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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a HVAC technician during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a safe consultation or appointment with an HVAC technician during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by comparing technicians in your area in an online search. Message or call technicians to ask whether they can perform a consultation over the phone or even over a video call. This way, they can assess the problem without increasing the risk of virus transmission by visiting your house. 

If it turns out the service is essential, you’ll need to follow CDC guidelines as well as local government guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.

How can I find out if an HVAC technician is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Currently, governments on both the federal and local levels are updating guidelines on what qualifies as an essential service. To see whether an HVAC technician is considered an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic, check your city or state’s government website. 

For federal guidelines, check CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 page, which identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors during the crisis. But note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire an HVAC technician when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a technician for an HVAC repair or installation project, practice current social distancing guidelines. This may require remaining outside while the technician works or ensuring the technician can work in a sectioned-off area or outbuilding.

Comply with social distancing guidelines while the technician is performing work. Do not make physical contact with technicians, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, sanitize all involved spaces and surface and pay using a digital platform instead of cash or a check.

Can I use digital payments to pay for central air conditioning services?

The use of digital payment platforms -- like Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle, Venmo and Square Cash -- is common among air conditioning technicians. Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic is improving the adoption of these platforms as a means of helping social distancing.

As you compare local air conditioning technicians online, contact them to see if they’ll accept digital payments. Also, discuss strategies for completing the job while complying with safety guidelines for reducing the risk of exposure.

Can I install central air myself?

While you may be able to do some preparation work for central air installation, you should hire a licensed contractor to complete the project and handle the air conditioning refrigerants. 

Also, unless you have the proper credentials, you risk making common mistakes when installing central air. This may include installing the wrong-size furnace, improperly installing ductwork and exhaust systems, and incorrectly managing drainage.

To ensure your central air is installed correctly, contact the best HVAC pros near you and start getting free estimates today.

Is it worth it to install central air?

Depending on where you live, it might be worth it to install central air. Central air makes your house comfortable on hot summer days. And although it’s hard to predict if adding central air will increase your home’s value, prospective homebuyers will certainly notice if it’s missing.

Another advantage of central air is that it can help dehumidify your home. Not only will it make your home more comfortable and enjoyable, but it can also  help prevent mold from growing or spreading.

Contact the best HVAC contractors near you to learn more about the central air installation process and to start receiving free estimates.

Does central air add value to a home?

A central air unit or HVAC system may add value to your home. Or, if you’re in the process of selling your home, it may help you close a sale.

The Remodeling Impact report found that 20% of realtors have suggested that home sellers replace their HVAC before attempting to sell their homes, and 7% said this project did help close a sale. 

Talk with an expert to figure out if adding an HVAC system is a good idea for your home. And contact the best HVAC pros near you to get free estimates so you’ll know how much this project will cost you.

Does an HVAC technician need to enter my home?

Because most HVAC systems are located in the home, it’s likely that an HVAC technician would need to enter yours when working on the projects. However, there might be exceptions. Some HVAC systems are located in garages or in areas of the house that are sectioned off. During the consultation, ask your technician if they'll need to enter your home.

When you contact local technicians, ask if they’ll perform a video call in place of a traditional consultation. Be sure to send all materials like photos and documents digitally, and comply with all relevant guidelines.

Do HVAC technicians offer remote or virtual services?

Because HVAC technicians need to be physically present to do their work, they have not conventionally offered remote or virtual services. However, with the importance of social distancing due to COVID-19, the need for remote capabilities is greater than ever. If you come across a profile that states the HVAC technician or AC professional is offering remote services, message the pro to find out what those services include.

Consult with your technician to see if the technician will be able to perform a video call consultation. You can find local technicians near you by searching online.

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.
Reviews for Sacramento hvac professionals
Andre C.
Bionic did a really great job on HVAC unit
Bionic Indoor Comfort INCBionic Indoor Comfort INC
Joanne M.
I am so happy to find an honest and efficient service person. Dan's service cannot be beat. Anyone wanting an honest, reliable HVAC person will not go wrong by hiring Dan's HVAC. He is by far the best in the business.
Dan's HVACDan's HVAC
Chrissy C.
Walter really knows his stuff. I have an older HVAC system and was afraid I would have a huge bill but was pleasantly surprised!! Walters prices are very reasonable and he took the time to explain how my HVAC unit works and to even troubleshoot to minimize future issues. Thank you so much for the quality work you do! I will definitely call Walter again for my HVAC maintenance or repairs!
Johnny O.
Chris is great! Fast response, quick turnaround for an appointment, and the work was done well. We've used Mars a few times now, and will continue to when we need HVAC work done.
Malayna B.
HVAC Holiday Repairs is great. I called many companies and was looking at September to have my HVAC repaired. Walter contacted me with an estimated time frame within 24 hours of initial contact to provide when the issue could be reviewed. He arrived timely, was able to quickly to fix the problem and was reasonably priced. I will definitely keep his contact information for any future maintenance or needed repairs. Great job. Thank you very much
Thumbtack Customer
The ProAir team did an outstanding job of replacing my HVAC system including all the duct work. Clean and professional with good humor. That's a great combination. I would highly recommend them. Sincerely Lisa Kretner
Pro-Air Inc.
Maebelle A.
I know who to call now evey time I habe a problem with my HVAC. It was stress free, and Mike did a wonderful job explaining how everything works. Really understanding and patient, and he for sure knows his stuff!
Solo heating and airSolo heating and air
Yvonne H.
This will be a long review but worth it. On Sunday night, a day before the hottest day of the Labor Day weekend, my air conditioning died. I sent a request through Thumbtack to locate a Sacramento HVAC technician/engineer who could help get my HVAC back on line. Knowing the next day was the holiday, I wasn't expecting an immediate response. In a matter of a few hours, I heard back from Walter, the owner of HVAC Holiday Repairs. I called early Monday morning in the hope that he could help me the next day. Walter had a busy day on one of the hottest days of the summer. My house was roasting at 87 degrees and I had no place to go to cool off. Walter was very professional and accommodating. He asked me several questions about the status of air flow and cooling and wanted to get an idea of what might be wrong so he brought the right equipment. He was very honest in saying that he had a long day and that he might not get to me until late. It was 6:30 pm when Walter called and I was expecting him to say could we reschedule for tomorrow. Nope. Walter said to give him 10 - 15 mins and he would be on his way. When Walter came and after taking a preliminary look at the unit, he walked me through what the problems were. We talked about what he could do now to correct the problem and what would need to be replaced later because he was confident it would soon fail and why. He was very upfront about pricing and his guarantee. When he finished repairing the HVAC unit, he walked me through the physics of how such a unit worked through pulling heat away and not adding cold air. Why it was important to keep the thermostat at a set temperature above 68 degrees so that the HVAC didn't need to work harder than it should. He walked me through the unit and showed me what to look for if the HVAC was working well and when it wasn't working well. He showed me how to keep the unit clean and free of dust which would compromise the function of the unit. He walked me through the unit parts and pieces and what I should keep my eyes on and pay attention to. Why is this important? Because as a woman too many technicians underestimate my intelligence. They come in and fix, discount my questions, and talk to me as if I'm stupid for not knowing. That happened to me 6 months after I moved into the house. The thermostat widely fluctuated between 68 and 78 degrees in a matter of hours. The HVAC technician that came took a look at the unit and claimed that it was fine. I told him that I was concerned because every time the HVAC turned on it sounded loud and rough. He looked at me and smirked and stated that I needed to keep the thermostat at 74 degrees. Now I understand from what Walter showed me that the HVAC was in its first stages of malfunctioning and that if I had cared for the unit the way Walter schooled me, I could have avoided a complete breakdown on the hottest day of the holiday weekend. Thank you so much Walter. You are greatly appreciated.
Mark J.
Walter is consummate HVAC professional that actually took the time to talk me through the potential issues my A/C could be having. Next, he immediately responded within two hours on the same day to fix my unit. Furthermore, Walter took the time to explain how my system operates, gave me detailed information on how to maintain the unit and gave me some potential ideas on how to maximize the system. Lastly, Walter is an all around great person. He had a great conversation with my wife and proved to be the man for the job and all future HVAC jobs in the future for my family! If you have Walter taking care of your home, I can attest, you are in great hands!
Amanda F.
Mario was the best. When our HVAC unit went out he responded promptly and was able to identify the problem immediately. We ended up needing a new unit and he worked with us to get a fair price, financing we could afford and installed it quickly with his team. We highly recommend him.
Atticman Heating & Air, InsulationAtticman Heating & Air, Insulation
Cristina S.
Tom performed maintenance and cleaning of our HVAC system. His price was very competive and he didn't try to ovecharge or add any extras. He is a really nice guy, easy to talk to and he vacumed after he was done so I didn't have to. Very professional and knowledgeable, you can't go wrong with Tom.
Lynch electrical constructionLynch electrical construction
Ro L.
I highly recommend Walter. He’s a professional who took the time to explain what was broken, how he was going to fix it, and how long it would take/the total cost. On top of all of this, I reached out on a Sunday night and he came first thing on Monday morning accommodating my work schedule. If you have any problems with your HVAC, call him!
Linda G.
I was very impressed with owner Chris knowledge and professionalism. He responded to my request almost instantaneously. He arrived 5 mins early for our appointment the next day and was quite instructive while I watched him diagnose and do the minor repair on my HVAC by resetting the fan blade on the shaft of my blower. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Keeshia M.
I just purchased a new home and wanted to start a maintenance program for my HVAC systems. Mike responded to my job request very quickly and was available last minute to my relief - as my initial concern was that my A/C wasn't working. He did a great job patiently explaining to me the in and outs of my A/C system. He walked me through how to clean my filter as well as tested my refrigerent level -which was doing well. He didn't try to upcharge me and his rates were more than reasonable. Mike was friendly, safe (he always wore his mask) and very conscientious about his work. I highly recommend Mike due to his overall professionalism, reliability and great value.
Solo heating and airSolo heating and air
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