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Cambridge Central Air Conditioning Installation Professionals

Browse these central air installation companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cambridge.

  • 10 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph E.
Verified review

I hired Farrell to fix my central air conditioning system that had broken down. Dan Farrell was very professional, courteous, and easy to work with. He came out of his way to help me as soon as possible on a very hot day. Once here he diagnosed and repaired the problem quickly. I am very satisfied with his work.

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Remedy cooling and heating
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Derek R.
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We have a central air/heat system on our second floor and baseboard heating only on our first floor. Remy and his crew are very professional. They truly want to solve your problem without making recommendations for work that isn't needed. Work done: Maintenance on central air conditioning +Installation of ductless system (first floor and basement). I would recommend to anyone looking for help with their HVAC system(s).

Currier North
4.7
from 51 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff W.
Verified review

Mark and his team did an amazing job installing our central air. The work was very high quality and done in a way that allows us to finish off our attic in the future. Add in the fact that the pricing was one of the most competitive we received and you can't beat them. Not to mention that they did the attic install during a heat wave. You won't be disappointed if you go with Currier.

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A&M Services, HVAC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael N.
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Ed came out on a Sunday evening within one hour of posting during a heatwave and fixed a blown compaciter and recharged refrigerant. Amazing customer service, super polite, and educated me on the current status of our equipment and what to expect in the future. I will work only with Ed in the future and fully endorse him as a first pick for anyone who needs any service on their home air conditioning or heating systems, thank you Ed, you're awesome

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3 Brothers Mechanical
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean F.
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3 Brothers Mechanical installed a new furnace for us. They were true to their word with the price and expectations of the job. We received other quotes and by far they were the best priced company.

Soumadel HVAC llc
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
William A.
Verified review

Installed Air Conditioning in a 75 year old house. Worked hard and had to constantly find new solutions when the house presented an unexpected challenge. Had a bit of trouble meeting town code requirements, but worked with the inspector until the task was completed

Modern Air HVAC
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Eric S.
Verified review

I had a newer AC unit stop working on me right when it was outside its warranty. The contractor who installed it was absolute trash with whom I had a litany of problems so I tried Modern Air HVAC. I really wish I would have had these guys from the start to do the initial work. Jeremy/Modern Air came out within 48 hours of my Thumbtack request. Despite attempts to repair the unit he stopped at parts that needed to be special ordered and told me flat out that the unit that was initially installed was some off-brand POS that is essentially built to fail. He was willing to order parts for me to fix it but in the end he told me I'd be saving myself a lot of money and issues down the road to just replace the condenser with something more reliable. I did some research on my own and basically found this all to be true and the price Jeremy/Modern Air quoted me for a new unit was more than reasonable. Within a week I had a brand new condenser unit, 5 year warranty on everything, and an HVAC guy that not only knew his stuff but was trustworthy, reliable, and did the little things like reply to texts and phone calls and let you know if he was going to be running behind. All things considered it would have been hard to disappoint me based on the first company I had hired, but I really felt like Modern Air HVAC went above and beyond to make sure the job was done right and that I was happy. I highly recommend these guys for any HVAC issues!

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Northshore HVAC/R Services
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim S.
Verified review

Put in a job at 730am on a Sunday. Got a response by 830am. Tech arrived by 1pm. Done by 130pm. We were in a tough spot because our central air went down the day before a 2 day heat wave was on the way in. Tech was really nice and informative and they didn’t use our situation to rip us off. I’ve had a few companies in the past try to take advantage and quote absurd prices. I’ll never call another company for HVAC ever again. Thanks guys.

IDEAL AIR HVAC
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jerone W.
Verified review

Great company to work with techs that know what they doing and talking about came in and fix the problem with my air conditioning that been going on for years many other look at it and was not successful at fixing it. Great job guys

BMB Services LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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Brandon was awesome! Came in 12 hours notice and rectified the problem with my central air efficiently while keeping me in the loop as he worked. Highly recommended.

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Topknotch Hvac
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phillip S.
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It was late July, 95 degrees and very humid. My air conditioning unit wasnt working. We reach out to Topknotch and they came out the same day and fixed the issue. I would highly recommended this company. Getting same day service in the heart of summer is nearly impossible.

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Michael Drohan
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terry B.
Verified review

Mike was excellent! Our central air unit stopped working. Mike came to our house and had the problem diagnosed in short time. The next day he was back with a new motor and now our house is so nice and cool again. We will definitely hire Mike for all future heating and A/C issues! We definitely recommend Mike Drohan!

All Phases Mechanical
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steve R.
Verified review

Our experience with All Phases Mechanical has been excellent. On the first occasion we used APM, we lost heat during a cold snap in the middle of winter. We called in the morning and a technician arrived that afternoon and quickly determined that not only was our 20 year old furnace in need of expensive repairs (which a friend of ours in the construction industry validated), but continuing to run it would potentially result in a carbon monoxide hazard to my family. Carl gave us clear options and helped us understand benefits (rebates, no interest loans, etc.) that are available from the state to assist families in our predicament. We decided to move forward with a new furnace and Carl's team installed it the next day. On the second occasion, APM helped us our central air conditioning system. Again, Carl sent a technician who arrived promptly the same day, who determined that the air conditioning system was fine but it wasn't working properly due to faulty wiring. He quickly fixed it and was on his way - all at no charge. I can't say enough about All Phases Mechanical. If you're looking for a local company that cares about its customers (and understands that heating and cooking problems need to be addressed quickly), All Phase Mechanical is the company you should use.

Arema HVAC
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Steve W.
Verified review

Very good, very professional. I would recommend Jeffrey to anyone. He was polite, got the job done quick and it looks great. I had him install a new hot water heater for me and I will definitely be calling when if I need work done.

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NuAire Hvac
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Grayson C.
Verified review

I recommend chris for anyone who has central air conditioning or any other HVAC issues . He was very thoughtful of my needs and took time to make sure that my AC system was in good shape and pointed out things that he could have charged for but he did not

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
KAY X.
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Anthony installed lighting at very reasonable price for my bedrooms, living room and family room, most of which are recessed lighting. He responded my request on Thumbtack quickly with all details, also started his work soon with flexible schedule. Easy to communicate and did great job. He is experienced, and was very patient to explain to relieve my concerns when I had some. After finishing job, he cleaned the floor. Plus, he even helped me fixed some other things without charge! I also consulted him on central air conditioning installation, and he gave me a great deal compared to others’. Recommend to everybody.

  • 24 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Marie C.
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Our water heater failed so we called and spoke to George he came out right away diagnosed the problem and installed a Rinnai tankless water heater his price was fair and he explained about the maintenance that is required he even registered the Rinnai and provided us with a rebate form all I can say is wow I will definitely use him again

Souzet HVAC Mechanical Inc.
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Eric S.
Verified review

Mario was very professional and timely. I was very happy with the ventilation work he did for me as he came in and was done in no time. Everything looks clean and very well done. I also had Mario come in to look at a central air condenser and his pricing was more than fair. I would recommend Mario for any future HVAC jobs you may have.

Antsotohvac
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew B.
Verified review

He was a true professional HVAC Man on time and easy to talk with . We are happy to have a fully new installed Central Air Conditioning system due to his awesome service!

Comfort 4 You LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Susanne B.
Verified review

I can only say excellent things about Serge and his company. He installed a two zone central air conditioning system in my house. The quality of his work, his attention to detail and pride in his work was evident throughout the entire process. I highly recommend him for any AC or Heating needs that you have.

DunRite Service Contractors
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
Verified review

I must say I was a bit nervous at first because DunRite. Did not have any reviews on Thumbtack and they were new to the site but I am glad I didn't judge a book by its cover because I am more than happy with the job they did they showed up 10 minutes early and I spoke with the owner jarek and was surprised how much knowledge he had. I had my old Central air system replaced and a mini split installed in my 4 season sun room. The job came out amazing I highly recommend them and will definitely use them again for all my HVAC needs

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 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 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 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.

Actual Requests

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Need HVAC Technician

Milton, MA

  • Project type
    Repair
  • AC unit problems
    Only warm air is blowing from the vents
  • Fuel source
    I'm not sure
  • AC make and model
    Trane 2ttb0036a1000aa
  • Air handler location
    Attic
  • Condenser location
    Ground floor
  • Duration of problem
    Several times over the past month or longer
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Property type
    Office / Business
  • Details
    we need a full evap cleaning and condensor coil cleaning and if the AC continues to not satisfy our space may want to upgrade AC system entirely. We would like a cleaning 1st as well as to discuss how we can get some ventilation in our back room.
  • $245
    Average price

Need an HVAC Specialist

Brookline, MA

  • AC services needed
    Install a new AC system, Install appropriate ducts and vents
  • AC system type
    As recommended by professional
  • AC unit size
    As recommended by professional
  • Air handler location
    As recommended by professional
  • Condenser location
    Roof
  • Total property square footage
    1000-1999
  • Building height
    Other (there are 3 floors and basement, each floor being a separate unit of about 1500 sq ft)
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    We own a condo in a 3 story (plus basement unit) brownstone in Brookline and the 4 owners want to replace old steam radiator system with something else, i.e. central air/heat
  • $11000
    Average price

Need HVAC Specialist

Cambridge, MA

  • Desired AC unit type
    Other (ductless split system fujitsu, mitsubishi or equivalent)
  • AC unit size
    Other (3-4 tons)
  • Unit location
    Bedroom, Living room, Dining room
  • Square ft. of area needing cooling
    Other (1400 total)
  • Number of units
    3
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    Need licensed, insured hvac installer, ability to provide plans, insurance certificates for building management. Looking for very quiet one compressor - 3 outlet solution, high quality loft, 12 foot ceilings, 1.5 +1+1 ton or 2+1+0.75 ton or 1+1+1+1 ton. access to roof (top floor).
  • $9500
    Average price
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