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27th year as a Best Pick
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We have customers that were with us when my father began the business in 1947. As a company recognized for its training excellence, Central's technicians have the knowledge and resources to serve our customers' needs. We stand behind every job, no matter how large or small, with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

Central offers repair services, energy-efficient equipment installations, service agreements, energy audits, and home performance testing and solutions.
20th year as a Best Pick
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My father, George Kernodle, ran this business for 21 years as a family operation that focuses on the needs of the customer. He always said, 'Treat every customer like your only customer.' We continue to do that today. Our motto is 'Big-company know-how with small-company service.'

Wade Heating & Air provides a full range of HVAC services, from residential and light commercial replacements to indoor air quality work.
19th year as a Best Pick
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Caring for you and your family's comfort and safety is foremost in our minds. Well-trained, knowledgeable, and friendly technicians who always put your interests first is the key.

Cunningham Associates maintains, repairs, and installs HVAC equipment.
16th year as a Best Pick
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At Casteel, we're serious about taking 'Amazing Care' of you! That means we'll care for your home as if it's our own. If you aren't completely satisfied, we'll refund your money. That's just one of the reasons families trust Casteel for outstanding heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical service.

Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical provides residential heating and cooling services, including installation, repair, and maintenance for furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioning systems, and thermostats.
12th year as a Best Pick
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Since 1968, R.S. Andrews has proudly served greater Atlanta and delivered smiles to countless customers. We have expert technicians to provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your heating, air conditioning, and plumbing needs. Customer service is our number one priority.

R.S. Andrews provides repair, maintenance, and installation of air conditioning and heating equipment.
12th year as a Best Pick
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Our mission is to carry on the tradition of integrity and quality that started in 1949 when Estes was founded. We'll always strive to employ the best people and provide the most efficient, effective service and the best warranties available to our customers, including a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all services and installations.

Estes Services provides preventive maintenance, repair, and replacement of heating and air conditioning systems.
5th year as a Best Pick
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TE is an award-winning company that has served the Atlanta area for 20 years. We value your time, so we offer same-day service, 3-hour arrival windows, and a call 30 minutes before we arrive. You can also count on written estimates and flat-rate pricing. Our technicians drive fully stocked trucks, so they are ready for any task.

TE installs, repairs, and maintains all brands of heating and cooling equipment, thermostats, humidifiers, UV lights, and air quality solutions.
1st year as a Best Pick
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At Comfort Professionals, we value our clients and strive to create long-term relationships based on trust and satisfaction. We know our clients by name, and they know us by name. We are locally owned, employee owned, and easy to work with. Our experienced team is committed to keeping your home comfortable all year.
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Snappy Electric, Plumbing, Heating, & Air is a locally owned business that strives to make a difference in the community. Our technicians and installers live and work in your community, guaranteeing that we can provide prompt and dependable service. We strive to create a local presence that includes exceptional customer service.

About Metro-Atlanta Air Conditioning and Heating Companies

When the summer’s heat settles on Atlanta, a working air conditioning system is a must-have. And while you probably won’t need it until late October (or even November), you will eventually want to take advantage of your heating system too.

A malfunction with any part of your home’s HVAC system is a problem, but it’s not a problem you should try to take on yourself. Rely on the experts instead!

Heating and Air Conditioning in Atlanta

Troubleshooting your HVAC system

While you should leave the actual maintenance and repair tasks to an HVAC pro, there’s no harm in getting a basic idea of what might have gone wrong if your A/C or heat won’t turn on. Here are a few things to check before you pick up the phone.

  1. How’s the filter? A neglected, dirty furnace filter can significantly restrict airflow or cause your system to shut off completely. Plan to replace standard air filters every three months; more often if you have pets indoors.
  2. Is your thermostat working? If your HVAC system is controlled by a battery-operated thermostat, get in the habit of replacing the batteries once per year.
  3. Is your electrical panel in good shape? It is possible for an HVAC system to trip a circuit breaker, but this is usually an indication that a larger problem has occurred. Take a look at your home’s electrical panel to see if anything is out of place, and then call an HVAC pro.

Regular maintenance goes a long way toward preventing problems and catching small issues before they turn into major headaches. For a system that runs efficiently and reliably, have your air conditioning contractor service your furnace and A/C unit twice per year: once in the fall, and once in the spring.

Increasing your HVAC system’s efficiency

When it comes to home systems and appliances, efficiency is one of the most important things to consider. An efficient air conditioning and heating system will cost you less to operate, and it will likely last longer than a system that isn’t being used properly or one that is poorly sized for your home.

Here are the main elements that impact an HVAC system’s efficiency:

  • SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating
  • Temperature settings

In Atlanta, any new HVAC system that you purchase will have a SEER rating of at least 14. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient your system will be. If your system is nearing the end of its lifespan, it most likely does not meet the US Department of Energy’s current efficiency standards, so your utility bills are probably higher than they would be with a new system.

Of course, how you use your HVAC system also impacts its efficiency. If you open all your windows on a 35-degree winter day and set your thermostat to 80 degrees, you’re not doing your heating system or your bank account any favors.

Instead, keep your thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Install a programmable thermostat for efficiency bonus points.

The Best Picks for Air Conditioning Companies in Atlanta

Air conditioning in Atlanta is a non-negotiable, and that’s why the Best Pick Reports survey team reaches out to Atlanta homeowners each year to identify the best-quality air conditioning and heating contractors near you.

All Best Pick companies are vetted on an annual basis for quality of work and excellent customer service, and we verify all state-required licenses and insurance every year, too. This rigorous qualification process ensures that we bring you the best of the best in your area, and we’re proud to present that information in a clear, easy-to-navigate format.

Call one of our Best Pick air conditioning companies in Atlanta, and you’ll be pleased with the experience from beginning to end—we guarantee it!

Atlanta Service Areas

Best Pick Reports serves Metro Atlanta across several counties including Fulton County, Cobb County, Dekalb County, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Fayette County, Clayton County, Henry County, Cowetta County and Rockdale County. Best Pick contractors serve many localities within this region including Atlanta city proper, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Canton, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Peachtree City, Newnan, Stockbridge and McDonough. To find the best listings for your home, enter your ZIP code in the prompt above the company listings.

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