MONTGOMERY, Ala.  Southern HVAC Corporation announced the recent acquisition of AirNow Cooling & Heating. The acquisition represents Southern HVAC's first acquisition in the state of Alabama.

For more than three decades, AirNow has offered heating and air conditioning services to homeowners in the greater Montgomery, Millbrook, and Prattville areas. Just recently, AirNow has started to offer electrical service and Generac generator installation to their customers. The company will retain its branding and customer service, while gaining access to training, sales, marketing, and operational resources.

"We evaluated several potential partners and ultimately chose to sell to Southern HVAC because they offered the best opportunity for our employees," said James Merritt, CEO of AirNow Cooling & Heating. "This is going to be a great opportunity for our managers, technicians, installers, and office staff."

"We are thrilled to welcome the AirNow team into the Southern family. After studying the Montgomery market, it was obvious that these guys were the clear leaders in customer service and culture. James has done a tremendous job of putting a great team in place to continue the successful growth going forward," said Jarrod Brinker, vice president of acquisitions at Southern HVAC. "Our goal is to partner with management to continue to grow the AirNow brand throughout Montgomery, Prattville, and Millbrook while providing each employee with the tools and training needed to advance their careers. Customers can expect the same great service they have always enjoyed."

Headquartered in Maitland, Florida, Southern HVAC operates heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical home service businesses in the United States. As part of the broader Southern HVAC team, AirNow joins Southern HVAC's family of seventeen other service brands across eight states.