Why you should choose us

What Makes Contemporary Air Systems Different?

It’s our promise to you!

We Promise to:

  • Provide you with honest, professional HVAC service at a competitive price.
  • Educate you about HVAC products, functionality, rebates, financing and cost.
  • Employ highly skilled technicians who have many years of experience in the industry.
  • Provide you with a flat rate estimate for needed services prior to performing any work.
  • Complete your job professionally and efficiently.
  • Provide labor warranty for repairs and new equipment.
  • Complete your job correctly, the first time.
  • Offer quality parts and products.
  • Contact you prior to your appointment.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service from the time your call is taken to the completion of the work.
  • Address any concerns respectfully and immediately.

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

Why not use a company who employs NATE certified technicians as well!

Founded in 1997, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Passing the NATE certification test proves the technician has real world working knowledge of HVAC systems. Heating and cooling systems are complicated. We know HVAC!

  • NATE Certified (North American Trade Excellence) #7860397



Rick and Michell Fravel are the owners of Contemporary Air Systems

Meet Rick and Michelle Fravel, owners of Contemporary Air Systems

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 and NATE certification. 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 and an A+ rating with the BBB.


Our customers love us. Read our reviews to find out why.

michele nicole
michele nicole
16:23 18 Jun 18
I rarely write reviews but the service I received today was excellent. The contractor came to home the same day I called to make an appointment. He was polite and worked quickly to fix both my AC units all while explaining and showing me what the issues were. The price was very reasonable and affordable. Finally a business I can trust. I will always support this business.
Alan Lawson
Alan Lawson
03:15 07 Jun 18
Contemporary Air Systems, Inc. replaced our old heat pump with a new one from Bryant. From the initial contact with Michelle and Rick to the completion of the process we received excellent customer service. Everyone involved was professional and courteous as they removed the old unit and installed the new, always willing to answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend them to anyone who appreciates prompt service and quality product.
Angela Single
Angela Single
22:22 23 Apr 18
Contemporary Air Systems has been great since I called nervous about a noise my old unit was making. Rick came out to check and upon discussion, we decided to start moving toward a new system. He & Michelle made the process easy. He worked with my schedule, which is difficult at best, and she worked almost exclusively through email, because it's easier for me. The actual installation was quick & didn't really disrupt the household. Both technicians were awesome, and Rick came to double check everything just in case. The new units have both been tested in this crazy MD weather and they work equally well. I'm excited to see how they impact our power use. I'm very happy with CAS and the treatment from their staff. I'd recommend them to everyone who needs the services they can provide.
Andrew Rosenstein
Andrew Rosenstein
02:14 10 May 18
I have been dealing with Rick and Michelle for the past decade. Always friendly, knowledgeable, excellent customer service from them. Rick personally oversees all the jobs. Excellent prices, and products. You will not be disappointed!
Terrill Harris
Terrill Harris
03:03 21 May 18
I had a great experience with having my HVAC system replaced by Contemporary Air Systems. The staff was very professional and knowledgable. They made my transition to my new system seamless. I would highly recommend them.
Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson
19:44 01 Jul 18
I wanted to thank Contemporary Air for coming to my rescue this morning. Forcasted temperature today is 98. AC went out last night. I called an left a message and got a call back first thing this morning. Rick was at my house within an hour. Very professional and friendly. Fixed my AC in under an hour. Very affordable. I will definitely be using Contemporary Air for any future hvac work and will highly recommend to everyone. Thanks again for the great service!
Rob Grodsky
Rob Grodsky
22:25 07 Jul 18
I am so impressed with the professionalism of the entire staff of Contempray Air Systems. All my questions were answered fully and timely throughout the process. Moreover, the owner is hands-on as site manager and ensures the job is done to perfection.
Jennie Phaneuf
Jennie Phaneuf
16:56 07 Aug 18
The lovely folks at Contemporary Air Systems went out of their way in the customer service department. Michelle was extremely helpful, patient, and informative. Rick is an absolute star! Seriously, I don't think there is anyone nicer than Rick. He's knowledgeable and highly experienced. The two gentlemen that installed our unit were polite, friendly, and tidy. I couldn't be more happy with my experience and would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of their services.
Christina Petrides
Christina Petrides
14:18 13 Aug 18
Contemporary Air Services was amazing! I had to have my whole system replaced. They were very professional, friendly and great with my friend's dogs who were staying at my house. They worked until the job was complete and Rick came in to check that everything was good to go before and after the job was complete. They also registered my system for the warranty without me having to do a thing! Highly recommend!
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CAS received the Best of Baltimore Award

Contemporary Air Systems strives to be a forerunner in our industry. We have certifications, licenses and awards attesting to our committment to quality workmanship, superior products, professional service and community involvement. Below are some of the items we are proud to have on our corporate

  • Master HVAC License #6626
  • Master Gas Fitter License #M11296
  • NATE Certified (North American Trade Excellence) #7860397
  • EPA Certified Lead Free
  • Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer
  • BGE Energy Star Participating Contractor
  • Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
  • Member of the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce
  • Best of Baltimore Winner, Baltimore Magazine

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Contemporary Air Systems, Inc., is a Maryland (MD) Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, Ductless Mini-Split and Furnace repair, service, replacement and maintenance Company located in Baltimore County. We service Baltimore and Harford County. Contemporary Air Systems, Inc. employs only the best technician for air conditioner repair and furnace repair as well as all air conditioner replacement and furnace replacement in Baltimore MD, White Marsh MD, Towson MD, Timonium MD, Cockeysville MD, Perry Hall MD, Hunt Valley MD, Phoenix MD, Bel Air MD, Edgewood MD, Fallston MD, Kingsville MD, Lutherville MD, Monkton MD, Parkton MD, Rosedale MD, Essex MD, Dundalk MD, Middle River MD, Parkville MD, Fork MD, Joppa MD, and more. So when you ask to find "A heating and air conditioning repair or service company near me," you've come to the right place. To set-up a repair service, estimate or replacement estimate, call us. Contemporary Air Systems, Inc. services all furnace, AC, humidifier, filter, thermostat, heat pump, air cleaner and air handler brands including Carrier, Bryant, Payne, Trane, Rheem, Ruud, Amana, Frigidaire, Gibson, Goodman, Maytag, American Standard, Aprilaire, Honeywell, White Rogers, Lennox, Armstrong, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, York and more.