Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Installation’

Install the AC System That’s Right for You

Monday, June 29th, 2020

What’s the best air conditioning system for a home? Surely it’s a heat pump, with the ability to both cool and heat a home throughout the entire year. Or perhaps you’re ready to upgrade to a ductless mini split that’s hyper-efficient and able to perform similar functions to a heat pump? Well, what about a central air conditioner, there’s got to be a reason why homeowners still depend on those systems still, right?

If you’re head is spinning after reading that, you’re not alone. The truth is that there really isn’t a “best” cooling system, only the right air conditioner for your given comfort needs and budget. So, simply put, today we’re going to talk about what those options are and about which ones might be right for you. AC installation in Chapel Hill can be exciting when you really get to see the different ways we’ve perfected home cooling. Let’s dive in!

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Simple Steps for a Great Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, May 7th, 2018

AC-techniciansIt won’t be much longer before we are really embroiled in the hottest weather of the year. That means that you need to be certain that you’ve got the right AC for the job, and that your air conditioner is ready to do that job whenever you may need it—which will be pretty much constantly for the near future. No matter how great your system is, it will suffer without a great air conditioning installation in Cary, NC.

If you are finally ready to put that old AC out to pasture and invest in a new one, let the pros on our team know. Before you dive headfirst into your air conditioning installation, though, we want to share a few tips with you that will help you to make your AC installation project smooth sailing all the way.

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Is It the Right Time to Replace My Air Conditioning System?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

air-conditioning-condenser-unitWarm weather! At last we’re enjoying a thaw as spring springs into action. It’s time to start saying goodbye to your furnace or other heating system—at least until the fall—and greet your air conditioner for another cool summer season.

But is your air conditioner going to greet you back? It may be time to have a new AC installed. Is spring a good season to do this, or is it better to see how the summer goes before making a commitment to an air conditioning system replacement?

Before we answer the question about whether now is the best time for air conditioning replacement in Knightdale, NC, let’s look into whether your air conditioner needs to retire.

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How Refrigerant Works in an Air Conditioning System

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The heart of a central air conditioner is the compressor, a motor-driven component that is responsible for circulating refrigerant through the system. If the compressor is the heart of an air conditioner, than the refrigerant is the life-blood necessary for the AC to do its job. In this post we will look a bit more closely at refrigerant and how it allows the air conditioning system in your home to provide your family with cool, relaxing temperatures all through the summer.

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Efficiency Ratings and Air Conditioning Installation: How Do You Choose?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

When it’s time to pick out a new air conditioning system, you’ve got a lot of different options to sort through. Air conditioners come in all kinds of forms, with varying efficiency ratings, types, brands, and sizes. Which one is the right system for you will depend on a lot of factors, including the size of your home, the layout of your ducts, and the number of rooms and members of the household. So how do you select the right unit?

At Raleigh Heating & Air, we can help you to make this decision. We carry a large selection of air conditioning systems, including heat pumps and ductless mini splits, and we will work with you to find the unit that best suits your particular situation. Give us a call to schedule air conditioning installation today.

The first step in ensuring you get the most efficient cooling system possible is making sure your new unit is the proper size for your home. No matter how highly rated your air conditioning system is, if it’s not the correct size according to the number of rooms in your home, the amount of insulation inside, and many other factors, it will not cool your home as efficiently as intended. An air conditioning system that is too big may short cycle, starting and stopping frequently and consuming energy in the process. A system that is too small will use up more energy in an attempt to cool down a room that is larger than its capacity.

When it comes to choosing an energy-efficient installation, look to the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating and check for an ENERGY STAR label. This label means that your new unit is proven to consume little energy while providing. The SEER rating for air conditioning systems sold and installed in our area must be at least 14. However, you should look for a number closer to 20 if you want optimal efficiency, as this can cut your bills drastically.

Call the professional technicians at Raleigh Heating & Air for our air conditioner installation in Cary. Professional installation and consultation is key to a system that performs to the best of its ability and saves you money for years to come.

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Steps to Take Prior to a Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, May 6th, 2013

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system in Wake Forest, NC, then you may be surprised to learn all of the various options you have to select from. The selection can be daunting enough, but remember that with the guidance of an AC technician, you can make sure that you make the right decision. After all, a new AC is a major investment of time and resources, so you want to make sure it’s a keeper. We’d like to share some advice about what you can do to make sure your new AC is a success. For superior Wake Forest, NC air conditioning installation service, call Raleigh Heating & Air today!

  • Do some research: Central air, heat pump, and ductless mini split systems all have their advantages. If you want a sturdy and cost-effective option, and you already have existing ductwork, then a central air unit may be exactly right for you. If you want something that will also provide heating when it gets colder out, then consider a heat pump, which operates just like an air conditioner, but has a reversing valve that enables it to bring thermal energy into the home during the fall and winter months. If you don’t like air ducts and would prefer not to install them, consider a highly energy efficient ductless mini split system, whose sleek indoor air handlers sit directly on the wall or recessed in the ceiling.
  • Make a budget: Make sure you know what you can spend on your new system, so that you can communicate with your contractor with confidence. Being upfront about costs helps you to determine what kind of system to choose.
  • Hire a pro: This is the most important. Make sure you hire a certified, professional HVAC technician who is trustworthy and reliable. A botched installation can end up costing you in the long run.

We hope you found these tips helpful. To schedule a Wake Forest, NC air conditioning installation consultation with one of our professionals, call Raleigh Heating & Air today! 

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Air Conditioning Question: Which System is Right for Me?

Monday, March 25th, 2013

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, there have never been so many options to choose from. Because this is a major investment in the future of your home and your comfort, you need to make sure that it’s the right decision the first time. In addition to weighing your options, you also need to make sure that you hire an AC professional. The quality of your new AC will not matter much if it is not accompanied by a high quality installation. For exceptional air conditioning installation in Wake Forest, NC, call Raleigh Heating & Air today!

Let’s take a look at your options:

  • Central airThis is probably the most common type of air conditioning system in the US. It is cost-effective and efficient. As a forced air distribution system, it relies on a system of ductwork to circulate the cool air throughout your home. It comprises two units: an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor evaporator/air handler. Like all air conditioners, it works by virtue of a cyclical movement of refrigerant through coils, which dissipate heat outside and cool air inside.
  • Heat pump: A heat pump works a lot like central air. The one major difference is that it works year-round. Not only does it cool during the summer months by removing air from your home, it also heats during the winter by absorbing the latent heat of the outside air and moving it into your home. It is versatile and highly efficient.
  • Ductless mini splitsAs its name suggests, ductless mini split air conditioners do not require ductwork in your home. This makes them highly efficient because ducts can account for up to 30% of energy loss, especially when they are dirty, cracked, or loose fitting. Ductless systems rely on the same refrigerant cycle, but the indoor air handlers are compact devices that sit directly on the wall of the space you need to cool. You can even outfit your home with several air handlers to customize the temperature in different “zones.”

Remember, your AC is only as good as its installation. For exceptional Wake Forest, NC air conditioning installation, call Raleigh Heating & Air today! 

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