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Air Conditioning FAQ

What types of air conditioning systems can be installed?

We install both central air conditioning systems and ductless systems. Central air conditioning systems have a single outdoor and use ductwork to distribute cool air throughout the home. Ductless mini-split systems have an outdoor compressor and an indoor air handler which are mounted on a wall. Both types of AC installation have pros and cons depending on your home’s needs. Our experts can help you determine which system is right for your needs.

What are the pros and cons of central and ductless systems?

The big difference between the two systems, as the names imply, is ductwork. If you already have ductwork in your home, central AC is often a preferable solution. It more evenly cools a home, doesn’t require a wall unit, and can be very efficient with a modern system. If you don’t have existing ductwork or only want to cool a smaller area, a ductless system is an easier solution. It’s also significantly cheaper than adding ductwork to a home, which isn’t even possible in some cases. Ductless systems also require less maintenance than central air conditioning systems.

How long does an air conditioning unit typically last for?

Central AC systems typically last around 12-15 years. Ductless systems can generally be expected to last around 20 years. Both types of units require proper maintenance to reach their longest lifespan.

What is the cost of a new air conditioning system installation?

Costs of a new AC unit can vary significantly depending on the type of system you choose and the amount of space you need to cool. Whether or not your home has existing ductwork has a significant impact on installation cost if you choose a central AC system as well. Our experts can evaluate your home and provide you with a quote that fits your needs.

Why is my air conditioner not cooling my house?

There are a few potential causes of this. One common is a lack of refrigerant in your system. Refrigerant is what makes the air cool, and if there is a leak in a line it will cause your system to not work correctly. Another frequent cause is a fan issue. Whether it’s a bad motor, worn belts, or something else, if the fan doesn’t work it won’t spread the air. Frozen evaporator coils or dirty condenser coils are also common problems. Our team can evaluate your system and provide the correct repair solution.

Why is my air conditioner not turning on?

Your AC unit obviously runs on electricity, so if it won’t turn on you should start by checking to see if there’s a circuit breaker tripped. If that’s not the problem, you could have an issue like a blown fuse or bad wiring. Dirty systems are also problematic, and clogged air filters, dirty coils, and dirty condenser lines can all prevent a system from operating correctly or even starting. If you’ve been hearing noises and the system has finally stopped, it’s possibly you have a bad motor. If your AC unit won’t turn on, give us a call to get a thorough evaluation and a quality repair.

How often should I have my AC unit serviced?

AC maintenance should be an annual occurrence in order to ensure your system is operating correctly. Having our air conditioning experts maintain your unit every spring will help keep your system functioning correctly and efficiently while lasting longer.