer a great warranty program and we are completely happy with our entire experience. Our home is so much more comfortable!
  • Hi, just wanted to let everyone know how wonderful it was to deal with R.S.I. and their staff. We were waiting for a unit that was on back order and I was kept abreast of any updates on its arrival. When it arrived two very professional staff members came and did the installation which was quick and efficient and clean. I had no idea it would be so seamless a procedure. We were informed how to operate the unit and assured they would be there for us if there were any questions or concerns. All in all a very positive experience. In this time of poor customer service, R.S.I excels.
  • I would definitely recommend this company for your heat pump install. The two gentleman that came to do the install ran into a little wiring issue that wasn't in the initial install plan so they were immediately on the phone to the office staff and they had a red seal electrician on site within minutes. We called the office to go over solutions and with the input from the team we came up with a solution in minutes. Red seal electrician stayed on site and explained everything in detail . Job done in less than 2 hours. These guys were great, polite, friendly, knowledgeable and after they left, you wouldn't have known they were here. Excellent clean up. So right from the start in the install guys, the office staff and the electrician top notch service.

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