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Browse these furnace and central heating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alameda.

ESI Remodeling & Upgrades
4.6
from 126 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 337 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy M.
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Talked to several companies about rodent-proofing (possible removal) and cleaning. Shlomi at ESI was the most professional and informative of those I spoke with and compared to other companies, his seems to be much more thorough and willing to answer a lot of questions. He was very prompt and responsive, showed up on time (they gave me a 2 hour window, but he called to tell me when he'd arrive), did some work after the initial inspection and then returned to complete the job. Unlike other companies (offering rodent services), ESI includes the follow ups in the initial cost so they'll return a few times to make sure the job was done right and that no other entry points remain. I'd recommend ESI and Shlomi for such work as well as furnace maintenance and duct cleaning as well - great team and even better service!

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Smart HVAC Corp
4.8
from 119 reviews
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David V.
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Hired Smart HVAC for furnace blowing cold air. Bajji responded immediately (it was 10pm) and came the next morning punctually at 9pm. Thorough diagnosis (bad wire connection and bad temperature sensor), reasonably priced repair. Would hire again. Very good.

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East Bay Heating and Air
5.0
from 102 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
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Shelby G.
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This is the first time in my life that I have taken the time to write a review on any contractor I have hired. That's because, although most have been pretty good, I have not found any to be so extraordinary that I have been motivated to take more time from my schedule to review their work. Until Kevin! I am so gratified that the information on his company, Eastbay Heating and Air, was provided to me in response to my request. I had a heating problem associated with my "top of the line" Carrier Infinity furnace and had been told by another contractor that "in all his years of experience", he had never seen this problem. He then went on to advise me the furnace would need to be replaced at a cost of $6,000 (which he later reduced to $4800 because we are repeat customers). I spoke with Kevin on the telephone that evening and he essentially recognized and diagnosed the problem based upon my recitation of what I was told and observed. He came to our home the next morning at 7:00 am and by 7:45 am, we had heat again!!!! Although he had other customers he needed to get to on time (having fit me in--- and during commute hours, no less), he took the time to educate me on our system, explained how the unique zones behave, the significance of the sounds emanating from the ducts that we had been wondering about, and the maintenance requirements. The bill for all of this? $189.00!!!! Need I say more?

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie O.
Verified review

Max is an experienced heating/plumbing professional. He readily determined the best option to replace my 34 year-old furnace. We agreed on the appropriate replacement unit and related details and the installation took place on March 6. Everything went according to plan. The new unit is working great. I recommend Max to help you if you are looking for a hard-working, experienced heating/plumbing professional that can get the job done in a reasonable amount of time, for a reasonable price,

Home Team Services
5.0
from 68 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Monica L.
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Israel came to take a look at my broken central heating unit and he was the most kind and thorough service person I have met in a LONG TIME! He checked everything and even checked an unrelated issue with the water heater.

Healthy Duct Services
4.6
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Aivee A.
Verified review

I recently bought a house with a central heating and air conditioning system. I was frustrated to find that the system did not work efficiently over the summer. I was then more frustrated to find that it barely worked at all this winter. I called Healthy duct cleaning because they had great reviews on another website as well.. They did a very thorough inspection and made multiple recommendations. I ended up having them clean out, sanitize, and rat proof my attic. They were very easy to work with, they were punctual, and they did an amazing job. They even did a good job cleaning up after themselves. I was very impressed. two months later I had them back out to replace all the ducting. The technician was a pleasure to work with. At every step of the way I have been provided with a detailed estimate of the recommended work. They have always itemized these estimates and helped me prioritize which jobs should be done first. They've been very accommodating with payments and with scheduling. I couldn't be happier!

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Heavenly Service and Comfort
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan D.
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The technician was extremely polite, and was able to get my heater running again after diagnosing the problem.

Ohana Air
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
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These guys are amazing and do great work. So professional, accommodating, skilled and for a great value. Would recommend them again and again for installing new ductwork, heating and central AC!

  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Erich P.
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Called these guys for a dryer issue for my home & phone conversation was professional. I asked for a quote re: heating element for my dryer model & right away they called me back & gave me a reasonable quote. My appt was for the following day & when I got home, they were already waiting. Took 2 guys to work on the dryer & was done within an hour. Great service, very professional, & reasonable price! Would definitely recommend these guys!

The Appliance Repair Doctor
3.7
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Sumedha P.
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Great experience with Appliance Repair Doctor, especially Juan the technician. We had an old gas furnace that needed a thermostat installed. We had two technicians look at it previously who said it was impossible. Juan from Appliance Repair Doctor said he has done similar jobs before. He did a great, thorough job. Highly recommend Juan at Appliance Repair Doctor.

  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Juan I.
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First, let me start by saying it's hard to find a trustworthy person in any line of business that you have no knowledge about. As a first time homeowner I've had my share of bad experiences with skilled labor. Even though the requested job could not be done (totally out of their control) he was upfront with me on why and made suggestions on what actually needed to be done. Read that again, suggestions NOT sales pitches. Huge difference. Not a single moment did I feel I was being sold something I didn't need or felt lied to or misled. The team at Global heating and cooling services are truly a five star team. I recommend them for all your heating and cooling needs.

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Juan Melgar
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Vinh N.
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Juan was very professional from the beginning at quoting and throughout the negotiating of the agreement. His responsiveness to questions and his ability to get technician to quickly troubleshoot installation issues was reassuring & got the unit running in time for the cold holidays. I also value him laying out upfront the added plumbing requirement for the high efficiency furnace exhaust line. I look forward to his warranty support of the installed system in the coming 1-year as well as working on the duct work of a 2nd furnace in the house. Thanks.

  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan S.
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JR and his team were FANTASTIC! We had a fully occluded dryer vent that we thought just needed cleaning - as it turns out, it had been poorly installed and completely busted! JR found a great solution to re-route the vent, and it looks great! We also had his team add in a heating system vent cleaning-- they were so thorough with our very dirty ducts!! Work was done with high quality and for a great price! Highly recommend this company!!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Don D.
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Sean is competent, honest and trustworthy. He worked very hard repairing my HVAC system. Tempeture remained at the set value all day! I will most certainly call Sean for help with my cooling/ heating system.

No Sweat Cooling and Heating
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alec S.
Verified review

Micah is a person who truly cares about his customers. When doing a maintenance tuneup on our furnace and AC he followed a comprehensive checklist and explained every step. Micah provides quality service at reasonable prices , I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashwin G.
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Denny is a consummate professional. What he quotes/proposes is exactly what you get. His work is top quality and he communicates well. I just got a vent fan installed in the kitchen where the duct had to be run to the outside. I also got another heating/cooling vent installed in the bedroom. He did both jobs perfectly and left the house just as clean as it was. He does all this at a great price. Highly recommend Denny

Climate Solutions
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ben L.
Verified review

Kao was on time, professional and honest. He Was very thorough in his inspection and straight forward and detailed with recommending a solution. The other guy made all these promises which left me scratching my head as to how it would work and they kept saying "don't worry we'll make it good" and never really got into detail about how it would be done. There was no beating around the bush or some sales tatic he was trying to implement (I'm in sales). He installed my heating and duct work system in 2 days and now me and my family have have heat and the air flow we desired for so long! Thank you! Will recommend again!

Bayhill Heat & Air
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Great job. Owner Ricardo supervised entire project. Very happy with our new heating system.

  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
A. C.
Verified review

Our 35+ year old furnace bit the dust & decided to bid out for a furnace plus AC. After multiple bids, we decided to go with Freedom Heating & AC. We liked the way Jared explained the old HVAC system & comparing it to the benefits of a new system. We were able to schedule the job quickly & planned for a two day install. One day for DEMO & one day for install. So glad went went with Freedom, Jared, Jeff & Brad were really nice guys who take pride in their craft. We have a young child so they tried to keep noise to a minimum. We’re glad we went with AC unit too because it keeps the house nice and cool during this summer heat. Our new thermostat is nice and high tech & the filtration system really cleans out the air well. For a job well done, we received great price & high quality install & a really nice furnace & AC system. Freedom heating and AC are highly recommend by our family. Thank you!!

411 heating & AC
3.5
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jason K.
Verified review

Very fast response and the heating has been working as expected!

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jack W.
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I asked Victor to replace my old ductwork for my furnace. He is very easy to work with, professional and knows a lot. The price he charges is very reasonable. I would like to recommend him.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Who fixes furnaces?

If your furnace needs to be repaired, you’ll want to find a qualified heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) repair technician. Each state has its own licensing requirements; some require all HVAC technicians to have an HVAC license, while others only require someone operating an HVAC service and installation company with employees to hold a contractor’s license. For example, in Alabama, the Alabama Board of Heating Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors regulates licensing, while in Kansas there is no state regulatory body and HVAC licensing can vary by region. For simple furnace repairs like changing out a filter, a trusted handyman can probably handle the job, but a trained professional should be hired for tasks like replacing a gas valve, installing a new inducer fan motor or other critical furnace repair jobs that involve dealing with gas leaks or other dangerous conditions. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How much will it cost me to replace my furnace?

The national average for furnace replacement is between $1,800 and $2,500. The cost can range dramatically higher depending on the model of furnace you select, any repair work you require, your location and the cost of installation. Furnace installation costs can be more than the furnace itself due to the cost of doing business and the expertise needed to install the HVAC equipment. Installing a new furnace generally requires technical know-how and the proper tools and licensing. It’s best to hire a pro and budget for furnace installation rather than risk potentially unsafe DIY installation. This will ensure your home’s safety. Check to see if your HVAC contractor has the proper licensing to do the job. If you need duct repair or replacement, expect to pay more for your furnace installation costs. The price for duct repair could be an hourly rate ranging on average anywhere from $85 to $150 per hour, with additional costs for parts.

How much does it cost to have your furnace cleaned?

To keep your furnace in good working order it’s important to have it regularly cleaned. The national average furnace cleaning cost ranges from $60 to $80, though prices can vary greatly based on where you live in the country and what your furnace maintenance includes. An HVAC company may have different rates for different levels of furnace maintenance. For example,one company may offer general furnace maintenance for $79 and advanced maintenance for $138. Another company may offer a 38-point maintenance check for $89 and a 64-point maintenance check for $178. According to Energy.gov, a standard furnace cleaning and maintenance visit can include:

  • Checking the vent connection pipe and chimney
  • Checking the physical integrity of the heat exchanger
  • Adjusting the controls to provide optimum air temperatures
  • Checking the combustion chamber for cracks
  • Testing for carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Adjusting the blower control and supply-air temperature
  • Cleaning and oiling the blower
  • Removing soot and corrosion from the furnace
  • Checking the fuel input and flame characteristics
  • Sealing the connections between the furnace and the main ducts

How much does it cost to replace a gas furnace?

The cost to replace your gas furnace will vary based on the type and size of furnace you select, labor and installation costs, and any repairs your HVAC system may need. Nationally, average HVAC prices for a heating specialist range between $1,800 and $2,500. It’s important to select the right size gas furnace for your heating needs. A furnace that’s too small won’t heat your house properly, while a furnace that’s too large will run inefficiently, cycling on and off and likely breaking down sooner. HVAC specialists calculate your exact heat needs by measuring your home and incorporating variables such as the regional climate and your home’s level of insulation. Retail pricing for gas furnaces can range from $650 up to $3,000 and more. The higher the AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating of the furnace, the more efficient it is at turning fuel into heat and the lower your carbon footprint and utility bill will be. HVAC installation costs are often based on an hourly rate and can range from under $50 to over $100 per hour, depending on the company and the furnace being installed. Higher-end furnaces cost more to install because they require added labor and expertise. For a typical installation, it might take two HVAC installation pros one day or less to remove your old furnace and replace it with a new one.

How much does it cost to have your furnace serviced?

When your furnace isn’t regularly serviced it can operate less efficiently. This increases your energy bills and also prevents your furnace from keeping your home as warm as you like. Keep your furnace properly maintained with regular service. The national average furnace service cost is between $60 and $80. Companies may offer tuneup specials that cover all the necessary testing, tightening, measuring and cleaning to keep your equipment running at top efficiency. If you have a newer system, furnace service costs may be covered by your warranty. Outside of warranty, a basic tuneup might start at $58 and a more advanced maintenance cleaning could be over $120. Here are some signs your furnace may need service:

  • The furnace has stopped functioning entirely.
  • The temperature cannot be regulated.
  • Rooms in the home are either too hot or too cold.
  • The heated air coming from the furnace smells like gas.
  • The thermostat isn’t working.
  • Strange noises are coming from the furnace.
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