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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 West Side hvac professionals
Renee M.
Steve went out of his way to explain what he was doing. He is a Hero of the HVAC. He not only saved us money but informed us of different options for the future. We will definately be using him for our future needs.
A&B Heating and Cooling L.L.CA&B Heating and Cooling L.L.C
Thumbtack Customer
We called Craig on a Sunday afternoon to inquire about a Monday morning appointment to repair a blower motor that was shot. Craig was there Monday morning as promised and the work was done well, quick and at a very fair price. We'd rather give our money to the local mom and pop shop anytime we can find good service. He provided good service, wore booties in the house and even made a few adjustments free of additional charge. If we are ever in need of a HVAC tech again, we'll Craig. Craig is A+++
T&S Heating and Air ConditioningT&S Heating and Air Conditioning
Zachary G.
My AC went out Friday and it was 82° in the house by Saturday evening. I found Equable Home Services online and reached out right away. Eric responded to my inquiry literally within 5 minutes of me sending them a message last night around 7:30 PM. He told me he could do an emergency visit 7 AM Sunday morning and he was right on time. Had the AC back in business and running in under an hour - he replaced the capacitor and refrigerant at a great price. A very nice man and very professional. Use Equable Home Services for all of your HVAC needs!
Equable Home Services.       EHSEquable Home Services. EHS
Ilya Z.
TL;DR --> Worked with Tim from Fair Heating and Air LLC. Not the best at responding and scheduling. Poor communication about price at times. Knowledgeable, polite, service call wasn't miserably expensive, and he got the job done. Long Version: I'll spare you the details about my interaction Twin Cities Duct Cleaning -and- Residential Heating and Air (same company, absolutely terrible). I had to diagnose myself that I was out of refrigerant, and that's where Tim from Fair Heating and Air LLC comes in. Tim comes in, runs a pressure test, and we find a big leak. It looks like someone jammed a chisel into the evaporator coil behind a grate. It was in a hidden, but easily reachable location once we found it. I was about to just solder the hole up. Tim said he had all the tools needed and he could do it real quick, but he neglected to mention that he would charge me $60 for those 5 minutes of work. Not the best communication about pricing there. Now we go to pressurize the system again and look for more leaks, but Tim runs out of nitrogen and needs to get more. I asked if it's a separate service call to come back again, and he said he would come back another day with more nitrogen without a separate service charge. It takes a week to get him back out again, because he wasn't responding to my messages. Tim comes back with more nitrogen for the pressure test, refrigerant to charge the system, AND he brings his backup set of pressure gauges. Normally you would pressurize the system for 20 minutes or so, and check if the pressure goes down. He says he can leave the backup gauges there for a few days, so we can do a longer, more thorough test. That sounds great to me! Good idea, Tim! He comes back out after 3 days, and the pressure is holding just fine. He recharges the system, and is happy to explain the process as he goes. Points to Tim for being knowledgeable and polite. Once he is done, he charges me for another service call because apparently I requested him to come out again. The whole thing could have been done on the first day if he didn't show up low on nitrogen, and it could have been done on the second time he came out if he didn't offer to leave his backup gauges there for a few days for a longer test. So again, we have some poor communication on those up-charges. With that said, Tim was very polite and helpful. I'm not an easy customer. I'm a career engineer, and I will definitely question you about the slightest misstep when talking about the flow of electricity or pressure gradients. Tim started off giving me the short version, and then explained in more detailed when I questioned further. So not the best at responding and communicating price, but he knew what he was doing and got the job done. Additionally, his service call is $90 instead of $200 which is what some others tried to charge me. From my experience in St. Paul, most HVAC companies out there are crooked. I would recommend Fair Heating and Air LLC to others in the area, simply because they live up to the name. They are fair, and that's darn good considering their competition.
Fair Heating and Air LLCFair Heating and Air LLC
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