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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 Society Hill hvac professionals
Cameron D.
Jennifer was great and highly knowledgeable about my HVAC units. She identified the problem immediately and was able to fix it on the spot. She showed up very quickly during a heat wave and worked efficiently. I would highly recommend for all your HVAC needs.
Comfy Heating & CoolingComfy Heating & Cooling
Lavisia T.
Preston was very professional and informative. He took the time to explain to me about how often my HVAC should be inspected and why. Also, he informed me of their service contract and its benefits. I will use Churchill Mechanical for all of my HVAC needs.
Churchill Mechanical LLCChurchill Mechanical LLC
Brianna W.
Can’t say enough about this company. They bailed me out of a very unique HVAC problem.
Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Tommy S.
Rey and his team were incredibly professional and helpful with my AC concerns. I have little to no experience in dealing with my homes HVAC system, and Rey patiently answered all my questions in terms I understood. 5-Star treatment, and will certainly be using these guys for any future HVAC maintenance or needs.
ep210 Heating & Coolingep210 Heating & Cooling
Andy C.
Mo not only fix our leaks but also cleaned up our hvac system throughoutly. We will use him in future for sure.
Super Jet Heating & CoolingSuper Jet Heating & Cooling
Evan A.
Rey was very thorough and efficient in his work, friendly, and knowledgeable. We plan to hire him for every HVAC job moving forward.
ep210 Heating & Coolingep210 Heating & Cooling
James O.
Jennifer was great. She was able to come to our house at the drop of a hat and fix the problem right away. She also went out of her way to explain my HVAC systems to me so I understand them Bette r
Comfy Heating & CoolingComfy Heating & Cooling
Beverly N.
Fast response, knowledgeable. Good HVAC check up and recommendations about my cooling maintenance. I would like to see him use shoe 'booties' next time, meaning I will call upon him again. Very nice guy.
The Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home ServicesThe Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home Services
Nhi N.
Benny and Ben were great to work with. They made time to come in and take care of our HVAC issues and saved us from excruciating hot days ahead! Benny walked me through everything that he was checking and explained the job thoroughly. Highly recommended!
Subzero Cooling & HeatingSubzero Cooling & Heating
Matt B.
I needed my HVAC system fixed ASAP. I contacted Tony and he made an appointment with me for the same day. He arrived on time (a little early actually) and was able to remedy the problem in under 2 hours time. He was very friendly, informative, and professional, too.
The Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home ServicesThe Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home Services
Lucas P.
Jon is the man! He figured out my HVAC issue right away and even found another issue that could have cost me big in the long run. He was super friendly, responsive and got me back up on running wasting no time! Saved my weekend!
Dana B.
Shawn was fantastic to work with. Very responsive, professional, and great with communication. He kept me in the loop for the entirety of the repair. Very knowledgable about exactly what our HVAC unit needed to be repaired and it has been running smoothly since he was here! Will definitely be using him again!
Rare Heating and Air LLCRare Heating and Air LLC
Melanie P.
He text me to let me know he was on his way and diagnosed my HVAC system quickly and then serviced it within a hour. He also gave me tips on repairs for my plumbing. Very nice man that I will hire again. Seems trustworthy! Thanks so much!!
The Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home ServicesThe Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home Services
Shaihie W.
I've had numerous companies come out and band-aid the situation. Rey and his guy came in diagnosed and fixed the issue. He also suggested that I get a cleaning on my outside unit, which I did and the difference is night and day. Will use for any future HVAC isssues.
ep210 Heating & Coolingep210 Heating & Cooling
Victor B.
Tony was extremely knowledgeable and helped me understand the issue with my HVAC unit. It was great to understand how the system works and what he did to fix it. I enjoy the experience so much that I hired him to do more maintenance work on the rest of my properties. Thank you Tony!
The Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home ServicesThe Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home Services
Daniel C.
ep210 were great. They took the time to inspect my system, thoroughly explained the issues, and fixed/resolved the problems for an affordable fee. I would recommend Rey and his team highly for small or larger jobs. I will continue using Rey going forward for any new HVAC jobs that I have.
ep210 Heating & Coolingep210 Heating & Cooling
Matt z.
Rey is a very professional, very nice guy that did an excellent job with the maintenance on my AC. He answered all the questions I had and was very insightful explaining everything he was doing. Great value as well for all the maintenance services he did, he will definitely be my guy for all things HVAC going forward.
ep210 Heating & Coolingep210 Heating & Cooling
Matthew B.
Working in construction I know a fair amount of contractors and I can say EP210 I would certainly recommend. Rey quickly diagnosed and resolved an issue with my water pan overflowing near my air handler Cleared out the line and fixed the system in a short time. His quote for his service was reasonable and his customer service was great. Will definitely use him if any future issues were to arise and recommend for HVAC services.
ep210 Heating & Coolingep210 Heating & Cooling
Monica P.
Jonathan was very professional, he explained what type of AC system was in my home, made recommendations for a more suitable unit, went over pricing for the various brands, and allowed me to make an informed decision based on my needs. He was prompt, giving me a step by step explanation during the installation process, and worked around my availability. I would definitely recommend his services to others and will be using him for routine maintenance for HVAC needs!
Alaina R.
I honestly had the best experience with this company and their techs. I am a new homeowner and I didn't know what to do or what to ask. I had my original contractor wrongly wire my thermostat and lead me to believe that the work that was required to fix it was extensive and expensive. Al and Bert were able to properly wire my heater and AC unit and had us up and running in almost no time. I would recommend this company to anyone in need of any HVAC work.
Eco friendly servicesEco friendly services
Jundong M.
Ray is terrific! He knows what he is doing. He is indeed an expert. My rental house's heating malfunctioned in the middle of arctic blast. He came in with the diagnostic, determining that the circuit board was damaged by possibly condensation. A previous plumber's note confirmed his diagnostics. That shows his expertise and experience. And then within two days, he got the new circuit board and get the new circuit board installed. The heating resumes again in short order while the coldness still lasts. My tenants said that Ray demonstrated tremendous professionalism and expertise in getting the heating back in order! I will certainly retain Ray as my HVAC man in the future!
ep210 Heating & Coolingep210 Heating & Cooling
Thumbtack Customer
Adams HVAC was the fifth contact I made to get an estimate. I had gone on the web to get information about a central air system in my house. In doing my homework I came across Johnathan and he was totally professional when he came to my house to give me the initial estimate. Johnathan was totally on time, punctual when the work was started during the same week. The quality of the work supports the value of the money spent. He even came back the next week to check and see if the unit was operating properly and cleaned up some of the wires that he determined need to be encased. Would use this company for future projects. FABULOUS!!!!!
Adam V.
I would 100% recommend Benny and Sub Zero HVAC to anyone looking for these services. He showed up on time and was extremely thorough in my heating system tune-up. He opened everything up, double and triple checked all sensors and even checked for gas leaks and carbon monoxide levels. Too often in this business people take advantage since the typical homeowner doesn't know better. This was not at all the case with Benny. He walked me through everything he was doing and took his time with it to ensure it was all in great working order. I have already planned follow up work for Benny to do in the spring with my air conditioning system. Thanks again, I am glad to have made this connection with a contractor I can trust.
Subzero Cooling & HeatingSubzero Cooling & Heating
Thumbtack Customer
Placed my work order last night at 10 PM and he responded at 10:10 PM, asking for $60 diagnostic rather than the $100-150 I expected. After I called to confirm, he showed up within 45 minutes (for context, this was DURING the 2015 heat wave, when contractors were in high demand). He examined the coil and the vent, noticed a dust buildup because I had no filter (nearly scolded me for not having one!), but suspected I couldn't have had this much trouble JUST from a dust build-up, so he kept looking. Sure enough, the level of refrigerant was low. Even while he was charging it up ($90 for 3 lbs.) my roommate noticed the temperature dropping, and the vent temperature went from 85 to 66. A+ work overall. I was worried about his lack of reviews, but after this job I am happy to give him these marks. He's been doing commercial HVAC units for 5 years and only started this business 4 months ago, doesn't hassle his customers for reviews, and strikes me as the kind of guy who'd inform you that you just need to change your thermostat's batteries and then not bill you. In short, an honest and decent man. We even had a little lighthearted political discussion, and he made sure to maintain politeness at all times.
Executive Comfort LLC Heating and CoolingExecutive Comfort LLC Heating and Cooling
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