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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.
Reviews for South Austin hvac professionals
GREG H.
This is my new HVAC service guy.
LewisBrothers Heating&CoolingLewisBrothers Heating&Cooling
Michelle V.
They were pretty fast in replacing our HVAC and gave a great price
H & Q Heating and Cooling LLCH & Q Heating and Cooling LLC
Yawar S.
Eco-Green did a fantastic job! They are my new HVAC go-to contractor!!
Eco-Green Heating & Cooling 847/858.2381Eco-Green Heating & Cooling 847/858.2381
Jay H.
Duke's was very helpful to me in servicing my hvac fan units. Great job!
Dukes heating(708)90HEAT3- licensed bonded insuredDukes heating(708)90HEAT3- licensed bonded insured
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Wallin HVAC was a great experience. Not only were their prices significantly below the competition, but the quality of their work and their customer service were both top notch. Greg was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to having him as my go-to HVAC guy in the future. I highly recommend them.
Wallin Heating and CoolingWallin Heating and Cooling
Pat M.
Seem to do straight forward things fine (HVAC tune up, etc) but became non-responsive on secondary job rather than indicating they could not do the work. Not sure I'd recommend for anything besides basic HVAC service which there are a ton of companies and professionals that do similar work.
Dukes heating(708)90HEAT3- licensed bonded insuredDukes heating(708)90HEAT3- licensed bonded insured
Huzefa M.
Excellent work done basically at any time I needed it for significant hvac repairs. Thomas takes the time to explain everything to a layman like me and also will take time to make sure he’s doing things the RIGHT way. Not the quick way. Will call up again for future hvac requests.
Pro United HVACPro United HVAC
Heather J.
We would definitely hire Duke and his team again for any HVAC needs. They were responsive, punctual, and very helpful when our roofing company needed extra insights into the HVAC hook-ups. They serviced the unit and completely relocated it when we needed to have roof work done. They were exceptional and very knowledgeable.
Dukes heating(708)90HEAT3- licensed bonded insuredDukes heating(708)90HEAT3- licensed bonded insured
James L.
Communication was excellent as was punctuality. Sal was very good about explaining his work and providing options for repair of our HVAC.
Heating & Cooling ProsHeating & Cooling Pros
Marcus Z.
Brian had a cancellation and was able to come out for my consultation early. As a first time homeowner, I wanted to make sure the HVAC system in my home was operating properly because it is quite old. Brian gave me his professional opinion and advice and explained everything well. I will definitely be reaching out to him for my HVAC needs in the future.
Jorvin Home Heating and CoolingJorvin Home Heating and Cooling
Yao L.
Fantastic service and honest pricing! Came to help fix my ac in very short notice. Now I have a HVAC guy.
KL Business Services LLCKL Business Services LLC
Victor M.
I’ve purchased a brand new HVAC system from Tim and couldn’t be happier! He’s extremely responsive and took time to address my concerns. Highly recommended
TDH MECHANICAL INC.TDH MECHANICAL INC.
Josh W.
Naeem was very professional and helpful. He was on time and worked quickly. His prices are the best I’ve found. I will be using him for all my HVAC needs.
Tranquil heating and coolingTranquil heating and cooling
Ryne E.
Our AC wasn’t pushing out cold air and it was 85 degrees Fahrenheit inside of our place at night as we were trying to sleep. Chicago hvac responded to me within the hour on a Saturday night around 11:30pm and was able to come by the next day (Sunday!) at 9am. Roger, immediately assessed the situation and fixed the problem under an hour. Amazing service. Highly recommended. Will reach out to them again for future hvac needs.
Chicagoland HVAC ServicesChicagoland HVAC Services
Don B.
Kyle did a very efficient and thorough job for a very competitive price. Would recommend to anyone who needs HVAC work doing. Thank you so much Kyle!!
KL Business Services LLCKL Business Services LLC
Kathryn R.
Though we ultimately decided we didn’t need a whole house humidifier, we appreciated Sir Chill’s responsiveness and advice and will definitely reach out again for any HVAC needs.
Sir Chill Heating & CoolingSir Chill Heating & Cooling
Thumbtack Customer
Called the HVAC came within hour and half on time looked at my AC within 20 seconds said turn it off I know what the problem is and that's it I had AC back on
Premier HVAC 815/293-3770Premier HVAC 815/293-3770
Thumbtack Customer
Juan and his crew were very professional, and installed a new ac and furnace in one day! We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to hire them, and will definitely call Elite hvac in the future. Their prices can't be beat!
Elite HVACs Heating & AirElite HVACs Heating & Air
Jill C.
John was great—was able to setup an appointment right away and he was friendly and didn’t try to up sell. Will use Dukes again when I have to buy a new HVAC system in the future but was able to delay this year with their help!
Dukes heating(708)90HEAT3- licensed bonded insuredDukes heating(708)90HEAT3- licensed bonded insured
Fil C.
These guys are fantastic! They came out, figured out the issue we were having with our A/C, and fixed it quite quickly. They do great work and are reasonable. I am going to recommend them to anyone that may have HVAC issues.
A & K.  Mechanical. ServiceA & K. Mechanical. Service
Tracy L.
I had Eco-Green replaced my whole HVAC (furnace, AC and coil) few weeks ago. I'm very satisfied with their work. The communication was always great. During the quote process, Eco-Green explained all the details to me with all the options I can choose, and offered me very reasonable price. There were additional difficulties during the installation process due to tight space, but they got over and had everything done professionally. I would definitely choose them for my future HVAC needs, and highly recommend Eco-Green to anyone with similar needs.
Eco-Green Heating & Cooling 847/858.2381Eco-Green Heating & Cooling 847/858.2381
Bernia W.
Kyle was very professional and friendly. He was knowledgeable about air conditioning systems and assessed the problem quickly, communicated what was needed and the cost, which was reasonable. In addition, he let us know that he was capable of servicing other HVAC related problems.
KL Business Services LLCKL Business Services LLC
Rob A.
Jason did a great job quickly solving our HVAC leak, and took the time to explain things while making recommendations on maintenance etc. He was upfront about potential future issues and at the same time made pragmatic suggestions on how to avoid them.
Comfort AirComfort Air
James S.
This is the guy you’re looking for. Dorelian was professional, knowledgable and timely in diagnosing and resolving both an electrical and performance issue with my HVAC system. I’ve had some sketchy experiences the large companies in the past and decided to go the independent route. I’m very happy I did and I’d highly recommend Klimatech.
Klimatech ltd.Klimatech ltd.
Klevis S.
Jaime always answered very quickly and he worked on a couple of projects in my house. Very proffesional and did an amazing job. Very reasonably priced. Love my mini split unit and every time I need anything HVAC he is my to-go guy. Very satisfied with his work. Thank you.
Jaime Ramos HvacJaime Ramos Hvac
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