When the summer heat kicks in and you're trying to stay cool, it's important to know that your air conditioner is up to the task.  The same is true when it's cold and the furnace is on the fritz.  You never want to be in this scenario and not know who or where to turn to get reliable and professional HVAC help that can get your home back to comfortable levels.  Finding local HVAC pros near you is a lot easier when you can read reviews and see ratings from real customers who have used the heating and cooling service in the past.

It's always good to know what questions to ask and the tips for hiring an HVAC contractor, as well as cost to install a new A/C and the difference betwen HVAC brands.

The problem of ice on your air conditioner needs to be addressed correctly, because continued ice buildup will permanently damage the unit. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
Air ConditioningHVAC Maintenance
Finding ice on AC unit components can be a confusing – and costly – event, especially if you don’t know how to fix it.
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Water HeatersFurnaces & Home Heating Systems
Water heater repairs can cost an average of $570. Most jobs will cost between $215 and $925.
Tankless water heaters often do well in vacation homes or homes with only one or two family members, but can struggle in houses with high water use, says Diciolla. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Bruce H. of Miami)
Water HeatersFurnaces & Home Heating Systems
Your tankless water heater cost is shaped by quality materials, heating method, installer experience, and on-site challenges, but will range from $270 to $6,525.
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Furnaces & Home Heating SystemsHVAC Maintenance
House units can cost between $2,000 to $8,000 depending on ratings and the type installed, such as air-to-air or geothermal. Single room heat pumps cost on average around $500.
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Furnaces & Home Heating SystemsHVAC Maintenance
Consider these tips to estimate the cost of a new furnace.