The air conditioner in a central heating and cooling system provides cool air through ductwork inside your home, by providing a process that draws out the warm air inside, removing its heat.
A central air conditioner has a primary appliance such as an air handler or furnace located in a basement or attic. The air handler or furnace pumps chilled air throughout the house through a system of air ducts, which is often the same system utilized by a forced hot air furnace during the heating season. Thermostats in the home regulate temperatures by turning the cooling system off and on as room temperatures rise and fall.
The design and installation of your air conditioning system is vital to achieving reliable and efficient indoor cooling. Even the finest equipment will break down prematurely if sized and installed the wrong way. Our equipment consultants have over 50 years of combined experience in the industry and will provide you with the best quality products at a competitive price. The quality of our equipment is just as important as the quality of our work.
It is very important to be sure that the unit is properly sized for your home. Some people always think that bigger is better, but an air conditioner that is too big will turn on and off more, won’t humidify as well, and is noisier than a unit that meets your needs. It will also use more energy and increase your utility bill. A unit that is too small will run consistently and work too hard, which can cause unnecessary wear on parts and the system may not keep your home cool enough.
If you are replacing an older air conditioning system, it is important to evaluate whether the existing ductwork needs to be resized, replaced, or insulated. New systems are more efficient and may require new ductwork in order to work properly. Make sure to consult with a professional to find out what you may need to make your new air conditioning system run most efficiently. Our team provides a FREE in-home consultation and price quotes. Schedule an appointment now.
Having reliable and dependable air conditioning is a necessity and we know how important it is to keep your family comfortable. We can help by providing prompt service as well as an accurate problem diagnosis. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable technicians allows us to work on all makes and models of equipment. We help our customers by fixing the real problem by doing it right the first time. When it comes to air conditioners, it can be hard to understand exactly what the problem is, which is why our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help.
You wouldn’t drive your car without scheduled maintenance and oil changes, so you shouldn’t let your heating and cooling system run without a routine tune-up. It is always hard to plan ahead, but scheduling a tune-up for your central air system can safeguard against inconvenient air conditioning breakdowns, extend the life of your equipment and increase your efficiency. While there are certainly steps that you should take to maintain your air conditioning system, such as changing or cleaning the filters regularly, it is important to have a certified HVAC professional when it comes to completing a tune-up. A certified professional can troubleshoot for potential problems while performing the essential checks and maintenance activities since they are familiar with your particular brand and model. Therefore, may be able to offer specific recommendations for optimal efficiency.
How do I know it is time to replace my cooling system?
Below are a few indications that you may want to look into upgrading your cooling system.
What is a SEER?
A SEER is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating that measures the efficiency of an air conditioning system by how much cooling it delivers per watt of electricity. The minimum SEER for a central air conditioner is 13, and 14 in most of the hotter states. Look for a high SEER rating, as well as the Energy Star label when looking to replace any of your equipment. Energy Star is a government-backed symbol for energy efficiency.
What is a BTU?
A BTU is the British Thermal Units that is used in the sizing of a central air conditioning unit, measured per hour, or in tons. One ton of cooling equals 12,000 BTU.
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