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KDC Air & Heat, family owned and operated

Motorists across the Pearl River County region have probably noticed the iconic trucks displaying graphics that depict the heat of flames and the cold of ice; they are part of the fleet of trucks for KDC Air & Heat LLC.

The name of the business stands for its father and son background, Kenny and Dalton Chamel.

Owner and operator Kenny Chamel has been providing HVAC services to the area since 1997, but as he retired from the oilrig industry in 2016, Dalton was completing the HVAC and Refrigeration Technology course at Pearl River Community College. It was then he decided to create the father and son business since Kenny’s background in electrical engineering includes experience with installing heating and cooling systems in commercial and residential applications.

Kenny said his wife runs the office of the business. Both Kenny and Dalton are ACCA and NATE certified.

KDC Air & Heat can repair, install or maintain residential and commercial air conditioning, heating and dehumidification equipment. According to the website, the company can also install geothermal water source units, which are more energy efficient methods to heat a home and provide hot water.

Currently the business employs one other full time technician, Blake Williams, but Kenny said that if business keeps going like it has he plans to add two more people. He also plans to add another truck to the fleet complete with the iconic graphics.

Kenny said he recently joined the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce members, the Better Business Bureau, Home Advisor and Angie’s List.

Official business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, but they are accustomed to working nights and weekends.

There is no commercial location, but KDC Air and Heat can be reached by calling 601-215-0011.