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" The work was done well and in a timely manner. I did not like the pricing approach which appeared to me to be one price fits all for a variety of services." The service tech was not able to clearly answer my questions about how the pricing worked and why it was so "generic". Perhaps a better way to describe it was that the tech opened a pricing book that showed four or five categories of service and depending on what repair was needed, one of the generic prices applied. It may have been an attempt by Air Tech to simplify pricing, but the approach did not work for me.

-Michael K.

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found a drain line in the" furnace that was damaged. I was right beside him when he found it so I was able to see the issue( I always wonder why there were a couple of rust spots in that
). They provided me with a detailed quote and I did all the recommendations except one. Yes they might not be the cheapest around but I don't mind paying a little more for professional and quality work, especially when it comes to my HVAC system. They also wore shoe covers when they had to walked through my house.

-MICHAEL D.

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what should you pay.  You pay what you can afford.  1100sqft unit requires a min. of a two ton unit.  prices range from 2100-2900 depending upon the seers of the system.  13 seer is the min. the law requires  and for your situation with 1100 sqft.  do not worry about the seers as long as it is to code.  the bigger the house the more seers for economy.  1100 sqft is at the border line for a two ton system.  It is more important to have your new system balance, there is where you get the economy on your electric bill and gas.  Bryant, lenox, ruud and carrier are the brands you should stay with.All have the same basic factory warrantee and will last you longer than you expect as long as you maintain it with regular check ups twice a year once in the spring and then in the fall.

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koolray heating and air
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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.
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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!




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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.
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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.
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Just purchased a dual voltage capacitor at Home Depot for $8.34 and it literally takes 5 minutes to remove and replace. Make sure to shut the power (pull the fuse), short ALL connection points on the capacitor and do it yourself. If anyone tries to charge you more than $150 total (for labor and parts) please chase them off your property.

Hvac reviews in Saratoga Springs

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II thought the price was outrageous. Replacing a capacitor has to be cheap but each was 169.00 to change (labor?) and it took a few minutes to change plus the 89.00 visit is just highway robbery. He was here for hour and it took a few minutes to diagnose. The options were limited but i just wanted it fixed. The tech was nice but its clear they are on commission and he tried to sell me a maintenance plan. The only reason I called them is they are listed in on home manual and the parts are under warranty. What a
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to screw people into getting their service and then charging them 169 plus the visit for few minutes work. I will never call them again.
- Pedro A.
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It was installed professionally and on time and on budget. It was a pleasant experience from the sales presentation estimate and installation. Had a small mechanical problem that was fixed and replaced immediately.
They also installed a Mitsubishi wall unit on my patio. We now use the patio all year in comfort
- Gary T.
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My mother had a service contract with this company for a couple years for a certain percentage off future parts & labor. I was with her when the guy at her house gave her a price for the work that needed to be done, taking into account her discount.
A few days later they come back after finally getting the blower motor and everything was done fine. It wasn't until a few weeks later my mother tells me the price wasn't what she was quoted previously, when I was present and saw and heard the quote spoken from the technician's mouth. I was furious. I feel as if my elderly mother was taken advantage of. Even if they were only quoting the price of the part or something,, it was still misleading as an answer to the question "how much is this going to cost" and I feel it was intentional.
If you decide to use this company, ask for a written quote before agreeing to anything.
- Joseph S.
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The service tech cleaned my unit, and checked to make sure it was running efficiently. He was able to work with me on my limited schedule. He worked quickly and explained to me what he was doing and why. He didn't mind all of my questions, and was very friendly.
- Angela Q.
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It didn't go good @ all 3 units was low on freon,the 4 ton was very empty it told 8 lb, instead of the svc provider testing for the leak he charged 2 of the units a 4 ton & the 2 1/2ton ,cost about $600 around 8hr later the 4 ton was empty again, I call the Co.Empire & they said they can replace the unit for about $4000.00,I had to call a reliable Co. from Miami to come up svc & repair my 3 a/c's $1400, today working great. This is the 2nd time I have had a bad experience with a contractor from Angie list, electraMedic installed a outside light $89 it work for 3 days ,call Co.out of business.
- Willie R.
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Mr.
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was amazing. He came out on a Saturday and got us cooling until he could order the parts we needed. He returned the same day the part came in and fixed it permanently. Finally! The downstairs air conditioner works like it should!
- Aleta W.
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I bought the Angie's Big Deal coupon for an HVAC tune up, that was supposed to include cleaning the inside and outside coils, along with a flush of the condensate drain line. I scheduled through Angie's List, and confirmed the order by calling the company to schedule a time and date. The tech who was sent out to inspect my
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HVAC system said a lot of parts needed to be replaced. He said he could not perform all the work promised on the Angie's "Big Deal" because he had not been told about the coupon. His proposal/estimate to move and repair the condenser unit was twice the price of his competitor - the "quote" was done verbally and no written estimate was provided, although the work was to be over $1600. He said another tech would stop by the next day to flush the condensate drain line. No one ever came out to flush the condensate drain line, so this company did not honor the terms they had offered via Angie's Big Deal.
On the phone, the
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representative said they did free plumbing estimates too, so I had them schedule a plumber to come out the next day and do an estimate for replacing the corroded water main valve -- the quote was triple of what it should have been. Unimpressed, I had the plumbing work done by a different firm for 1/2 the price.
- John P.
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I first wrote this email to
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. She wasn't responsive at all and kept me waiting and only responded if I called again and again. I finally got fed up and asked for the owner/president's email. She, all of a sudden, changed her
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and said that they will give me free maintenance for the new unit only and that she'll call me first thing Monday morning. That was last Friday and again nothing when Monday came. She gave me an email address, supposedly for the owner/president of
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- jamesr@cousinsair.com.
At this point, I am very upset and write the same email to this person. That was 8/25 and I didn't hear anything back. I can't believe they were willing to say anything to sell me the unit and didn't explain what they were installing. I truly believed the reviews on the Angie's List and my neighbor but I am very disappointed that they did what they did - try to pull the wool over my eyes.
- Tony L.

HVAC Contractors in Saratoga Springs, NY

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A & I MECHANICAL SVC INC

37 COMMERCIAL ST
Freeport

A Johnson Plumbing & Heating Inc

992 New York 29A
Gloversville

A REAL PLUMBER

26 TICE ROAD
Albany

A/C Filters 4 Less

4613 N. University Drive, #236

Abraham Heating & Cooling

PO Box 2711
Schenectady

Adams Heating & Cooling Inc

2088 Curry Rd
Schenectady

Adirondack P & M, Inc.

10 Holden Ave
Queensbury

Advanced Mechanical

37 Western Ave
Amsterdam

Affordable Modular Homes

PO Box 229
Clifton Park

Affordable Plumbing & Heating

2346 Algonquin Rd
Schenectady

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala Street NE

Albany Tankless Water Heaters

260 Osborne Rd.
Albany

Allied Investments

2505 Campbell Ave
Schenectady

Altamont Heating & Air Conditioning

154 polsin Drive
Schenectady

AMERICAN TRANSMISSION CTR

254 WASHINGTON ST
Saratoga Springs

ANTHONY CERONE BUILDING SERVICES

382 BLUE FACTORY RD
Averill Park

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Appolo Heating Inc

868 Burdeck St
Schenectady

Appolo Heating Inc

414 Commerce Rd
Vestal

Atanasio Heating and Air Cond

4456 NY Highway 43
Rensselaer

Atherton Painting & Construction LLC

88 Hudson Street
S Glens Falls

Automotive Dick Mason

2920 Broadway
Schenectady

Aztech Geothermal, LLC

5 McCrea Hill Rd
Ballston Spa

Bell Energy Systems Team Inc

365 Broadway
Saratoga Springs

Bennett Contracting Inc

693 S Pearl St
Albany

BEST FIRE HEARTH & PATIO

1760 CENTRAL AVE
Albany

Blueprint Remodeling

7 state st
Brooklyn

Bold Heating & AC

509 Campbell Ave
Troy

BONI SERVICES LLC.

P.O BOX 525
Slingerlands

Brant Dean

11 Oak Ln
Stillwater

Broadway Auto Clinic

3 Wolfert Ave
Albany

BTU Heating & Cooling, Inc.

173 Smith Rd
Amsterdam

C & M Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning

523 Onesquethaw Creek Rd.
Feura Bush

CAPITOL DISTRICT SUPPLY CO INC

252 WASHINGTON STREET
Saratoga Springs

Chas G Burch Supply Co

760 State St
Schenectady

Choice Home Warranty

1090 King Georges Post Rd

Chuck Russo Heating & Air Conditioning LLC

48 Clove Rd
Castleton On Hudson

Clifton Park Tankless and Plumbing

4 Applewood Drive
Ballston Lake

CMV Contracting

16091 rt 22
Stephentown

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars

2405 Orchard Crest Blvd

Comfort Radiant Heating LLC

9 Morris Ln.
Clifton Park

Compass Realty, Inc

PO Box 272
Cropseyville

Concious Energy

PO Box 349
Gardiner

Corner Stone Heating & Cooling Inc

749 Pleasant Vallery Rd
Berne

Couture Contracting & Modular Homes

383 Stuffle Street
Cropseyville

CTC Mechanical

911 Central Ave
Albany

David P Garrity Plumbing & Heating LLC

112 Sagendorf Rd
East Greenbush

DeLollo's Hardware

701 19TH ST
Watervliet

Devoe's All Trades

301 Sanitarium Rd
Esperance

DiLorenzo's Automotive Center

808 Grooms Rd
Rexford

Duell Plumbing and Heating

165 Freemans Bridge Road
Glenville

Dunn's Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning

50 Sawmill Hill Rd
Mechanicville

Dwight Plumbing and Heating Inc

455 South St
Rensselaer

E & M Construction

443 Wilson Hill Rd
Hoosick Falls

Efficient Heating & Cooling Services

37 Bloomingdale Ave
Gloversville

Efficient Heating & Cooling Services

37 Bloomingdales Ave
Gloversville

Empire State Plumbing, Inc

260 Osborne Rd
Albany

ENERGY CONSTRUCTION

889 River Rd
Glenmont

Enhanced Living

6 Willowbrook Ln
Troy

Excellent Quality Home Improvement

82 Bradford Street
Albany

Farrell Brothers Inc

6 Simmons Ln
Albany

FuelQuotes.com

PO Box 3469
Saratoga Springs

G A Bove Fuels

76 Railroad St
Mechanicville

Galway HVAC

6049 Fish House Rd.
Galway

Get it Done Contracting

2nd street
Albany

GF Refrigeration & Heating

475 Corinth Road
Queensbury

GILCO CONSTRUCTION GROUP LLC

2785 MARIAVILLE ROAD
Schenectady

Heavenly Air Systems

159 Blodgett Rd
Coeymans Hollow

Highland & Company Inc

PO Box 2317
Gansevoort

HOFFMAN & MILLER OIL COMPANY

1736 CHRISLER AVE
Schenectady

HouseSmart Home and Office Improvement

221 Northline Road
Ballston Spa

I & T Building Mechanics

Albany ST
Schenectady

IBS Septic Service Inc

2 Lower Warren St
Queensbury

Innovations by VP

43 ROUND LAKE RD
Ballston Lake

Jack Hall Plumbing & Heating Inc

165 Bay St
Glens Falls

Jamcore Home Improvements

31 Collegeview Dr
Albany

JDJ Comfort Systems, Inc

398 Anthony St
Schenectady

John Ray & Sons

2900 6th Ave
Troy

JTC Remodeling Inc

688 Upper Sherman Avenue
Queensbury

JUST SERVICE

40 Scout Rd
Gansevoort

Kearns Company

3 Horseshoe Bnd
Ballston Spa

Kumpel's Plumbing and Heating

P.O. Box 171
Burnt Hills

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Lou's Heating & Air Cond

8 Julia St
Amsterdam

Main-Care Energy

1 Booth Ln
Albany

MB Heating & Cooling

4 Mari Nol Circle
Clifton Park

MINUTEMAN HEATING & COOLING

126 MORROW RD
Amsterdam

Mohawk Heating Co Inc

1694 Duanesburg Rd
Duanesburg

Monahan And Every Plumbing & Heating

24 Stonehurst Dr
Queensbury

MONAST HEATING & COOLING

23 PALMER HTS
Saratoga Springs

Monro Muffler Brake & Service

1511 Rte 9
Clifton Park

Mulholland's On Call Plumbing & Heating

99 Walworth St
Saratoga Springs

MUSTARI MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

12 FAIRWAY CT
Albany

New Frontiers, LLC

PO Box 420
Holland Patent

Night Owl Mechanical

105 County Route 312
Westerlo

Nightingale Construction

43 Chestnut St
Johnstown

North Country PHC LLC

Downtown
Glens Falls

Northeast Ductless

42 Tammy Trail Unit 1082
Athens

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney

1650 US Rte 9W
Selkirk

Northway Plumbing & Heating

PO Box 1426
Clifton Park

Ohms Electrical Services

22 S White St
Poughkeepsie

P MECHANICAL INC

785 MIDLINE RD
Amsterdam

PGR Mechanical

10 Knight Street
Glens Falls

Pinnacle Behavioral Health

10 Mckown Rd
Albany

Pinnacle Innovations LLC

3275 Marilyn Street
Schenectady

Plastx USA

21 Dixon Avenue
Copiague

Polsinello Fuels, Inc.

241 Riverside Ave.
Rensselaer

Prestige Plumbing Services inc.

1065 Beverly St.
Rotterdam

Quackenbush & Haegele

PO Box 339
Troy

Ram Air Heating & Air Conditioning

16 Minnasota ave
Queensbury

Reeder Electrical Contracting & HVAC Service

22 MARION AVE
Saratoga Springs

RepairClinic.com Inc

48600 Michigan Ave

RIT FONDA HEATING & COOLING

879 STATE ROUTE 50
Ballston Lake

RM Construction

2772 Maida Lane
Schenectady

Ron's PropertyMaintenance Inc

12 Kenlyn Drive
Albany

RUSSELL HEATING

948 MAIN ST
Clifton Park

Schenectady Otolaryngology

700 Mcclellan St
Schenectady

Simons Heating & Cooling

47 main st
Queensbury

Southwood services

31 Fisher Blvd
Slingerlands

Stanko & Sons Heating And Cooling

32 Kent St
Ballston Spa

Starrbuilt LLC

143 Ushers Rd
Mechanicville

SUBURBAN ENERGY

76 RAILROAD AVE
Albany

Superior Automotive

370 Maple Ave
Saratoga Springs

superior services

208 vernon rd
Schenectady

The Appliance Specialist

1223 Fort Hunter Road
Schenectady

The Climate Chief, LLC

PO Box 5632
Albany

The Duct Guys LLC

10156 SE Schiller St

Thermal Asosciates

21 Thomson Ave
Glens Falls

Thermal Associates

21 Thomson Ave
Glens Falls

UPSTATE SOLAR LLC

39 Broad St
Catskill

Veritas Heating and Cooling

200 Normanskill dr
Schenectady

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WellHome of Saratoga Springs

184 Edie Rd
Saratoga Springs

White Mechanical

5 snowberry ln
Gansevoort

Wilson Bros Heating Cooling Plumbing

PO BOX 373
Voorheesville

WORLDWIDE FILTERS LLC

3318 Pagosa Ct

Zerodraft

20 Petra Lane
Albany

ZeroDraft

2824 Lemoyne Avenue
Syracuse

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