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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 Raleigh hvac professionals
Brittany G.
Excellence HVAC NC was an absolute pleasure to work with awesome service! They went above and beyond meeting my needs and came very quickly which was greatly appreciated. I will continue to use Excellence HVAC in the future.
Excellence HVAC NCExcellence HVAC NC
Sandro J.
Fast, great work and good price will definitely use them again for HVAC issues
HeatCool1 LLCHeatCool1 LLC
Todd K.
It was great to meet Wayne today and get an honest estimate on my ductless mini split HVAC system. I will definitely use Wayne in the future!
Watkins Heating and Air Conditioning/State Lice...Watkins Heating and Air Conditioning/State Lice...
Michael B.
Had a great experience with Watkins Heatng and Air Conditioning. From the estimate, to the work and his personal nature Harold was great to work with. Would definitely recommend him for you HVAC needs.
Watkins Heating and Air Conditioning/State Lice...Watkins Heating and Air Conditioning/State Lice...
Thumbtack Customer
Tony was honest and fair - Although my AC couldn't be repaired, he walked me through everything he replaced in an effort to fix it. I would hire him again for HVAC repairs.
Tony's Heat and Air
Caitlin K.
Allex was great! I think my HVAC is in better shape than before the problem arose! He was able to find time for me in the heat of the summer with little notice and helped educate me on what was going on.
Weston Independent Heating & Air, LLCWeston Independent Heating & Air, LLC
Brad S.
I would definitely recommend Sloan HVAC for any heating/air problems that you may have. They were able to come out within 24 hours and fix my issue. They are honest and reasonably priced.
Sloan Service Company Inc.Sloan Service Company Inc.
Anand P.
Cameron with Southern Comfort did a great job with fixing the HVAC unit. He fixed a problem wherein a prior technician from another company did not address the problem correctly. Would certainly recommend and use again.
Southern Comfort Heating And ACSouthern Comfort Heating And AC
Angie S.
Highly recommend! Matt was easy to communicate with, showed up on time, got the job done quickly, was very knowledgable about HVAC, very honest and the work was priced fairly . I highly recommend him and will definitely be using him again next time.
HeatCool1 LLCHeatCool1 LLC
Heather B.
Cameron was great to work with. He let me know when he was headed to our house, explained thoroughly what our problem was and efficiently fixed the issue. The price was fair and I would recommend him to fix or service your HVAC system!
Southern Comfort Heating And ACSouthern Comfort Heating And AC
Anthony T.
All You Need HVAC did a fantastic job installing a 24000 BTU split unit into my basement. They were on time and did the work very quickly! It was only a few hours before it was installed. I would definitely work with them again!
All You Need HVAC LLCAll You Need HVAC LLC
Lisa P.
The absolute best technician and company we've ever worked with. Our technician went above and beyond; He assisted with fixing things that were beyond the scope of his HVAC services. He would not leave until the job was completed. IdealServices4U is our company for life!
IdealServices4UIdealServices4U
Valyce D.
Matt was able to provide same-day HVAC system repair when my A/C stopped working in 100-degree weather. He took the time to explain the issue and the repair plan. My system was up and running in 2 hours. I will use his services again if I ever need him in the future.
Florence Mechanical ServiceFlorence Mechanical Service
Rebecca R.
Excellent service! Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Guided me through everything he was doing so that I could easily understand what he needed to do to get my air conditioner back up and running. Very reasonable price with exceptional quality. Would definitely hire Matt again for my HVAC needs.
Florence Mechanical ServiceFlorence Mechanical Service
Kelly H.
He was able to come out early Sunday morning to fix our HVAC which was convienient, but he was unable to fix the issue. It was $230 to not fix the issue. We have to start again with a new company tomorrow. I’ve texted and called to see what we could do about the problem, and I have not heard back.
Tony's Heat and Air
Thumbtack Customer
Hadil arrived at our home early and diagnosed the problem with our heating system very quickly. He explained the issues in detail and provided options. He is very honest and did not try to sell us a new system, he just explained the condition of our system and provided options. He did the repair for us and got our heat going in a very timely manner. He is professional, knows his job well and his labor charge was reasonable. He will be our HVAC man for any future needs and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing AC or heating service.
Idealservices4u, LLCIdealservices4u, LLC
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