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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 Little Italy hvac professionals
Robert J.
Gabriel's HVAC Services is A+++! Very responsive and knowledgeable about multiple manufacturers. I upgraded to a new HVAC system and they got the job done! Hire them, you won't be disappointed.
Gabriel's HVAC ServicesGabriel's HVAC Services
Thumbtack Customer
Quick, easy and affordable! Came out to check my HVAC system! Highly recommended!
Griff's Heating and AirGriff's Heating and Air
Ebenezer B.
Good communication on availability. Diagnosed issue quickly. Will call again for any HVAC issues.
Simon’s Air ManagementSimon’s Air Management
Nicole I.
Tristan was a pleasure to work with! He was knowledgeable, polite, and very professional. I will look to him for any future HVAC issues or projects.
Thumbtack Customer
Lenny was Excellent! He was prompt, knowledgeable and efficient... If I ever have a hvac issue I won't hesitate to call Elite Air Solutions
Elite Air Solutions, LLCElite Air Solutions, LLC
Eden N C.
Great company. I was in a middle of a renavation when my normal HVAC technician became sick. M.T came through pick up where he left off and finished with out problems. Would recommend.
M. T. Key Turnover Service, LLCM. T. Key Turnover Service, LLC
Howard S.
Jason arrived on time. Dressed professionally. Carefully diagnosed the HVAC issue at our house. Provided options for me. Completed the work professionally and with a friendly manner. I would hire Pure Air again with no reservations.
Pure Air HVAC, LLCPure Air HVAC, LLC
Jason did a great job repairing my cooling system, including refilling refrigeration and cleaning the condensation drain tube and inspecting the electrical control system. I would highly recommend him for any hvac need.
Pure Air HVAC, LLCPure Air HVAC, LLC
David S.
Mark did a great job diagnosing and fixing the problem with my hvac. This is actually the second time I’ve hired him (2 completely separate issues). I found him to be knowledgeable and most importantly, trustworthy. Would hire again.
M. Wright & SonM. Wright & Son
Tierra J.
Mike is amazing! Very responsive and professional! He was able to address issues with A/C unit SAMEDAY when it stopped working! Very reasonable and dependable, I would wholeheartedly recommend him for all your HOME IMPROVEMENT/ GENERAL CONTRACTOR/ HVAC NEEDS!!!!💯💯💯
M. T. Key Turnover Service, LLCM. T. Key Turnover Service, LLC
Anthony R.
I contacted James at Old Line Heating and Air late on a Friday night through the Thumbtack app for help with an AC unit that was intermittently coming on and off. Before coming out to visit, he asked me to take pics of my HVAC unit, then called me (on a Saturday, when he was at his kid's birthday part), then helped me troubleshoot the problem on my own (it had an easy fix), then refused to charge me. I immediately asked for his number for future reference; I'm certain I'll be calling him again. Really appreciated the professionalism and responsiveness. They're giving a great name to HVAC professionals.
Old Line Heating and AirOld Line Heating and Air
Dan A.
They were quickly able to identify the problem and make the necessary fixes, at a super-reasonable price. They were able to complete the work within mere days after the posting of the project on Thumbtack. Very pleased with my experience, will use them again for any HVAC on our new house.
Old Line Heating and AirOld Line Heating and Air
Connor C.
Absolutely fantastic work, would HIGHLY recommend to anyone needing HVAC servicing, repair, or installation. He was more than helpful with everything, and found a small leak that previous techs had completely missed. This guy knows his stuff, and will give you the no BS info you need!
cube comfort and appliancecube comfort and appliance
Thumbtack Customer
No cold air coming out of vent, we thought our freon level was too low and when David came he actually found a leak in the HVAC. David was very capable and courteous and fixed it for a very reasonable price. Now our house is so cool! I will definitely use him again in the future.
Supreme Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning LLCSupreme Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hughes Mechanical replaced my heat pump and air handler. They were bet up front and honest about the job and the costs. They not only took time to explain the job thoroughly to me, but offered real advice in closing a system that was best for me. If you are looking to get some HVAC work done, these are your guys!
Hughes Mechanical, LLCHughes Mechanical, LLC
Alex S.
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Old Line! They showed up on time, and gave me a comprehensive breakdown on my options after troubleshooting an older hvac unit at my house. Great to deal with, reasonable pricing, and results! Would do business with them again and recommend you do as well. Thanks again!
Old Line Heating and AirOld Line Heating and Air
Christine K.
Replied and came out quickly! Thanks! Update 7/23/19- Second year in a row and Pure Air was fantastic. They replied and scheduled quickly, arrived on time, and serviced our HVAC. We were also able to get some recommendations on how to improve our temperatures upstairs. We look forward to working with them again!
Pure Air HVAC, LLCPure Air HVAC, LLC
Tanisha H.
This company was very responsive! Brian came in and fixed the problem with ease. I don’t even think he was here for half an hour. He showed me what was wrong, showed me how he was going to fix it, and for a fair price. My family and I are no longer burning up on the upper level of our home. Will definitely use this company again if we have any other HVAC issues.
Gabriel's HVAC ServicesGabriel's HVAC Services
Sergio G.
What can’t I say! Jason from first contact was nothing but a wealth of knowledge and filled with suggestions. I reached out to USA HVAC at 11:15-30 at night I was contacted about 10 minutes later with a reply which was surprisingly unexpected on top of that he gave me a call that night. I was expecting a very short to the point conversation which was furthest from the truth. I explained to him my issue
Latasha A.
Toni responses quickly to the request for service. He was able to come out within 2 hours after I initiated the request. He assessed the central air and gave us several options. The AC is now working without any issues. Furthermore, as he was leaving he was respectful and asked to speak to the owner of the home to say thank you for allowing him to provide service. I will be definitely calling Toni for any HVAC or appliance services.
cube comfort and appliancecube comfort and appliance
Natasha B.
I cannot praise USA HVAC enough. Thank you so much Jason — you came right out in one of the hottest days of the summer and got our AC Unit back online in what seemed to be no time. The level of professionalism coupled with Jason’s expertise was phenomenal. He came right in and felt like a member of the family—very down to earth. I especially appreciate Jason for being COVID ready by wearing a mask and shoe coverings. SUPERIOR SERVICES
Saralyn L.
Frank from Pure Air responded next-day and gave us excellent and thorough service. We're new homeowners so we didn't know what to expect when our AC blew warm air. The prices were extremely fair (we comparison shopped online just in case and his pricing was spot-on) and he was very transparent about the work he was doing and why. He was also very professional and didn't pressure us. We will definitely be contacting Pure Air for our HVAC needs in the future.
Pure Air HVAC, LLCPure Air HVAC, LLC
Jatin T.
Tino is a great guy. He did what he promised. Not a greedy technician. He truly understands the need and do NOT take advantage of the situation. Very respectful and easy to work with. I will highly recommend him for any work. In fact, I will give him all my work and refer him to all. Please do not hesitate to contact him for any of your HVAC needs. I assure you that he will show up immediately and he will charge you very reasonably. I wish him all the best for his success. Thank you Tino, you are very honorable person.
cube comfort and appliancecube comfort and appliance
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