Your AC unit is not built to last forever. If it’s been serving you for over 10 years, it could be up for a replacement any time now. We understand that this can be a daunting decision, as there are so many choices out there. It may have been a long time since you’ve been on the AC market. Our AC technicians are here to make it easier for you. They will walk you through each step of the replacement process. With their expert knowledge of the AC units on the market, you can save time and money by discussing your AC installation with them.
Central AC Units
Central AC units are the most common systems installed. They require ductwork running through your home. It consists of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit.
Ductless AC Systems
A more modern alternative is the ductless mini-split AC unit. This is a perfect solution if your home does not already have ductwork. It also allows zone control as each room has its own unit. These systems are also energy efficient and do not require a large amount of space, making them ideal for smaller homes.
A heat pump can provide both heating and cooling for your home. It requires ductwork like a central ac system. However, they are more energy-efficient. Customers also have the option to select from a single-stage, two-stage, or variable speed system. We are happy to discuss the differences with you in person and why one system may benefit you more than the other.
Single-stage compressors blast your home with cold air and turn themselves off when the desired temperature is reached. They turn on and off more frequently drawing a lot of electricity each time it turns on. A two-stage compressor runs at full capacity when you need it to and at a lower level when you don’t. Two-stage units don’t run as continuously as a variable speed AC, but they do cycle on and off less frequently than single-stage systems.
Variable speed compressors blow a smooth, steady stream of cold air into your home to maintain the desired indoor temperature, rarely turning themselves off. They operate continuously at less than 100% capacity – often as low as 25% or 30% capacity. As a result, they run for much longer cycles than single-stage AC units. In the summertime, they might run for all or most of the day! Variable speed air conditioners run continuously, effectively dehumidifying the air inside your home. As a result, you feel comfortable at higher temperatures and don’t have to set your thermostat to a low temperature.
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Once you’ve decided on the type of AC unit you want, you also have to select the appropriate size for your home. Getting the correct size AC unit is vital. An AC unit that is too big will dry your home’s air and cost more money. While an AC unit that is too small will struggle to cool your home effectively.
Our experts will thoroughly assess your home to ensure you get the right-sized AC unit. They will calculate the square footage of your home to find the tonnage you need. They also take into consideration the climate of the area you live in. If it experiences hotter summers than other areas, you may need a bigger AC unit. They also inspect your home’s insulation and windows. A poorly insulated home will have a difficult time maintaining a constant temperature. You may need a stronger AC unit to keep up.
Once you’ve installed your brand new AC unit, it’s important to keep up with regular AC tune-ups. These annual services will prolong the life of your new AC unit installation and ensure that it remains energy-efficient. These services mostly consist of cleaning since that is a leading cause of faulty AC units. Schedule your annual AC tune-up with Total Air today!
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We have a team of friendly and respectful HVAC technicians that are more than willing to assist you with your AC installations. As an AC contractor, your comfort is our number one priority! If you are not 100% happy with our work, we will refund all of your money. If you are concerned about the costs of a new AC unit installation, we have you covered. We are proud to offer financing to credit-approved applicants.