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El Cajon Residential HVAC Contractors

Browse these residential HVAC contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in El Cajon.

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SDAC
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan L.
Verified review

SDAC was a a pleasure to deal with. I wish all vendors and contractors ran their businesses the way they do. They gave a competitive no hassle bid on our job for a new furnace. They came out and confirmed they could do it schedule the time to get the work done and cleaned up after themselves. I highly recommend them for any furnace and Heater replacement.

Keith Murphy
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
Verified review

Keith is as honest as the day is long. He came to my house to troubleshoot a problem we had with our heating and a/c. We had other contractors look at it and they wanted to replace the whole unit. He looked at it and was able to diagnose the problem with a $200 part and labor and was done in one hour. We couldn't more pleased he is a talented professional.

  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy F.
Verified review

So happy with Victor I went through hell with HVC contractors, unbelievable that it so hard to find hontest . on time . Reasonable rates. I spent 6 weeks I know enough about Heating and air I could sell it ! Don't waste time if you want honesty fair pricing work and someone who says what he means and stand by his word, Then look no further HIRE This company . Being a older woman I could not believe what some of these people tried to charge and BS they tried to pull. I know a lot more then to trust some of the people who showed up to bid . Thank You Victor For being a Honest Businessman!

  • 17 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Jane R.
Verified review

TCS was awesome! After I got stood up (twice!!!) by another contractor, Jason and his son Jason were on the ball with coming out to diagnose my long-dead air conditioner in this heat. They will have it up and running again today for a fair price. Punctual, professional, responsive, good pricing, gave me options. Thank you TCS, I will send everyone I know to you for their HVAC needs!

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Karen T.
Verified review

Jason Roskelley is outstanding. I met him recently through my general contractor where he installed an entire home HVAC system in my Lake San Marcos home remodel. Everything works great!. Very reasonable for a complete system. I also had Jason out to fix my existing A/C from 2002 at my towhome in Rancho Carillo. I was worried because it was an older A/C unit. Based on the symptoms I described to Jason on the phone he had a good idea what it could be. He came out verified promptly and on time, diagnosed,, and had my A/C working again blowing super cold air. Very reasonable prices. Great personality. Call Jason if you want personal service, good pricing, and an honest fix for your HVAC system. Feel free to message me with any questions about Jason's work.

Airflow
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jack B.
Verified review

Perfect. Sent request to Thumbtack, got almost immediate reply with quote, came next day on time, did job quickly, accepted quoted price. I've got a new HVAC guy for all my properties!

Sanz Heating & Air
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Frank V.
Verified review

Installation of HVAC in my home. Fast, knowledgeable and reasonably priced.

  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael J.
Verified review

I have an air handler that has been spitting water for a couple of years. A previous contractor had been out to fix it at least four times with no success. (It wasn't the drain.) Ed from Air Plus was very professional and tinkered with my mystery machine until he finally seemed to solve the water problem. He clearly doesn't just go by the manual. Anyway, fingers crossed and happy with Air Plus. Four stars because the work is so recent I can't relax yet.

  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Enqiang S.
Verified review

I got quotes from at least 8 contractors and Eddie gave me a very competitive price. He also has a great review on yelp (check with him for how to see the reviews). He patiently answered all my questions and finished within one day for a whole house AC installation. It was the right timing for the hot season, and so far it's running good and strong. I will surely recommend Eddie to my friends/neighbors or anyone if they ask me for suggestion. At least give Eddie a call/message before making the final decesion!

  • 28 years in business
John V.
Verified review

Ralph and his team make the impossible, possible! He led a residential remodel project that included a full electrical upgrade, removal of two load-bearing walls, complete kitchen remodel from floor to ceiling, plumbing work, custom tile work, custom countertops....the whole project. He is outstanding at communication, shows up when he says he will show up, and makes very good recommendations utilizing his wealth of experience if the field. If you are considering his services...you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jay S.
Verified review

Based on our SDG&E bills, it was apparent that the original HVAC system in our house built in 1985 needed an upgrade for cost savings and because the unit made so much noise inside and outside of the house. We decided to explore and cost out this project through our local Costco which referred us to Action Air (AC, Heating and Cooling). Action Air also received a positive reference from two of my coworkers who are very particular about any type of contractor doing work on their house. From the original quote through project completion, Merrill from Action Air was very complete and customer service focused. Without any money committed, Merrill took the time with both my wife and I after 6:00 PM during the week to explain his inspection of the current system (outside fan unit, furnace, and ducting in the attic), along with reviewing our SDG&E bills with us which I never really understood till he explained all the line items in the bill. He was very gracious in dealing with the noise from my 2 and 3 year old daughters during the appointment. Merrill also gave some background about his history with Action Air and other stuff about Action Air's company history. Lastly, during the initial quote appointment, he thoroughly explained our payment options. Based on the time and care he took to ensure my wife and I had all the information regarding the options and features for each of the hardware components of the HVAC system, we decided to go with Action Air because of Merrill. He also answered many other questions regarding project options, too. Then, from scheduling of the project completion it was clear that we made the right choice in selecting Action Air. The scheduler worked with our schedule and Merrill let us know what would be the noisier days and what type of work would be done. The installers were on-time, kept our house clean and professional as you would hope for and expect from any one doing work in your house over a few days. Even the San Diego City Inspector commented on the clean work in the attic where the furnace now is. So, we were able to get the noise reduced from the system and get a large closet out of it. Also, we went with the air filtration unit upgrade which really does work if you cook alot in the house based on the design of the air intakes for the system. Last, but not least, I delayed in writing this review because the proof in energy savings would show in 1 of top 3 billing cycles which just we just received. With the new HVAC system in place and no other changes to our house, we reduced our electrical consumption by almost (49% less used) in comparison to the same billing cycle last year. In addition and most importantly, we reduced our electrical cost by 59% saving $244 dollars for the Electric charges, even With the new energy/electric rates this year. We were extremely happy with the effectiveness of our new HVAC system prior to the billing cycle, but now we can emphatically say, Action Air was the right choice for our HVAC upgrade/overhaul. A few weeks after install, Action Air made quick adjustments to the dampeners in the ducting as we got used to the new system, too. We just wished we had done this HVAC upgrade a few years sooner.

Atlas HVAC INC
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
Verified review

Excellent service. Fast and efficient!!!

  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pilar B.
Verified review

A very responsible and very attentive person Did a great job

Honest Tech HVAC
5.0
from 1 review
    Veronica A.
    Verified review

    David was amazing! First off, he went out of his way to find me the most affordable HVAC system. He found us a great deal and even got it cheaper through his contractors discount. His lead tech Raad is also an amazing guy, he is the one that actually did the install. These guys know what they are doing, they make a great team. We are enjoying our cool a/c as i write this review! Thanks David and Raad!

    About

    We have been in business for twenty five years in the San Diego, CA area. We do all types of remodeling such as but not limited to, room additions, patios, window retrofit, kitchen and bath remodels (especially handicap accessible).

    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 often should you get your air ducts cleaned?

    How often you should clean your air ducts depends on your situation. If you or someone in the home has asthma or is acutely allergic to certain airborne materials or pollen, regular duct cleaning may be helpful. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t have an official position on the necessity of air duct cleaning unless the ducts have been contaminated by rodents, insects or mold, or you are aware of particles blowing out through the vents. The EPA recommends you have your air ducts cleaned on an as-needed basis. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) suggests having air ducts cleaned every three to five years.

    Be cautious with companies that offer “whole house air duct cleaning,” urges the NADCA. The company may be using unscrupulous tactics to upsell you once they get started. Before any work begins, always clarify in writing what the job entails and what the cost will be. To protect yourself against fraud, read customer reviews and verify that your HVAC cleaning service has applicable licenses and certifications.

    What is an HVAC system?

    The letters in HVAC stand for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. An HVAC system enables you to regulate your home or building’s internal temperature (thermal control) for comfortable living and working. You can bring heat levels down in the summer and up in the winter, keeping your home or office livable year-round. HVAC systems can also help with humidity levels and regulate indoor air quality in a home or office. There are many types of HVAC systems and technologies available.

    Many homes have a forced-air HVAC system. Both the heating and the central air conditioning units share a ductwork system where they either push in or pull out warm or cooled air. There are also heating and cooling systems that don’t require ductwork — such as ductless mini-splits — but work on the same principles of heat exchange. The national average to hire an HVAC specialist is $2,920-$3,670, with costs varying depending on the work you need done and the equipment you are installing.

    Do you need to clean your air ducts?

    Air duct cleaning is done by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals. The pros use industrial-strength, truck-mounted vacuums and powerful brushes and hoses to clean inside the metal ducts that make up your forced air heating and cooling system. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends duct cleaning if there is “substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface ducts, ducts that are infested with vermin such as rodents or insects, or ducts that are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.”

    You should also have air ducts cleaned after recent water contamination or water damage to prevent mold; after renovations or remodeling to ensure debris and dust didn’t settle in the vents and ducts; if you are having problems with allergies or asthma; or when you are moving into a newly purchased home, especially if the previous owners smoked or had pets. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years, or every two to three years in regions where homeowners use their air conditioning and heater for many months of the year, while the EPA suggests homeowners have duct cleaning done as needed.

    How many years does HVAC last?

    The number of years an HVAC system lasts depend on the type and brand of components that make up your system. The lifespan of an air conditioner averages between 15 and 20 years. The life expectancy of a tankless water heater is approximately 20 years, while a storage water heater is closer to 10-15 years. Ducts may need replacing within 10-15 years. Your equipment will have a longer life if you have regular tuneups and maintenance to keep everything in good working order. If you’re having repair problems and your HVAC system is over 10 years old, it’s a good time to consider the costs and benefits of repairing vs. replacing. Energystar.gov provides the following tips to help you decide whether to repair or replace:

    • Your HVAC system needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are increasing.
    • Your cooling or heating equipment is less efficient.
    • Rooms in your home are too hot or too cold.
    • Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old.
      • Replacing your system with an Energy Star-certified unit could save up to 20 percent on your heating and cooling bills.
    • Your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old.
      • You may choose to replace your system with an Energy Star-certified furnace (which is 15 percent more efficient than a conventional furnace) or an Energy Star-certified boiler (which is 5 percent more efficient).
    • Your home has humidity problems.
    • Your home has excessive dust.
      • Leaky ducts can pull particles and air from attics, crawl spaces and basements and distribute them throughout your house. Sealing your ducts may be a solution.
    • Your heating or cooling system is noisy.
      • You could have an undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment.
    • Your score on the Home Energy Yardstick is below five.
      • That means your home energy use is above average and you're probably paying too much for your utilities.
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