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Palo Alto HVAC Professionals

Browse these HVAC services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palo Alto.

Sunny Appliance Repair
4.4
from 200 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 335 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne A.
Verified review

Derek arrived on time and was polite and focused on the task. He diagnosed the loud rattle / vibration we have in an HVAC vent -- determined the heater is otherwise working fine -- but wasn't able to eliminate the noise. Our vent cover is atypical (will require brute force removal, followed by repair/painting.) He recommended we hire a "handyman" who will have the tools to reach far into the vent to solve the problem. We were not charged for Derek's visit.

ESI Remodeling & Upgrades
4.6
from 126 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 337 hires on Thumbtack
Julien B.
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Ito came multiple times free of charge to repair my HVAC and water heater. Only charging once everything was working properly.

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Smart HVAC Corp
4.8
from 117 reviews
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James S.
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Excellent service and installation. I highly recommend Smart HVAC Corp!

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East Bay Heating and Air
5.0
from 100 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lenita W.
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Kevin was great! He came in and resolved our problem after we were left hanging by someone else. He was friendly, punctual, professional, knowledgeable and didn't try to up sell us. He even too the time to take pictures and educate us about our AC system As far as we're concerned, he is our permanent HVAC resource.

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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Max and Beto are both highly recommended to do all your plumbing and Hvac projects. They deserve a 10 star rating. I cannot thank them enough for all the work they did to install our tankless water heater. Not only are they very professional but did a clean job and very good price.

Healthy Duct Services
4.6
from 69 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Mike J.
Verified review

I live in San Jose we just got new home and we look in the Bay Area for Hvac contractor to install new system for us . We got five estimates from different company and we chose healthy duct cleaning . The give us great price save us a lot of money they did great job what I like the most is they honesty they stick to their word and they perform excellent service !!! Thanks guys

Ohana Air
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Ushnish D.
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Joshua patiently walked us through every aspect of the repair he was doing, explaining what was broken and why and got our unit to start working pretty quickly! He also helped us clean our filters and showed us what all we had in our attic, again very patiently and clearly. Definitely will hire him and his associate again for any HVAC related issue in future :)

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Heavenly Service and Comfort
4.7
from 58 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jillian M.
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I needed a quick inspection on my HVAC as we were about to close in a house and didn’t want to buy one with a bad unit! David got back to me right away, had a technician there on time. The tech was professional, punctual, knowledgeable and so thorough! We received a bid for the work to be fixed within an hour. I truly felt like the bid was honest and they weren’t trying to tell me to fix things that didn’t need to be (like other companies). Highly highly recommend!

  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Vladimir K.
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They did the project timely and professionally. As retired HVAC tech I recommend them for such projects.

  • 8 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Maria N.
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A life saver. I have been looking for someone to fix my HVAC unit and after 3 people who came in before them, they solved the problem and provided the best advice on how to prevent future problems or issues. They are very friendly and helpful. I most definitely recommend them!

  • 35 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
George T.
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Came on time, solved the issue right away.Educated me on the issue and offered his help in any other problems I might have in the future related to HVAC system.

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C.A,Q & Duct Cleaning,Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen C.
Verified review

Very good service by CAQ duct cleaning. My dryer works great now. They cleaned out my lint filled duct and moved my dryer to a better position. They were very professional and reliable. They showed up on time. I would hire CAQ again.

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

Micah did perfect job of fixing my AC & fixed issues with HVAC setup. He did a thorough job of checking & rechecking to make sure the whole system worked fine after the repairs. I will re-hire him for my annual maintenance & strongly recommend to anyone. He patiently explained/answered every single question and offered tips to self-maintain the system. Excellent service & Friendly guy.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin Z.
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I had a great experience working with Zef, who is knowledgeable, cheerful and punctual for his work. I hired Zef and his team for a new AC system at my townhouse. He was flexible to work with my time and provided me with the best value solutions. His work is also clean and quick. I would highly recommend Zef to anyone who is looking for HVAC services and installations

  • 14 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.

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  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay D.
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Denny is a top-notch professional with extensive HVAC experience. When I spoke with a couple of other bidders, it wasn't even obvious that they understood what it might take and how to tackle the hard problems. Denny has worked on old houses with arcane electrical connections and decades-old risers to anticipate and address what might come up. He had a thorough approach to the project. He did everything I asked for and some more. I didn't have to remind him of the couple of small projects on the side of his main assignment after he agreed to do it. He left the place better than he found and did a beautiful job that can last for decades to come. I'd hire him again.

Element Home Solutions
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christian P.
Verified review

Replaced furnace/AC/duct. Mack is very responsive for commercial aspects, and pro-active to pull up the permit. Eduardo, the project manager is very straight forward, pleasant and competent. Marvin, the specialist of AC is nice and professional. The whole crew of 7, did a great job, worked well and fast, paid attention to details and cleaned after the work. Highly recommended. With furnace and condenser moved to attic, HVAC operation is so quiet now. Very happy about the whole experience.

  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Collin T.
Verified review

Fantastic work, they worked on both our crawlspace and our attic, and completed both (including full insulation replacement) in a day each. 10/10 would work with again.

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

Superb! After looking around and getting multiple estimates we finally found the perfect company for the job. Ricardo, the owner of Bayhill Heat and Air is a very honest guys, he runs a very professional and well rounded company. What he promised is what he delivered. He ensures the work is done to exceed the customer's expectations and especially his own (which is way beyond what I was expecting). The crew came, worked nonstop to deliver the system on time and everything looked unbelievably good. They didn't cut any corners to make it perfect. Thanks Ricardo (and team) , your company is the best HVAC company in town, hands down.

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley J.
Verified review

I was really impressed with the workmenship of our unit installation. The technicians were professional, prompt and clean. I had shopped around for some estimates and the value that I got with Empire HVAC was phenomenal. I will definitely recommend Empire HVAC.

Think Home Services HVAC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Think Home Services was founded with the intention to serve the community with integrity, exceptional service, and quality products. We value all of our customers concerns and ideas and encourage partnerships with local, national, and global nonprofits that focus on mentoring, training, and equipping youths and young adults for success in the trade industry. At Think Home Services, we hope to encourage a new generation of innovative thinkers to adopt a corporate framework of responsibility for current and future conservation of natural resources and the environment.

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 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 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 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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