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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What size air conditioner do I need?

Your air conditioner should have about 20 BTU per square foot of living space, according to Consumer Reports. However, you should also account for other factors in the room. 

If it’s a very shady space, you can take off 10% of the square footage BTU calculation. If it’s sunny, add 10%. For rooms normally occupied by two or more people, you should add 600 BTU per additional person. Finally, if the room is a kitchen, add 4,000 BTU to your calculated square footage total.

Talk to an air conditioning company or HVAC professional to find out what size you should get.

What does SEER mean on an air conditioner?

The SEER label on an air conditioner stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. This is a measure of the efficiency of either an air conditioning unit or a heat pump. 

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends replacing older AC units with energy-efficient models. Contact an air conditioning company or HVAC specialist for tips on how to select a new unit.

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.

Should you tip appliance installers?

You can tip appliance installers if you feel their service has gone above and beyond. A standard tip is between $10 and $20. 

Reasons you might consider tipping include a very pleasant customer service demeanor, having to carry a heavy appliance up or down the stairs, working in inclement weather, taking care not to make a mess and other acts of care and consideration. You are not obligated to leave a tip — but one is always appreciated.

What types of appliances can a professional install?

There are a number of different appliances that professionals can install for you, including:

  • Washers and dryers. These machines are heavy and very sensitive to being level and balanced, and also require hookups to water, electricity and sometimes gas or propane.
  • Cooking ranges. Your range may use propane or gas, which is a hookup job best left to the pros.
  • Microwaves. You may want to have your microwave be an undermount or in-mounted unit, which a pro can install and make it look seamless.
  • Refrigerators. These are heavy and often require a water hookup.
  • And more!

Reach out to an appliance installation service, and find out if they can install your appliance. Often, it’s helpful to provide the brand and model of the appliance you’re trying to set up.

Reviews for San Antonio air conditioning professionals
VIRGINIA F.
The owner of Air Pros was the one that went to my home and fixed my air conditioner. He was AWESOME, very nice and very knowledgeable and said he was on his way and arrived when he said he would . My air conditioner is working better than it ever has. I would recomend Air Pros to everyone!! Thanks!
Air Pros of S.A.Air Pros of S.A.
Thumbtack Customer
Matt was very professional and helped me understand the situation at hand. I will most definitely be calling Matt in the future for any of my air conditioner needs.
Top Shot AC and HeatingTop Shot AC and Heating
Frank M.
So very honest and fair. He was so kind to extend an offer to allow us to use a portable air conditioner. He knows his job and is up to date with the latest info.
J&C ACJ&C AC
Rickelia W.
I reached out to Air Pros of S.A. through Thumbtack and got a response immediately. Someone was at my home and had the problem fixed within 1.5 hours. To go along with how expeditiously they fixed my air conditioner, the service and price were great. I will not only use them again, but will also recommend them.
Air Pros of S.A.Air Pros of S.A.
Thumbtack Customer
air conditioner/heater inspection-maintenance. He was knowledgeable, came on time, explained everything to me and did a good job. It seems to be working just fine. I would recommend him and will use his service for annual maintenance.
CSW  (Power Solutions) & AIRCSW (Power Solutions) & AIR
John L.
Cosmin, was very professional when discussing the diagnostics of my Air Conditioner. Cosmin explained due to the age of the unit that I needed a new AC unit, Cosmin was able to install the new AC unit in one day while keeping the area safe and clean. I highly recommend Cosmin for your AC needs. Thank you again!!!!!
COMFORT REIGNS GROUPCOMFORT REIGNS GROUP
Teresa G.
Outstanding!!!! We were suffering so terribly in our home this weekend and could not see any help in sight. This gentleman came right away and had my air conditioner blower fan and motor popped in and ready in a jiffy!!! I can’t praise him enough. We work hard all week and need to rest at night. I so appreciate and this man was a godsend!! I highly recommend for everyone who needs help with an HVAC or home system. Old, broken piece below in photo. Now, new, cooling and working!!
J&C ACJ&C AC
Sonja M.
I'd already had someone come out, from a company which advertises extensively in San Antonio, to repair my 40-year-old Friedrich furnace/air conditioning system when the AC stopped working, in March 2017. He said the problem was a Freon leak, and the Freon for it was no longer available. All I could do was have a new furnace installed. This would cost about $10,000. I then called Joe, since I was about to have guests from out of state. He came out on a Sunday and quickly determined that the blower was not working, because a belt was loose. He replaced that belt, and also found that the "run" capacitor was shot. This is a capacitor that kicks on only when it gets extremely hot. He replaced that, too. He found no Freon leak and my air conditioner is working just fine now. While I thought his charge was a little high, at $200, it is sure a lot lower than $10,000, and he did go home and come back to get the new belt. I was very grateful. He said he ordinarily works on big commercial systems. It was clear he knew exactly what he was doing.
Air Pros of S.A.Air Pros of S.A.
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