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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What size air conditioner do I need?

Your air conditioner should have about 20 BTU per square foot of living space, according to Consumer Reports. However, you should also account for other factors in the room. 

If it’s a very shady space, you can take off 10% of the square footage BTU calculation. If it’s sunny, add 10%. For rooms normally occupied by two or more people, you should add 600 BTU per additional person. Finally, if the room is a kitchen, add 4,000 BTU to your calculated square footage total.

Talk to an air conditioning company or HVAC professional to find out what size you should get.

What does SEER mean on an air conditioner?

The SEER label on an air conditioner stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. This is a measure of the efficiency of either an air conditioning unit or a heat pump. 

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends replacing older AC units with energy-efficient models. Contact an air conditioning company or HVAC specialist for tips on how to select a new unit.

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.

Should you tip appliance installers?

You can tip appliance installers if you feel their service has gone above and beyond. A standard tip is between $10 and $20. 

Reasons you might consider tipping include a very pleasant customer service demeanor, having to carry a heavy appliance up or down the stairs, working in inclement weather, taking care not to make a mess and other acts of care and consideration. You are not obligated to leave a tip — but one is always appreciated.

What types of appliances can a professional install?

There are a number of different appliances that professionals can install for you, including:

  • Washers and dryers. These machines are heavy and very sensitive to being level and balanced, and also require hookups to water, electricity and sometimes gas or propane.
  • Cooking ranges. Your range may use propane or gas, which is a hookup job best left to the pros.
  • Microwaves. You may want to have your microwave be an undermount or in-mounted unit, which a pro can install and make it look seamless.
  • Refrigerators. These are heavy and often require a water hookup.
  • And more!

Reach out to an appliance installation service, and find out if they can install your appliance. Often, it’s helpful to provide the brand and model of the appliance you’re trying to set up.

Reviews for Noma air conditioning professionals
Daniel W.
did a great job servicing and inspecting both of my air conditioners.
MVM Home ServiceMVM Home Service
Matt B.
Syed was very responsive and provided same day work with the annual servicing of our air conditioner and at a great price!
Mast ServicesMast Services
Susan L.
Nash and his assistant Michael came the same day I contacted them, and diagnosed and fixed a leaking air conditioner in a very hot attic in an efficient manner.
cool breeze servicescool breeze services
Ryan D.
Excellent, personable, and knowledgeable HVAC service!! Mark went out of his way to get required parts for my air conditioner repair job and provided excellent customer service throughout the duration of the job for a fair price. I highly recommend.
M. Wright & SonM. Wright & Son
Martha T.
HVAC Plus was excellent - our air conditioning went out the Friday before a holiday weekend, and HVAC Plus was the only company willing to come out Saturday (and they came out within an hour of contacting them). They got the air conditioner fixed and running again within a couple of hours at a very reasonable cost under the circumstances. Highly recommend and will use again.
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great! Our air conditioner broke in the middle of a heatwave and they came out immediately and worked until 9pm to resolve the problem, even taking a trip back to their office to get a part. They were professional, courteous, and very helpful. I highly recommend them.
Gomez AC ContractorGomez AC Contractor
Matt C.
Hevert Heating and Air is A+ outstanding! Quick responding, reasonable priced, and, most importantly, got the job done right! Arriving on time as promised, even for an emergency repair scheduled last minute. Hevert is definitely a pro, taking steps to quickly identify and fix our air conditioner. Also, he also took steps to kept our house clean and family safe, wearing protective gear. I most definitely would recommend Hevert to my friends and family, and to you as well! Thank you!
Hevert Heating And AirHevert Heating And Air
Marilyn C.
When my air conditioner stopped working in July, I hired Julian because of the reviews that were posted here and because he was available the same day. He got it to work again and all was well. Yesterday my air conditioner stopped running again, and I was quick to imply it was because of something Julian did not do. Sometimes you have to admit when you're wrong. I was wrong to make that implication. When he came to my home in July, he told me I needed a new board. I didn't want to believe it, because the system is only two years old. At my request, Julian spoke with the installer and did what the installer suggested. My system worked for about 40 days and now we're right back at the same place -- I need a new board. The fact of the matter is the system the installer put in my home is at the lower end of the spectrum, and my frustration was misdirected. Julian has been very responsive and accommodating in ensuring that I have air conditioning in my home until he can order and receive the board. I am so thankful to him for that.
Nero’s Heating and AirNero’s Heating and Air
Mark R.
When our air conditioner went out, we braced ourselves for the worst. This never went well in the past, so I thought I would give Thumbtack a try as it was recommended to me by a friend. I plugged in the request and, within about a minute, we got a response from Nexgen Home Services. The message said they were available for a call "right now" so I took them up on it. Herb was very knowledgeable and showed up at our door, as promised, early the next morning. Not only did he fix the problem in a very timely manner, but we are also going to be using his services for our semi-annual maintenance check-ups. I would recommend Herb and this company most highly. They did a terrific job, explained everything along the way in layman’s terms, and made the whole experience almost painless. We will definitely be using them again and we give them the highest rating.
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