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Palo Alto Central Air Conditioning Installation Professionals

Browse these central air installation companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palo Alto.

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Smart HVAC Corp
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana B.
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Baji was responsive, courteous, honest and professional. He arrived earlier than expected during the Labor Day holiday during a record heat wave. I was worried about enduring a 110 degree day without air conditioning. I wish everyone was like him! Thank you so much!

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East Bay Heating and Air
5.0
from 95 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marilyn M.
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Our air conditioner quit suddenly during a heat spell ( 105!) a few weeks ago; another company gave us a quote to solve the problem, but Kevin was able to buy the part and do the labor, all for 1/2 the original price. 90 day guarantee also. And now we have air conditioning!

Home Team Services
5.0
from 68 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew O.
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I purchased an older home that required significant work on one heating and air-conditioning system and the total replacement of another, as well as the replacement of all ducting due to asbestos issues. After comparing pricing and meeting the owners of several competing companies I decided to go with Home Team Services ... and I am very glad I did. I've worked with a lot of contractors in my day and this company proved itself to be exceptional in every detail. Home Team Services pricing was very reasonable and they actually delivered on time exactly as promised and they gave more than expected, not just once, but again and again. Beyond this, what really sets this company apart is the owner Israel and his teams extraordinary attention to detail and their complete professionalism in every aspect of their work.... if only every contractor I ever had to deal with was this good !

Healthy Duct Services
4.6
from 68 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Aivee A.
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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!

Ohana Air
4.7
from 51 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Ignacio E.
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I don’t usually write reviews but I thought it was only right to provide feedback for the outstanding service Inreceived from Josh at Ohana Air. I originally contacted Josh when I noticed that water was dripping down the side of my house and coming from a PVC pipe sticking out of the attic just under the eve of my two house. Josh showed up early for our appointment the very next day and immediately found the cause of the problem. It turns out the drip was coming from normal condensation created by the evaporator qoils from my AC unit. Instead of draining out the primary drain, it was actually coming out the backup drain that was running down the side of my house creating rust stains on the stucco. The primary drain was clogged with dirt and gunk which redirected the water to the backup. Josh quickly cleared and tested the primary as well as the secondary drain and noted that it was good that he was contacted because the secondary could have also gotten clocked and backup into the house causing serious water damage. What I especially appreciated was that Josh took the time to show me where to check and how to clear the drain if the issue ever came up again. He also did a cursory review of my AC unit and condensers and check the ducts in the attic for possible leaks. Wow, what great service! Josh is a true professional and master of his craft. I would strongly recommend Josh and Ohana Air for any heating and air conditioning service needs!

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Heavenly Service and Comfort
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
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I was in the market for a new heating and air conditioning system. I had four companies come out, and these guys blew the competition out of the water. It was funny, I thought I wanted a more expensive system, and the gentleman who came out actually talked me out of spending more money because the return on my investment was not there. Who else does that? They say that like to treat everyone like family, and that is how I felt. The experience was a lot of fun too. The original phone call, service man, and Installers were absolutely great. I'd give them one hundred stars if I could.

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Juan Melgar
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elaine Y.
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He did really good. We have now new air duct and air comes really well. I recommend this guy for new air duct.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Zefespinosa jr E.
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Patient and Very Knowledgeable of my Central AC & Heating Equipment!!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian Z.
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Great job with installation of my furnace. Sean attended to details and left my house spotless

  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike L.
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Bradley Bernard and his colleague cane over to check out my air conditioning. It needed a new compositor and have a professional advice and service. He will be my new technician if I needed a future advice. Thank you.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle K.
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S.O.S Heating and Air conditioning came to my house and fixed my problem within hours . I am so happy with the service I received from this company and will definitely be calling them again.

  • 27 years in business
Lynn G.
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I find Cold Craft to be a highly efficient, knowledgeable and dedicated company. I have had them do tune-ups on my furnace / air conditioning unit a number of times. When it came time to replace my 20 year old unit they provided me with a high efficient and quiet furnace. They event went "the extra yard" and stuck behind the product when there was an installation problem and got me a new unit. I would HIGHLY recommend them for your heating and air conditioning needs!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mason T.
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Wes installed a total of seven air handlers and two ductless heat pump units in my home. He was very accommodating and responsive, and worked with me remotely to design my system as I was on vacation when we first spoke. Very professional, and his prices are very reasonable. I would hire him again for any of my HVAC needs!

Kevin H.
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Richard was very helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. He planned and (with the help of his team) installed central heating in my home quickly and efficiently. The house heats up quickly, and they went above and beyond my expectations. The work was professional, and better than I had hoped for with an eye for my ease of use in the future.

  • 48 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Raghavendra P.
Verified review

We had an AC installation done as well as adding a duct/vent. The guys were highly professional and did an excellent job. Very knowledgable as well and pick the best equipment. Highly recommended!

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

Victor Ascuna at All Heating & Air Conditioning was great to work with. Our furnace failed during a particularly cold few weeks. He was able to schedule a site visit the day after I called, and the day after that he installed a new furnace. Victor has a lot of experience and offered many practical suggestions for keeping the cost down with a system that fully meets our requirements. The price for the job was very competitive.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alexis R.
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Glover & Son are honest, extremely reputable, and very efficient. My heater went out during winter and I had an older heater that no longer passed code. I had Glover & Son replace it and also install air conditioning. Bob obtained the permit as well as authorization from the condo board and completed the work very quickly. He also made sure everything was okay and I had the information I needed to operate both. His office prepared rebate information for PG&E and all I had to do was submit it. I learned about Glover & Son from homeowners who have lived in Fremont for years and whose families have used them. There are many fly by night companies who may promise cheap alternatives, but I want a company I can trust and who will be here when I need them. They're the best!

About

I will perform maintenance and troubleshoot your furnace, air conditioner. I have been a maintenance technician and installer for the last 8 years. I have knowledge of newer systems and older ones as well. My customers love that I am very thorough at what I do, and I always get the job done right or your money back. I just started my company and I am now licenced with required bonding. I am also part of the BBB.

About

We are a licensed heating and air-conditioning company. We specialize in new installations, replacements, service and designing new duct systems. We are a family-owned business with great prices. Give us a call for your free estimate on new systems. We also service HVAC systems. We charge $45.00 for residential and $85.00 for commercial spaces.

About

We repair and install all air conditioning and appliance and provide 100% customer satisfaction. We work with the customer's schedule.

About

Let us show you how Air Quality Heating & Air Conditioning can exceed your expectations in service and performance. Air Quality Heating & Air Conditioning has a tradition of meeting customer needs. From the most complex installation to routine service and maintenance, Air Quality Heating & Air Conditioning has the tools, the people, and the products to provide a system that fits your lifestyle and budget.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts 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 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.

How much does it cost for a new air conditioning unit?

If you’re ready for a new air conditioning unit, it’s time to start exploring HVAC prices. The price will vary depending on the type of air conditioner you buy and its cooling capacity. Window units, which require minimal installation, are one of the most affordable options on the market. If you’re purchasing from a big-box store, you can expect to pay approximately $120-$1,000 for a window unit. Window units are appealing for their quick setup and relatively low cost, but they can use more energy over time than central air and only cool the room in which they’re installed. Portable air conditioners don’t have the cooling power of a window unit, but they do have the perk of being transportable from room to room. Expect to pay between $225 and $800 for a portable air conditioner, on average. For a whole-house air conditioning system with coils, condenser and line (not including installation or ductwork), the cost from a big-box store can range from approximately $2,000 to $4,000 or more. If you don’t have (and don’t want to put in) ducts, a ductless mini-split air conditioner is a good option, although pricey up front. Pricing can range from $650 to $4,250 per unit on average; you’ll need one unit for each room in which you want temperature control.

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