Air Conditioning Installation
Scheduling an AC Installation Appointment
Step one is scheduling an appointment with the HVAC experts at Griffith Energy Services to determine just exactly what you need to improve your indoor air conditioning environment. The next step for air conditioning installation is having a professional load calculation performed so that the 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. From Baltimore to Cheverly to Dover to Berryville, after 100 years in the mid-Atlantic states including Washington, D.C., we’re experts on the local weather. We also know how it will impact the amount of cool air and heat 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’s plenty of insulation to keep your air conditioner running at peak efficiency.
AC Replacement – The Importance of Size
Our professionals discuss proper sizing with you for several reasons during our ac replacement process. 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
If you’re experiencing one or more of these warning signs, it’s a good idea to call one of our technicians to assess the situation. We can inspect your air conditioner and let you know if a few minor repairs will solve your problems or if it’s time to look into a replacement.
Air Conditioning Installation: An Investment, Not an Expense
When we have determined the right size for your new air conditioning installation, we’ll recommend the right brand and even 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. Our goal is that your air conditioning installation can pay for itself in a few years with the savings you realize in your utility bills.
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