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Charleston Commercial HVAC Contractors

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  • 28 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Robert K.
Verified review

I called Claude (Bubba) and he came the same day. I was checking on an estimate from another company but Bubba discovered that the other company had disabled my AC. He fixed it on the spot by putting the fuse back in properly and adding Freon that leaked through a valve that had probably been loosened on purpose.. I didn't need a new unit after all. I would highly recommend Bubba as a knowledgeable honest and cost effective contractor.

EK Services, LLC
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
Verified review

Our heat pump died on a Saturday morning. I filed a service call and a claim with Select Home Warranty. The contractor Select had sent to repair the unit "condemned" the old machine and hoped Select might replace it for us (as many home warranty policies promise). Select Home Warranty denied to pay a penny - nothing for repair, and certainly nothing for replacement. Realizing all would have to come out of my wallet, I looked at Thumbtack for a list of the most popular HVAC contractors in Charleston, and even a few I had never heard of. I then called to set up appointments for six different representatives to come to our home and give us an estimate. I told each representative that I was looking for the proper sized unit and a great warranty for the best price, so I needed their lowest estimate up front. And, since we are caring for my 87 year-old mother with Alzheimer's, I would need the work done by the following Tuesday...colder weather was coming. Laurie at EK Services offered us the lowest quote (over the phone!), then scheduled the owner of the company, Eddie, to come out and meet with us. Eddie matched all services, equipment, and warranties promised by his competitors, and at a much lower price. The following Monday Eddie and his crew arrived, on time as promised, and they began taking our old heat pump out. A few hours later we were up and running with a much more efficient, brand new Goodman unit. The EK Service crew was fast, very friendly, professional, and, best of all, considerate of my financial worries. Yes, I would refer EK Services to my closest family, friends...even everyone up and down my street. J. Mong West Ashley

ARE Properties LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sara M.
Verified review

My experience with Matt replacing my old HVAC has been great. He met with me to quote the job, explain my options, took pictures of how gross my old unit in the attic was. Once I decided to use Matt, he came back with a contractor that he needed to do additional electrical work, got my quote to me, and I accepted. Great price for the job. He always called when he was on his way, he and his crew showed up on time, got straight to work, all very nice guys. Once the job was complete they cleaned up, Matt stayed to make sur everything was working as it should, walked me through all that was done, went over the warranty and my additional options for extending it. Really a genuine person, knows what he is doing, and does it well!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
Verified review

Had a new HVAC system installed. Everyone was very professional, prompt, and helpful during the initial consultation and installation. Paid about what I expected it would be. Very satisfied and will recommend to anyone

About

Air Concepts is not your typical Heating and Air Conditioning Company. We do not just look at why HVAC units are not performing properly but how we can improve our customers over all cost when it comes to high electric bill or extra spending. We offer home energy audits and whole house inspections that may help and improve our customers over all cost each year.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Who fixes furnaces?

If your furnace needs to be repaired, you’ll want to find a qualified heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) repair technician. Each state has its own licensing requirements; some require all HVAC technicians to have an HVAC license, while others only require someone operating an HVAC service and installation company with employees to hold a contractor’s license. For example, in Alabama, the Alabama Board of Heating Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors regulates licensing, while in Kansas there is no state regulatory body and HVAC licensing can vary by region. For simple furnace repairs like changing out a filter, a trusted handyman can probably handle the job, but a trained professional should be hired for tasks like replacing a gas valve, installing a new inducer fan motor or other critical furnace repair jobs that involve dealing with gas leaks or other dangerous conditions. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How often should you get your air ducts cleaned?

How often you should clean your air ducts depends on your situation. If you or someone in the home has asthma or is acutely allergic to certain airborne materials or pollen, regular duct cleaning may be helpful. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t have an official position on the necessity of air duct cleaning unless the ducts have been contaminated by rodents, insects or mold, or you are aware of particles blowing out through the vents. The EPA recommends you have your air ducts cleaned on an as-needed basis. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) suggests having air ducts cleaned every three to five years.

Be cautious with companies that offer “whole house air duct cleaning,” urges the NADCA. The company may be using unscrupulous tactics to upsell you once they get started. Before any work begins, always clarify in writing what the job entails and what the cost will be. To protect yourself against fraud, read customer reviews and verify that your HVAC cleaning service has applicable licenses and certifications.

What is an HVAC system?

The letters in HVAC stand for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. An HVAC system enables you to regulate your home or building’s internal temperature (thermal control) for comfortable living and working. You can bring heat levels down in the summer and up in the winter, keeping your home or office livable year-round. HVAC systems can also help with humidity levels and regulate indoor air quality in a home or office. There are many types of HVAC systems and technologies available.

Many homes have a forced-air HVAC system. Both the heating and the central air conditioning units share a ductwork system where they either push in or pull out warm or cooled air. There are also heating and cooling systems that don’t require ductwork — such as ductless mini-splits — but work on the same principles of heat exchange. The national average to hire an HVAC specialist is $2,920-$3,670, with costs varying depending on the work you need done and the equipment you are installing.

Do you need to clean your air ducts?

Air duct cleaning is done by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals. The pros use industrial-strength, truck-mounted vacuums and powerful brushes and hoses to clean inside the metal ducts that make up your forced air heating and cooling system. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends duct cleaning if there is “substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface ducts, ducts that are infested with vermin such as rodents or insects, or ducts that are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.”

You should also have air ducts cleaned after recent water contamination or water damage to prevent mold; after renovations or remodeling to ensure debris and dust didn’t settle in the vents and ducts; if you are having problems with allergies or asthma; or when you are moving into a newly purchased home, especially if the previous owners smoked or had pets. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years, or every two to three years in regions where homeowners use their air conditioning and heater for many months of the year, while the EPA suggests homeowners have duct cleaning done as needed.

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.
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