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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 Onion Creek hvac professionals
Tom K.
Great service, will definitely use again for my HVAC needs
Samantha V.
Would highly recommend hiring Vincent for any of your HVAC needs.
Mechanical Cooling Solutions LLCMechanical Cooling Solutions LLC
Andrew B.
Helped with what I needed with my HVAC at a good price. Very nice and professional guy.
M A P & Handyman servicesM A P & Handyman services
Thumbtack Customer
Hrizon Appliance Repair is master of their trade, did every option available to verify what is the root cause of HVAC issue.
Horizon Home ServicesHorizon Home Services
Charles C.
He is great, trustworthy and affordable. He went the extra mile. Will definitely call him for all my hvac needs.
Mike N.
Pete was very responsive and helpful. He came the next day and fixed the issue with my hvac system. I highly recommend Pete.
PT Maintenance LLCPT Maintenance LLC
Ashley W.
Excellent service and very helpful when it came to our units. We will continue to do business with this company for all our HVAC needs.
Mechanical Cooling Solutions LLCMechanical Cooling Solutions LLC
Ryan H.
Temperature Pro installed a new HVAC Mini Split in my guest house. They responded quickly, came to quote the project, and installed it in a timely manner. I would highly recommend.
TemperaturePro AustinTemperaturePro Austin
Joshua E.
Oscar was very communicative through his whole process. He was able to fit me into his schedule that day and was very thorough with his evaluation of my HVAC system. Most importantly, he was honest.
Kinship Air ConditioningKinship Air Conditioning
Needed AC repair done quickly prior to holiday weekend and was happy to have Mechanical respond quickly and able to do the job on the same day at a reasonable price. Would certainly consider them again for HVAC repair work.
Mechanical Cooling Solutions LLCMechanical Cooling Solutions LLC
Jacci L.
Daniel came on short notice with a full schedule to help us with a clog issue. My fiancé raved about his quick knowledge and we had a solution in under 30 minutes. Our new go to HVAC tech for sure!
Escobar Heating And CoolingEscobar Heating And Cooling
Neil P.
Pete and Greg were incredibly nice, honest and efficient. Pete gave me an incredible offer on a new unit and install price. They completed the overhaul of my system in about 4 hours or so. Pete will be my only contact for HVAC moving forward. Highly recommend him.
PT Maintenance LLCPT Maintenance LLC
Erin F.
I had a great experience with Kinship Air Conditioning! I was getting an error on my Nest thermostat, and Oscar was immediately able to diagnose the issue. I reached out via thumbtack in the evening and he was able to come over the next day. HVAC is working great now, Oscar is very knowledgable - total expert! Highly recommend! Thank you!
Kinship Air ConditioningKinship Air Conditioning
Brandon H.
I've gone through 5 other HVAC companies since buying my home 9 years ago and Andre was hands down the best tech I've hired. He fixed numerous design issues left by other companies and really did his homework getting me a much better condensate pump for a better price than the one replaced.
TemperaturePro AustinTemperaturePro Austin
Katie T.
I called yesterday after I noticed some water leaking from our AC unit. They were extremely quick to respond and very courteous and professional. They came this morning and were in and out in an hour, Darin was extremely professional and pricing was very reasonable. We will definitely be using them for all of our future HVAC needs. Grateful to have found them on such short notice.
TemperaturePro AustinTemperaturePro Austin
Kevin H.
My experience with Setpoint Refrigeration was easily THE BEST I have ever had with a service professional in my life. After I found water leaking through my ceiling, Setpoint responded immediately, completely addressing the issue hours after I reached out on Thumbtack, on a Saturday no less. Setpoint was knowledgeable, pragmatic, and friendly, going above and beyond at every turn. I finally have an HVAC company I can count on!
Hannah P.
Yamel was very responsive and keep me in the loop from beginning to end. We were out of town and needed to coordinate someone to service our HVAC which had been leaking in the guest house. Yamel let us know when he was on his way. He was able to come within 2 days. He sent us photos after and called us to let us know how the service call had gone. Reasonable prices. Would recommend!
Ryan J.
I didn't think we would get anyone out so late in the day but Escobar came out within an hour and fixed us up, we now have our company for HVAC needs moving forward. He covered his shoes before entering the house, thoroughly explained everything and was pleasant to have as part of our team for our house. Thank you so much, I won't waste my time calling anyone else!
Escobar Heating And CoolingEscobar Heating And Cooling
Victoria S.
Yamel at Setpoint was fantastic to work with! He responded very quickly and did a great job communicating with me regarding our two unit system and multiple issues with the units. He was honest and gave us a very reasonable price for replacing one unit and repairing components on the other. Did the work the very next day and kept me informed. Super professional and technology forward company. I will use Yamel for all HVAC needs going forward. I just wish more contractors were like him, a great experience!
Teresa B.
Pete responded to my request right away. He texted me when he was on his way to my house. He gave me a competitive quote. He talked about what he was planning on doing with the project. He had to retrieve supplies since this was a day-of response, and he texted me when he finished getting supplies. I HIGHLY VALUE his promptness and accountability for showing up and keeping me informed. Will recommend him over my previous recommendation (Heath Hamacher of The Source HVAC [Round Rock]) since Heath never showed for our scheduled appointment and never called. Thank you, Pete, for being awesome!!
PT Maintenance LLCPT Maintenance LLC
Cristiane C.
My AC caused a leaking in my room ceiling and I needed to check the issue and replace one of the hvac ducts. I called other companies and they all told me different things and try to sell me expensive and unnecessary repairs . I decided to call one last company and tried Aire Serv of Round Rock and Chris replied me promptly. I was impressed with his commitment, he opened my unit 3 times to check and did extensive and detailed tests, the other technicians who went to my house barely touched the unit. I don't have a brand new unit but he was very honest and didn't try to sell me a new one or pushed me any expensive repair. He couldn't diagnose what was wrong with it because my AC stopped leaking but he gave me some prevention tips and asked me to call right away if it happens again so the issue can be easily addressed He fixed my duct in the same week and did an excellent job. I will be working with this company again.
Aire Serv of Round RockAire Serv of Round Rock
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