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HVAC Contractors in Raleigh, NC

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When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new "hardware… More
Paul is wonderful and I am thrilled with the service, product, and warranty! Full review
  • 43 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
At ARS/Rescue Rooter, your comfort is our priority. Always. From plumbing emergencies to heating repair, air conditioning installation and attic insulation,… More
Brothers did a great job of switching out our hvac systems. They had a very competitive quote and great units to… Full review
  • 46 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We have lots of technicians and lots of service trucks across the country. You know what that means? It means that… More
Ryan was on time possibly early when I had no heat suddenly on a Saturday morning. 62 degrees in my house.… Full review
  • 25 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Transform Home Improvements, has been a leader in the home improvement space for more than 30 years. Whether your home is… More
Salesman came quick (Tuesday) and quoted 3 - 4 weeks. Contractors called on Thursday with install on Friday - same week.… Full review
  • 71 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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Comfort Monster is the reliable partner your company needs to take care of all your commercial HVAC needs. More
Great experience from start to finish. Jon emailed back and forth was us and was able to come out same day… Full review
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Our goal at Thermo Direct, Inc., is to keep your home or commercial property comfortable, efficient, and reliable, no matter what… More
Excellent company! They actually came on Christmas Eve to install my system. Very friendly, thorough, and professional. I would recommend anyone… Full review
  • 14 Years in Business
  • Insured
Ken's Heating and Air has been providing honest and quality air conditioning service since 1978! We provide air conditioning repairs for… More
  • 43 Years in Business
Indoor Environmental Systems, Inc. (IES) is a local family owned company. We are located in Cary, North Carolina and have been… More
We had IES seal our crawl space. Everyone we dealt during the process was extremely professional and knowledgeable. The home inspector,… Full review
  • 29 Years in Business
Since opening our doors in 2002, Yellow Dot Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electric has been far from an ordinary HVAC,… More
  • 19 Years in Business
Nortek Global HVAC got its start as the International Oil Heating Company, manufacturing environmentally friendlier oil burners for home heating. After… More
  • 102 Years in Business
We have been in the electrical field for over 20 years and 9 years in the audio video field as well… More
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Insured
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“My home is ice cold. I think my heater needs to be repaired or replaced.”

To make the process of replacing your home’s HVAC easier, the ModHVAC Calculator offers system recommendations and a quick estimate of your replacement costs to save you the guesswork. To use the tool, just slide the bar in the green box to match your home’s square footage. Then enter your city and state below and click Calculate Cost. Seconds later, you’ll be provided with a set of options for your new HVAC unit.

HVAC Buying Guide for Raleigh

Many steps are necessary when replacing or buying a new HVAC system. Hiring the right HVAC contractor and the permitting process are two of the most important phases of the job. Since your HVAC contractor will guide you through the entire HVAC process, including the quality of the installation, this step carries significant importance. Familiarizing yourself with the first steps in the HVAC process will allow you to convey your expectations and communicate with your HVAC contractor more clearly.

Raleigh Climate for HVAC Considerations

When choosing the right type of HVAC system, the climate can be a factor. The type of system that provides top-notch efficiency in one region may not be as effective in another. When determining the type of HVAC system to be installed, your contractor will use manual load J and manual D (ductwork) calculations to determine the size and type system most efficient for your property.

Raleigh’s overall yearly climate ranges between high summer temperature and low winter temperatures. Summertime highs average around 89 degrees with winter lows around 32 degrees. Raleigh has a high average rainfall of 45 inches, annually, compared to the U.S. average of 37 inches. The humidity comfort index is rated at 36 out of a hundred which is lower than the U.S. average of 44 out of 100. In the case of humidity ratings, the higher the level, the better the comfort level.

With this information in hand, you can discuss the different HVAC systems and the ones that will be affected by Raleigh’s seasonal climate.

Raleigh HVAC Contractor Tips

This is an area where in-depth research is necessary as you want an HVAC professional doing the installation. A new HVAC system can be a significant investment and it’s to your advantage to have an expert at the helm. An improperly installed HVAC system can cost more money with unnecessary repairs and maintenance due to incompetence by a contractor not certified in HVAC installation or a non-licensed person handling the project.

  • Set up appointments with several contractors to provide an estimate.
  • Ask for proof on insurance and contractor’s license. If either is not available, move on to the next potential candidate.
  • Be sure the estimate is all-inclusive and lists each portion being charged for individually.
  • Ask if there are any other charges that could be incurred that are not included in the estimate.
  • The estimate must be signed and have a complete date including month, day, and year.
  • The warranty covering labor and installation should be clearly outlined.
  • Payment and/or deposit requirements, as well as refunds, if applicable, should be clearly defined.
  • The information provided on the estimate should carry over to the contract. Compare the two for any discrepancies such as omission or changes to information that do not have your approval.

Two free sources are available to verify a contractor is the local Better Business Bureau. At the BBB, you’ll have access to information about a contractor’s work history. The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors website is another good source that allows you to verify the license of potential contractors free of charge.

Raleigh HVAC Permit Tips

For information about permit requirements and inspections, contact the Development Services Center for the City of Raleigh. The center is located at One Exchange Plaza, Suite 400, Raleigh, 27601. You can also get assistance by calling (919) 996-2495. This is a step you want to take from the start to ensure you are in compliance with city building codes. Because a HVAC system involves electrical components, a permit will be required to guarantee the system has been installed safely.

Failure for working without a required permit in Raleigh can result in your receiving a citation from the city, additional cost for obtaining the required permit, service fees, fines, and even court costs, if necessary. It is also possible the system will need to be removed and reinstalled by a licensed HVAC contractor.

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Common Types of HVAC Systems in Raleigh

The type of system you choose should depend on your HVAC contractor’s recommendations. However, listed below are common HVAC systems installed in Raleigh followed by a short description:

  • Ductless Air Conditioners are compact HVAC systems capable of delivering both heated and cooled air. The system components consist of an outside condensing unit and interior cooling/heating heads. Many of these systems are capable of supporting multiple heads, meaning one exterior condensing unit can operate one or several heads at the same time. This feature gives the user unmatched control over zone cooling and heating.
  • Air-source heat pumps are highly efficient systems that transfer heat from both the inside and outside air to produce desired comfort levels.
  • Geothermal heat pumps use the constant temperature of the ground or a nearby body of water to provide both heat and cooling for your home.
  • Split HVAC systems refers to systems that utilize both outside — condensing unit — and inside — air handler/evaporator — to heat and cool air.

HVAC Resources for Raleigh

If you’re interested in finding rebates, incentives, tax credits, or loan programs for a new HVAC system installation and ductwork, Energy Star and the DSIRE – U.S. Department of Energy can help.