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Browse these HVAC consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Diego.

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Jose and J Custom Construction were quick, professional, fair, and did quality work. I am a general contractor myself, and was in need of some technical demo work before my remodel. I recommend Jose and his team for any project you might have.

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SDAC
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark J.
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Excellent service with a recent HVAC installation! Dan and his team were very professional and efficient. A 5 star experience. Mark J

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Indoor Climate Experts
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph S.
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Jeff was fantastic! He's very knowledgeable and thorough, and I will certainly hire him again for any HVAC needs.

  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna A.
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Victor was very professional, courteous, and he gave us a reasonable price. He installed a new HVAC system and we were pleased with his work. We would definitely hire him again.

  • 17 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Alex V.
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I saved for months for a new HVAC system and then called the HVAC company that gave me the original diagnosis to have my HVAC replaced. They never replied or called backed so I contacted TCS. Turns out, no new system was needed! The TCS tech came out, cleaned my system, with a few other minor fixes and HVAC starting working again at a fraction of the cost! I would recommend TCS. They are reliable and are super honest, which is hard to find. Thanks TCS!

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maria R.
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We were charged exactly what we were quoted and the problem was fixed in less than an hour! Couldn’t have been any easier. Will definitely be using this team for any HVAC needs in the future.

Luke Carr Construction
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tony P.
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I found Luke Carr Construction on thumbtack when searching for a contractor to paint the trim on our 19 unit complex. Luke did a fantastic job on our property. I've worked with numerous contractors over the years and I have to say I've never found one better than Luke. He takes pride in his work and aims to please the customer. I'm now using him for a bathroom remodel and other projects...he can do it all! Tony Pezze

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Hometown Heat & Air
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Nick B.
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Installation of HVAC system on a historic home remodel went off without a hitch. Brad's team was friendly, efficient, and provided excellent recommendations on vent locations, etc. Will definately use them on our next project.

  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bob M.
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Air Plus Heating, Cooling, & Solar was the third of three bids I solicited to replace the c. 1980s furnace in our rental property. Rhonda Mayes, the scheduling coordinator (my description) was very quick about setting a convenient meet with Danny (to do the initial survey so as to create the materials list). As it turned out, Air Plus's bid turned out to be the lowest with an all-inclusive pricing in order to avoid any confusion. Offering to pay in cash, I even got a discount that could offset at least some of the sales tax. The installation was scheduled the following week. Andrew and Ed arrived on time the day of the installation. They were very efficient and very quick, even finishing a bit earlier than scheduled. By the time I arrived, they were almost done cleaning up and have already instructed my tenants as to the furnace's proper operation. It was great doing business with Air Plus as they used Trane products (while I'm no HVAC expert I do know the reputation of Trane products), they are friendly and easy to work with from Rhonda to Dan and to Andrew and Ed. And they were all very knowledgeable, from the contracting aspect to the technical aspect. Overall a great company to do business with!!

  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce M.
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Very reasonable on price !! Very punctual and professional.. will be calling Eddie for any future hvac needs .. thank you Eddie..

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.

Progressive Heating & Air
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carl S.
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The best quality hvac service you going to find in San Diego. Ron and his team tackled a very difficult project that another company abandon. I’m so glad I called them

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pete S.
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Danny assessed the work to be done, took care of it, and even helped give me some suggestions on other odds and ends things completely unrelated to this job. Also, I did not understand that the existing pipe within the wall was already code compliant. He could have taken me for a ride replacing that pipe and charging me thousands and I'd have never known better. He was straight forward with me that the pipe in the wall is correct, and only the short run of pipe running from the water heater to the wall needed to be replaced.

Hutchison Mechanical
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa V.
Verified review

The motor in my furnace went out. The problem was diagnosed immediately by Lane and the work was done in short order. He and his crew are extremely professional and clean. He gave me such a great deal, it was half of what the other companies quoted. From now on I'll be calling Hutchinson!

Honest Tech HVAC
5.0
from 1 review
    Veronica A.
    Verified review

    David was amazing! First off, he went out of his way to find me the most affordable HVAC system. He found us a great deal and even got it cheaper through his contractors discount. His lead tech Raad is also an amazing guy, he is the one that actually did the install. These guys know what they are doing, they make a great team. We are enjoying our cool a/c as i write this review! Thanks David and Raad!

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

    A very responsible and very attentive person Did a great job

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    I have been in business for over twenty years and have done all types of Remodels some in excess of $100k

    • 50 years in business
    About

    We're family owned and operated out of Oceanside for the last 50yrs

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    HVAC Contractor, Heating & Cooling Contractor, Air Conditioning Contractor

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    27 years in Business, honest factory certified technicians quick same dame service

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    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.

    How often should you get your air ducts cleaned?

    How often you should clean your air ducts depends on your situation. If you or someone in the home has asthma or is acutely allergic to certain airborne materials or pollen, regular duct cleaning may be helpful. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t have an official position on the necessity of air duct cleaning unless the ducts have been contaminated by rodents, insects or mold, or you are aware of particles blowing out through the vents. The EPA recommends you have your air ducts cleaned on an as-needed basis. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) suggests having air ducts cleaned every three to five years.

    Be cautious with companies that offer “whole house air duct cleaning,” urges the NADCA. The company may be using unscrupulous tactics to upsell you once they get started. Before any work begins, always clarify in writing what the job entails and what the cost will be. To protect yourself against fraud, read customer reviews and verify that your HVAC cleaning service has applicable licenses and certifications.

    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.

    Do you need to clean your air ducts?

    Air duct cleaning is done by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals. The pros use industrial-strength, truck-mounted vacuums and powerful brushes and hoses to clean inside the metal ducts that make up your forced air heating and cooling system. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends duct cleaning if there is “substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface ducts, ducts that are infested with vermin such as rodents or insects, or ducts that are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.”

    You should also have air ducts cleaned after recent water contamination or water damage to prevent mold; after renovations or remodeling to ensure debris and dust didn’t settle in the vents and ducts; if you are having problems with allergies or asthma; or when you are moving into a newly purchased home, especially if the previous owners smoked or had pets. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years, or every two to three years in regions where homeowners use their air conditioning and heater for many months of the year, while the EPA suggests homeowners have duct cleaning done as needed.

    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.
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