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Ames Furnace Repair Professionals

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Iowa Home Repair & Gutter
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rose E.
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I had 2 toilets replaced and 3 faucets installed. Greg did an excellent job and his prices were reasonable. He even uses a new tarp for each home he works on and cleaned up everything. He is very knowledgeable and shared information regarding my existing plumbing. I am keeping his card and will recommend him to anyone I know who needs a plumber. Best experience I have ever had with a plumber.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly C.
Verified review

Great service, great price. Cleaned my air conditioner, furnace and fixed my gas fire place! Easy to talk and very professional!

Hennigar's Air Care
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Darren R.
Verified review

From Duct cleaning to full furnace and central air, Mark is the only person we will call.

Hannah D.
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The installers showed up on time and did an amazing job. I love my new furnace and AC and I'm glad I choose Home Energy and Home Depot to do the work!

  • 60 years in business
About

Greens Appliance, Heating & Cooling has been serving the Des Moines Metro since 1958. We are a family owned and operated company with a focus on excellent customer service. Our friendly technician work on all major appliances, heating equipment, cooling equipment, water heaters and water purification systems.

  • 77 years in business
About

Westside Appliance Repair is your source for expert appliance repair, and the largest stock of appliance parts in the area. We are located on the west side of Des Moines for easy access to anywhere in Central Iowa. We have been serving customers in the Des Moines area since 1941. Parts for the do-it-yourself: You won't find a more complete selection of quality appliance parts anywhere else in Central Iowa, perhaps even in the Midwest. We support our DIY customers with a vast parts inventory, plus trash compactor bags, appliance touch-up paint, and refrigerator water filters. More than 4,000 parts are in stock, so you can nearly always find exactly what you need to fix: your fridge, washer, dishwasher, and dozens of other appliances. Maintained appliances last longer, perform better, and increase safety. Our appliance maintenance program provides important services such as cleaning of dryer vents, refrigerator coils, garbage disposals, and more to keep your appliances performing their best year after year. We provide three program plans, make it easy to find the right choice for you.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 will it cost me to replace my furnace?

The national average for furnace replacement is between $1,800 and $2,500. The cost can range dramatically higher depending on the model of furnace you select, any repair work you require, your location and the cost of installation. Furnace installation costs can be more than the furnace itself due to the cost of doing business and the expertise needed to install the HVAC equipment. Installing a new furnace generally requires technical know-how and the proper tools and licensing. It’s best to hire a pro and budget for furnace installation rather than risk potentially unsafe DIY installation. This will ensure your home’s safety. Check to see if your HVAC contractor has the proper licensing to do the job. If you need duct repair or replacement, expect to pay more for your furnace installation costs. The price for duct repair could be an hourly rate ranging on average anywhere from $85 to $150 per hour, with additional costs for parts.

How much does it cost to replace a gas furnace?

The cost to replace your gas furnace will vary based on the type and size of furnace you select, labor and installation costs, and any repairs your HVAC system may need. Nationally, average HVAC prices for a heating specialist range between $1,800 and $2,500. It’s important to select the right size gas furnace for your heating needs. A furnace that’s too small won’t heat your house properly, while a furnace that’s too large will run inefficiently, cycling on and off and likely breaking down sooner. HVAC specialists calculate your exact heat needs by measuring your home and incorporating variables such as the regional climate and your home’s level of insulation. Retail pricing for gas furnaces can range from $650 up to $3,000 and more. The higher the AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating of the furnace, the more efficient it is at turning fuel into heat and the lower your carbon footprint and utility bill will be. HVAC installation costs are often based on an hourly rate and can range from under $50 to over $100 per hour, depending on the company and the furnace being installed. Higher-end furnaces cost more to install because they require added labor and expertise. For a typical installation, it might take two HVAC installation pros one day or less to remove your old furnace and replace it with a new one.

How much does it cost to have your furnace cleaned?

To keep your furnace in good working order it’s important to have it regularly cleaned. The national average furnace cleaning cost ranges from $60 to $80, though prices can vary greatly based on where you live in the country and what your furnace maintenance includes. An HVAC company may have different rates for different levels of furnace maintenance. For example,one company may offer general furnace maintenance for $79 and advanced maintenance for $138. Another company may offer a 38-point maintenance check for $89 and a 64-point maintenance check for $178. According to Energy.gov, a standard furnace cleaning and maintenance visit can include:

  • Checking the vent connection pipe and chimney
  • Checking the physical integrity of the heat exchanger
  • Adjusting the controls to provide optimum air temperatures
  • Checking the combustion chamber for cracks
  • Testing for carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Adjusting the blower control and supply-air temperature
  • Cleaning and oiling the blower
  • Removing soot and corrosion from the furnace
  • Checking the fuel input and flame characteristics
  • Sealing the connections between the furnace and the main ducts

How much will it cost me to replace my air conditioner?

If your AC system is in need of replacement, the national average air conditioner installation costs range from $2,930 to $3,670. Costs can vary greatly depending on whether you are replacing a wall or window unit or a central air system. A central air system is connected to ductwork that runs throughout your house and pumps cooled air into your various rooms via vents and registers. A central air conditioning system is far more costly than wall or window units. Selecting a central AC system that has a high seasonal energy-efficiency ratio (SEER) will likely lower both your carbon footprint and your utility bill. The type of AC system you select, where you live in the country, and the regional costs of HVAC work, duct removal and replacement, and ductwork repairs that are needed are some of the main factors that affect the cost of new air conditioner installation. Here are some examples of average costs for installing forced-air systems.

  • Install Lennox 16 SEER single-stage AC unit: $5,743
    • Removing and disposing of the old furnace, moving and reconnecting the water heater, and installing a 3.5-ton gas furnace. The job took 18 hours of labor.
  • Installation of a new 14 SEER single-range cooling system: $4,000-$6,000
  • Installation of a new 16 SEER two-range cooling system: $6,000-$8,000
  • Installation of a new 20 SEER variable capacity cooling system: $8,000-$12,000
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