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Dallas Plumbing Company has served the Dallas area with its family-oriented business for 120 years. We've witnessed the evolution of plumbing, from wooden pipes and outhouses to the modern homes of today. Though plumbing changed significantly, our commitment to trustworthy, reliable, and professional service remains!

Dallas Plumbing Company offers plumbing, HVAC, and indoor air quality services.
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We are a step above the rest. We understand our customers want the job done right the first time, and we expect that all of our technicians understand how to service your system. At Total Air & Heat, we're not comfortable until you are. This is our motto, and we mean it.

Total Air & Heat Co. services, repairs, and replaces all brands of residential and commercial air conditioning and heating systems.
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A#1 Air began over 30 years ago based on a promise that we still stand behind: 'We'll fix it right the first time, or we'll make it right.' We've earned our reputation as an industry leader because we treat everyone like family and always stand behind our promise. We offer a 100 percent satisfaction, money-back guarantee.

A#1 Air specializes in the installation and repair of residential ultra-high-efficiency HVAC systems.
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Crawford Services is large enough to handle any of your indoor comfort needs, but small enough to know you personally. We are the Home of the 5-Star Technician, and our technicians are honest, respectful, knowledgeable, client-focused, and efficient. We will treat your home like our own, and our goal is to deliver a 'wow' experience.

Crawford offers A/C and heating repair, maintenance, installation, and service agreements.
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Our family has been serving your area since 1997, and our offices are only minutes away from your home. You'll never be surprised by our repair cost because you'll know the options available and approve the cost before any work is done. You decide what is best for your family and your budget. Let our family serve your family.

Texas Air Doctors (TAD) services, repairs, and replaces air conditioning and heating equipment.
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Just think of Levy & Son Service Experts as your go-to HVAC company. We repair all makes and models of heating and cooling systems, and we sell them, too. Plus, all of our work is backed by our 100 Percent Satisfaction Guarantee for 365 days. That's what we like to call 'Expert Service, Guaranteed.'

Levy & Son Service Experts provides residential and commercial installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance for furnaces, boilers, air conditioning systems, mini-split systems, geothermal systems, and thermostats.
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We've been in business since 1945. You don't stay in business that long unless you're treating your customers right. We pride ourselves on being clean and professional. We know that we're guests in your home, and we want to be invited back. Customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Baker Brothers Plumbing, Air & Electrical offers residential heating and cooling installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance services.
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I started Rescue Air with my nephew, Josh Campbell, and couldn't be prouder of the family business we've built. We stand by our motto, 'Fast and Fair with your Repair', and we are always focused on providing a five-star experience. We know homeowners have a choice, and we consider it an honor to serve their needs.

Rescue Air Heating and Cooling provides residential installation, repair, and maintenance for furnaces, air conditioning systems, and thermostats.
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Berkeys HVAC technicians are certified, background checked, and drug tested. Berkeys offers biannual A/C and heating inspections, complete system installation and general repairs on all top brands, energy efficiency audit and products, attic insulation, and more.

About Dallas Air Conditioning and Heating Companies

Summers in Dallas are no joke, and a broken air conditioning system during blistering temperatures can make your home virtually uninhabitable. The winter months provide respite from the heat and humidity, but mild days in the 60s and 70s aren’t unheard of.

The bottom line is that you’ll use your air conditioning system far more than your furnace in Dallas, but that’s not to say that your heater won’t see any use. Those cold days are just a little less predictable.

What’s important is that your HVAC system works efficiently when you need it. And to do that, it needs regular maintenance by a qualified pro—like one of the Best Pick Dallas heating and air conditioning contractors!

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HVAC system maintenance

Regular maintenance is important for any mechanical device, whether it’s your car, your lawn mower, or your HVAC system. But keep in mind that a periodic air filter change won’t cut it—a professional will verify that all the internal components are in good shape and working as they’re supposed to, saving you money and time in the long run.

Air conditioning and heating units are complex, and it isn’t hard for DIYers to get in over their heads. Reputable HVAC technicians, on the other hand, know your system inside and out and can recognize (and correct) small issues before they turn into expensive catastrophes.

Here’s what you can expect your technician to do during a maintenance visit:

  • Replace the air filter
  • Check the fan for signs of damage
  • Clean dust and dirt from the air conditioner compressor outside
  • Check all connections to make sure electrical components are working correctly
  • Lubricate moving mechanical parts to prevent them from wearing out
  • Inspect the condensate drain to make sure it’s clear
  • Check the thermostat settings
  • Check that the entire system functions correctly

Plan for two maintenance visits each year: one in the fall, as the heat begins to relent, and another in the late winter or early spring, before temperatures spike again.

Dallas heating and air efficiency

“Energy efficiency” may sound like a trendy buzzword, but it is an important consideration, especially when it comes to your home’s major systems. After all, the more efficiently your home performs, the less you pay for utilities like electricity, water, and natural gas.

The US Department of Energy has revised its efficiency requirements for air conditioning and heating systems, so if your furnace or A/C unit is several years old, there is a high likelihood that you’re paying a little more for heating and cooling than you would with a new system.

There’s no need, however, to immediately spend a few thousand dollars on a brand-new HVAC system—at least not until you’ve had your current system evaluated by an experienced pro. Some systems can be retrofitted with new components to increase their efficiency. And in some cases, of course, you will need to start shopping around for new equipment.

If you do need a new heating or air conditioning unit, be on the lookout for two distinctions:

  • An ENERGY STAR rating
  • A SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of 14 or higher

Products that have been certified by the ENERGY STAR program are guaranteed to be more efficient than their non-certified counterparts. The unit’s SEER rating is another assurance that you’re getting a system that won’t cost an arm and a leg to operate. In Texas, all new HVAC systems must have a SEER rating of at least 14, but the higher that number, the better.

The Best Picks for Air Conditioning and Heating in Dallas

The Best Pick Reports survey team talks to Dallas homeowners each year to find the best air conditioning and heating companies in the metroplex.

All Best Pick companies are vetted annually for high-quality work and outstanding customer service. We verify all state-required licenses and insurance every year, too. Our intense qualification process ensures that we recommend only the best companies in your area, and we’re pleased to present that information in a format that is clear and simple to navigate.

When you work with a Best Pick Dallas air conditioning and heating pro, you’ll have a great experience from beginning to end—we guarantee it!

Air Conditioning & Heating Articles from Our Blog

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How Heating and Cooling Systems Work

While major HVAC repairs should always be handled by a professional, learning how your system works comes in handy when troubleshooting, deciding between repair and replacement, and communicating with your technician. In addition to covering the basic mechanics of air conditioning and heating systems, this article compares the advantages of heat pumps, furnaces and central A/C units, and hybrid systems.

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What to Check Before Scheduling an HVAC Repair

With a little know-how, some common HVAC issues can be fixed without the calling the pros. Learn how to troubleshoot—and possibly fix the problem—when your entire system does not run, when it runs constantly, and when your heat pump blows cold air on the heat setting. Also learn which HVAC problems warrant immediate professional attention, such as a concerning smell, unusual sounds, or continually tripping breakers or fuses.

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Maintenance Tips for an Energy-Efficient HVAC System

Over time, dust and debris accumulate inside your HVAC system, hindering fan blades, interfering with heat exchangers, and generally causing the system to use more electricity to run effectively, which raises energy bills. Periodic maintenance you can do yourself, such as regularly cleaning the filter, coils, and cabinet, can improve the performance and efficiency of your HVAC system and ultimately save you money.

Dallas Service Areas

Best Pick Reports serves the Dallas metroplex across several counties including Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, and Tarrant County. Best Pick contractors serve many localities within this region including Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Irving, Grapevine, and Southlake. To find the best listings for your home, enter your ZIP code in the prompt above the company listings.

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