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Oceanside HVAC Contractors

Browse these HVAC contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oceanside.

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan L.
Verified review

Jose came out and did a fantastic job. I've been remodeling homes for a long time, and have worked with many contractors, and he is one of the better ones I've worked with.

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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!

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SDAC
4.9
from 88 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.

Ideal Electric
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Holly H.
Verified review

Andy is personable and professional. Although we had some initial miscommunications about the time of the appointment and had to reschedule, he worked me in on a Saturday and took care of the electrical issues efficiently. He and his crew decided to defer installing a new light until some other contractors were finished, which was very thoughtful (reduce risk of damage to new light) and they will come back and do a quick install at no extra cost to me. That's a wow!

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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
Chris C.
Verified review

I contact Subcooling HVAC and they came same day, diagnosed and fixed the problem with my A/C within an hour. The tech was very friendly and even inspected the rest of my system after he fixed the problem to ensure it was working at optimum capacity. Price to fix was fair and to be honest was way less than we expected. I would definitely recommend Subcooling HVAC to family and friends.

  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

Brandon met me at Lowes at 8:30am to pick up supplies. We got to my house around 09:15. He fixed a broken kitchen cabinet. He painted my bathroom including the trim around the window. He hung a Venetian blind in my 2nd bdrm. He replaced my old toilet with a new and improved version. All four of these tasks were part of the estimate. Brandon also unclogged my bathroom sink-not part of the estimate- he just did it. Brandon was finished around 3:45pm. He knew all the tricks that help a contractor save time, but still get the job done correctly. I am extremely happy with the results and definitely will be using Brandon for future jobs. Thanks Brandon! Mark Gonzales

  • 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!

Skyline Construction
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Tom .
Verified review

We have been working with Eddie on multiple properties for over 5 years now. His work has ranged from very simple to major remodeling and home repairs (plumbing, electrical, kitchen remodel, tile floors/counter tops, painting, roof repair and more). We really value his honesty, responsiveness and reliability. The guy is personable and he offers good ideas. And his work is very high quality, for very fair rates. A good contractor is a great resource - I would definitely recommend him.

  • 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!

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

Max showed up on time and was really friendly. His positive demeanor immediately put me at ease. He took his time (which I appreciate) and looked over our blower unit. I was convinced that it was a blown motor. Luckily it was just a capacitor. Once again, he did not rush. He fixed that problem plus he located the wire that was causing the capacitor to burn up. However, he only charged me the labor to replace the capacitor. He was great about cleaning up his work. There are so many sleazy people in the HVAC business, but Max is one of the good guys. I'd call him again in a heartbeat.

Jeff Morey Service's
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
William B.
Verified review

Wow. What can I say? Jeffrey Morey is not only a great plumber (very professional, explained everything), but an awesome person! We had only been living in our new house for 3 days when the sewer line backed up into the 1st floor bathroom. Of course, the home warranty didn't cover that. The first estimate I got from Roto-rooter was outrageous! I spent all of the extra money I had, after buying the house, on furniture. Someone told me about Thumbtack, and I decided to give it a try. Well, I'm so glad. The first respondent was Jeffrey, he came first thing in the morning to look at the problem. His estimate knocked my socks off. I had to wait until I had the money, but when I was ready, he was there right away. The problem was worse than we thought, we were really worried that it would be bigger than we could afford. Jeffrey knew this and seemed to determined to do it for the estimated price. And boy did he come through! He and his very nice work partner Miguel worked two days (twice the time we thought) and only charged me slightly more. I was sorry I bought this house for a little while, but now I'm back to LOVING our new home. Thank you so much to Jeffrey and Miguel for giving me my smile back. I just want to emphasize how kind and patient they were with me. I'm 52 years old and never hired a contractor of any kind before. I will call Jeffrey soon to fix some other problems I'm having (when we can afford it). I highly recommend Jeffrey Morey Service's. He will do an awesome job, and you will be very pleased. P.S. (I don't know if he's married, but my sister thought he was very handsome, just saying😀)

  • 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.

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!!!!!!

Lindstrom Construction
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ingrid L.
Verified review

Nationwide Secure did the tile flooring and sink installation for my bathroom. By far, they have been the most responsive and professional company out of all contractors I have hired. From time of thumbtack post to job completion was one week, and throughout, Nationwide Secure was straightforward and an overall pleasure to work with. I could not be happier with my finished bathroom. My initial bathroom setup was a bit awkward, but Robert did some creative work with the tiles to make the finished product look good. During the work, there was also some dry rot on the walls that he removed free of charge, just to do a thorough and complete job. The end product was stunning. Thanks Robert!

OC Appliance Masters
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tony S.
Verified review

Power surges suck! Just the other day a car crashes into a power pole around the corner from where I live and the resulting surge from the exploding transformer burned through every charger and clock I had plugged directly into the wall as well as my fridge, oven and washer. I decided to give OC Appliance Masters a call and make an appointment for him to check things out the next day. I get a nice two hour window vs the 4 hour window that I've been accustomed to from previous experiences with professional service guys for fixing HVAC, electric, plumbing, cable etc. I spoke to Nick and he says he can call an hour or half an hour before the arrival time. Another plus. I was going to be home all day so I was okay with the half hour heads up call. On the day of the service Nick calls me earlier than expected and says he was able to finish his earlier appointment and if I'm available he can come earlier. I'm all for that! Who enjoys biding their time waiting for a service person? Not me. The sooner the better plus my fridge wasn't getting any cooler. When he arrives, he was a whirling dervish of information regarding possible culprits for what could be ailing my appliances and is listing them out as he's working on my fridge. He tells me he was a electrical engineer and will find out what the problem is. It turned out it was the controller board and he was able to give me an estimate immediately without saying he'd have to check the price for the part etc. This was a nice change from the other guys I've dealt with that don't say a word and have to crunch the numbers. What it told me was that he had experience with this issue before. He also had the part on hand and could get the unit back and running in no time. I was sold. After that, he also serviced the fridge's coils, at no extra charge, which were cluttered up with years of cat fur which he was shocked at seeing as he opened up my fridge's service panel. The next item he looked at was my stove/oven. Given what he saw with my fridge, his prognosis even before opening the stove/oven was that it would be expensive and I could be better off looking for a new oven but we'll look anyway. Turns out he was right. The digital display panel and control board were shot and would cost $700 if I wanted to have it fixed. Thank you for your honesty. Finally the dishwasher. Lo and behold, same problem as the others, burned out control board. Good news was that it was more reasonable to fix and wasn't going to cost as much as a new unit. Bad news was he didn't have the part on hand but we arranged for him to get the part and return to fix it later next week. The biggest take away from him during the service call was the preventative advice from Nick. Place ALL your expensive appliances on a SURGE PROTECTOR from now on. This is the first time anything like this has ever happened to me and this includes even when I was living in Denver and we would have some nasty thunderstorms that would cause power fluctuations like nobody's business so it never occurred to me to put anything except my computer and entertainment system on a nice surge protector. That's all changed now. All in all, it's hard finding a trustworthy appliance repair person. I read some of the positive reviews as well as the negative reviews of the well reviewed appliance service techs for the area and decided to take a chance with OC Masters and I'm very pleased with the results. I'm also glad that I'm dealing with a family owned and operated business since Nick and his brother are the guys who are doing all the work. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Free Air Mechanical
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve O.
Verified review

Great job! Quoted a fixed price to fix a mess left behind by my (ex) general contractor (Hydronic radiant floor heating) . The big companies in San Diego wouldn't even look at it - one other company was more than double his quote. He got the job done in the time quoted, was punctual, courteous and knowledgeable.

J&M Precision Construction
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
Verified review

J & M are everything you hope for when hiring a contractor for your home. The timeline was as promised, constant updates throughout the project, high quality workmanship and a desire to please the customer. I would highly recommend J & M for any home project. Our project included floor tile installation throughout our home, entertainment center installation, and fireplace renovation. We are very pleased with the results!

  • 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!

Qualis heating and air
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jose H.
Verified review

I have worked with German for years now. He has serviced and repaired my personal ac unit. I’m in the real estate field and have clients all the time that need HVAC service and he is always quick to respond, reasonably priced, and always professional.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Vickie S.
Verified review

while I did not use them and ended up doing the job myself this company was timely and had great follow up to see if I still needed them.

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

A very responsible and very attentive person Did a great job

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.

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.

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.

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 get central air?

Prices for central-air HVAC systems will vary. The national average to hire an HVAC specialist is $2,920-$3,670 but can run as high as $5,000 or even $12,000 depending on the capacity you need and other factors. Installing central air conditioning requires an entire system that works together to draw hot air out of your home. The system includes an outdoor unit, which houses the condenser and compressor, and the evaporator coils. If you don’t have an existing duct system, ductwork will need to be installed, which will affect labor and material costs. Leaking or damaged ducts will also need to be replaced.

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