Air conditioning installation is an important decision, with long term consequences to your utility and repair bills, comfort, and air quality. Finding the right contractor to design and install your new indoor cooling system is crucial to your enjoyment for years to come. Studies performed by the EPA consistently find that over 90% of installations suffer from energy wasting and discomfort causing mistakes. At Energy Savers, our quality-first approach ensures that your new high-efficiency equipment will operate at peak performance and actually save you money on your monthly utility bills. Correcting any existing problems, right sizing, superior equipment, and accurate installation procedures greatly improve humidity, temperature, and air quality control.
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Now is the perfect time to upgrade your home comfort. Today’s cooling systems require 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as a unit manufactured in the mid-’70s. By replacing even a ten-year-old system, you stand to save 20% on cooling costs. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, Energy Savers specializes in leading solutions to home temperature control. Since Willis Carrier first invented modern air conditioning over a hundred years ago, Carrier has continued as the most influential manufacturer worldwide, offering a complete line of innovative cooling products, including heat pumps, ductless, and geothermal options.
Smart, reliable, and award-winning Carrier systems deliver exceptional comfort. Included in the Infinity, Performance and Comfort Series, a broad range of ENERGY STAR qualified units help control energy expenses for low total cost of ownership. When products in the Infinity Series are managed by Infinity Control, your new system recognizes the difference between ideal air temperature and air quality. If you prefer less humidity, it answers by slowing down and running longer to remove more moisture without overcooling. If you have zoning, the Infinity control remembers the preferences of up to eight family members. The control will also communicate with you, alerting you to filter and service needs, and keep track of energy use. With WiFi capacity, you can access your system from your tablet device, smartphone, or personal computer.
Air Conditioning Systems Commonly Installed in Opelika, AL and Columbus, GA
Some people use a traditional air conditioner for cooling and a furnace for heating. An air conditioner, contrary to most assumptions, doesn’t “cool” the air exactly. It removes the heat and moisture from the air. If you’ve heard the phrase “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity,” you’re familiar with this concept.
The more moisture in the air, the warmer it feels. This is because it becomes more difficult for perspiration to evaporate in what is already saturated air. Therefore, air conditioners remove moisture as part of their cooling process.
The average lifespan of an air conditioner is 12 to 15 years with routine maintenance. In the south, however, we find an average of 10 to 12 years is more accurate. This is generally due to the “work-out” they get from our climate.
Heat pumps, on the other hand, move heat from one area to another. They work similarly, except they pump heat inside your home to the outdoors to cool it down. Unlike an air conditioner, they heat homes too. In this case, they pull heat from the outdoor air inside. It’s remarkable.
Even in chilly weather, heat pumps heat homes using the reverse process used to “cool” them. Most have a backup system to provide auxiliary heat when the outdoor temperatures are colder than usual.
Heat pumps last around 12 to 15 years. Similar to air conditioners, this depends on routine maintenance and service. Here in Georgia and Alabama, it leans more toward 10 to 12 as an average.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
If you plan to stay in your home for a long time or really love saving energy, you might choose a geothermal heat pump. The upfront cost is higher than a traditional heat pump but the energy savings are remarkable.
Geothermal, or “ground-source” heat pumps, are an investment. The indoor components last a good 10 years longer than traditional, or “air-source” heat pumps. The ground loops, or the underground system which draws and transfers the heat, last 50+ years.
Some geothermal heat pumps draw and exhaust the heat from a nearby lake or pond. These are known as “water-source” heat pumps.
Although installation costs are more expensive than a traditional air-source heat pump, you can anticipate, according to Energy.gov, up to 65 – 70 percent greater efficiency. The cost difference usually returns to you within 10 years in the form of energy savings.
A standard measure of an air conditioning product’s efficiency is known as SEER. It stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The federally-mandated minimum is 13 SEER. The higher the number, the more efficient the air conditioning unit.
A variation of the central heat pump, a ductless mini-split is a heat pump independent of any existing ductwork. Ductless units are either air conditioners or heat pumps. They can be used one of a few ways.
First, to add to the existing central air conditioning in a specific room or space. For example, you might have a sunroom or a south-facing bedroom with lots of windows difficult to keep cool with your central air. A ductless air conditioner or heat pump boosts the cooling power in the room. Ductless heat pumps provide both heating and cooling.
Second, a homeowner might install multiple indoor units instead of central air. Depending on the model, up to four or six indoor units may connect to a single outdoor condenser unit.
Finally, ductless units are popular with renovators or homeowners finishing a space like a garage or addition. Older homes with complex ductwork or without it at all are great candidates for ductless technology too.
Another component of heating and air is called an air handler. This helps move the air through the system effectively. It literally “handles” the air. When referring to HVAC equipment, the air handler is considered the “indoor unit.” The outdoor unit is the AC compressor or condenser unit.
For accurate and quick air conditioning installation, contact Energy Savers!
Energy Savers answers your concerns for design and performance, ensuring optimum efficiency, reliability, longevity, and environmental impact. We offer free estimates, and handle all projects in a timely, organized, and professional manner. After installation is complete, your licensed technician will test the system to ensure that all elements are functioning properly. If any performance issues are detected, they will be corrected prior to completion. Your installation specialists will explain how to manage your new system for optimum performance, comfort, and efficiency, and make sure you are familiar with all features and controls.
Have complete confidence in Energy Savers. We stand behind our work and look out for your best interests with our total commitment to quality. We’re so certain of your satisfaction, we guarantee it. Trust our NATE-certified professionals to handle your installation project, and know that you’re completely protected with the following:
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