If the time has come to have a new air conditioner installed in your home, there are a few things you must do first to ensure that you get a system that matches your particular needs. It should provide ample cooling for your home without using too much energy. It should provide the comfort benefits you want from a cooling system. It should also be a trusted brand that will last for many years without needing replacement.
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For expert assistance in selecting the right air conditioner and professional service to install that system, call Saddleback Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Orange County. We offer comprehensive air conditioning installation and replacement services in Mission Viejo and for homeowners throughout the county.
The Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement Process
The first step in the installation process for a new air conditioner is to size it to the needs of your particular home. This requires performing a heat load calculation on your home to determine the exact square footage that needs to be cooled by your system. Other factors, such as insulation and weather stripping, as well as the current state of your ductwork are taken into consideration when making these calculations.
The next step in the air conditioning installation and replacement process is to match the right level of efficiency to your needs here in Irvine and the surrounding areas. Every air conditioner has a SEER rating which reflects the amount of energy consumed to produce cooling to match the size of your home. The higher the SEER rating, the less energy it uses each summer. But, the cost of operation shouldn’t be your only consideration here. You should also consider the cost of the device upfront. Higher SEER devices are more expensive upfront and even entry level models are very efficient across the board.
Upgrading Your Air Conditioner to Save Money
While installation of a new air conditioner is an important process and many homes in Trabuco Canyon don’t yet have air conditioning, there are some who have an existing unit and are not sure if it is time for a replacement.
If this describes your situation, consider the cost of operating your system right now. If it is more than 10 years old, it is likely that an upgraded model will drastically reduce the cost of operation and make it much more affordable to cool your home. The exact savings will depend on the new model you select and what other upgrades to your home’s insulation and ventilation you make, but generally speaking you can save quite a bit by upgrading an old air conditioner.
If it is time to have your existing air conditioner replaced or if you are interested in having a new one installed, call Saddleback Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today. One of our expert service providers can discuss your options with you and start the installation process as soon as a new model is selected.