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Elmhurst Central Air Conditioning Installation Professionals

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Premier HVAC Cooling & Heating
4.9
from 212 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 288 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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I can't say enough good things about Bob and our experience with him. Extremely responsive, highly professional, and great value. After another company came out and told us we should replace our central air conditioning unit, it was Bob to the rescue. He had our older unit up and running in a couple hours.. and his price was reasonable. What a HUGE relief. I would recommend him all day long!! Thanks so much Bob. You will be our "go to" person from now on.

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Rapid Air Heating & A/C
5.0
from 149 reviews
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Laurie K.
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Sam was the best! I am going to bring him back in around Summer to look at my Air conditioning unit I would recommend him to everyone looking for this type of Service Thank you!

Green Air Care Group Inc.
4.4
from 145 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
Annalena Alice
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Very responsive to my needs and willing to work on financing with me. Best deal I could find to install my central air conditioning system.

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Casa heating & cooling
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelli P.
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I hired Casa Heating & Cooling to install a new air conditioner in June. Overall, it was a good experience. Mike came out and looked at my current AC unit and setup before giving me a quote. The quote was competitive. He worked with me to find a unit that met my needs. The install took longer than expected but they were able to complete it in one day. The new AC worked great all summer with no issues. I didn't have to call him back out at any point during the summer to make adjustments. I would recommend using Casa Heating and Cooling for your AC needs.

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  • 29 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Joel A.
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ComfortAire was very punctual,professional,and provided high quality equipment at a great price. ComfortAire removed my existing older,and inefficient central air conditioning and installed a high-efficiency system in a very reasonable amount of time. ComfortAire did a great job,start to finish- i highly recommend!

TDH MECHANICAL INC.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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Yep, all the good reviews are correct. Kris and his co-worker were great and professional. What really set these guys apart, for me at least, was the fact that they were the only contractor that could do it right away. The others all had to come out for estimates, while these guys give me an estimate through Thumbtack and were at my door bright and early at 7:00 AM the following morning. Pretty amazing, really. I have no idea how they got those two heavy air-conditioning units through the roof hatch. But when I came back from work in the early afternoon, I had air-conditioning all of a sudden. They are kind of miracle workers. And all add a fair price. Kudos to them!

  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Caterina M.
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Ezio is such a pleasure to work with, he is very personable, dependable and honest! Will be us for comfort systems for all of my heating and air conditioning needs!

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RB Temperature Service Inc.
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Dean B.
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As a top real estate agent, I rely on other experts who are honest, reliable, perform quality work, and are reasonably priced. Robert comes highly recommended for any heating and air conditioning service/installation needed. For years, he has worked with many of my buyers/sellers and on my personal properties. Most recently an A/C installation. Thanks Robert!

GTC COMFORT AIR
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Linh R.
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Vladimir is very quick response. He came over right after we called to replace our air conditioning circuit board. His quote is reasonable. Highly recommend.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Trinette L.
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Henry was very prompt and professional when coming to give my quote. His price was unbeatable! He came and installed my new furnace the day I requested. Will be using again when I'm ready to install central air!

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  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Sandy F.
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EXCELLENT company!!!! John Polermi is the person I worked with and he and his team did a great job. This company installed a new home heating system for me and a new air conditioning part. They were reliable, professional, fairly priced and left the work area spotless after a major installation. I give this company my highest recommendation.

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Comfort Air
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Sabina H.
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Jason provided a high level of service. We had other HVAC/Boiler vendors and all of them recommended a boiler based on the square footage of the unit as opposed to the length of the coils in the house. Jason properly measured and recommended a boiler for us that was not only right for the space, but right for the existing infrastructure. Jason was professional, very knowledgeable, punctual and did the work at a very fair price. Jason also installed a water heater for us the same day. I highly recommend Jason for boiler and water heater installations!

  • 38 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Annie D.
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June 17, 2016 Annie D. For the past 3 weeks I have been without my central air system, and although I had gotten many estimates from several individuals I was not comfortable with the interaction and lack of information that I received. And as a last resort I went on-line to do some research and got in contact with Mr. Thorson, and some how, some way, he imparted such peace and reliance to me. That, on Friday, 6/17/16, Dave and two of his crew came to my home and installed my central air system. The professionalism, understanding, and care that was shown made us realize that there are still decent, honest tradesmen around, who are not out to deceive others despite the lack of knowledge we have of the different trade source we do have need for. I will always refer to, rely on, and trust Dave for future help and advise of his professionalism, knowledge, honesty, and most of all the care he imparts for others. Thanks guys!!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Kris R.
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My secondary air conditioning unit failed. They were quick to respond and came out the same day. The accurately assessed the issue, and gave me a number of options including fixing or buying new, at different price points. When I chose to fix the issue, they clearly explained the risks, but respected my decision. They followed up on the technicians work. While they had to order a part, they quickly installed and got the right bit working as soon as it arrived. The unit has been working great for the last month. I would definitely use them again.

Brian and Sons, Inc.
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Sabu T.
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Brian and Sons installed a furnace exhaust pipe all the way leading to the chimney, installed a new humidifier and a sump pump. They did an excellent job for me and I'll definitely call them back for future projects.

MCW Heating & Cooling
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
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The company did an outstanding job on the installation of my new air conditioning unit. I was so happy that the company came out right away to give an estimate and then installed the new air within a few days after the estimate. The pricing of the new air was so reasonable and the cleaning of my furnace was included. The company came out the day they said they would come and despite having an earlier job that they needed to finish they came and stayed until 10pm to complete my air installation. They could have come back the next day but they stars and completed the job!! I was so impressed. The air is keeping us cool!!!! I would highly recommend this company to family and friends.

RCM Heating & Cooling
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dan H.
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RCM installed my furnace and air conditioner and additional duct work in my house. It has provided a great improvement in heating quality and comfort at a cheaper cost! I've worked with them for a number of years now. Very professional. High quality work. I highly recommend them.

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TLS HEATING AND COOLING LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Tom C.
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Tim was extremely knowledge and professional. I needed a new furance and air conditioning unit installed and Tim outlined multiple options based on my needs. Once i decided on a unit, installation was done on time and work quality was great. Overall quality job.

J3 Heating and Cooling
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jami Bonifas
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My parents' neighbor needed help with her air conditioning at the hottest part of summer. Since it went out at night and at the beginning of the weekend, she thought she'd be waiting a long time for help. Fortunately, J3 Heating & Cooling went right away that evening and even came out on Saturday morning and had it fixed quickly and for a super reasonable price.

Comfort Zone Service
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deni S.
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Had a positive experience working with Chad. He was very quick to answer the phone and all my questions. Made me feel very comfortable. The installation came out great. They respected my house as well, very clean. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Elite HVACs Heating & Air
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mike N.
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Installed New AC and Air Handler. On time, Professional and Reasonable

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 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 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 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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