Air Conditioner Installation | Arlington, TX
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Summer temperatures in Arlington, TX are often above 100 degrees with humidity levels to match. Your air conditioners must run as safely and efficiently as possible. We at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth strongly advise our customers to have their air conditioner regularly serviced before the summer season starts.
“Nothing lasts forever”, and this is true of all air conditioners. If your unit is over ten years old and starting to need more and more repairs, it may be time to consider a new air conditioner for your Arlington, TX home.
New Air Conditioner Installation, What Are the Benefits?
An air conditioner will gradually become less efficient as it gets older that will lead to higher energy bills. You will notice less cool air coming from the unit. It will become somewhat noisier and will start needing more and repairs to keep going.
It Is More Economical to Run
It is estimated that a new air conditioner installation will save you over 20 percent on energy bills, with new technology driving this improvement. Modern evaporator coils have larger surface areas allowing more moisture to be extracted from the warm air blown over them.
Additional features such as thermal expansion valves control the flow of coolant to the evaporator coils, by sensing the temperature both inside and outside your home. Depending on the temperature outside your home the valve will adjust the level of coolant that flows to the coils to ensure the air conditioner provides the maximum cooling efficiency. Each air conditioner will have an EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) or SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) value. The higher this value the more efficient the unit is and the cheaper it is to run.
The Air Quality in Your Home Will Be Superior
Modern air conditioner installation methods will ensure that your new unit is better sealed off from the outside world. This will reduce the number of dirt particles and other pollutants entering your home. If you suffer from chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma, we at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth suggest that you have a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter fitted. This will remove over 95 percent of dust, pollen, and other particles from the air.
It Is More Environmentally Friendly
Because a new air conditioner installation is more economical and uses less energy this will reduce your carbon footprint. You may have found that sourcing spare parts for your old air conditioner were getting more and more difficult, especially if your model was no longer made.
Your old model was likely to have used Freon (R22) as a coolant gas. This chemical is no longer made in America and will become increasingly more difficult and expensive to obtain. The newer type of coolants used has greater cooling properties than Freon, making your air conditioner cheaper to run. They also do not harm the ozone layer, people, or pets.
It Will Be Less Likely That It Will Break Down
A new air conditioner installation will give you greater peace of mind as it will be less likely to break down. It will be more reliable; and will also need less maintenance. A new air conditioner installation will come with a 10-year warranty for any part breakdowns.
We at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth suggest that, if possible, you extend these warranties to cover both parts and labor. It will cost extra but will give you even greater peace of mind. Knowing that you are covered for the next 10 years is a good feeling and you can start saving for the next unit!
A Chance to Have a Properly Sized Unit
Since you moved into your home you have probably not changed the air conditioner. But you may have improved the energy efficiency of your home, by having new windows put in for example. These improvements will have reduced the escape of air from your home and will reduce the capacity needed by any new air conditioner installation. If extra rooms have been added to your house that will increase the extra power of a more advanced air conditioner and a new AC will be necessary.
Whatever type of unit you select, you need to carefully calculate the capacity of the unit. There are many factors to consider. A well-insulated home needs a smaller unit as less cool air is going to be lost to the outside. But having a unit with too much capacity is a mistake. It will cool the room quicker but will not be on long enough to remove all the humidity from your home. A larger air conditioner will be more expensive to run.
It Will Be Quieter
Many people will turn their air conditioners off at night because they are too noisy. A new air conditioner installation will be quieter than an older model. This is becoming increasingly important as more and more of us are working from home we want a quiet environment for work and study.
You Will Have More Control
Let us be honest, a new air conditioner installation is not going to be cheap. It will cost more if you add all the extra features, but you will gain greater flexibility and control. By utilizing wireless technology, you can use your smartphone to alter the settings on thermostats or adjust humidity controls. You can do this from your car on the way home or at the office before you leave. You can also turn off the model while you’re not home to reduce your electricity bills.
More advanced models will allow you to set up different air conditioning levels in each room in your home. Rooms that face the sun in the morning will need cooler air in the morning than later. A modern unit can make automatically make those adjustments for you.
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth for Quality Air Conditioning Service in Arlington, TX
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth has been open for business since 1988. In that time, we have quickly established ourselves as a company that offers high standards of work at affordable prices. We want to reduce your energy costs and your environmental impact on the planet. Please give us a call if you have any questions about buying a new air conditioner and the installation process.