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San Clemente HVAC Contractors

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

Sharony Fast Services
4.7
from 208 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Sam S.
Verified review

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.

  • 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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Raul A.
Verified review

I would highly recommend this contractor/business to anyone interested in their AC services. From the start of negotiations, through he final install, Tommy (owner) was professional and informative on walking me through the entire system. Along with that, he and his crew of workers were very kind and patient with me and my family members during their entire visit and installation process. Again, this company represents professionalism to the tee!

JC Heating and AC Systems
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
Verified review

Jose of JC Heating & AC Systems was great. He responded quickly, gave a thorough and honest assessment without trying to oversell services and a very reasonable price. We will call him next time we need HVAC repair.

  • 4 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

David repaired the electrical that had shorted due to something from the original install. He does quick but very thorough work. He has much more to offer than just HVAC repair and I will definitely be using him again. I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants to work with a professional.

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
  • 86 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.

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Titan Air Conditioning Inc.
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle H.
Verified review

Wow, I've worked with a few HVAC companies before but this one is second to none. I hired them for routine maintenance for both of our units. One of the owners, Mark, was very responsive and reasonable over chat with Thumbtack and the phone when scheduling. Chip, one of the maintenance guys, was on time, courteous, and thorough! After a couple of hours of doing a full check up and tune up ok the system, he went over everything he looked at and called out a couple of things to take note of. No pressure to buy anything but did simply offer an annual maintenance plan that we signed up for. I wouldn't have done this if I hadn't been impressed with the whole experience.

FTS Electrical Service
4.5
from 40 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Linda B.
Verified review

Hector and Frank are like house surgeons. They rewired my entire house from aluminum to copper and did so in a very professional and courteous manner. Although the process of rewiring an entire house is messy, they minimized the mess by covering furniture and clothes in the closets, they made small cuts in the walls instead of large ones and fished wires whenever possible without making holes. Hector and Frank also made recommendations during the scope of the work that I am very happy that I added. When I added things to the list, they took it in stride and at a very reasonable cost. I will be using FTS Electrical Services again for all my electrical needs and will highly recommend Hector and Frank to all my friends and family. Thanks for everything!

AmTech Heating & Air
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Joy F.
Verified review

Paul came next day and was right on time. He was extremely knowledgeable about the unit we had where other hvac technicians shyed away from the job claiming it was "too complicated". He found the problem right away and was kind enough to explain the unit to me and how it worked. It was a quick fix and now we have cold air again! I would reccomend Paul to anyone needing air conditioning repait.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony R.
Verified review

Responded to my post within minutes and gave me a free quote on what the issue was. Came by the next day and replaced the belt on the HVAC system and had everything working within an hour. Great job

Air Max Inc
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 25 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.

  • 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.

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PE Electrical
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara B.
Verified review

Tom was fast, efficient, friendly and made sure to explain things as we went. We're keeping his card for future issues as he does HVAC and electrical. He also had all of the tools he needed as well as a replacement for the blown up part that we didn't even know we needed available. A great experience!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

My experience with Velavi, from removal of floor furnace to completed installation of furnace, AC, and duct work, was fabulous. There might be other companies that are equally as good, but I doubt you could find one that is better. The installation passed all tests by an independent contractor with flying colors. Our city building inspector was impressed by the quality of work. Get a quote. You won't regret it. The only problem I had was with Thumbtack. I was curious about their service, so I signed up as a customer. I already had requested four quotes based on Yelp reviews and decided to add one from Thumbtack. I was soon getting emails from five companies other than Velavi. Then I started getting update emails from Thumbtack on the status of the project. I ignored all the emails until the installation was done. At which time I was asked to write a review. They listed five companies to select from. Velavi was not one of the five choices I was given, so I looked for an option to unsubscribe. None. Now I am feeling like I do when phone solicitors keep calling me multiple times... "irrigated"... Thumbtack, if you are reading this, please unsubscribe me. Do yourself a favor. Give other dissatisfied customers the option of terminating the unwanted emails.

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!

OC Appliance Masters
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
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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  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

  • 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!

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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