Installations from Louisville’s #1 Air Conditioning Company
From late April to early October, the job of your air conditioner is to suck out the warm air, recirculate it as cool air, and push it through your home. A good air conditioner is basically a refrigerator for your entire home. Without a high-efficiency air conditioner, you’ll pay hundreds more for your monthly utilities and still feel like you’re sweating bullets in your own home. If this sounds like your situation, it might be time to consider a new AC installation or replacement from our air conditioning company in Louisville.
A new AC unit installation isn’t a DIY project. It should always be handled by a certified air conditioning company. The installation process for most units deals with electrical components, refrigerants, and sharp metals. Aside from the complexity, a poor AC installation can lead to future problems and a waste of both time and money. In addition, if you install your air conditioning unit yourself, you’ll likely void the warranty, have a hard time getting any service help in the future, and put yourself, your home, and family at risk for injury. If you think it’s time to replace your air conditioner, make sure you are informed about what to look for. We can help you find a system that is performing at its most efficient level, and also save you money.
Today’s air conditioning units are more advanced and can provide more even temperatures throughout your home than older systems.
Things to consider when selecting a new AC system:
Energy Efficiency: New high-efficiency HVAC systems use about ⅓ less fuel as compared to older models. To rate efficiency, air conditioning units use the SEER rating system. The SEER is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the unit is. For example, if you upgrade a 16 SEER rated unit to a 20 SEER rated unit, the homeowner will see roughly 20% more energy efficiency from their AC system. Energy Star rated ranges are between 12 and 24 SEER.
Tax Credit: In some areas, you can get a serious tax credit for disposing of old, inefficient systems and replacing them with high-efficiency options. This is definitely worth looking into to see if you can actually get paid to install a new air conditioning unit.
Extended Warranties: With today’s units, you don’t have to worry about it going out next year and replacing it again. Most manufacturers will offer extended warranties that give you peace of mind moving forward.
Different Types of AC Units:
Today, there are several different options when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. Each system has a specific purpose so you can find the one that suits your home or business.
Central Air Conditioning: This is the most common option. It’s a packaged system with the compressor, condenser, and evaporator all in one unit. This is often located on a roof or near the foundation of the building or home. Working alongside a local roofing professional will ensure the installation goes smoothly and has no negative effects on the integrity of your roof.
Hybrid System: In this system, there is a pump powered by electricity and used in conjunction with a central unit. This is a great option when you need an AC sometimes, but only occasionally.
Ductless System: This does not use ductwork to heat or cool a home. Instead, individual units are placed in specific rooms that are connected to an outdoor unit with small tubes that carry the refrigerant. This can be a great option if you only need to cool one or two rooms.
Window AC Units: A window unit is basically a small system designed to cool off just one room. It emits warm air out the back and blows cool air into the room through the front. It works great for a bedroom or office, but is insufficient for a whole home.
Portable Air Conditioners: This is like an upgraded window unit. The basic system is the same, but instead of the entire unit sitting inside a window, only an exhaust hose is installed in the window. The rest of the unit stands upright on the floor, and can be moved throughout the house. They are easy to use, versatile, and affordable, but again, only good for one room at a time.
Geothermal Heating & Cooling: This system uses the Earth’s own heating or cooling to pump hot and cool air into your home. It involves drilling deep into the Earth and utilizing the natural temperature changes underneath the ground. It’s extremely energy efficient, but expensive to install.
Each of these systems is great for their intended purposes, but are not all intended for every situation. For expert advice on which type of system is best for your Louisville home, call today to speak to the comfort experts at our AC company.