Air Conditioner Installation
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Air Conditioner Installation
The cooling system in your home is not one size fits all. Whether you have an existing one, need a new one or are ready to install one for the first time, it is important you pick the right system for your home.
You want one that is going to keep your entire home cool even on the hottest days. Hot to Cold can help you upgrade or install a brand new cooling system that will meet your needs without stretching the budget too thin. Choosing the right size for your space does not need to be a stressful decision. Let us experts design the system to meet your needs.
We use the highest quality products to all but eliminate ongoing costly repairs. Only minimal regular maintenance is required. We lead the way with integrity in our quality workmanship, reliable service, and outstanding positive attitude.
If you are ready for your new air conditioner installion, be sure to contact the experts at Hot To Cold, as they will be sure to leave you satisfied with your new A/C system.
Still have Questions or Doubts? Don’t worry!
We have answered all of the most common questions about Air Conditioner Installation below
How long should a new air conditioner last?
A new air conditioning unit should last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. The key is to be sure it is the right fit for the needs of your home and that it is well maintained and repaired as needed. A yearly service call will keep it in excellent working condition longer. Making timely repairs especially as it ages is important. The make of the unit also affects the lifespan.
How long does an air conditioner installation take?
Every installation is unique. It can take roughly 4 to 8 hours to install. Some of the factors that affect the timeline are the quality of existing ductwork and if it needs to be altered at all. The size and space of where the furnace is located as well as the outdoor location. The more cramped this space is, the longer the installation.
The size and model of the unit also affects the length of the installation. We do our best to give an accurate timeline in our quote so there are no surprises, and you can plan your day accordingly.
What is a high efficiency air conditioner?
An air conditioner that has a SEER rating of 13 or higher is considered high efficiency. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and the higher the number the more efficient it is. It is worth installing a system at this rating or higher as they are less expensive to run and turning hot air into cool is most efficient. When you compare SEER ratings anything above a 13 will reduce your energy bills.
Is it better to repair or replace the current air conditioning system?
An in-home inspection will allow us to determine if your air-cooling system should be replaced or if repairing it still makes sense financially. If it is over ten years old and has had frequent repairs then it is likely time to upgrade to new. It will cost you less to run and you will have added comfort in your home as it cools more efficiently.
Our experts can give you a realistic forecast of how long you can go before you should consider a new unit.
How does an air conditioner work?
The system pulls the hot air in your home or space and draws it over the evaporator coils where the refrigerant absorbs the heat leaving the air cooled. From there the blower fan redistributes the cool air via the home’s ductwork and vents.
What is the advantage to having an air cooling system other than cool air?
It can help improve indoor air quality by eliminating allergens and pollutants. Asthma, allergies and respiratory issues are less aggravated with cleaner air, making the home more comfortable for those who suffer with those ailments.
What main types of air conditioning systems are there?
There are two main types of systems: central and ductless. Central has an indoor unit tied into the furnace using the ducts and vent system coupled with an outdoor unit. Ductless has two parts as well, however, it is used in spaces that have no duct work and the indoor unit is mounted in the room and is tied to the outdoor unit.
What size AC unit is recommended?
This is a case-by-case scenario. Our experts come in and assess your home to give a quote that makes sense. Some factors that are heavily considered are the size of the home, the insulation level, how many windows there are and if they are energy efficient, the height of the ceilings, and what time of day direct sunlight hits the windows.
How is the AC system installed?
There is a well thought out and careful installation process. Whether you are replacing or installing a new cooling system the professionals are well equipped to do it safely.
Some of the items on the list include running ducts, installing the condenser unit, connecting the new equipment to the existing HVAC system and lastly, testing the new AC system to be sure it works properly.
Can I install an AC system myself?
This is not recommended. You may void the warranty. You could install it improperly and it will not function efficiently which in turn could cause higher energy bills and increased chances of repairs being needed. You may choose the wrong model for the capacity of your home. It could become dangerous during installation especially around electricity.
How much does it cost to install a cooling system?
A system can cost anywhere from $3000 to $10 000 depending on the size and needs of your home. We give an accurate quote before any work is done.
What kind of maintenance does an air cooling system require?
Ongoing cleaning or replacing air filters is highly recommended. While you are at it, check for reduced air flow at the vents and air exchange levels in your home. Inspect and clean the condenser and evaporator coils. Schedule yearly maintenance and service calls from the professional like Hot to Cold Mechanical.
Will a central air conditioning system improve my home’s energy efficiency?
Yes, by way of reducing the need to use portable air conditioners and window units which cost more to run and do not cool down the home efficiently. If you run a fan in addition to the AC you can get even more efficient with it.