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Air Conditioning Installation
If your air conditioner isn’t cooling like it used to, and your energy bills keep getting higher, it’s time to consult an HVAC expert. These are two indications that it may be time to consider a new AC installation.
When summer temperatures keep your air conditioning system working hard, you want that system to be energy efficient and effective at keeping your whole home cool and comfortable. The professionals at Griffith Energy Services know how important a comfortable indoor environment can be. We have been the reliable HVAC contractor for convenient air conditioning repair, and professional advice for AC installation for many years.
Schedule an AC Appointment
Step one is scheduling an appointment with the HVAC experts at Griffith Energy Services to determine exactly what you need to improve your indoor air conditioning environment. If it has been determined that a repair will not fix your AC to keep your home cool, the technician will recommend a new AC system installation. They will discuss your options with you and often perform a load calculation. This will ensure that your new AC unit is properly sized to your building. A wrong calculation either way will negatively impact your comfort and your energy bills.
Measuring the Indoor Environment Correctly Every Time
We start by measuring the interior space and then factor in the number of people occupying the space. We allow for the size and energy efficiency of doors and windows and factor in the direction they face. We know how these variables factor into your home’s heat gain and how it will impact the amount of cool air it will take for your new air conditioning installation to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient. We’ll also check your ductwork to make sure there are no leaks.
The Importance of Size
Our professionals discuss proper sizing with you for several reasons. Though you might think that bigger is better for comfort and smaller is ideal for efficiency, this isn’t the case with air conditioners. A unit that’s not properly sized will fail in many ways, whether it’s too big or too small.
An oversized air conditioner will:
- Use more energy than necessary as it turns on and off too often
- Leave hot and cold spots around the home from uneven cooling
- Experience more frequent repairs from constant cycling
- Have a shorter lifespan because it’s not suited to the space
An air conditioner that’s too small has a similar set of problems. This system will:
- Run constantly, creating high utility bills
- Experience excessive wear and a shorter lifespan
- Have more frequent repairs from strain on the parts
- Leave warm spots in the further reaches of the house since it’s undersized
When to Consider a New Air Conditioning Installation
A good air conditioner can usually last for 15 to 20 years when it’s well cared for. Ideally, you’ll start considering your new air conditioning installation before your current unit has reached the end of its lifespan. This gives you time to thoroughly consider all your options and find the best purchase for your needs.
Here are some common signs that it might be time to start thinking about a new air conditioner.
- You notice an unexplained and steady increase in your utility bills.
- Your repair needs have become more frequent.
- The air conditioner no longer meets your thermostat settings
- Your home feels stuffy or humid
- The air conditioner makes more noise than usual
Air Conditioning Installation: An Investment, Not an Expense
When we have determined the right size for your new air conditioning installation, we’ll recommend a few systems to consider. We may even be able to help you with the financing. We know that AC installation is a big investment for homeowners, so we do everything we can to reduce your energy consumption. That way, it really can be an investment instead of an expense.