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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Hosford-Abernethy hvac professionals
Ravi V.
Needed HVAC repair on a hot summer afternoon, showed up within 30mins of contacting on thumbtack and fixed it in 10mins.
Western Metro Mechanical LLCWestern Metro Mechanical LLC
Steven N.
2nd time working with Amigos HVAC. Will do business with them in the future. Thank you Victor and his family for everything so far.
Amigos HvacAmigos Hvac
Dan S.
After trying to get several other HVAC companies to check out non working AC, Frank was contacted via Thumbtack and he responded within 30 minutes of call. The next day (not 1 to 2 weeks like others), Frank came out at no charge and did a very thorough test and analysis. The result was discovery of a permanently damaged compressor. Within a few minutes Frank was able to verify availability of a new condenser unit and schedule replacement in the next 4 days. This level of service in the HVAC industry, especially during hot weather, is very unusual. The end result will be a new ac condenser unit at about a 20% discount from other contractors estimate and completion 2 week’s sooner. Frank will be my HVAC contractor from here forward.
Frank's Heating and Cooling Inc.
Brittany W.
Victor was amazing! He responded very quickly and came the next day. Fixed the problem, was knowledgeable, reliable and charged a fair price. Will definitely use him for all my HVAC needs going forward!
Amigos HvacAmigos Hvac
Heber C.
My HVAC started working mysteriously just before Dave showed up for some reason. But I had him check it out anyway. I moved in 2 years ago and my HVAC is pretty old so hard to figure out how to use. He showed me a little modification how it works, so now it will heat in a way that will save a lot on my energy bill every month. I'll be saving way more than the cost of the $88 diagnostic this winter. So essentially he paid for himself. 6 Stars.
Tru Air LLCTru Air LLC
Abhishek A.
Brad came on time and found the problem instantly and fixed the AC. I ended getting the unit serviced as well. I was so impressed by his work that I have now hired him to service all the HVAC units at my investment properties.
Three Rivers Heating and CoolingThree Rivers Heating and Cooling
Wencesley P.
I had Frank troubleshoot an central AC unit issue I had. He replied quickly and immediately scheduled a visit to check the possible issues. He was extremely knowledgeable, honest, and professional. I would highly recommend Frank for any HVAC issues as his 40years of industry experience, speaks for itself. Thank you Frank!
Frank's Heating and Cooling Inc.
Catherine A.
Luke was AWESOME! He came after we had gotten a bid from our prior HVAC company. They wanted us to replace our entire system and Luke was honest and open about everything and told us what we really needed to do. If you're looking for someone to work on your heating and/or air, Luke is your guy. =)
eco air heating & cooling llceco air heating & cooling llc
Joe R.
No joking around, no playing; just people who get straight to work and do a good job. The complete HVAC installation was done in one day, the workmanship excellent and the work area cleaned. Nick and his crew at impact heating have an amazing work ethic; integrity & honesty is top notch. They are completely trustworthy people and I would have no qualms about leaving the house while they did their work. I highly recommend the outstanding crew at impact heating.
Impact Heating & CoolingImpact Heating & Cooling
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