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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 Lockwood hvac professionals
Ivanah B.
The owners Daniel Brown and Glenn Brown of 2386 Old Mountian Rd. Statesville NC 28625 according to NC Sectary of State web site are registered as a business but NOT registered with NC State Board as HVAC installers. They are not licensed hvac installers. It is against the law to have them install a new hvac unit unless they have a HVAC license the license on the truck is not for HVAC it is for plumbing and registered to a different company. Glenn is licensed not the company. and until they update this with the state this statement will hold true.....
Evergreen Heating & AirEvergreen Heating & Air
Thumbtack Customer
Job completed. Definitely recommend this company for HVAC need.
Air-O-Seasons Heating and Cooling, LLCAir-O-Seasons Heating and Cooling, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chad came out and fixed my HVAC issues immediately. Easy to work with and knowledgeable. Thanks Precision
Precision Air LLCPrecision Air LLC
Thumbtack Customer
John replaced our HVAC unit and provide high quality and a fair price. I would recommend his services.
Mully Talented - HVAC, Electrical, & PlumbingMully Talented - HVAC, Electrical, & Plumbing
Stacy M.
Great timely service! He worked with us on pricing on a brand new HVAC system, came in and did an awesome job!
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Angela W.
I hired TM Street to repair my HVAC at a commercial property. Job well done, prompt and extremely professional.
Street Heating & A/CStreet Heating & A/C
Allan C.
John was great. Fair and easy to work with. He got the work done quickly and I’m happy with my new hvac system.
Mully Talented - HVAC, Electrical, & PlumbingMully Talented - HVAC, Electrical, & Plumbing
Robin J.
I had an awesome experience with Joey and Zach at Carolina Copper HVAC. They gave me the best quote and quick turnaround. Joey was keen in making sure my AC issue is fixed, and had regular follow-ups for almost 2 days following the fix. I would highly recommend Carolina Copper for any HVAC issues.
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Randy was able to provide emergency repair of HVAC on a Friday within hours of posting a bid. He was extremely professional and responsive. Thank you!
Advantage MechanicalAdvantage Mechanical
Obra H.
Joey was extremely professional and was very knowledgeable about what the root cause of our issue was! Definitely recommend to anyone needing HVAC services!
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Precision air is the best quality service provider. Chad and Van are really trustable who recently installed my new hvac. Excellent service
Precision Air LLCPrecision Air LLC
Yinchu C.
Pete from Carolina Copper HVAC was extremely helpful in diagnosing and fixing our AC issue within the same day. Will definitely use them again in the future!
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Philip ..
Straight Forward - On Time with scheduling and completion. I would definitely hire again and will when the opportunity arises. and encourage you also to hire Joey with Carolina Copper if you're looking for a HVAC specialist.
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Rachel H.
Joey was professional, honest and very easy to work with. He did a great job on the HVAC unit install, registered the products for warranty for us, came back for a check up to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Matt R.
Highly recommend! Joey responded and arrived promptly. He quickly diagnosed and resolved the problem without trying to upsell me anything. Excellent service, and will definitely contact him for any future HVAC needs.
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Richard B.
Most thorough HVAC inspection I’ve ever experienced. They were so fast in their responses and able to schedule a visit quickly. I’m so happy we chose these guys for our maintenance service. Well worth it!
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Dylan K.
Great quality System replacement at a great value. I appreciate the professionalism and positive attitude of everyone. I would definitely recommend Carolina Copper for Hvac replacement and plan on using them again in the future for service and maintenance.
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Kat H.
Joey responded immediately to my request and was on time. I have an older hvac unit and decided to have it serviced and was considering buying a new unit. Joey was honest and explained how to get a longer life out of my existing unit and how to improve its efficiency and lower my electric bill. I have air b and bs and can’t afford to have an hvac go out on me in the summer months, he was able to troubleshoot thoroughly all of my concerns and went above and beyond at a reasonable and fair price.
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Kerri K.
Incredibly responsive and straightforward with pricing. I have been looking for a great HVAC guy for years, and finally found the right person. Thank you Carolinas Copper, I am looking forward to working with you in the future.
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
Jared H.
1st Priority Heating and Air gave my HVAC system a much needed tuneup and routine maintenance job. For the quality of service you get, you can't beat their prices. I would recommend to family and friends.
1st Priority Heating & Air1st Priority Heating & Air
Matthew P.
Jilson has repaired my ageing AC units twice now. Each time he responded as quickly as could be expected, and performed the repairs expertly. Jilson was very courteous and professional, and was excellent in communicating to me what was wrong with my system, and what my options were for repairing it. Jilson will honestly help you find the lowest cost, or best, solution for your HVAC problem, with a personal touch that is lacking in the big highly marketed HVAC repair/installation companies. My experience says you can hire Jilson with confidence.
Jilson PeresJilson Peres
Thumbtack Customer
My experience was John was GREAT! He was honest, prompt and professional. He was called over to fix my HVAC unit and knew the exact problem and is also very reasonable with his pricing. I would recommend him to anyone!
Mully Talented - HVAC, Electrical, & PlumbingMully Talented - HVAC, Electrical, & Plumbing
Stephanie B.
Appointment was at 3pm. They were here by 2:45pm. Replaced needed part and had freon added. Fair prices, and tech advised me on future repairs or replacement needed for Hvac. House hasn't been this cold in a LONG TIME. Would recommend!!!!
Precision Air LLCPrecision Air LLC
Nolan S.
Great experience from an amazing family ran business! I had a very challenging job in a 80 year old home. Glenn came in with his team and did an amazing job. We will call him in the future for any other HVAC work.
Evergreen Heating & AirEvergreen Heating & Air
Lisa B.
This company is top notch. They replaced our entire HVAC system for a very reasonable price. Joey was extremely responsive and accommodated us in order to perform the entire project in a timeframe that we needed, which was no small task. Thank you Joey. You are a rock star!
Carolina Copper HVAC  LLCCarolina Copper HVAC LLC
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