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Santa Ana HVAC Consultants

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Sharony Fast Services
4.7
from 213 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 307 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.

Air Duct Professionals
4.9
from 150 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
Jade C.
Verified review

Amazing! We had James as our service tech. We had a bad smell coming from our ducting for a week. I had another HVAC company come out and quoted me $540 to replace ducting that had been ripped open by a animal. James not only clean all of our floor ducts, he cleaned our furnace, all of our floor vent covers and dryer ducting. He also went under my house (we live in a manufactured home) and took pictures of all of our ducting which was completely in tact and had no rips in it at all!!! He was very professional, super nice go my 2 year old, and was overall very nice. I would absolutely use this company again. Oh did I mention that I live in el cajon, ca and james drove all the way from lake elisnore! He was done quickly and cleaned up after himself. Will forsure use them again! Thank you James for your service!

  • 10 years in business
  • 135 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Matt A.
Verified review

David was great! He very thoroughly reviewed my existing HVAC package unit and traced the heating issue I was having with my Nest thermostat back to the Nest display itself. He also tested it with an existing thermostat. He also waited with me for over an hour for Nest support and gave them all the info so I could get a replacement.

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Subcooling Heating and Air
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 91 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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Air-O-Stat
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris R.
Verified review

Couldn't ask for more. Armen and his crew were awesome. Can't recommend them enough. They were on time (actually a couple minutes early), diagnosed the issue with my AC unit quickly, and gave me a great price. Definitely will use them going forward for all my HVAC needs. THANK YOU!

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Titan Air Conditioning Inc.
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

EXCEL CONSTRUCTION LA
4.0
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn F.
Verified review

I hired Excel Construction LA to a full interior remodel of a 1928 home that I purchased as a rental property, but quickly determined I had underestimated the amount of work and investment required to get it rental ready. As a casual landlord, I did not have much experience with remodeling, managing contractors, estimating costs, etc. But I loved the house and had a vision for what I wanted to create. I chose Excel Construction LA because I felt they understood my vision and would be flexible along the way. I was right and they proved to be a fantastic partner. Excel was always able to provide quality materials at a reasonable price, they were extremely flexible and accommodating working with my schedule and they produced quality work. The managed the entire permit process and went above and beyond to ensure all inspections were passed - not just the city's inspections, but also the buyer's inspectors. In the end, we turned a very run down home in South LA into a beautiful new home that sold for the top price point in the zip code - something local realtors said could not be done. Excel deserves a ton of credit for this. Nofar, Evan and the entire Excel team were super helpful and fun to work with, as was the sub, Jorge. Thanks Excel!

Service All-Stars
4.5
from 44 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Gary P.
Verified review

Put out bids on thumbtack Saturday afternoon, an hour later had three bids, but one stood out from the rest. It was All stars. I had described my issue, there response was far and above accurate, and included suggestions from a partial repair to a complete new unit with pricing. and even came out the next day, a Sunday, and it was Father's Day. Sal was terrific to work with, and considering it was exceedingly hot, he was able to install the new A/C unit on my roof the following day. I had spoken to three other HVAC companies, none of them were even near All stars prices for a brand unit, by half, or even able to come out to talk to me for a week. I agreed to use his service, and Monday morning one of his co-workers arrived, removed the old unit and coolant, a few hours later the crane arrived and Sal, the A/C unit was installed in a few hours. It's been about two months, the unit works great, no issues, none. One of my neighbors had an issue a month ago, I recommended All stars, he called them and two hours later they were here repairing there A/C unit. They're professionalism, timeliness, and they're quality work ethic is second to none. Save yourself the time and effort and aggravation of looking for a great air conditioning company, just call All Stars, you'll be very satisfied.

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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Brindicci Engineering, Inc
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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James J.
Verified review

My HVAC needed fixed since my home is in escrow, so I am on tight deadlines. After eating almost $500 going down the road with another company and still not solving my HVAC problems, I reached out to Brindicci to get a 2nd opinion on my troubles. Wow talk about “night & day” difference! This guy diagnosed more over texts than two in-home visits from the last vendor. He even tried to talk me through the issues and solve it without me spending a dime. It became painfully obvious to me what a big difference it makes to actually have someone know exactly what they are doing (not a glorified apprentice, etc). Ric was extremely communicative, punctual, and professional, as was his crew. All nice guys, and I have a brand new HVAC unit thanks to their ability to jump on the job right away. Terrific experience! I’ll be saving their info for when I need help on my new home.

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AL Appliance Service
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle M.
Verified review

I originally hired a different technician to come fix a leak coming from the emergency drain line on my HVAC. They made three trips here and couldn't fix the problem. They told me I'd need to completely reinstall my five year old HVAC. Then I had Andrey come out, and he was able to flush the line and have it working like new within an hour. A+ quality work. Thanks, Andrey!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 40 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

  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie T.
Verified review

Ben was quick to respond to my need for an HVAC specialist. He went right down to business upon arrival and within 30 minutes, I had a new capacitor and all the wires were neatly bounded up and put back together. AND he didn’t gouge on the price. I don’t know what is the cost of this job in general, but I liked that he didn’t try to rake in the hours and he was proud of his work. Of course I’m a happy camper now, and so is my doggie :-)

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PE Electrical
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 15 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
Malini P.
Verified review

Overall very good experience. Hector is very honest. Got a good feeling about the company and in speaking with him. Pricing very reasonable. Overall clean work. Very responsive company. We had 2 entire HVAC and furnace systems replaced. Unfortunately furnace had a technical glitch in the system within the first couple of days. As soon as they found out the problem, someone came out to fix it immediately. Now everything is running smoothly. You never know with any product, if something might go wrong or a part may be recslled...so it’s important to have a company that is very responsive and ready to fix any problems encountered. We felt that we were in good hands.

Vern Hackett HVAC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 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!!!!!!

Mike's Air
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
Verified review

Super responsive, professional, and knowledgeable! Mike is really an expert in his field and is fully equipped to tackle all of your hvac issues. He completed an installation for us in record time and helped us with ducting to maximize air flow where we needed it most. We would definitely hire him again. Thank you!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 16 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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Adrian C.
Verified review

Guillermo is a very knowledgeable HVAC Professional. He takes pride in his work & gets the job done.

Atlas comfort air
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Muna D.
Verified review

I am an Interior Designer and a Property Manager. Have contracted Mr. Andrew (Ezzat) of since 2005 and he had offered excellent knowledge, service, equipment and prices; making my clients and myself very saitisfied. I highly recommend Atlas Comfort Air for all HVAC services.

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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