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A properly installed air conditioner is designed to perform reliably through many years of uninterrupted service. When it is working correctly, your air conditioner will keep the indoor environment comfortable, healthy and properly humidified. Many homeowners in Birmingham, Alabama, and the surrounding communities are unaware of the significant improvements in air conditioner efficiency within the last 10 years. Homeowners who replace a 10 SEER system installed in the early 2000s with a modern 17 SEER unit can save up to 41 percent on annual cooling costs.
The Importance of System Design
The quality of the air conditioning equipment is important, but the skill and expertise of your HVAC contractor will have an even greater impact on comfort and efficiency. At One Source Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we believe a successful air conditioning installation always begins in the design phase of the project. Before selecting the system’s capacity, we run load calculations to determine the specific energy consumption metrics of your home. Every load calculation accounts for a variety of structural features including:
- Local climate conditions
- Insulation levels
- Duct leakage
- Perimeter tightness
Installing Your New Air Conditioner
Once the required capacity has been established to meet the indoor load in the most extreme conditions, our certified technicians begin to plan for the actual installation. For new construction, this phase includes a job site visit to ensure the mechanical plan matches the actual construction conditions. The rough-in portion of the job is completed and includes the installation of the ductwork according to all local and state building codes. In retrofit applications, the duct network is checked for gaps, leaks, loose connections and proper sizing.
We remove the existing equipment and take care to properly recycle the old refrigerant. The new equipment is set, and the refrigerant lines are connected and pressurized. Tests are then conducted to verify the refrigerant charge is appropriate for the system. The final electrical connections are made, and the unit is tested to confirm it delivers the amount of conditioned air to meet the manufacturer’s specifications. Technicians must have the skill and expertise to address the challenges of advanced two-stage compressors and variable speed blowers found in high SEER rated equipment.
Any construction project is disruptive, especially for replacement systems, so we strive to maintain a low profile and stick to an established construction schedule. The job site is always cleaned and cleared of debris before the project is considered completed.
One Source Heating, Cooling & Electrical has served the residents of Birmingham, and the surrounding communities since 1996. We provide comprehensive HVAC services and 24/7 emergency repair services that will address any heating and AC challenge. Call us today for a FREE air conditioning installation quote.