Air Conditioner Installation in Raleigh, NC
New Energy-Efficient AC Units from Air Experts
In areas that have hot and humid summers like Raleigh, air conditioning is a necessity. An HVAC system that is well maintained will keep your home comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient. Today’s modern air conditioners cool and dehumidify the indoor air while consuming far less electricity than previous generations. A new 18 SEER air conditioner can save up to 44% when compared to a 10 SEER unit placed into service in the early 2000s.
If you are looking to install a new air conditioner in your North Carolina home, call the professionals at Air Experts.
Our AC Installation Process
Before the Installation
The basis for a very successful AC installation starts in the engineering phase of the project. Our designers establish the total air conditioning load for the entire structure and the individual rooms in the building. We run a complete set of ACCA Manual J load calculations, so the capacity of the equipment will precisely match the cooling requirements of your home or office.
Manual J incorporates a number of important energy consumption metrics into the load computations including:
- Total size of the building
- Regional temperature and humidity history
- Insulation R-values for ceiling and wall assemblies
- Perimeter tightness
- Thermal conductivity of windows and doors
- Duct leakage
- Building orientation
Some HVAC contractors continue to use discredited methods, including the “square feet per ton” formula, when sizing equipment. The efficiency characteristics of different buildings can vary substantially, and inaccurate sizing estimates can distort the tonnage requirements for the AC system.
An over-sized air conditioning installation may short cycle, which will increase operating expenses and degrade indoor comfort. This is most commonly manifested in uneven temperatures, poor air movement, and excessive humidity. Systems that are undersized may not have sufficient capacity to meet the thermostat call in extreme weather. The unit may run constantly, and the excessive accumulated wear can cause repeated malfunctions and premature equipment failure. Contractors that do not use Manual J in the sizing process should always be avoided.
Installing a New AC Unit in Raleigh & Durham
When your system has been properly engineered, our certified and factory-trained mechanics will begin the air conditioning installation process. We include an onsite measure and draw visit as part of the equipment package. The air distribution system is installed in the rough-in stage, and the equipment is set during the completion portion of the job.
In retrofit applications, we remove the old unit and recover the refrigerant. The new air handler is properly transitioned to the existing duct network. Replacement jobs can be complex, and our technicians try and work efficiently without disrupting your lifestyle or daily routine.
Why You Need AC Installation
It’s not every day that you will need a new air conditioner installed in your home. Honestly, many quirks with your AC unit can be solved with a simple repair. But, when is it appropriate to have a new air conditioner installed?
AC installation is appropriate when your air conditioner is:
- Aged. Typically, your AC unit will last 10 years. If your unit is older, it could be time to consider investing in a more efficient unit.
- Broken down or noisy. If you are constantly calling a technician out to repair your unit, that’s not normal. Constant repairs can cost more than a full system replacement.
- Inefficient. If some of the rooms in your home are too cool or too hot, it could be due to improper system operation. Inefficient AC systems cost you more in terms of utility bills and wear and tear on your system.
If you need AC installation in the Triangle, there is no HVAC company more qualified to help you choose a new unit and install it than Air Experts.
Call Air Experts for Air Conditioner Installations in Raleigh, NC
Buying a new central air conditioning system represents a substantial investment in comfort, safety, and efficiency. For replacement systems in the Triangle region, Air Experts is your best choice for complete HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services.
When you call Air Experts, you’ll have peace of mind knowing we offer:
- Same-day service
- Honest technicians
- Fair prices
- Emergency 24-hour services