San Diegans in warmer parts of the county need to maintain their cooling systems, and when it’s time to turn on the furnace, be certain it’s safe for use. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best HVAC services and air conditioning repair in San Diego to help you select companies to maintain or fix your heating, ventilation and cooling systems.
Getting HVAC and air conditioning services in San Diego
Air conditioning repair is the most common HVAC issue for which San Diegans hire a professional. Year-round warm temperatures bring year-round A/C use, so filters and systems require regular maintenance.
Air quality becomes poor from wildfires in drier months and plants releasing pollen in spring. HVAC systems improve indoor air quality if air filters are replaced and ducts are cleaned regularly. In San Diego’s desert communities, dust is a concern, especially in spring when winds pick up. Allergy sufferers in San Diego might appreciate the results of a UV light component, which can eliminate certain kinds of mold and bacteria.
When it’s time to turn on the furnace in winter, San Diegans should hire a professional to make sure that their system is good to go.
Most companies charge a service call fee to travel to your home. Upon diagnosis of the problem the technician provides a written estimate. Some companies apply credit towards your bill for the fee paid if you decide to hire them for the repair while others do not.
Average costs for HVAC repair in San Diego
Clean air ducts/vents
San Diego Gas and Electric and the State of California offer incentives ranging from $1,000 to $5,500 for making your home more energy efficient. HVAC contractors can help you choose a system to fit the criteria.
The City of San Diego requires permits and inspections for new A/C system or exhaust fan installations, furnace replacement or rewiring an existing system. Your contractor should be able to help with the process.
A reputable HVAC repair company will have a license number and commercial general liability insurance. The Contractors State License Board allows consumers to verify licenses and see detailed information about installing new HVAC systems.
Guthrie & Sons
Guthrie & Sons is a family-owned company operating in San Diego and the Temecula Valley. They provide 24/7 HVAC service and repair. Reviewers in the San Diego area consistently give this company high ratings for excellent customer service, honesty and ease of scheduling.
RighTime Home Services
RighTime Home Services specializes in air conditioning repair as well as offering heating, plumbing and electrical work. They provide 24/7 service in San Diego and neighboring counties. Some Southern California reviewers appreciate their timely service in extremely hot and humid conditions while others experienced poor customer service and high-pressure sales tactics.
ASI Heating and Air
San Diego residents will recognize ASI as the “white glove guys” from their television commercials. ASI is locally owned and provides 24/7 HVAC service in San Diego. The company partners with Energy Upgrade California and provides free energy evaluations. Some reviewers appreciate their honest and friendly technicians while others feel their prices are high.