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Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 169 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
Christofer K.
Verified review

Ricardo has been great! First he installed our gas dryer. Arrived on time, finished his works quickly and handed over the receipt of materials he picked up at Home Depot. The following week he built a platform in our garage and finished the job quicker than expected. Again clearly detailing his material purchases. Highly recommended!

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Smart HVAC Corp
4.8
from 118 reviews
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
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Vandhana N.
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Bajji arrived promptly and diagnosed the problem correctly. My external AC unit was blowing air but was not cooling the air. He said a fuse was broken and had to be replaced. The materials cost $80 and he mentioned that labor would cost around $150. Yet, when the final bill came it was for a total of $300. He said he took some effort to find the fuse by going to a few stores. In the end, I didnt want to argue and just paid him. I feel $300 is bit pricey for fixing the fuse.

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East Bay Heating and Air
5.0
from 102 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
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Shelby G.
Verified review

This is the first time in my life that I have taken the time to write a review on any contractor I have hired. That's because, although most have been pretty good, I have not found any to be so extraordinary that I have been motivated to take more time from my schedule to review their work. Until Kevin! I am so gratified that the information on his company, Eastbay Heating and Air, was provided to me in response to my request. I had a heating problem associated with my "top of the line" Carrier Infinity furnace and had been told by another contractor that "in all his years of experience", he had never seen this problem. He then went on to advise me the furnace would need to be replaced at a cost of $6,000 (which he later reduced to $4800 because we are repeat customers). I spoke with Kevin on the telephone that evening and he essentially recognized and diagnosed the problem based upon my recitation of what I was told and observed. He came to our home the next morning at 7:00 am and by 7:45 am, we had heat again!!!! Although he had other customers he needed to get to on time (having fit me in--- and during commute hours, no less), he took the time to educate me on our system, explained how the unique zones behave, the significance of the sounds emanating from the ducts that we had been wondering about, and the maintenance requirements. The bill for all of this? $189.00!!!! Need I say more?

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie O.
Verified review

Max is an experienced heating/plumbing professional. He readily determined the best option to replace my 34 year-old furnace. We agreed on the appropriate replacement unit and related details and the installation took place on March 6. Everything went according to plan. The new unit is working great. I recommend Max to help you if you are looking for a hard-working, experienced heating/plumbing professional that can get the job done in a reasonable amount of time, for a reasonable price,

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron D.
Verified review

Gleo is an excellent contractor. Our water heater installation ran into some complications and he fixed all of them. Couldn't have had a better experience, high recommended!

Healthy Duct Services
4.6
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Aivee A.
Verified review

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!

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Heavenly Service and Comfort
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin S.
Verified review

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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Erich P.
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Called these guys for a dryer issue for my home & phone conversation was professional. I asked for a quote re: heating element for my dryer model & right away they called me back & gave me a reasonable quote. My appt was for the following day & when I got home, they were already waiting. Took 2 guys to work on the dryer & was done within an hour. Great service, very professional, & reasonable price! Would definitely recommend these guys!

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United Appliance Repair
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany C.
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Came over to check out a furnace that did not work. The technicians arrived on time and were super friendly, unfortunately they were unable to diagnose the problem since they were unable to figure out why there was no power running into the furnace. Will need to call an electrician to figure out the power situation in order to figure out the furnace issue. We ended up just paying the diagnostic fee

  • 35 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Stevanne A.
Verified review

Found Guy with search on Thumbtack. He called and explained what he could do and the estimated cost. We made plan. He called today to verify.He showed up on time, parked, got out his tools, was friendly and helpful, and ready to respond.He checked duct on roof and then proceeded to clean the stove duct. Then he cleaned dryer duct.Both were done efficiently at agreed price of $99.We were pleased with the results, and glad to highly recommend Guy

  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan S.
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JR and his team were FANTASTIC! We had a fully occluded dryer vent that we thought just needed cleaning - as it turns out, it had been poorly installed and completely busted! JR found a great solution to re-route the vent, and it looks great! We also had his team add in a heating system vent cleaning-- they were so thorough with our very dirty ducts!! Work was done with high quality and for a great price! Highly recommend this company!!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Don D.
Verified review

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.

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

Micah is very professional. I hired him to replace the roof air vent due to potential water leaking. He checked the roof and attic, confirmed leaking existed, and explained to me patiently what happened on the vents. He found that although there are two vents, only one is used. He suggested installing one new vent. He did everything in a timely manner and cleaned up. His price is also very reasonable. Highly recommend!

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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashwin G.
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Denny is a consummate professional. What he quotes/proposes is exactly what you get. His work is top quality and he communicates well. I just got a vent fan installed in the kitchen where the duct had to be run to the outside. I also got another heating/cooling vent installed in the bedroom. He did both jobs perfectly and left the house just as clean as it was. He does all this at a great price. Highly recommend Denny

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

I called element home solutions and to check my attic because my house was built in 1959 and insulation is old and wanted to get it fixed or replaced. Element came to my house and gave me estimate and they were also very professional. They explained me about the work process and the day of the job they came to my house on time and they have state of the art machines to do the job. They got it done in about 7 hours. Thank you, I recommend element heating and air

Blue Team Home Services
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ashfaaq M.
Verified review

Mike and his team came on time and cleaned out our heating vents. Highly Recommend. Quick responses via thumbtack.

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  • 52 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suresh M.
Verified review

Arrived on time and found an issue with the heater. Put in a fix. Hope the fix stays good.

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
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lewis H.
Verified review

We called empire about a furnace that wasn't working and they came out to look at it the same day. They determined the furnace needed a new gas control valve and brought one out the next day, during the process of installing the gas control valve they found a wire that was overheating due to a faulty blower and arranged to have a new furnace installed on the same day. The work was very professionally done and we are very happy with our new furnace.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel H.
Verified review

Erasmo did a great job with our furnace. Super friendly and easy to work with, and no surprises

  • 30 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Liz W.
Verified review

Mark Miller and his team were great to work with. Thorough, concise and prompt. We would definitely recommend them to our friends and family.

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.

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 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.

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 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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