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Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning
1.0
Called Four Seasons to simply have central A/C recharged for the season. Made appointment for service and was given a five hour window for when theyd show up to do the work. Never showed nor did they call. When I called after the fifth hour, was told tech was on his way. An hour later - six total - still no tech. I then called and cancelled the job.
- Ken P....
Ibbotson Heating & Air Conditioning Co
5.0
Very well - From the first phone call through when they finished. When I first called, they explained that with a heavy work load that it would not be able to have someone come out until the following Wednesday. Then they were able to make the appointment based on my schedule. The sales person arrived right on time, explained everything they needed to do including changing the circuit breaker, pipe connectors and furnace coils. He also pointed out what they would reuse. We scheduled the appointment and again, the workers showed up right on time. They were polite, efficient and worked most of the day on the installation. Just before leaving they told me how to maintain the AC. After a long day, they they were just as polite when they left as when they started. Everything went smoothly.
- Dennise M....
All Temp Heating & Air Conditioning
5.0
Was prompt. Called first. Cleaned central air conditioner. Explained work that was done-was professional and friendly.
- Ronald P....
Airflow Heating A/C & Water Heaters
5.0
Mr. Yoram Danino was very helpful, and did exactly what he said he would do. We had no complaints. The workers kept on task. I could not ask for better service.
- Debbie W....
All Temp Heating & Air Conditioning
3.0
In June of 2013 I selected 3 brands of heating/air conditioning manufacturers to replace my 15 year old units. Then I selected one installer with good reviews on Angie's List for each brand. All-Temp provided the best value so I selected them. We set a date for the installation. On the day and they were supposed to be here I had to call after 2 hours only to learn there had been a scheduling mix up and they wouldn't be here til the next day. Next day I had to call again. This time they said someone had an emergency. They finally came out later in the day. They ran out of time so they only got the air conditioner running. They said someone would be out in a few days to complete the furnace. Since it was June the air conditioning was our major interest. After 2 months I called to check. No one new what had happened but they set a date and came out to finish. They finished the install and we noticed some scratched covers. They said they would order new covers and come out to install. Finally after 6 more months they brought out the new covers and provided 2 furnace filters for my inconvenience. Through it all they were always professional and courteous. In the end installation and the furnace/air conditioner are working fine. It seems they may need to look at their project management skills and ability to follow an order through to conclusion.
- Ronald G....
American Weathermakers
5.0
Our air conditioner needed to be replaced. We received an estimate for a new unit that included installation and start-up costs. The sales people helped us choose a unit that met our needs and our budget, helping us weigh pros and cons of several options. Once decided, installation was convenient and professionally accomplished. We use American Weathermakers for all our heating and cooling needs and have never had any complaints.
- Doreen W....
All Temp Heating & Air Conditioning
5.0
I needed a new furnace and central air conditioner after the inspection was completed. The technician, Rudy was very helpful and professional. The installers Levi and his assistant were equally professional and helpful. I am very pleased with the job performed.
- Janet H....
Lea Heating and Air Conditioning
5.0
We have been using Lea for routine heat and air service for several years. they are always prompt, professional and friendly. So, when it came time to replace an air conditioner there was no question but that Lea would do it. The installation was seamless. Will arrived on time, did a great job and left all areas in which he worked clean and orderly. Couldn't be happier.
- Robert J....
All Temp Heating & Air Conditioning
5.0
Late last summer I began to have problems with my 8 year old air conditioner. At that time I had been using (for 25 years) a different HVAC company, one that I had actually put on Angie's List many years ago, and after many service calls and $950 worth of bills for parts and labor they did not repair the unit. Those technicians appeared to be completely at a loss on how to make the repairs. Frustrated I gave up on them and called All Temp whose service technicians were far superior to those of my former company. As last fall came early I decided to just have them add refrigerant to get me through the season. All Temp was sure there was a leak somewhere in the system so early this spring they returned and added dye to locate the leak.. Once the location of the leak was found and it was clear that a repair would cost nearly as much as replacing the unit I met with All Temp sales rep Jack Freedman who was extremely helpful and recommended a replacement unit. He actually talked me out of a more expensive unit. He sat at my dining room table and instantly gave me a printed proposal with his cell phone number on it. I didn't even consider calling other companies to compare prices. John Vandervee assisted by Bill installed the new unit in 4 hours. They used drop cloths, protected the plants in my garden, worked efficiently and professionally. A couple of times I've called the office after hours. An answering service takes my messages and within minutes I get a return call from the service department. Every time I have ever called their office and spoken with a service rep they have consistently been kind, helpful and professional. Every All Temp technician who came here between last fall and early this spring for furnace maintenance and other small matters was great. I have my favorite but I'm not going to name him (he knows who he is). They are all wonderful.
- Carol S....
Freedom Heating & Cooling
5.0
It went very well. The fan motor on the compressor for the old unit failed. Also, the capacitor was failing. The old unit was 12 years old. So we decided to just install a new unit. Freedom had a crew out later that day and completed the installation by about 5:00PM. All of the crew were friendly, courteous, and conscientious. They gladly answered the questions I had regarding the new unit. They cleaned up all of the areas they worked in. I didn't have to pick up anything after they left. I've previously used Freedom for several other service calls, as well as yearly maintenance. I'll definitely call on them again.
- Richard M....
K & J HEATING & COOLING
5.0
THEY WERE VERY SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND WHY. THEY WERE PROFESSIONAL, QUICK, COURTEOUS AND CLEAN. WE HAD A COUPLE OF PROBLEMS SOON AFTER INSTALLATION AND THEY IMMEDIATELY CAME TO FIX THEM WITH NO CHARGE.
- Tia S....
ServiceMax
5.0
Contractor replaced a 15-year old gas furnace and central air conditioner that was rated at 80% efficiency with a new Armstrong furnace and air conditioner that is rated at 95% efficiency. The work was completed in one day and cost about the same as the replacement that was done 15 years ago. The furnace has been working fine for a month now.
- Charles M....
B R C Heating & Cooling
5.0
Fantastic. Jerry did a fantastic job of explaining everything. The crew were great. They cleaned up everything after the completed the job. We are TOTALLY happy.
- Donald L....
Stephens Plumbing
5.0
INSTALLED A NEW CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER TO REPLACE AN OLD ONE THAT WAS ABOUT 15 YEARS OLD. I TRUSTED MY TECHNICIAN, NELS CARLSON, COMPLETELY AND EVEN GAVE HIM A COPY OF MY HOUSE KEY SO THAT HE COULD COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION AT MY TOWNHOUSE.
- Kenneth B....
Porterhouse Heating & Cooling
5.0
The repairman was on time, professional, and efficient. My central air conditioner was back in service within an hour. I would hire him again.
- Roger W....

Central AC Installation in Chicago

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4.6

(4025)

Chicago, IL

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Recent Review: I was very pleased at the pleasant personality & professionalism of the technicians Marshon Hughes & leonard Bailey. They were prompt to the designated appointment time (actually early). They installed my air conditioner unit in under 40 minutes and cleaned up after themselves. I would definitely use Budget Right Handyman services again. I even referred them to a friend for HVAC services.
4.7

(561)

Carol Stream, IL

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Recent Review: On finding, via a service call, that it was more cost-effective to replace rather than repair our 20-year old furnace and a/c system, we met with the AWE sales rep to learn and discuss options. He courteously and helpfully assessed our needs, answered questions and provided info/pricing on efficient new systems. We made our purchase decison and a few days later, the new system was installed. The installation staff were punctual, professional and thorough. They installed the system in one day, taking care to explain how it and the thermostat worked, provided the manual materials and set up a quality assurance followup visit. We were quite pleased with our interactions with the AWE staff and the professional expertise they displayed as well as th efollowup visit to make sure we were satisfied with the sytem and installation. We had a very good experience with this major investment and will continue to use AWE for our HVAC and other provided services!
4.8

(723)

Chicago, IL

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Recent Review: Mario and Eddie were on time and very professional all work was done in a timely manner.
4.8

(806)

Chicago, IL

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Recent Review: I wanted to replace my old furnace and central air conditioner. After doing research I decided to install Trane. I was looking for authorized Trane dealer in my area. Besco Air happened to be one of them. I read about Besco Air in Angie?s list. Based on the positive comments written by various members in Angies?s List I decided to call Besco Air. Mr. Joe Pedota came to visit my home and see what kind of furnace and AC unit would be good for my house. I had lot of questions. Mr. Pedota was very polite and answered all of them to my satisfaction. I was very impressed by his sincerity. Although his price was not very different from other companies I decided to go with Besco Air because Mr. Pedota seemed to me a very honest and caring person. He came during and after the installation. I am very happy with his service. The technicians who came to install the furnace and AC did a good job. They came on time and finished the job in one day. My experience with Besco Air has been positive. I will recommend them to other people
4.7

(2292)

East Dundee, IL

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Recent Review: I noticed that the furnace for the second floor of the house had died. I called Lifeline based on the other excellent reviews I had seen on Angie's List. I called on March 7 and was able to set up an appointment for an inspection for the same day. The technician, Joe, was punctual and polite. One thing I immediately noticed is that before entering the house, he put plastic booties on over his shoes, which I really appreciated. Joe took about 1 hour to look everything over. He called me up and showed me exactly what was wrong with the system (actually multiple things were wrong). There was water/condensate rather copiously leaking from the secondary heat exchanger. There was also rather extensive corrosion of both the primary heat exchanger and the secondary heat exchanger. This was causing the gas flame to not be drawn in to the primary heat exchanger as well as it should have been. This in turn was causing overheating of the frame of the furnace. He actually showed me the corrosion with this cool flexible scope. He also showed me the abnormality with the flames as well as the water that was rather obviously leaking. Since the system was 23 years old (was the original system that had been installed when the house was built) and given what was wrong with the system, he suggested just changing the entire system. He did not try to up-sell me on anything. I agreed with him. He didn't pressure me. He answered all of my questions clearly and thoroughly (and I had a lot of questions). He also did not try to sell me a system that was too large or overpowered for the space. He also gave me several options in terms of the level of efficiency of both the AC and the furnace. He was honest about what he felt was worth paying for and what was not worth paying for. I settled on a 16 SEER 4 ton AC and a 95% efficient dual stage 100,000 BTU furnace. The central humidifier was also replaced. I thought that I would have to wait a while for the installation, but surprisingly he said they would be able to come the next day to do the installation. We firmed up the appointment for the installation. He explained that they would need a 30% deposit and that the remaining 70% would be due at the time of completion of the installation. The installers arrived the next day at 10 AM. The installers names were Brandon and Anthony. They were very polite and introduced themselves. They also put plastic booties on their shoes before coming into the house. They took them off when they exited the house and put them back on when they entered the house. They must have gone in and out of the house about a hundred times and they did it every time. They laid out tarps along the entire path that they would be using in the house. They were exceedingly careful when moving things in and out. They cleaned up after themselves when they left. Everything was immaculate when they were done; there was not a spot on the carpet, a scratch on the hardwood, nor a ding on any wall. They also hauled away all of the garbage (including the old furnace, AC, and humidifier). They took about 10 hours to do the job. Brandon explained to me that things were taking longer because the furnace was located in a closet. This meant that there was only enough room for one person to be working at a time in the cramped space. Brandon gave me multiple updates throughout the day. He showed me the final product. He answered all my questions politely and throughly. He was also training Anthony and I could hear that he was being polite and courteous with him as well. I was very impressed. I would definitely call Lifeline again for any HVAC issues.
4.7

(513)

Evanston, IL

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Recent Review: Great experience. The sales engineer, Mike, was prompt, professional and extremely friendly. He took the time to explain various options, including a nice primer on how air conditioners work. When it came time for the installation, the technician was on time, efficient and tidy. After the new system was installed (a tricky installation due to the small size of the crawl space), the installation manager came for the final walk-through. One remaining installation issue was corrected extremely promptly, and the new system works like a charm. These guys really know old homes and we couldn't be more happy with the final product.
4.7

(1331)

Chicago, IL

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Recent Review: Overall this was a very positive experience and I will be calling them again for my repair needs. I sent an estimate request from their website and received a call a few days later from the scheduler. I discussed my project needs and was given a very clear explanation of how the scheduling and repair process works as well as pricing. I was able to schedule my repair within a relatively short time (within 2 weeks) at a time that was convenient with my schedule. I received a confirmation call the day before to review my project plan and answer any questions. On the day of service, I received a call in advance from the handyman advising that he would see me at the appointment time. He was very prompt. All the work was performed in a timely and careful manner. He was very careful to clean up afterwards and was very friendly and professional. He had all the tools/materials he needed for my job so no additional trips to the store were required. I will definitely use Handyman Matters again and will start making a new to-do list today. It's so much easier to have someone knowledgeable come do the work than to try to figure out how to do it myself!
4.8

(131)

Chicago, IL

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Recent Review: I own a two flat. I initially thought the price was high for the work to be done on second floor, until I saw the quality of the work done. Since I could not afford to have the entire bathroom retiled, and the OLD tile could not be matched, John brought me samples of larger tiles that matched so well. New tub and fixtures. everyone who sees apartment says OMG, especially that bathroom. Since the outside of the building is nondescript, what is now behind the front door to apartment is a WOW. Tim was always accessible via cell phone or office. Previously, I had a different contractor recommended by friends to do work on first floor, mostly painting, did take down a wall to enlarge 2 very small bedrooms into one larger one, added a closet. The cost was less than what Brighton would have quoted, but the quality of the work was poor. Apartment had not been painted in years, heavy smoker. Contractor refused to put 2 coats of quality paint I had purchased. It's been only 6 months, and I should have the rooms repainted already. I know that Tim at Brighton would have suggested this himself. The pantry door had a cut out for my cats and litter box, no way was this guy a carpenter as claimed. Brighton will get all my future work requests before I consider another contractor. And if I do have to, I want to see work done elsewhere
4.8

(334)

Deerfield, IL

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Recent Review: Jack is great to work with, trustworthy, and offered an Angie's list discount. Workers showed up on time and got to work, finishing the entire job in one day. I couldn't be at the house while the work was being performed, but Jack kept me up to date, texting me updates and sent me a picture of my rotted A/C line which had to be replaced. They left the place cleaner than it was when they showed up. I plan on using Jack for my future electrical work.
4.8

(236)

Oak Park, IL

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Recent Review: As soon as the replacement part arrived from UPS they called and scheduled installation the same day. The technition replaced the motor and then went outside to make sure our compressor outside was clean and functional. He ended up adding some coolent to the system and cleaning out the compressor coils.
4.9

(91)

Arlington Heights, IL

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Recent Review: We just had a new furnace and air conditioner installed by PROFESSIONALS who were DEDICATED to doing the job CORRECTLY and quickly without making any mistakes or giving any reason for any complaint of any kind. The men who came to the house were very punctual, courtious, experienced and were completely focused on their work. I'm grateful for AMY'S LIST, ENVY HOME SERVICES, and to SEARS HOME SERVICES for employing such high-caliber PROFESSIONALS.
4.8

(135)

Lincolnwood, IL

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Business Description: Vasile's Flooring of Chicago provides a variety of flooring solutions for commercial and residential. From solid hardwood floor installation, new custom floors, hand scraped floors, custom wood designs, engineered products and a laminate that looks just like natural wood, in popular species like Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Walnut, Bamboo, Brazilian Cherry, Tiger wood, dustless refinishing, and durable low VOC finishes among our array of other services to meet your demands for exquisite, durable and lasting floors. Please call 773-858-0083
4.9

(247)

Elgin, IL

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Recent Review: Climate Control is great! They replaced both of our air conditioner units and we are extremely happy with everything. They were very nice and professional. They install American Standard air conditioners - arguably the best - and their price was considerably better than others. If you do a little research you will hear that the installation is as important as the brand. Climate Control ranks among the best here, too. All in all, you'd be missing on a great opportunity if you didn't contact them for an estimate. Professional, great equipment, great price, great installation. I feel lucky to have found them thru these reviews.
4.9

(286)

Chicago, IL

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Business Description: At Vanguard we focus on providing quality service and products combined with honesty, integrity and fair prices. Ask for Angie's List Discounts. Our company is fully licensed, bonded & insured. At Vanguard Plumbing we make sure You know the price ahead of time. Additional email - vanguardplumbing@gmail.com. Additional DBAs - Vanguard Sewer and Drain Service, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer, Vanguard Plumbing And Sewer.
4.3

(884)

Chicago, IL

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Recent Review: A plumbing leak had saturated the subfloor in our powder room, causing the tiles to rise and making it impossible to close the door. Ron at Harmonious quoted us a price for the work, which we accepted. The work itself was performed by two employees-Mauricio, who only speaks a little English, and his assistant, who only spoke Spanish. They did good work-removing the flooring and walls down to the studs, replacing the insulation and covering them back up. After the initial phase, they installed a heating element under the tile, then tiled over it. The language barrier became an issue when they installed the heating element (the directions were in English) and did not include a sensor in the floor. After calling the manufacturer and speaking with a customer service rep in Spanish, they were able to install a different, ambient sensor and the heating element works. After that, they did a nice job of tiling the floor and running beadboard around the walls. The job took about 2 1/2 days and the workers always cleaned up after themselves. Over all, other than the issues with installing the heating element, they did a good job.
4.6

(79)

Cary, IL

Recent Review: The service call went great. Needless to say on a day which hit the high 80's and following days to reach in the high 90's having my air conditioner go out was not good. I called Always Air just before 9am and received a call back not even a half hour later that a gentleman would be out to take a look at my A/C. Not only were they out to my home very quickly, but in no time my air conditioner was up and running again and I was not charged an arm and a leg for the service call. I can't thank Hal and Sally enough for taking care of my problem so quickly, they are great people to work with. I highly recommend Always Air for any heating and air conditioning needs, they are terrific.
4.6

(2706)

Chicago, IL

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Recent Review: Was prompt. Called first. Cleaned central air conditioner. Explained work that was done-was professional and friendly.
4.5

(2629)

Chicago, IL

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Recent Review: They did a good job in installation even when they had to stay late.
4.8

(2770)

Franklin Park, IL

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Recent Review: It went very well. The fan motor on the compressor for the old unit failed. Also, the capacitor was failing. The old unit was 12 years old. So we decided to just install a new unit. Freedom had a crew out later that day and completed the installation by about 5:00PM. All of the crew were friendly, courteous, and conscientious. They gladly answered the questions I had regarding the new unit. They cleaned up all of the areas they worked in. I didn't have to pick up anything after they left. I've previously used Freedom for several other service calls, as well as yearly maintenance. I'll definitely call on them again.
4.8

(79)

Skokie, IL

Recent Review: Contractor replaced a 15-year old gas furnace and central air conditioner that was rated at 80% efficiency with a new Armstrong furnace and air conditioner that is rated at 95% efficiency. The work was completed in one day and cost about the same as the replacement that was done 15 years ago. The furnace has been working fine for a month now.

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My central a/c wouldn't start. I called the company that ususally services my a/c and furnace. The person who they sent told me I needed a whole new unit, he couldn't repair the burned out motor on the condenser. After calling the company to get further information, I was skeptical, since they were trying to sell me a new unit. A friend recommended George, and after calling him, he was there within the hour, worked with an assistant on the a/c for about an hour, and all was well. He said the unit was very dirty and just needed cleaning and a new valve. He even went so far as to shut all my windows before he left. A great guy, great work and reasonably priced. He's on my list of go-to problem solvers!