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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Baden hvac professionals
Jusitn B.
Alen was very quick to respond and willing to get my AC unit back up and running quickly. He was very detailed in his description of the repair. And he also recommended a future repair to remedy the leak in my AC. I will definitely use Alen for future HVAC repairs.
Ricotta Heating and Air ConditioningRicotta Heating and Air Conditioning
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick worked hard all day to get the job done, he's pleasant and professional. We had a glitch with scheduling and parts, but he compensated for the very small delay. He did a great job and if I ever need help with HVAC I'll be calling this company again. I recommend them.
American Society of Heating & Cooling SpecialistsAmerican Society of Heating & Cooling Specialists
Dan G.
Kevin did a regular spring check up of my AC unit. He did a very thorough cleaning of the unit. Better than anybody has in the past. I will be calling Kevin for any of my future HVAC needs. He was responsive and explained everything in detail and his pricing is very fair.
A family’s future heating and coolingA family’s future heating and cooling
Michael F.
On-Call Heating & Cooling was very responsive and professional. They made time for an inspection on our unit on very busy day, and the inspection performed was the most thorough we've had out of any hvac company to date. They looked beyond the obvious issues of our unit to ensure their recommendations were correct, our unit is now performing much better than before.
On-Call Heating & CoolingOn-Call Heating & Cooling
Marilyn P.
I called Hively for an AC unit repair. John was out the same evening, tried everything to fix a very old unit. We discussed and I chose a whole new HVAC system. John is extremely professional, knowledgeable and kept his word! Him and his crew came out two nights later and installed. What a great job! Highly recommend!
Hively Heating and Cooling, LLCHively Heating and Cooling, LLC
Scott A.
Bruce was extremely helpful in repairing my AC that went out. He was prompt, trustworthy, and very affordable. He explained the problem with the until thoroughly and understood I was on a budget throughout. He got the older unit I have up and running quick order. Other (bigger, highly marketed) companies I’ve used before tried to oversell me and gauge me. Bruce and his company were the opposite. They do right by the customer. I highly recommend using them for anything HVAC related!
Assured Heating and CoolingAssured Heating and Cooling
Leonette W.
Kevin came in and determined the new outside a/c unit was installed improperly. We have been through 6 different companies over the years trying to figure out the issues with our system. We paid more than I had hoped but this is the first time the house cooled down within a few his not days. I woke up this morning COLD and we had it set in 70s. Also the communication was wonderful. Kevin hunted down the part and came back the same day! Definitely will be using as my HVAC people
A family’s future heating and coolingA family’s future heating and cooling
Sarah K.
I’ve tried to deal with two large HVAC companies since moving to the area last year from Chicago with multiple poor experiences. Not only did Christopher quickly identify the immediate issue I was having that these other “seasoned technicians” were not able to identify, but he seems to have corrected an overall issue with the way the zoned system was setup. I had the company that installed my system here when I first moved in because it didn’t seem like things were working as they should, and even they were not able to figure this out (they said “everything is fine.”) Unlike the others, Christopher listened to me, was consultative, and treated me like a person. When the control board I needed came in, he made the trip here off-hours to get it installed so I wouldn’t worry about things in 100+ degree weather when out of town. If you need someone who is resourceful and experienced, I highly recommend Christopher.
Force EleganceForce Elegance
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