1Select Best Pick Companies
2Describe Your Project
3Get Great Service
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp

If your heat goes out in the dead of winter or your air goes out on the hottest day of summer, you can't wait forever for relief. Your family's comfort is our top priority, so we commit to providing service within hours, not days. Get professional service from people who care with Donnelly's, where we believe your home is your refuge.

Donnelly's maintains, installs, and repairs all brands of gas furnaces and gas boilers, central air conditioning units, heat pumps, humidifiers, and whole-house filtration systems.

215-809-1541
Call
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp

Oliver provides unparalleled customer service and continues to differentiate itself with its strong family culture and over 47 years in business. Our HVAC service and installation technicians are highly trained and ready to serve you. All customers and their homes are treated with the utmost care from start to finish and beyond.

Oliver installs, repairs, and services most types of HVAC equipment for residential and commercial customers.

610-343-1312
Call
5th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
5th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp

For 42 years, our business has had one goal in mind: 'Keeping our customers comfortable.' With a fully stocked warehouse, a rapid-response team, and skilled technicians, there's no delay in getting your job done quickly and professionally. As an added convenience for our customers, we offer extended financing.

Wm. Henderson offers residential and commercial HVAC services, including seasonal tune-ups and the installation, repair, and replacement of energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, gas and oil heating systems, heat pumps, humidifiers, setback thermostats, and electronic air cleaners.

215-488-1173
Call
4th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
4th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp

Our customers are always satisfied with our outstanding business ethics and customer service beliefs. We start all jobs with customer satisfaction in mind. Our trained staff brings you more than superior plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling services: they bring you peace of mind knowing that your family or business is safe.

Lowry Services installs and repairs air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, humidifiers, and thermostats for residential and commercial customers.

484-488-3387
Call
4th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
4th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp

For over 65 years, families like yours have made ServiceMark their partner for complete home comfort backed by a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Today, homeowners rely on us for A+ heating, cooling, and plumbing services season after season.

ServiceMark provides residential heating and cooling services, including installation, repair, and maintenance for furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioning systems, and thermostats.

610-422-2865
Call
3rd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
3rd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp

Carney provides 24/7 service for plumbing, heating, and cooling projects. We repair, replace, and install literally hundreds of different plumbing, heating, and cooling products. We offer free estimates for many projects, and our staff is dedicated, well trained, trustworthy, and respectful. At Carney, we're always here to help.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive HVAC services, including the installation, repair, and maintenance of gas furnaces, gas lines, central air conditioning, geothermal systems, heat pumps, boilers, humidifiers, and whole-house filtration systems.

610-243-1944
Call
3rd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
3rd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp

Haller Enterprises has been serving the community for the past 38 years. We offer a diverse line of financing that makes any project affordable, and customers love that the work done by our professionally trained technicians and installers is backed by our class-leading guarantees.

Haller Enterprises performs HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services for residential and commercial customers.

610-844-9792
Call
2nd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
2nd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp

I founded Horizon Services, LLC, in 1987 with one idea: 'Always do the right thing.' That means our customers are always guaranteed high-quality technicians, support, and warranties on every service. It's the reason we're the area's trusted cooling, heating, and plumbing experts. Now that's the Horizon Difference!

Horizon Services, LLC, provides residential installation, repair, and maintenance for furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioning systems, and thermostats.

215-693-5448
Call

About Philadelphia Air Conditioning and Heating Companies

Philadelphia is a quintessential American city with deep historic roots, and if you’re lucky enough to live here, you have innumerable museums, restaurants, and other attractions virtually in your backyard. Philly is also known for its chilly winter weather and hot, humid summer months.

With relatively predictable hot and cold seasons, a heating and air conditioning system that works efficiently when you need it is essential. Be sure to work with an experienced, reliable HVAC contractor to get the best service possible.

Philadelphia Heating and Air Conditioning Repair

HVAC system troubleshooting

If your heater or air conditioner is acting up, your first call should always be to an HVAC pro. Furnaces, boilers, and central A/C systems get complicated quickly, and you certainly don’t want to make the problem worse by poking around too much.

That being said, there are a few simple things you can do to rule out easy fixes before scheduling a service appointment.

  1. Check the filter. Dirty furnace filters can restrict airflow through your system, making it less efficient. Replace standard filters every three months, or once a month if you have allergies or pets.
  2. Replace your thermostat batteries. When was the last time you changed the batteries in your thermostat? If your HVAC system won’t turn on and your thermostat is blank, fresh batteries could solve the problem. Remember to change the batteries once per year going forward.
  3. Check your main electrical service panel. Your HVAC system requires a lot of power, so it should have a dedicated circuit on your electrical panel. If that breaker has tripped, a larger problem may be at play. Call an electrician and an HVAC technician to determine what happened.

Once your HVAC system is back up and running, set up a schedule for regular maintenance visits. You’ll likely need only two per year—one in the spring and another in the fall—and these service visits are the best way to catch small issues before they turn into major (and majorly expensive) problems.

Air conditioning and heating system efficiency

Having reliable heat and air conditioning is important, of course, but if you’re paying too much for your heated and cooled air, you may be reluctant to use your system as much as you’d like to.

Energy efficiency is important for environmental reasons and financial reasons, and the reality is that as HVAC systems age, they lose efficiency and cost more to run. If you’ve noticed your utility costs creeping up, talk to your HVAC technician about possible solutions.

If your system isn’t brand-new but isn’t yet at the end of its expected lifespan, your HVAC pro may be able to boost the system’s efficiency with retrofitted parts. If, however, your system has reached the tail end of its predicted years of service, you’ll probably need to think about a complete replacement.

Keep these tips in mind to make sure you get the best, most efficient system for your home:

  1. Ask about each option’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. New systems sold in the Philadelphia area must have a SEER rating of 13 or higher. Higher SEER ratings equal greater efficiency.
  2. Opt for an ENERGY STAR-rated system, if possible. Models that are certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program are approximately 15 percent more efficient than other models.
  3. Make sure your new system is the correct size. If your new HVAC system is too small for your house, it will be forced to work harder to maintain the temperature you set at the thermostat. Your HVAC technician should verify that the new system is the right size.
  4. Consider less traditional options. The standard central air conditioner and gas or electric furnace is no longer your only option. Ask your HVAC tech if a ductless mini-split or a boiler system might be a better choice for your space.

Your home’s construction and public utility options will play a large part in which new HVAC systems you can consider, but try to keep an open mind. There are plenty of innovative solutions available to heat and cool your home while lowering your monthly utility costs, so let your HVAC technician guide you to the best choices for your house and your budget.

The Best Picks for Philadelphia Heating and Air Conditioning Pros

Air conditioning and heating in Philadelphia is important to a comfortable, welcoming home, and that’s why the Best Pick Reports survey team reaches out to Philly homeowners every year to find the best HVAC contractors in the area.

All Best Pick companies are fully vetted on an annual basis to ensure their continuing high-quality work and outstanding customer service. We verify all state-required licenses and insurance, too. Our rigorous qualification process means that the companies we recommend to you truly are the best of the best, and we’re proud to present that information in a format that is clear and simple to navigate.

When you work with a Philadelphia Best Pick air conditioning and heating company, you’ll be pleased with your experience from beginning to end—we guarantee it!