You have been thinking about adding central air conditioning to your home for years. Or maybe you have an old system that quit and the repair is more than the value of the unit, and it’s just not worth fixing. Now what?
It’s not like the old days where you had one choice for air conditioning. The sales person came out and gave you one quote for one choice. ………..
You now have choices in the efficiency rating of the unit. This is called a SEER rating, short for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the number the less energy it takes to run your unit. The higher the SEER number the more the unit will cost.
Next you have your choice of a one or two stage unit.
Single stage air conditioning offers you the lowest initial cost. It operates on the basis of all on or all off. Every time the air conditioner is running it is on full capacity. You are using 100% of your energy to cool your home. If you think of a team of horses pulling a wagon, every time you use it, you are paying for the entire team.
Two stage air conditioners will cost a little more up front, however you will have a return on your investment by saving on monthly utility bills. This air conditioner operates on the idea that when the outside temperatures are not real hot or the humidity is lower the air conditioner doesn’t have to work at full speed. When temperatures are not as hot, the first speed will work. When the temperature increases then the second speed kicks in. Going back to the team of horses pulling the wagon, on days when the load is light you might only need half the team, on other days when the load is full you need the entire team. This way you only pay for the half you use. When your air conditioning is running on one stage it saves you money on your energy bills. Saving the second stage for the hot muggy days.
You may want to discuss the advantages of upgrading to a heat pump. Heat pumps provide heating and air conditioning. They would save money on your monthly utility bills. You can still keep your existing furnace for back up heat. Heat pumps are very energy efficient. They cost a little more upfront, but the monthly energy savings will pay for itself in a few years.
Good, now you have chosen your air conditioning system. This is only the first step of the cooling installation process. Now you need to talk air quality. Do you suffer from allergies, nose bleeds or snoring? Your comfort advisor can share information on products like the UV light air purification system or a humidifier. These items can be purchased and added on to your existing furnace at the time of your air conditioning installation.
The last choice in your air conditioning installation is how do you want to pay for it? Of course we take the old fashion cash, personal checks and charge cards. We are happy to offer you financing, we have several options. From 0% for 12 months, to a fixed rate for several years.
Before your air conditioning installation, we pull a permit from your local county or municipality. When the job is complete we have the job inspected to make sure your cooling installation is done to code. This is for your protection.
Most air conditioning installations can be completed in one day. Our technicians arrive in the morning ready to get started. They wear shoe protectors, tarp over areas that could get soiled and clean up their mess when they are finished. When the air conditioning installation is complete the technicians will check the system and go over it with you.
The last step in the air conditioning installation process is: we register your equipment for your warranty. We also offer an annual maintenance program to ensure that you meet the manufacturers’ requirement that protects your warranty coverage. This way you are protected in case you ever have a problem with your equipment.
We want your air conditioning installation to be a happy experience!