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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Richmond hvac professionals
Thumbtack Customer
HVAC installation with replacement of all Air Ducts. The total installation took two days. JDM technicians kept us informed as to what they expected to accomplish each day. In the beginning JDM was most helpful in assisting us determining the correct size HVAC for our home. JDM's workmanship is of the highest caliber with their installation charge very reasonable, beating out most of the local larger HVAC companies. We can highly recommend JDM. My only regret is the lack of photos to post, I apologize for that.
Virginia ClimateVirginia Climate
LaTonja H.
Having to work behind a company that screwed up my outside compressor royally, Daniel was able to fix it. He worked diligently until able to resolve the issue. He was knowledgeable and professional and my AC is cooling the house better than ever. If you are in need of HVAC help call RSK Mechanical.
Elite Equipment ServicesElite Equipment Services
John S.
Tory met with my wife and I on 2/3/2018 a Saturday evening. Showed up early and communicated throughout the entire process. He gave us a very thorough assessment and presented himself very professionally. We will definitely use Tory for all of our future HVAC needs. Would definitely recommend him as well.
Goode Heating and CoolingGoode Heating and Cooling
Thumbtack Customer
I was very impressed with the quick service Tory provided. He even came out on a Sunday during the NFL playoffs. Even better the estimate he gave me was almost half of what one of the bigger co.s gave me. Very cordial. When you need anything HVAC related i strongly suggest calling Goode.
Goode Heating and CoolingGoode Heating and Cooling
Eddie G.
Hired Virginia Climate for a small vent repair job and they were great. Very easy to communicate with on Thumbtack and their technician Tyler did a great job. Treated us fairly and gave us honest advice. Easily could have mislead us and caused us to do a lot of unnecessary work. Thanks Tyler! We will use you all again for any HVAC needs in the future
Virginia ClimateVirginia Climate
Zamora B.
We found ourselves in a immediate bind when our hvac stopped working. Although no one wants to hear their system needs to be replaced Allen laid out all of options and gave us all the tools we needed to.make a solid decision. He came out the next day and replaced and tested our system. I give them the highest recommendation for punctuality, honestly, transparency, cleanliness, and value.
Genstar Home ComfortGenstar Home Comfort
Matthew C.
I had ice building up on my HVAC refrigerant line and the system wasn't cooling like it used to. Austin was able to quickly diagnose the issue and get the system back in action. Additionally, he was able to provide solid advice on what to look out for in the coming months and depending on how things go, what I could expect my options to be. On top of being timely, knowledgeable, and affordable, he had a great attitude and was very professional. A+
Austin RiversAustin Rivers
Slav L.
Jeff and and his crew did a solid job installing a new HVAC system in a 2 story house on a slab which required quite a creativity. Jeff had the best plan how to do the job with minimal exposed duct work. Quality of work is 5 star but rated 4 star as it took more than a month at the end to pass final inspection. Communication and logistics around final inspections should have been better at the end. Aside from that, good quality product and duct work. Thanks!
Virginia ClimateVirginia Climate
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