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"Of course ended up selling me more services. I ended up signing up for a maintenance plan. The customer does not know the difference when told they need something." I paid $55 for inspection and ended up spending another $250 to put dye in system and replace a part. Air was working fine before inspection. I have no reason to think they were not honest so far. It was my decision to sign up for a monthly maintenance plan so I can't blame then for that. Were very polite and seemed to know what he was doing.

-Gregory J.

"The owner of
, came to our house to service our air conditioner in March or April of 2015. In
" , the air conditioner began making a horrible rattling sound. We called
and he said that he would be out the following Monday. He didn't show up to the house and he didn't call.We called him every day for the next week. He didn't answer and didn't return any of our calls. Unable to reach him we contacted another company who came out and fixed the unit. When they took apart the unit, we discovered that
installed used parts. The bearing broke causing the fan to break and tear a whole in the top of the unit and it ripped wires free. Our bill was over $1,000.Again, we tried to reach
to inform him of the situation and he wouldn't return our calls. We were finally able to reach
through a mutual friend and he said he would send us a refund. It took two months and several unanswered phone calls to receive a $60 refund. I called and asked
when I would receive the rest of my refund and he said, "Never," that I was lucky that he sent the $60 dollars.
also said that he did his job, that when he walked away from the house the air conditioner worked, that he's too busy to deal with one customer, he chose not to call me, and that if I want I can take him to small claims court. Due to installing used parts, it caused a great deal of damage and
refused to take our calls, refused to repair our unit and refused to refund our money.

-Renee K.

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Hiring an HVAC service

The awkward-to-pronounce acronym stands for "heating, ventilation and air conditioning" which in many respects are completely different processes.

HVAC Maintenance

You can help your home's heating and cooling systems work more efficiently and last longer by tending to regular maintenance. Some tasks, such as changing the furnace filter, can easily be done by the homeowner.

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The only thing of importance, is the hvac professional you choose to use. Alot of manufacturer's pieces are built relatively the same, and will last about the same amount of time. The thing that matters most is what you can not compare between companies, and that is the installation. Purchasing a system is not like purchasing a car, where no matter where you buy it, they are all the same. Each installation is different, and usually what you are paying for is the level of expertise, and quality of the installation, the company who will actual give you the warranty, and the comfort that you will receive. Manufacturers warranties disappear every day. They always have a loophole where they can get out of paying, but your local dealer wants to keep you happy for future work, and to protect his reputation in the communiy. Look up 4 year old Nordyne and Goodman warranty problems. Choose the HVAC professional first. It will cost you the least in the long run. I have had to totally redo plenty of installations that were just performed because of an uncomfortable customer, and a system that keeps breaking down. The equipment is only as good as it's installation, and over 70% are not installed correctly.
There are many questions to answer before anyone can give you a price for your new system.  It's like calling a dealership and asking how much a new car is.  They need more details, too.

Call a few HVAC contractors in your area and ask for bids to replace your system.  Ask them what they recommend and why.  Then compare apples to apples.  A higher efficiency system will cost you more up front but will save you more on your energy bill.  However, be warned that some of the super high efficiency systems don't typically pay off in savings due to their higher parts and service costs down the road.

Be leary of contractors who quote you prices over the phone or internet without looking at your home.  They may be either inexperienced or will hit you with higher costs once on site due to things they didn't plan for and easily could have if they had just looked at the job in advance.  Many of the big box stores do this with their installation services for all kinds of things.

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Yes Jupiter. It depends on the severity of the situation, is the mold encapsulated in the insulation. If yes, than replace [insulation] it with new. Is it on the casing of the heater? If yes, clean it with a mold neutralizing metal cleaner. It's not a matter of finding something or someone to clean or address the existing mold. It's a matter of finding a contractor to rectify what is causing the mold grow. It's coming from excessive moisture in the air-handler unit. I can say with 100% surety you’re dealing with poor airflow and/or incorrect equipment sizing! Either issue will cause excessive icing of the evaporator coil, which leads to excessive condensate water in the system. The condensate will eventually overflow the drain pan leaving stagnant water in the air-handler housing, which leads to mold growth. I would not let any contractor do any kind of temporary repair, add any device like a UV light or air-cleaning product until the aforementioned is corrected. I talk a lot about this in my videos and on my website. It is the result of improper system design from unqualified contractors. There is a reason why some guys cost more than others, and this is one reason why!

I'd rate them equal,or close,as with several other brands. I'd be more concerned about the difference in installation and service down the road. Difficult to determine the difference ,but asking for detailed info about their installation,may convince you to choose one over the other.

The Dept. of Energy states that poor installations can cause a 30% efficiency loss! Plus with Gas their are saftey issues,venting properly etc.,and of couse the need for a "low Level" Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
I think maybe you are confusing SEER, which is an efficiency-related rating (higher SEER means more effective use of the electric power used to compress the gas), and TONS rating, which is a measure of the total cooling power of the system. (Tons used to mean how many tons per hour of ice was used in evaporative cooling building systems - a Refrigeration or Cooling Ton equals 12,000 Btu/Hour of energy exchange. A BTU, which is another antique measure but still used, is the energy needed to change the temperature of a pound of water one degree fahrenheit. Unfortunately, because of varying humidity and evaporation, this is not readily related to house air heating or cooling without a lot of assumptions and some computations. Relating this to today's world - the Manuals BayAreaAc referred to account for all these energy conversions and determine an estimated cooling (or heating) requirement for your specific house. The type of construction, solar exposure, general climatic conditions such as average temperatures, humidity, and hottest and coldest normal ambient temperatures and desired inside temperture are all taken into account in the more sophisticated versions of the analysis, so there is no "standard", though a rough old rule of thumb was about 1 ton of cooling per 500SF of house. Obviously, this was a WAG only because it did not account for insulation, type of roofing, whether you live in Alaska or Miami, etc. The ACCA manuals do a very simplified form of evaluation to arrive at a "design", which generally will be adequate. OF course, highly precise calculations are not really needed because A/C units generally come in even ton ratings - so if you are at say 2.6 ton requirement you will be getting a 3-ton unit anyway. SEER ratings are not a direct measure of efficiency, but the relative difference between ratings gives you good idea of the unit's relative efficency in using electricity - so a 16 SEER should be about 19% more efficient (so roughly comparable lower electricity bill) than a comparably sized 13 SEER unit. 13 SEER is the lowest efficiency currently allowed to be built for general use, 19 SEER is about the highest efficiency made by pretty much all manufacturers, and about 25 SEER is the highest rated though very pricey shelf-item units, though special construction custom units can reach about 30 SEER. Note however, like any government sponsored rating, much of it is hooey when you get down to it - for instance, SEER ratings are figured based on 80 degree inside air temp and 82 degrees outside, when that is far from the normal case of mid to low seventies inside and high eighties or above outdoors. This makes the absolute SEER rating meaningless, but relative numbers still have meaning in comparing units. Note these efficiency ratings are for conventional air conditoners and heat pumps working in ambient air conditions. Ground sourced Geothermal or lake/river exchange cooling units, though initially more expensive in most cases, can greatly exceed the air-exchange unit efficiencies because they are exchanging heat with cold natural water rather than with a high-temperature outside air, and instead of continually compressing a gas are just circulating cold water. I worked on one geothermal cooling project which had almost infinite efficiency, which of course makes no sense - but the only power was for sensors and a control valve as the water flow was single-pass under gravity flow, so no power was used to circulate the water.

Assuming you already have an installed units with all ductwork and so forth, small square footage furnace and AC can generally run anywhere form $2000-$5000 for each unit, or about $4000-10000 for a combined unit, depending on ease of installation, etc. This assumes your existing plumbing, electrical, ductwork, etc are directed suitable, so it is merely a matter of cutting  in a new unit and hooking it up. The lowest price would be for a minimally efficient unit, the upper number for highest efficiency.

If you are changing the type of heat (baseboard to forced air or electric to gas, for instance) or installing AC from scratch, then running power, ductwork, etc can up to double that number.

If you live near the coast (and depending on how hot you will let the condo get before cooling kicks in) the cost savings of a high efficiency unit might not pay for itself. Of course, if you are in the San Gabriel Mountains and really need winter heat, or in the Mohave desert or inland valley area and really need serious air conditioning, then a high efficiency unit (which can cost twice as much) might pay for itself in 5-10 years.

Your utility company (companies if gas heat with electric AC) can help with guides on how much your savings might be with different efficiencies, and may have an energy efficiency rebate program for efficient units. Also, the California Energy Commission has information and online calculators for that, as well as rebate programs for energy efficiency. There is also a federal energy efficiency rebate program (though it is generally limited to a tax credit equal to 10% of the cost of energy efficient retrofits, unless it is considered an "alternative energy" system). Pay attnetion to these energy rebate programs - I have a neighbor who, between state and federal program, had the entire cost of his insulation upgrade and furnace/hot wate heater system replacement covered in toto, except for few hundred $ for the initial energy audit. About $8000 in work for about $300, with about $100/month reduction in gas bills.

As always with condo units, check with the condo manager and the bylaws to find out what the rules are - some condos require matching units or installation by a certain contractor for ease of maintenance, and in many condos the heating and AC are actually the responsibility of the condo association or the bylaws require that the association handle the installation but you pay the cost, etc. Also, major work of this type usually has to be coordinated with the condo manager, and there may be time of day limitations on work hours, etc.

And of course make sure your HVAC contractor, if you end up choosing him, is licensed, bonded, insured, and well recommended, and whether any repairs to walls, floors, ceiling etc necessitated by replacing the system are or are not covered in his bid (he would subcontract this out, or more likely tell you that you need a general contractor to supervize plumber, electrician, plasterer, painter, flooring contractor, etc).

Hvac reviews in Sanford


Our previous experience with a complete HVAC system change-out was with Arvell
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, TX, which was a complete nightmare of an experience from start to finish. Our experience with
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so far has been the exact opposite. From the personnel to the equipment to the service, everything has been first class. I have been quite impressed with everything about
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so far, but something that really stands out is this - as stated earlier, we had contracted for a
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4-Ton 16 SEER Elite Model XC14 Air Conditioning System and a 15 SEER
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Heat Pump, but when they arrived to install the new equipment, we had been upgraded to a
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4-Ton 16-18 SEER
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Signature Collection Model XC17 Air Conditioner and the compatible
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Model EL180UHE Series Gas Furnace along with an Aprilaire Media Air Cleaner Model 1210 at no additional charge to us. It seems the model we had contracted for was not available in their warehouse, so they gave us the next higher model that they did have available. What company would normally do this? Most companies we believe would delay the installation until the model we ordered became available in their warehouse. Customer service and customer satisfaction seem to be their highest priority. For the price that we paid for all that we received, we think that we have gotten an exceptional value. We would (and have) highly recommended
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Specialities to all our friends.

- Fred D.

Our outside AC unit fan was starting to make noise when starting up - so wanted the unit checked out. Provided a complet AC unit check over, and recommendations for any service that might be needed.
- Mark H.

Instant response. Very professional.
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hassles price quote. Efficient scheduling. On time. Great workmanship. No surprises.
- Vladislav R.

We used
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...and they were okay. The price ended up not being too bad but the service person was like a bad caricature of a plumber. It definitely did not reflect the advertisement slogan, "We're not just
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!" No uniform, no truck with logo, no booties to cover grubby shoes. The price changed a couple times based on our complaining that they were way too high, he needed to do a camera scoping but didn't have the equipment so needed to come back the next day, and did calculations in his head resulting in wrong answers and several holes dug at the wrong spot. End result was we did have a cracked sewage feeder line that was scoped and replaced for $1700. My research shows that is on the low end but not near the lowest. Since it was a Sunday call we chalk it up to the "on call" guy who is normally not the most experienced. But the work ended up being completed on Monday and on neither day did we see a spiffy guy in uniform like the commercial shows.I think there are better options but you may get better results from
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during normal business hours, but customers should really expect the best from a company called
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- Joseph N.

and i also asked him to check the flush handle as it was not working well. but he didnt do anything about it. he charged more than 300$ for the service and parts extra to what i paid thru angies for inspection, and i paid him. later realized that even new toilet with all flushing system with installation wont cost that much. very late realization...More /> he is suppose to put the new flapper as part of the service. but he told us that he did not have one with him. really??
end of story, when service men mention to us that he can fix it right away. don't go with it. do you own browsing before accepting the service. we might save a lot of money if we install it from other service men..

- Sankaran N.

He diagnosed a leAk, but could not identify where the leAk was and offered a treatment thAt would like fix it.
When I got a second opinion opinion with another company, they were able to identify the exact area of the leAk and fixed it in no time and for much
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- Karen N.

The tech was late but called before hand to explain the delay (I appreciated that). He inspected and serviced my unitt and gave good insight to what was wrong and how to inexpensively keep my unit running. Didn't try to sell me stuff I didn't need and was clearly honest efficient. My unit has been running fine throughout this summer of heat waves!
- Martha A.

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, the A/C technician, was very polite, professional and knowledgeable. He was very honest and forthright about everything. He communicated very well with us and we knew the work he was going to perform and what to expect. He arrived on time and completed the work in a timely fashion. He went above and beyond answering our many questions. We always have a lot of questions and he was very patient with us. He knows how to take care of the customer. He has a great work ethic. We have dealt with a lot of contractors lately and he is one of the best that we have had the pleasure of dealing with. We would highly recommend that anyone who needs any A/C work done use this company. Plus, we called them on a Saturday morning at 7:13 a.m. and we were their second service call at a few minutes after 10 a.m. We were very happy with our response time and the price which was very reasonable. We will definitely be using these people in the future for maintenance work as they have outstanding rates on their maintenance plans and great customer service.
- larry L.

HVAC Contractors in Sanford, NC

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Air Quality Concepts

309 Foxbury Drive

All Seasons AC & Heating

3981 Cumberland Rd

Allen Kelly and Company Inc

220 Tryon Rd



ARS / Rescue Rooter Raleigh

517 Pylon Dr

Auto DRS

1105 Great Falls Ct

B&T HVAC Services Inc

992 Horton Pond Rd

Beasley's Heating & Air, Inc.

57 W.C. Beasley Lane



Byers Well Drilling Inc

1442 Blue Ridge Hwy

Carolina Air, Inc

3700 Us Hwy 15/501

Center Heating & Air

511 E Main St

Choice Home Warranty

1090 King Georges Post Rd

CMC Electric LLC

PO Box 1833

Comfort First Heating & Cooling

1430 Tramway Rd



Crawlspace Doctor

32 Arrowwood Ct.



Fan Man Inc Raleigh

1513 Ramson Ct



Filter Service

10810 Southern Loop Blvd

Green Horizon

4620 Industry Lane Suite C

Home Depot - Apex

1000 Vision Dr

Hutch Sunrooms Plus

2708 Exchange Dr, Unit A


2218 LEE AVE


PO Box 41221





Michael & Son

4001 Atlantic Ave




412 Bethany Springs Rd.



NC Home Solutions

3926 Cumberland Rd



Power Solutions

2409 Lebanon Rd



Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

2815 S Wilmington St


4801 Woodway

The Mold Solutions Group

2800 Winningham Rd.
Chapel Hill

The Water Specialist Inc

608 Cornerstone Ct



Triangle Reconstruction

1201 Alderwood ct

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

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