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Do I need central air in DC?

Installing central air is a good choice if you live DC, where cold winters are followed by hot, muggy summers.

Central air is particularly important for elderly persons, families with very young children and those with heat-sensitive health conditions. Central air conditioning can also help reduce humidity, which can encourage mold growth and exacerbate heat.

Contact the best HVAC pros in DC to get free estimates for your central air installation project.

How do I find a good HVAC contractor in DC?

You can locate the best HVAC and AC contractors in DC by searching for local professionals online. Begin by comparing their ratings, as well as Top Pro badges and customer reviews. 

Also, spend a little time figuring out what type of credentials the HVAC contractors have obtained. You can ask them to share their credentials, or you can try searching online. For example, visit the Board of Industrial Trades website to look up and verify licenses in DC.

Once you’ve selected a few professionals who seem right for your HVAC or AC project, start asking for free estimates. Before you hire a contractor, compare the quotes you’ve received and make an informed decision.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Washington hvac professionals
Reema G.
I just got my 15 year old HVAC replaced. I did some shopping around in order to get a higher quality HVAC and am very impressed and highly satisfied with the new HVAC installed by Julian at Nero’s Heating and Air. Julian is trustworthy, honest, dependable and very thorough and knowledgeable about the job. I highly recommend him for HVAC installation.
Nero’s Heating and AirNero’s Heating and Air
Andrew C.
Did a great job installing a new HVAC system, and have had Walter provided HVAC service on additional properties that I own. Will continue to use and would recomend
ABBA  home servicesABBA home services
Meredith L.
Fantastic job! Respected my request to come at a certain time, super professional, and was a great value. Not knowing anything about HVAC systems I could have been easily taken advantage of, but Brian and Gabriel’s HVAC were true pros and just performed the service I needed! Will definitely hire them again when I have future HVAC needs.
Gabriel's HVAC ServicesGabriel's HVAC Services
Howard B.
I will contact TMA HVAC the next time service is needed
TMA HVAC LLCTMA HVAC LLC
David K.
Went above and beyond for a Sunday HVAC repair. Will recommend to friends and family.
Tetteris Heating & AirTetteris Heating & Air
Matthew V.
Julian was amazing! My HVAC needed troubleshooting and Julian did an amazing job of solving my
Nero’s Heating and AirNero’s Heating and Air
Matt C.
Was delayed by another job but did great swift work on a persistent problem with my hvac system.
Gabriel's HVAC ServicesGabriel's HVAC Services
Shannon T.
Kelvin is an AWESOME HVAC service person! Quick to respond, punctual and professional. I HIGHLY recommend him!
Kelvin Hvac ServicesKelvin Hvac Services
Madison S.
Walter was extremely professional and went above and beyond. Will absolutely use him moving forward for all HVAC needs!
ABBA  home servicesABBA home services
Dean B.
Highly recommended technical HVAC expert. Delivered outstanding quality of work as well thorough communication during the total process. This company immediately help solve and restore my HVAC system back to its original functionality. I am very pleased with the workmanship, exceptional quality and competitive pricing. Property Owner
Nero’s Heating and AirNero’s Heating and Air
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.
HVAC PLUS LLCHVAC PLUS LLC
Erin S.
After Guermi claimed to fix the issue (but didn't), MSR came out to replace the HVAC units, and did so quickly and at reasonable cost.
MSR Air Conditioning and HeatingMSR Air Conditioning and Heating
Amber D.
Tamer did a wonderful job handling my HVAC repair and maintenance. He was very responsive and was able to work around my schedule for the appointment time. He also explained everything to me as he worked so I would have a better understanding of my HVAC and A/C system. I would easily hire him again and highly recommend his company to anyone looking.
TMA HVAC LLCTMA HVAC LLC
Gica M.
Mauricio was easy to communicate with and honest about the work that needed doing. We figured out my HVAC mystery and he ended up not doing an unnecessary repair.
MVM Home ServiceMVM Home Service
Mary K.
Curtis really knew his stuff and replaced our HVAC system efficiently and cost effectively. We are very happy with the new system and his overall knowledge was impressive. Would recommend for anyone
Revolution Heating and CoolingRevolution Heating and Cooling
Hector R.
To work with Hervert is true pleasure, a true professional. work was done flawless and with excellent workmanship. My next Hvac job is only Hervert. I would not hesitate to recommend Hervert and his team to all my friends.
Hevert Heating And AirHevert Heating And Air
Ann M.
Sergio was such a nice and patient technician . He takes his time and really gets to the heart of the matter. His prices are reasonable also. I really would recommend Sergio to anyone who had an AC or HVAC issue.
HVACR ACEHVACR ACE
Eric A.
I contacted Nexgen Home Services in the morning, and they were here before noon. Unlike other companies, they got the parts in the afternoon, and they fixed it the same day. They provided exceptional service; I recommend them to anyone in need of HVAC repair or replacement.
Metro AC Service TechsMetro AC Service Techs
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
Yaw T.
Was able to come on the same day which I really appreciated. Gave me some helpful background on the nature of the HVAC problem which will be useful in the future. Left a bit of a mess of debris for me to clean up upstairs so I docked one star. Overall, I’d recommend.
ken's Heating and Coolingken's Heating and Cooling
Phillip J.
Excellent work done diagnosing issues for HVAC system. Rewired system system to correctly meet systems requirements. Also, installed capacitors to ensure system was running efficiently and effectively. Also, checked on refrigerant to ensure the job was looked at on all aspects. I will contact Mark again for a future plumbing project.
M. Wright & SonM. Wright & Son
Zachary A.
Herb did a great job fixing my HVAC. He was very knowledgeable on the different components of the system and whatever he wasn’t sure of he connected with experts on his team to confirm. He performed high quality work at a fair price and now my heat is working perfectly. I highly recommend this company.
Metro AC Service TechsMetro AC Service Techs
Vivian p.
Herb is wonderful - 6 out of 5 stars! I’m so happy I have hired him and he will be our family HVAC expert from now on. He is responsive, punctual, professional, reliable, honest, and on top of all, he is friendly and humorous! Where else I can find a technician like him?! He showed and explained everything to us - first time home owners, educate us on different parts of HVAC elements. He also super responsible, he made sure he tested every part of my pump to make a conclusion on what’s wrong. Glad he did! We found out it’s my roofer who recently installed the new roof blocked the draining exit. I even did some testing thing with him. He made sure I understand why something need to be changed and other thing is totally fine. He even suggest against us hiring people to do some simple work to save money. He also helped us installed the Nest system. His price is very reasonable and honest. All in all - he is THE HVAC technician you want to hire. :)
Metro AC Service TechsMetro AC Service Techs
Dan M.
Herb was timely and got back to us very quickly. He diagnosed the problem soon after arriving at our home and had our AC back up and running in no time. Plus, he was a nice guy and helped teach me a thing or two about HVAC systems. We will surely use NextGen and Herb again.
Metro AC Service TechsMetro AC Service Techs
Sajid A.
I can easily say Mast Electromechanical and Zafar provided some of the most knowledgeable and professional services I've had the pleasure of working with. All issues with my HVAC and drain pipes and the repairs were explained clearly and simply. Zafar took the time to show me all the issues that lead to a serious leak in my home, and gave me easy to follow tips on how to prevent similar issues in the future. He even pointed out other more minor issues with my system, and quickly and kindly fixed them (my drain pipe was angled up, the insulation was missing from my copper pipes, and the filter wasn't fitting properly). Of all the different techs I've worked with, Zafar was the most knowledgeable, professional and informative. I would highly recommend Mast Electromechanical for any HVAC, plumbing, or electric work you may need.
Mast Electromechanical servicesMast Electromechanical services
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