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Lake Forest HVAC Professionals

Browse these HVAC services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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Premier HVAC Cooling & Heating
4.9
from 214 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 289 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom R.
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Bob has been to my house multiple times now for different issues and is always available whenever anything comes up. The best part of working with Bob is that I know I can trust him, he doesn't try to use any kind of lingo or anything you don't understand in order to sell you on something you don't need. He's always up front and honest, unlike many HVAC contractors I have encountered in the past. I recommend Bob to everyone I know who has any HVAC needs. Highly recommended.

Green Air Care Group Inc.
4.4
from 146 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany B.
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Great service! Stan came on time, it took him couple hours to clean my house. I really liked that technician had Hvac background and was able to fix our second unit. Than you

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Das Flores Appliance Repair
4.8
from 102 reviews
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robyn G.
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Really helpful and really priced reasonably. He does refrigerator and HVAC. He explained everything and even answered my questions. Really a nice guy as well. I highly recommend! I will be handing out his cards and using him for any of the repairs I may need!

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Casa heating & cooling
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Jack D.
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This job installed and supported by Casa is a 3 unit mini-split ductless AC system for my 100 year old bungalow without ducts. Let me tell you something about Mike, owner of Casa Heating & Cooling. I received a bid from him as a first-time user of Thumbtack, driven by a frustration in my inability to constructively collaborate with big-box HVAC general contractors on what I was after. I immediately received a request to bid from Mike which resulted in 2 very thorough site visits to properly estimate my job and the myriad of manufacturer options available. Mike worked with me to ensure that he was quoting exactly what I was looking for in terms of capability of the system, and he configured the solution to be expandable in the future - all for the same price or maybe even less than the original big-box quote. Mike oversaw the installation himself, doing much of the heavy lifting and complex pieces of the project on his own - and was onsite during the entire process. Mike is also extremely reliable for support, much of which is a result of user-error and general dumbness on my part, but he is extremely responsive both in communication and on-site visits. Do NOT hesitate to do business with Casa - he's the real deal and provides better service and better value than the big names like Four Seasons. You won't be disappointed.

  • 3 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa S.
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Mr. Lewis replied promptly and was able to schedule immediately. The day of the appointment contacted me to see if he could arrive a bit earlier which was fine by me as I had a busy day ahead. Prior to entering my home he put on booties to ensure not to mess up my wood floor and took every precaution forward ensuring the same (with tools, etc.). The job took longer than we both anticipated (missing a wire he had to run out to purchase) but he was very thorough and professional through the whole installation and never seemed to be rushing. At the end he not only kept the cost to the price he quoted, he followed up a few hours later to ensure everything was working well. Very impressed and will definitely recommend to anyone I know looking for HVAC help.

  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Ben H.
Verified review

Boris did a great job updating my home thermostat to an wifi Ecobee3. We needed new wiring form the furnace unit up to the dining room, so it took longer than we expected. Very affordable and professional. Will call him again if i need any more HVAC work done!

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  • 29 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan M.
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I would definitely recommend Ronier with ComfortAire for AC diagnostics and repair. Before I even hired him, he was able to give me a probable diagnosis of the problem with my 1990s AC unit just by my description of what was wrong (and was correct). He promptly came out on a Sunday when he said he would, and fixed the issue in about 20 minutes. Never once suggested that we needed a new, expensive unit like we feared might be necessary. He was also super friendly and genuine. He gave us some tips for our HVAC systems in general and never once tried to sell us anything extra. In fact, he told us we didn't need to do certain costly services or maintence I thought we might need to do on our systems. I'll definitely use Ronier again when my HVAC systems need help.

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HB Appliance and HVAC Repair
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Wendy B.
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I was thoroughly impressed with the service I received from HB Appliance. Hugo contacted me within 8 min. of submitting a work ticket on Thumbtack. We talked briefly on the phone about the problem my dryer was having. Hugo was able to assess the problem and arrange to have the parts for the service appointment the next day. Hugo called me 20 min. prior to our agreed upon appointment time to confirm and say he was on his way, and arrived promptly at the agreed upon time. He talked me through the problem first and gave me a solution including costs, which were very reasonable. He was able to repair my dryer within an hour and didn't charge me a penny more than what we discussed. The dryer was cleaned, put back together and running beautifully, and the room was left clean. Hugo's customer service, knowledge of the machine, and overall demeanor were unprecedented. I will absolutely call HB Appliance for our next appliance/HVAC service needs. Thank you Thumbtack and thank you Hugo!

TDH MECHANICAL INC.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Devin T.
Verified review

Fantastic experience on end-to-end install of new HVAC. Tim & Kris were very professional, on time and delivered a high quality install. After install, had a minor issue - received a phone call after 5 mins of my request and issue was resolved by Kris two hours later. What a great response! Thank you!

SirChill Heating & Cooling
4.5
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Nosa E.
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It was a pleasure to work with the SirChill team. My technician Denzel was an expert, he was punctual, professional, and pleasant to be around. His quote was fair, and he detailed all of his work, in an easy to understand manner—helping me as a first time home buyer make sense of a critical HVAC issue, and helping me rectify quickly. I highly recommend the SirChill service!

  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Will use Comfort Systems for all my future furnace and a/c needs. Thank you, Ezio!

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Aatish K.
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Leslie responded within a few minutes after i submitted the request. She explained me everything what i needed for my Hvac unit maintenance. Alex came in and after inspecting the unit, he did a wonderful job and also explained everything to us. Very easy to work with. Highly recommended.

  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ron M.
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Consistently positive experience by a conscientous HVAC tech

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  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin K.
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Harold from H & Q Heating and Cooling LLC was very quick to respond once I posted my project. After we spoke and discussed the project details we were able to negotiate a price that fit my budget. He came the next day on time and finished the job within the hour. Harold is easy to work with and most importantly provided quality services. I would definitely recommend him for your HVAC needs.

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  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Martin P.
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It was great dealing with an honest guy like John. he was able to come out and do an estimate on short notice and give us his professional opinion and best options without up selling us. Also recommended we get a few more estimates which furthers his honesty. Our HVAC system is old so we were prepared for the worst but wanted a second opinion from a pro which I got from John.

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Comfort Air
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Binh N.
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Excellent job!!! Dave installed a flue pipe for me with quality materials and very good craftsmanship. He made sure everything was working properly before leaving. I recommend using him for your HVAC needs.

  • 17 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Madeleine O.
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Everyone at Premium was wonderful. Betty was eager to help and answered all our questions. She was able to schedule us promptly and didn't charge us a dime when Mike came out for what I thought would be routine maintenance and what turned out to be needing a new furnace. Mike gave me a great quote on the spot and was not pushy at all, allowing me to get other quotes and do some research before scheduling for the replacement. He went above and beyond with the install and even added some great features at no additional cost and without prompting. The job was more complicated than initially thought and Mike and his partner came back the very next day to make sure the job was complete. We are so thankful for the great job they did. This is not a fancy operation and has very little online presence- because they focus on what they do- HVAC services. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing HVAC work.

Supreme Comfort Control
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas H.
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Joe was excellent! He showed up on time and re-diagnosed our issue (we had another HVAC person come the day before) to something that was much, much less expensive. He's very reasonably priced and honest, which are both important qualities!

True Temp HVAC LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
James K.
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The professionals at true temp hvac gave me an honest assessment of the work needed and the cost of materials. the cost of materials was far less than their original estimate.

  • 19 years in business
Michael L.
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This guy is an Amazing , quick fix and reasonable price . I found new HVAC guy for any future problems with my HVAC System

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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