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Waterbury Central Air Conditioning Installation Professionals

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GR Mechanical
4.2
from 79 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth E.
Verified review

Guy responded a day later and then came over the next. He did exactly what I asked for, which was just to recharge my central air conditioner. His original quote is exactly what I paid. He also let me know that my condenser was not running too efficiently to exhaust the heat. Bottom line is its working. I would recommend him based on my experience. Thanks Guy.

HVAC-R SOLUTIONS
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Maria G.
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Andrew and his team did a great job. I was surprised how fast our AC unit / central air was installed. They made sure the job was done right and kept the house as clean as possible during the process.

  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
George S.
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We had a furnace and central air replacement with Fontaine Mechanical. I cant say enough about the owner Bill. He is very knowledgable and treated us so well. The installers were so proffesional and polite. They wore shoe covers and were very clean. They completed the job in a single day! We are so happy with our new furnace and air conditioner. Highly recommend this company.

All Season Experts
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert W.
Verified review

All Season installed a new central air system in a 4000 sq foot home, including two compressors, two air handlers, and all new ductwork. Work done summer of 2015. Took a bit longer than expected, but at the price agreed upon. Neat, professional installation of vents, Always cleaned the worksite thoroughly. The summer of 2016 proved what a good job they did. Only one small duct repair required. Made our house livable during the hot humid month of August. Very quiet operation.

Air & Water Solutions
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Richard G.
Verified review

Amazing response time, constant prompt communication by text message, very professional team, worked on the weekend. In today's market its difficult to find articulate and hard working service providers, but Jim and his team really pulled through for us. They fixed a residential home air conditioning issues with 3 zones, installed a new board and 2 new thermostats in less than an hour. They were friendly and respectful to my wife and newborn. They provided a copy of the invoice upon completion of work, and we couldn't have asked to anything better from them. We highly recommend them, and trust their work stemming from over 30+ years of work.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aston M.
Verified review

Troy really came through for us! He went above and beyond to get our 20 year old central air system fixed. He also took care of us on the price. I couldn't be happier with the service. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

  • 33 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Guy N.
Verified review

John sent me a response on thumb tack that explained his problem solving technique. He was simple in his explanation yet complete and thorough. When he arrived he went to the suspected problem area and was able to fix the leak in a reasonable amount of time despite the obvious complexity. He made an additional improvement to the drainage of my unit which he suspected might have contributed to my problem. He gave me his price which more than fair. I had someone else look at this prior to John and did not feel that they were being fair in price. In addition, they suggested a replacement of the entire unit that John had repaired. Their price for their coolant (the same one John gave me) was over 4 times more than John charged me. If you want the straight story and a fair price I strongly recommend John and Rainbow Environment Systems.

Rob's Heating and Cooling
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen H.
Verified review

Installed ducts and central air. shows up on time, does clean work. got a few quotes, was affordable.

AllTech Electric/Mechanical
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tony D.
Verified review

Central air stopped working. Spoke to Alltech at 7pm and he was at my house the next morning. Quick,professional,reasonable prices. Will use again and highly recommend!!

Aire Serv of Southwest Ct
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
Verified review

Aire Serv installed our central air unit and I was very pleased with the company. A good experience.

  • 30 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Liz S.
Verified review

John did a great job installing my stove.

Rich K.
Verified review

We had versa-tech change out our central air-conditioning system that had stopped working. They came the same day we called to survey our system and had our new system installed and operating in a timely manner. They were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and the quality of their work is definitely of a high standard. I would highly recommend them to anybody who needs air-conditioning system work performed new installs and service, I will be calling them back in the future

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
Verified review

Atlantic Mechanical Services has replaced and repaired central heating and air conditioning units, hot water heaters, booster tanks, walk-in refrigerators and freezers, stand up freezers, toilets, sinks, etc. They have serviced 6 restaurants for me and I would never call anyone else. They are hands down the best commercial HVAC company around.

Valley Sheet Metal LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
Ian K.
Verified review

I first hired Tom during a renovation back in 2006 to upgrade the ductwork in our 100 year old house. We ended up having him install a new gas furnace and AC system on top of it. Fantastic work - my review is also on his shop's website. We were so impressed and happy with Tom's work that when we bought a new house that needed work on the HVAC system - Tom was the ONLY contractor I called. He has since completely replaced the ductwork in our new house, replaced the AC, and did an oil-to-gas boiler conversion. We also have Tom coming back to add heat to our basement and garage workshop when it's finished. I have referred Tom to friends and coworkers, who have also chosen him to do their work. I could go on and on, but the most convincing part of my review is this - you don't do this much repeat business with a contractor unless you really like their work and the way they treat you and your house. I gave Tom the keys to the house for the duration of the project, and trusted him to come/go any time. Look at the pictures of his work, they practically speak for themselves. Without question, Tom is my HVAC guy for as long as he's in the business, without question.

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Edgerton has been in business since 1956. We handle service, maintenance, and installation for all your heating, air conditioning and plumbing needs.

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.

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 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.

How much does it cost for a new air conditioning unit?

If you’re ready for a new air conditioning unit, it’s time to start exploring HVAC prices. The price will vary depending on the type of air conditioner you buy and its cooling capacity. Window units, which require minimal installation, are one of the most affordable options on the market. If you’re purchasing from a big-box store, you can expect to pay approximately $120-$1,000 for a window unit. Window units are appealing for their quick setup and relatively low cost, but they can use more energy over time than central air and only cool the room in which they’re installed. Portable air conditioners don’t have the cooling power of a window unit, but they do have the perk of being transportable from room to room. Expect to pay between $225 and $800 for a portable air conditioner, on average. For a whole-house air conditioning system with coils, condenser and line (not including installation or ductwork), the cost from a big-box store can range from approximately $2,000 to $4,000 or more. If you don’t have (and don’t want to put in) ducts, a ductless mini-split air conditioner is a good option, although pricey up front. Pricing can range from $650 to $4,250 per unit on average; you’ll need one unit for each room in which you want temperature control.

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