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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 Lavilla hvac professionals
Thumbtack Customer
OUTSTANDING!!! Rashaad was professional, honest and on time. I will be using him again for all HVAC needs.
Quality HVAC CareQuality HVAC Care
Kevin W.
Showed up on time and did a great job serving my hvac and cleaning out my dryer vents.
Southern American Heating and Cooling, LLCSouthern American Heating and Cooling, LLC
Brad M.
Jose and Matt did a phenomenal job installing a new unit for us. I definitely recommend getting a quote from him, no licensed HVAC worker know the area will beat his estimate. He quoted me one day and was back two days later to get the job done. I will definitely be using him for any of my HVAC needs
AirWise Heating & AirAirWise Heating & Air
Pheon A.
The Gaddy Heating technician quickly assessed the problem with my HVAC system, assured me that it was nothing major and provided the necessary repair work in an efficient manner. Situations like HVAC leaks and malfunctions can be quite stressful. This company de-escalated the problem and my stress level inside of 5 minutes. The work was completed well within an hour, in time for me to get to the gym. Thank you
Gaddy Heating and Air ConditioningGaddy Heating and Air Conditioning
Thumbtack Customer
He responded to my call promptly, gave me a fair quote and did an excellent job replacing my HVAC unit. I will definitely use him again.
Thumbtack Customer
Rashaad Jones of Quality HVAC Care responded immediately to my inquiry on Thumbtack to repair my air conditioning system, even though it was late on a Sunday. Mr. Jones carefully diagnosed the problem, determined the course of repair and the parts required. Mr. Jones made the correct diagnosis and did not try to up-sell my wife and I to a brand new system as had been attempted by another air conditioning company I called prior to using Thumbtack to hire Quality HVAC Care. Mr. Jones is an honest businessman that provides excellent service and repair for exactly what is required. Mr. Jones returned promptly the next morning (Monday) with the part and went above and beyond in executing the repair. I have abandoned the previous air conditioning company, and have now hired Mr. Jones and Quality HVAC Care to perform routine servicing our air conditioning systems require (our home is serviced by two a/c units). Outstanding work accomplished in a competent , timely, and honest manner. I highly recommend Mr. Jones and Quality HVAC Care.
Quality HVAC CareQuality HVAC Care
Horace M.
Nick and his 2- man crew are awesome. They are courteous, effective, clean and get the Job done. In addition, the quality of work and the related value are guaranteed above other contractors in the HVAC marketplace. Velocity Flow Heating & Cooking are MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Daniel L.
Mr. Jones was very professional with me as a property manager with multiple issues - and as someone who expects value received for value given, Mr. Jones with Quality HVAC Care met my expectations - I recommend him - he's fair and customer focused.
Quality HVAC CareQuality HVAC Care
Thumbtack Customer
Let me just say this thank you Jim you not only came on Sunday and didn't gouge me with price you were dependable responsible and kept in constant communication with me all day until you were available you were a lifesaver I would definitely recommend jim and will use him for all my HVAC in the future for all of you that are skeptical about how many times he's been hired he's brand new on Thumbtack and I asked him those questions and I'm glad I did and I am very very pleased with his pricing and his work and his overall attitude and appearance for any of you that need HVAC work call Jim, I give Jim a ten star rating and say thank you once again. Kevin
JTM ServicesJTM Services
Thumbtack Customer
At the first notice of me having an issue with my system I reached out to this company. The gentleman who answered the phone was very kind extremely professional and was willing to respond to my needs immediately. They arrived within a reasonable amount of time, found the problem, and told me what the problem was. The service was excellent in the prices are reasonable. Will not go anywhere else for my HVAC needs.
Larry N.
I had 3 different HVAC companies come out to my house and they all wanted to replace my entire system that would have cost $5-6,000. Jose was the 4th one to come and he figured out the issue and replaced what needed to be done. I can not say anything but amazing things about Jose and would recommend them to anyone I know. Jose thank you so much !!!!
AirWise Heating & AirAirWise Heating & Air
Allison B.
Kevin did amazing work installing our new AC unit and handler. He ran new lines through the attic so we did not have to disturb our concrete patio, saving us a lot of time and money. He is very knowledgeable and made sure that we were up to code. He even recommended a great UV light to help with my allergies. I already noticed a major difference in the last 24 hours since installation. I highly recommend him for all your HVAC needs!
Southern American Heating and Cooling, LLCSouthern American Heating and Cooling, LLC
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