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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Why is my air conditioner leaking water?

An air conditioner leaking inside the house is a common problem. It could indicate that the air filter is dirty. Or, one of the following may be the culprit:

  • Clogged condensate drain line
  • Leaky, damaged, cracked or rusted drain pan
  • Dirty or broken coils
  • Frozen evaporator coils
  • Broken condensate pump
  • Not enough refrigerant
  • Disconnected drain line

If your AC is leaking, contact a repair service to find out what the problem is — and how much it will cost to fix it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Stockton hvac professionals
Renee W.
HVAC HOLIDAY REPAIRS has an excellent response of getting back with you. They also work with you and your schedule. Highly recommend them.
HVAC HOLIDAY REPAIRSHVAC HOLIDAY REPAIRS
David S.
Gil was Great, Very honest and genuine. He even came out on a holiday just to help me and my family out. Great price and great service. I would highly recommend Gil to everyone out there that needs some help with electrical and Hvac!!
GM Discounted Electrical & HVACGM Discounted Electrical & HVAC
Amit S.
Chris has been highly professional and responsive. He works hard and is available almost anytime and helped me explain the issue in great detail. I was not enough knowledgeable about the HVAC system and he took his time to explain that over the phone. Thank you, Chris!
MARS ONE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONINGMARS ONE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Robert H.
RS.Air Stream was great! My AC shut down and it was 103 degrees here in Stockton, CA, so I needed help right away. Within minutes of my posting on Thumbtack, RS.Air Stream confirmed that they were available on the date and time I requested service and provided me with a telephone contact. When I called, I spoke to RS.Air Stream who asked some questions and then identified what he thought was the problem. The next day, RS.Air Stream arrived right-on-time for the appointment, quickly identified the problem and clearly explained what needed to be done, and fixed the unit (he had to install a new condensor for the compressor, which was not working and not expelling the heat). And, he helped clear out some wasps which were nesting in the unit (not the problem with the AC) at no additional charge! RS.Air Stream explained that the motor on the compressor may give out in the future (and may be causing the condensor to go out), but that it was fine for now - I appreciate that he did not try to sell me on replacing the compressor, which he could have since I did not know any better. The technician did take the details for the unit and the compressor, took photos and said if it did go out in the future, I could call RS.Air Stream and they would pick up the factory model of the compressor for the AC unit. All-in-all, great customer service! I appreciated the explanation of the problem, the recommendation for the fix and the heads up as to what I may expect in the future, and the price was very reasonable (he waived the $39 fee for the estimate). I would highly recommend RS.Air Stream for your HVAC repairs!
R.S. Air Stream heating & coolingR.S. Air Stream heating & cooling
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