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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Why is my air conditioner leaking water?

An air conditioner leaking inside the house is a common problem. It could indicate that the air filter is dirty. Or, one of the following may be the culprit:

  • Clogged condensate drain line
  • Leaky, damaged, cracked or rusted drain pan
  • Dirty or broken coils
  • Frozen evaporator coils
  • Broken condensate pump
  • Not enough refrigerant
  • Disconnected drain line

If your AC is leaking, contact a repair service to find out what the problem is — and how much it will cost to fix it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Bowie hvac professionals
Jairo P.
Gabriel’s HVAC Services we’re fast to respond and was able to work with my schedule to check out my A/C and HVAC unit. They seem very knowledgeable and pricing seem fair. I would definitely recommend their services.
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L. S.
I had a wonderful experience! Professionalism, value, and work quality is very important to me and I found all of these qualities in Affordable HVAC Services.
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Barbara A.
KPK Enterprises is a highly qualified and professional HVAC Firm. They were diligent, and worked with precision and extreme safety. I would highly recommend this firm! Bravo KPK!
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Antoine T.
Brian was great. Very professional and answered all the questions I ask. He was honest and straightforward when I had a questions about my HVAC. Would recommend and hire again.
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Omari B.
Called Nero’s and they came out immediately to fix my A/C. Julian showed up on time, quickly found the problem, and fixed it. Would definitely use again for future HVAC needs.
Nero’s Heating and AirNero’s Heating and Air
Wes L.
Roberto diagnosed a serious Hvac issue on my neighbors side that was impacting my home, and did so very quickly. His expertise was valuable and I will be using his services again.
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Lucinda K.
Jason is a professional and experienced hvac technician. He was punctual. He was thorough. He provided an estimate to repair as well as an estimate to replace. He also provided same day service. All around an A+ experience.
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Marriott W.
MRM is my new HVAC go to company. Michael was on time with really fast response. He was trustworthy and repaired my unit. He did not just want replace. If you need a expert opinion MRM is the company to select.
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Andre M.
KPK was very professional, punctual and efficient. We reached out to KPK in regards to our AC not working and they sent a technician out the very next day. They have high quality with a fair price. We will be using them for all of our HVAC needs.
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Tiffany H.
Andrew was SUPER nice and very responsive. He had no problems working around my schedule and was very punctual. I needed a simple spring check on my HVAC. I was happy to find out that he lives nearby because I plan to use him again in the future.
Affordable HVAC Services, LLCAffordable HVAC Services, LLC
Ninja 6.
Gabriel's HVAC Services did a great job! I was originally looking to just get the compressor replaced on my 16 year old heat pump after it failed. Brian presented the options of having my compressor replaced or getting a brand new system. He gave me the pros and cons of both options. I of course was concerned about the cost of getting a brand new system. After Brian explained what he would charge to provide a new HVAC system and install it, having a new system installed was an easy choice. Brian was prompt, on schedule and informative throughout the entire process. He provides great customer service and fair pricing options.
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Darren J.
My HVAC technician was outstanding. Kevin was very knowledgeable and pointed out things that I knew weren’t done correctly by my previous service tech. He displayed pride in his craft and made me feel at ease about the work being done. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone. Job well done.
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Stanley H.
He really was able to come out in short notice and do some maintenance on my A/C units. Before he came out, I realized a fan had stop turning on my outside unit and he was able to quickly diagnose and fix it for me as well. Very honest and professional. He we always be my goto HVAC guy.
J&J Heating and AirJ&J Heating and Air
Judith B.
The technician (Brian) was totally responsive from the time I contacted him on Thumbtack until the completion of services. Throughout the process he gave me a time he would arrive and also told me in advance what the payment process was that was involved. He was very professional in explaining what needed to be done now and what possibly would have to be=done in the future. He arrived on time as agreed to by both parties involved. I would definitely recommend Gabriel’s HVAC to all my associates and friends.
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