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Lake Forest Heating Contractors

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Sharony Fast Services
4.7
from 208 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Sam S.
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I have a home in Huntington Beach that had an existing furnace and ductwork. I wanted to install AC utilizing the existing system. I consulted with several HVAC contractors and received quotes. Mina was the most knowledgeable of the group of contractors, provided the best suggestions, and also had a very competitive price. During the installation the ductwork turned out to be in poor condition. Mina replaced the ductwork and only charged me the cost of material and not the labor. For anyone who has done contracting this in unheard of. Change orders are often outrageously priced. Mina is an honest man who does good work and cares about satisfaction with the job. If you have the opportunity to use Mina I highly recommend him. The system has been installed and running for 1 month and all continues to work great. Thank you Mina.

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Sam's Services
4.8
from 101 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
Verified review

Working with Sam was one of the best contractor experiences that I have ever had. He was respectful, honest and took the time to explain everything as it was being done. Instead of installing a new air conditioner at a significant cost , as was suggested by another contractor, I paid a reasonable fee to have mine tested, overhauled and am enjoying COOL air....aaaah. Thanks Sam!

  • 10 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
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My husband and I had a leaking main pipe. We had three companies come out, one of them being Aire Rite. David came out for the estimate, which was free. He was awesome. He explained everything clearly, he was easy to talk to and he seemed like someone that we could work with. His bid was $1000 dollars less than the lowest of the other two bids! We hired David. Him and his brother, Tommy, who was also just as cool, came out and they replaced our main pipe. They did the work in one day and everything went great. The company offered the option of financing, so that was a plus. They also stayed a few extra minutes while we asked them a bunch of questions about other plumbing, heating and air things. That was great considering they probably wanted to go home and clean up! I would definitely recommend them and we will be calling them for other jobs we need done in the future. Thanks guys!

JC Heating and AC Systems
4.7
from 86 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Bob T.
Verified review

Wouldn't you know it, my A/C unit went out over a very hot Labor Day week-end while we had company visiting from out of state, UGH! The guy I usually called for such issues wasn't available till Thursday. I put out a repair request on Thumbtack and JC came to our rescue within a couple of hours. Jose was a real professional. He immediately discovered the problem, which was a bad blower motor. He was able to replace the motor and had my AC running again in no time. What a relief! Jose was prompt, friendly knowledgeable and reasonably priced. I would definitely call him agan for my heating and air conditioning needs.

  • 4 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Michele D.
Verified review

A complete and thorough maintenance appointment of my AC. David was professional and did a meticulous inspection of my AC unit. He explained everything in detail to me and I felt his pricing was extremely fair; offering a monthly price OR a package. I had a concern about a noise I was hearing and he explained the cause, which put my mind at ease.He will be back in November to check my heating system. I cannot give enough kudos for a job well done!

Platinum
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Aska B.
Verified review

Fantastic to work with Joel Mayorga of Platinum Plumbing He was the first to respond to my work request. Answered every question almost immediately! I have tenants living in my home in Los Angeles & I live in Miami. I wanted someone I could feel confident with doing the work 3000 miles away. My tenants have been going without hot water due to ineffectual work by American Home Shield repairs My former TAKAGI tankless was never vented properly nor valves put on for easy maintenance. It was a 15 year old tank Joel described via this app exactly what I needed. I sent him photos so he could see the space. He offered me several options I decided to get a NEW Noritz tankless heater. He was at my leased home within 2 hours ; new heater & all necessary parts in hand! It was a big job but in a few hours; DONE! He returned the next day to make sure all was ok & water temp was holding. He even serviced my HVAC heater at no extra cost! Will I be using JOEL again?! YOU BET I will! Using him for ALL my heating & AC & plumbing needs!

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Subcooling Heating and Air
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle T.
Verified review

I recently had an A/C issue and when I called Subcooling Heating and Air the technician was friendly, arrived at my house on time, took time to answer all my questions and concerns, explained to me in detail what the issue was and had a quick turn around on ordering parts and installing my new A/C. This family local owned business is reliable, friendly, ethical, and has honest affordable pricing. For any A/C issues you should contact Subcooling Heating and Air first!

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Air-O-Stat
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

He came on time and worked quickly. The technician was polite and pleasant. He diagnosed the problem and installed a new thermostat and our heating is working well. He worked neatly and we were satisfied. I would recommend this company

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Harbor Electrical Services
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex B.
Verified review

Jesse is a true professional and very knowledgeable electrician. He came out very quickly to install a couple outlets, replace some fluorescent lighting in our office and hook up the electrical to new cubicles. This guy knows his stuff and sticks to his word. He had to come back the following day because we needed to do some other work, and he showed up exactly as he promised. Very rare quality in contractors and this guy earned his 40 5star reviews.

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Titan Air Conditioning Inc.
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike J.
Verified review

Very knowledgeable, friendly and went the extra mile to show me how my AC and Heating was being installed at my Whittier Home. The attention to detail was nothing short of perfect. Mark and his company have been my go-to guys ever since. We plan to move shortly and he is on the top of my list in our next remodel.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rex L.
Verified review

Had a break in attemp, they tore up our roof ducting. It was a mess and George and it look like it wasn't touched. Great work, showed up right away, and very reasonably priced. I will use him again, if I ever need any heating or A/C work!! Thank you again, George. Dingers Sports Bar and Grill

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  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marissa R.
Verified review

After purchasing our new construction home in the Sky Ridge Community, we had several contractors come out to submit design plans and bids. Being from the area and owning our previous home just 5 miles away, we had contractors we have used before also participate in the process. Ultimately we took a chance on the unknown and went with DG Construction. Our gamble paid off we ended up with a beautiful back yard and quickly learned to trust Owner David Gomez with his ideas. The process from start to finish was very smooth and his team was very professional and hard working. DG construction met all their timelines and delivered a transparent billing process that was easy to follow and didn't have any surprises. If you are a serious about using DG Construction reach out David and I am willing to let him show you an example of his work.

Air Max Inc
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
GG F.
Verified review

Max came to my home, inspected the unit at no cost, identified the problem within 5 minutes, clearly explained the process and cost, then completed the repairs and walked me through exactly what to look for and tips to avoid this, and other problems with my AC units. Max was a complete professional, courteous and got the job done right and for a very fair price. I will definitely call him next time there's a problem with my heating or AC.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
L. H.
Verified review

Jason was very helpful, even before we set up an appointment. He offered ideas which helped us understand what may be going on with our unit and it turned out to be correct! They are a very professional company and I would highly recommend Prestigious Heating and Air to anyone! Thank you!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ronald H.
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We hired Velavi heating and cooling for our brand new system after years of planning in getting one. The installation was fast , clean and very professional and the best part was their unbelievable price. Had no issues passing city’s final inspection.... Thanks Velavi Heating and Cooling for such an awesome job.

Beach Cities Mechanical
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Randall R.
Verified review

This was our first experience with Thumbtack and, first time hiring Beach Cities Mechanical. We had been using another HVAC contractor for years until we recently became dissatisfied with their work. Travis was responsive and communicative. Even though he was busy, he accommodated our schedule. He was punctual, professional, and got the job done. His pricing was also fair. And, as a bonus, he seems like a genuinely nice guy. So far, our a/c is working great, and I'm sure we'll be working with Travis and Beach Cities Mechanical again!

Vern Hackett HVAC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
JENNIFER N.
Verified review

I am honored to be Vern Hackett's first review... My German Shepherd puppy decided ripping the wiring from the central AC/Heating unit to the house was a fun idea, she ripped it out of the wall so bad that the remaining wires to connect weren't even visible. I got multiple service call quotes but Vern was the only one that gave me a rough estimate based on the issue not just what his service call would be. He came out the next morning, was extremely friendly and professional. While he worked he told me exactly what he was doing and checking and gave me best & worst case scenario as he went. Because of the nature of the damage any dishonest contractor would have easily been able to make me pay an arm & a leg thinking the whole thing would need to be rewired, I am grateful to have found Vern because even though it was not easy he managed to pull enough wire to connect to. I will definitely be a return customer and recommend him to friends & family. If you want someone reliable, knowledgeable, and honest then Vern is your guy!!!!!!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gary S.
Verified review

When my air conditioning system stopped working, I feared that a technician would tell me that it couldn't be fixed because it was too old. But I called Laith Frangoul of Honesty Cooling & Heating and much to my delight he really was exactly what his company name touts - HONEST! He arrived very quickly, found a bad condenser, had it in his vehicle and we were up and running in minutes at a very fair price! I was so thrilled that I hired him to do some preventative maintenance. He uses top notch modern equipment and he is obviously very knowledgeable. I own a commercial building and I plan to use him when we have HVAC issues. I am thrilled to have found Honesty Cooling & Heating and I highly recommend his services. The HVAC service industry is loaded with crooks and thankfully he is the exception!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Deanne P.
Verified review

Very pleased with the professional service that Jaime provided. Installers completed job on time, and worked neatly and efficiently. Price was very reasonable.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike J.
Verified review

Great tech. Discovered the problem quickly and completed repair. Very reasonable price and great service. Ark is now my go to guy for HVAC and plumbing.

CWP Heating and Air Inc
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ivanette P.
Verified review

Had a wonderful experience with CWP Heating and Air. I called Phillip and he was able to send Franklin within 30 minutes. Franklin came in tested my system, change the filter and explained in detail what their maintenance plan would cover. I would definitely recommend CWP Heating and Air to friends and family and will be calling them again in the near future

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 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 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 will it cost me to replace my air conditioner?

If your AC system is in need of replacement, the national average air conditioner installation costs range from $2,930 to $3,670. Costs can vary greatly depending on whether you are replacing a wall or window unit or a central air system. A central air system is connected to ductwork that runs throughout your house and pumps cooled air into your various rooms via vents and registers. A central air conditioning system is far more costly than wall or window units. Selecting a central AC system that has a high seasonal energy-efficiency ratio (SEER) will likely lower both your carbon footprint and your utility bill. The type of AC system you select, where you live in the country, and the regional costs of HVAC work, duct removal and replacement, and ductwork repairs that are needed are some of the main factors that affect the cost of new air conditioner installation. Here are some examples of average costs for installing forced-air systems.

  • Install Lennox 16 SEER single-stage AC unit: $5,743
    • Removing and disposing of the old furnace, moving and reconnecting the water heater, and installing a 3.5-ton gas furnace. The job took 18 hours of labor.
  • Installation of a new 14 SEER single-range cooling system: $4,000-$6,000
  • Installation of a new 16 SEER two-range cooling system: $6,000-$8,000
  • Installation of a new 20 SEER variable capacity cooling system: $8,000-$12,000
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