Why Choose Us

What Makes Contemporary Air Systems Different?

We Promise:

  • Your satisfaction is our top priority!
  • To employ only the best technicians that are qualified and screened.
  • To respect your home. We use drop cloths and shoe protection.
  • When you call during normal business hours, you’ll speak with a qualified person who will answer your questions and address your concerns.
  • To stand behind our work by providing a two year labor warranty on equipment installations. Unless otherwise noted.
  • To keep our prices reasonable.
  • To do your job right the first time. If a problem occurs your concern will be addressed immediately and efficiently.
  • To offer quality products and quality service.
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Rest assured – we are licensed, insured and certified.

Contemporary Air Systems is properly licensed to perform HVAC services and carries all necessary insurance for your protection. We will be happy to provide you with proof of insurance upon request. Licensing ensures that we are competent in providing heating and cooling services in the state of Maryland.

  • Master HVAC License #6626
  • Master Gas Fitter License #M11296
  • BGE Energy Star Participating Contractor
  • Best of Baltimore Winner, Baltimore Magazine 2014
  • Best of Baltimore Winner, Baltimore Magazine 2019
Our History

Meet Rick and Michelle Fravel, owners of Contemporary Air Systems

Rick and his wife Michelle

In 1983, at the age of 17, Rick began his career in the HVAC industry. Little did he know the sheet metal industry would be the beginning to a rewarding future. For ten years, he worked for various heating and air conditioning companies learning a wealth of knowledge as a sheet metal fabricator and installation mechanic.

In 1993, with a $500 loan from his mother, a beat up pickup truck and select sheet metal tools, Rick opened Contemporary Air Systems. With the desire to succeed, he obtained his master HVAC license.

In 1995, Rick met his soon to be wife and business partner, Michelle. In 1997, she graduated from college and they married. During those two years, Michelle assisted Rick in all aspects of the business. You would find her working on HVAC equipment, manufacturing or installing duct work, paying bills and scheduling appointments. The exposure she received, and their desire to be a leader in the industry, paved the way for the future of Contemporary Air Systems.

From 1997 to 2010, they worked side by side. Together, they repaired HVAC equipment and installed furnaces and air conditioners. During this time, Rick obtained his master gas fitters license. Michelle managed the finances and identified new avenues to grow the business. In 2010, the business changed. Michelle took an administration role where she could provide better customer service and they purchased an office and hired staff. Although the dynamics of the business changed, their goal of providing a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a total commitment to customer service did not. Contemporary Air Systems was named “Baltimore’s Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company” by Baltimore Magazine. They have over one hundred 5-star Google reviews.

We Believe in Quality

When it comes to the home comfort products that keep your family comfortable, Contemporary Air Systems has done extensive research to ensure the systems we install and recommend are the best available. When we say the best, we mean the most energy efficient, the most cost effective and the most dependable. When you work with us, you know that the 35 years of experience we have in our industry is working on your behalf. Over the years we have come in contact with many different equipment manufacturers such as: Airtemp, American Standard, Carrier, Bryant, Payne, Trane, Rheem, Ruud, Amana, Frigidaire, Gibson, Ducane, Goodman, Maytag, Aprilaire, Honeywell, White Rogers, Lennox, Armstrong, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, York and more. We have chosen the manufacturers we currently use because their quality exceeds most other products of their type on the market today. We will be happy to advise you on cooling systems, heat pumps, heating systems, humidifiers, thermostats, filters and any other items that you may need to make your home safe and comfortable. We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our work and have attractive financing options available. When you need quality HVAC products, service or advice, call your neighbors at Contemporary Air Systems.

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So let’s get to it, Contact Us today!