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Durham AC Installation Companies

Element Service Group Mechanical, Llc

Element Service Group Mechanical, Llc

5.0 (2)
Element Service Group Mechanical provides heat pump, furnace and AC repairs for homes across the Triangle.Our highly-skilled technicians have years of experience installing heating and cooling systems, including ductwork, heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners as well as gas piping.
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Radford Heating An Air

Radford Heating An Air

5.0 (2)
Radford heating an air is a family owned and operated business with family Considerate prices. Helping home owners in Johnston county and surrounding areas with good affordable heating and air prices for 20 years.
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HeatCool1 LLC

HeatCool1 LLC

5.0 (1)
Whether you need a routine maintenance check or an emergency repair on a heating or cooling unit, we are available to handle all of your heating, cooling and ventilation needs.  We continually strive to exceed expectations by ensuring that each  client receives the very best service. We are experts in both Residential and Commercial equipment. We Service ALL makes, models and brands. We have been licensed by the State of North Carolina for over 20 years and have over 30 years Experience. Our Service is  Accurate and Affordable. Our Services offered range from the simple maintenance check on your Cooling and or Heating  sy ... View Profile
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Piedmont Metro Heating And Air

Piedmont Metro Heating And Air

5.0 (1)
We service all brands of heating and air-conditioning equipment and installation of the equipment we do electrical work all phases of electrical we do plumbing all phases of plumbing from Service to repair replacement of water heaters we are licensing electrical HVAC and plumbing we are a family owned business
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LLR MECHANICAL HVAC

LLR MECHANICAL HVAC

5.0 (1)
Informative honest and best flat rate available i enjoy repairing HVAC EQUIPMENT and look at my work as art 
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Comfort Master Heating & Air Cond Inc

Comfort Master Heating & Air Cond Inc

Comfort Master has 24 / 7 service with a LIVE person to always answer your call.  We have a Comfort Club program that keeps our customer's systems operating in tip top shape.  We have an A+ rating with BBB with over 90 Five star Reviews.  Our team of service technicians are dispatched to your home and have technology at their fingertips to see all of our customer service history / equipment.  The average years of employment is > 7 years and our installation team leaders is > 11 years of employment at Comfort Master.  Tommy and Fay Brown own and operate the company and have since 1994.  We provide 100% custo ... View Profile
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Commercial & Scientific Refrigeration, LLC

Commercial & Scientific Refrigeration, LLC

We at CSR pride ourselves in outstanding quality workmanship and a great customer focused attitude. We get a lot of new business from all of the recommendations from our customers to their friends and colleagues. We offer same day service for most calls and normally are their within a couple hours of the call to get our customer taken care of as quickly as possible.
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Cardinal Aire

Cardinal Aire

One of the easiest ways to avoid the issues related to HVAC breakdowns is to maintain your system regularly, which reduces the risk of a breakdown. We provide yearly maintence agreement for a small price that will say you money in the long run. During maintenance service, your HVAC system will be checked for any parts that may be wearing out or showing signs of damage, even if you haven’t noticed a change in heating or cooling performance. Regular cleaning and lubrication will reduce the stress experienced by the system, preventing parts from breaking. We provide same day service. Also, we are an authorized dealer for many HVAC brands. ... View Profile
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Blue Earth Maintenance Group

Blue Earth Maintenance Group

We are working in the maintenance, demolition, construction field for over a decade. We have a vast experience in any project we come across our customers are highly satisfied, specially for our guarantee in every job that done. We are here to work with you slim anything, and treat you, welcome you to our big family. We are asbestos, lead licenseed. There is not small jobs for us, if you feel uncomfortable with anything in your house or business, not matter how small it is we are going to be there to fix it for you.  ... View Profile
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Air Quality Air Conditioning And Heating Repair

Air Quality Air Conditioning And Heating Repair

You rely on your air conditioning unit to perform at maximum efficiency when you need it the most, and when your system breaks, you need expert help fast—especially in the hot summers. At Air Quality Air conditioning and heating , our AC repair experts are available day or night to provide you with timely, high-quality solutions that restore your system back to working order. With our highly trained techs, state-of-the-art equipment, and affordable pricing, you can count on us for all of your air conditioning needs. ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much does air conditioning installation cost near me?

A new AC unit costs $3,300 to $5,900 on average, depending on the type, size, and condition of ductwork. A ductless mini-split AC installation costs $3,200 to $10,500 on average, depending on the number of zones. Installing a window unit AC costs $250 to $700.

HVAC installation costs $7,000 to $16,000 for a new AC unit, furnace, and ductwork.


Should I repair or replace my air conditioner?

Most AC technicians recommend installing a new air conditioner if they are 15 years or older. Some pros use the $5,000 rule by taking the equipment's age and multiplying by the repair cost. If the number is less than $5,000, consider air conditioning repair.


What is the average life expectancy of an air conditioner?

Home air conditioners have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years on average. AC units may last only 10 years without regular maintenance.


Do the best AC companies offer free estimates?

Most AC companies offer free on-site estimates to diagnose any issues. Some AC installers charge a $75 to $200 service call, which gets credited back when hired. Contact at least three AC services upfront to compare before hiring.


Does a new air conditioner add value to a home?

Installing a new air conditioner increases home value and has a 35% to 50% return on investment. New energy-efficient AC units save up to 40% on electricity costs.


How long does it take to install an AC unit?

Installing an AC unit takes 4 to 8 hours on average for a replacement. Air conditioner installations that require new ductwork, are difficult to access, or have issues take up to 2 days. The time depends on the home's size and location, new install vs. replacement, and the central air unit's type and location.


Do you tip AC installers?

AC installers do not expect a tip, and most people do not tip. However, if they go above and beyond or spend more time than expected, a cold drink, hot lunch, or $10 to $20 tip is appreciated.


Can you install an AC unit yourself?

No, you cannot replace your AC unit yourself. Installing an AC is dangerous, requires permits, and must be installed by a licensed technician to keep the warranty valid.


How to find local central air conditioning companies?

Start by searching our list of ac installers, then compare reviews and costs. Next:

  • Get at least three free estimates in-person to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Check to see if they are members of the North American Technician Excellence (NATE), Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), or the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA).
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best AC company in your area.


What questions to ask AC installation companies?

When hiring an AC company, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in the HVAC business?
  • How many air conditioner installations have you completed similar to mine?
  • How much is your cost estimate?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • Will the technician inspect the entire system, including the ductwork?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Are your technicians certified by professional organizations such as AHRI, EPA 608, or NATE?
  • If my AC is under warranty, are you certified to do warranty work for this brand?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Do I need permits, and will you obtain them?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • Are financing options available?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?