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Which Air Conditioner Type Should I Install?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

air-conditioner-technicianWith summer just around the corner, people are starting to take steps to get their homes ready for the coming warm months. For most people, preparing for summer involves scheduling preventive air conditioning maintenance. For others, it means replacing their air conditioner entirely. If you’re one of those people whose current air conditioner isn’t up to the task of cooling their home through another summer, you’re in luck! There are many different kinds of air conditioning systems you can choose from to install in your home. We recommend consulting with a professional to find the best air conditioning system to meet your needs. You can familiarize yourself with some of the more popular options below.

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Should I Replace My AC This Spring?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

air-conditionerThe first day of spring may not have been more than a few days ago, but you should already be preparing your home for the summer heat. For most people, that means doing things like scheduling preventive maintenance for their air conditioners. However, if your air conditioner is not up to the task of keeping you cool for another season, then you should give serious thought to replacing it now. You don’t want to wait for the system to give out entirely in the middle of a heat wave before looking for a replacement. Have a look at the signs and symptoms below that indicate it’s time for a new air conditioner.

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Should I Install a New Air Conditioner before Summer?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Winter is ending, and summer is not far off. Though it may seem a bit soon to get ready for the summer heat, spring is the best possible time to make sure that your home is prepared. Part of those preparations is making sure that your air conditioner is able to get you through another summer. If not, it’s far better to replace it now than to wait for it to break down on you in the middle of one of the hottest months of the year. If you aren’t sure whether or not you should install a new air conditioner before summer starts, read on.

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Is Your Air Conditioner the Right Size?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

People look for a lot of things when installing a new air conditioning system. Construction, energy efficiency, and the like are all considered carefully. What isn’t considered carefully nearly often enough, though, is the size of the air conditioner. The size of an air conditioning system plays a big part in how effective, and long-lived, that system will be. Let’s take a look at what happens when you install a system that is too large, or too small, for your home.

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How Do I Know When to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

We’re already nearing the end of the spring season, and summer is almost upon us. Many homeowners are taking advantage of this time to shop for new air conditioners before the days start to heat up. If you’re wondering about whether or not your air conditioner can survive another summer, read on. The following are a few of the signs that it’s time to replace your air conditioner.

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Size Your New Air Conditioner Before Installation

Friday, May 16th, 2014

When it comes to air conditioning installation in Lake Jackson, TX, residents have plenty of services to call upon. But we pride ourselves on self-sufficiency here in Texas, and while you should always use a professional service to install a new system, it pays to educate yourself about the various factors involved. For instance, it’s usually a good idea to size your new air conditioner before installation. In so doing, you can save yourself a lot of time and money.

By “size” we mean the air conditioner’s power levels, as measured in British Thermal Units or BTUs. Generally speaking, you want a system that generates about 25 BTUs of power for every square foot of space in your home, but there are a number of variables in that equation. An efficient furnace with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) doesn’t need as much power as one with a lower SEER rating, because it’s wasting less power in the process. In addition, if you have a lot of insulation in your home, you don’t need as much cooling power in your unit, while a home that gets a lot of sunlight – such as one with big picture windows that face west – might need a more powerful unit to account for the added heat.

Why is sizing so important? Because an improperly sized unit will waste a lot of energy. If it’s too small for the space, it won’t do the job adequately: running constantly without making your home cool. If it’s too large, it’s going to experience what we call “rapid cycling”: turning on and off far more often than it should. Air conditioners use much more energy turning on and off than they do while they’re running, which means that rapid cycling can cost you a lot in unnecessary energy (and bills).

In light of that, it’s not hard to see why you should size your new air conditioner before installation. And that’s where the experts at Switzerland Air can help. We handle all kinds of issues related to air conditioning installation, and Lake Jackson TX is just one of the areas we serve. We’ll find the right size air conditioner for you and ensure that your new unit is exactly the one you need! Give us a call today and schedule your next appointment.

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Types of Air Conditioning Systems to Consider Installing

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The development of electromechanical air conditioning has advanced far since ACs initially entered homes in the 1920s. If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, you have a large number of brands, models, and types to consider. You want to make sure you get the right kind for your home, because air conditioning in Lake Jackson, TX is crucial for getting through the year.

For assistance choosing the right air conditioner to cool your home and family, and for the professional work needed to install it, contact Switzerland Air.

Here are three basic AC types to consider:

Standard central AC

Sometimes called “split systems” because they use two separate units—a condenser outside and an evaporator inside—these are the most common types of air conditioners in homes and businesses, and have been for many years. They use ducts as the channel to distribute air around your home, so if you live in a house with pre-existing ductwork, either for an earlier AC or for a furnace, then installing new central air conditioners poses little difficulty.

Heat pumps

Although the name makes it sound like it is exclusively a heating system, a heat pump is actually a “two-for-one” comfort option that functions as a heater and an air conditioner. Depending on your seasonal need, a heat pump can move heat into your home or out of it. The operation closely resembles that of a standard air conditioner, except a heat pump contains an additional compressor so it can shift the direction of refrigerant. The condenser and the evaporator then swap jobs. Heat pumps don’t supply as efficient heating as they do cooling, but this makes them suitable for Texas weather. If this interests you, then learn more about what a heat pump installation entails.

Ductless mini splits

Once found exclusively in commercial buildings, the ductless mini splits have recently gained popularity in homes. As the name implies, they do not use ductwork at all, which saves space. Ductless mini splits hook up refrigerant lines from the outdoor condenser to separate air handlers in different rooms. Because the air handlers can be set individually, ductless mini splits offer zone control that can save you money: you only cool the parts of the house that you use!

You should only entrust air conditioning installation to professionals. NATE-certified technicians, like those at Switzerland Air, are the dependable choice. Contact us today when it’s time to install your air conditioning in Lake Jackson, TX.

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