Air Conditioning Repair & Maintenance
Air Conditioning systems work in conjunction with your furnace. A properly sized cooling unit will efficiently keep your home comfortable during the summer months. Like furnaces, they have several moving parts and components that are required for longevity, efficiency, safety, and comfort.
How do you know if you are getting the right air conditioner and what are the different options? Here is what a homeowner should look for:
Air conditioners are given a SEER rating, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The minimum SEER rating is 13 and they can go up into the low 20’s. Considering the history of air conditioning units, a 13 SEER air conditioner is fairly energy efficient. In Northern Idaho, our summers are hot, but short. This allows us the opportunity to take advantage of the less expensive air conditioners that are less energy efficient, and still not break the bank on electricity costs. However, there are certain circumstances where it makes sense to upgrade to a higher SEER rating. One example is noise, the higher efficient units run much quieter than a 13 SEER. Another is a multiple level home that is challenging to cool. A Trademark Mechanical system advisor can easily determine the air conditioner that makes the most sense to you.
Like furnaces, sizing is a crucial part of an air conditioner’s lifespan, efficiency, ability to cool, and dependability. The Greater Coeur d’Alene area is unfortunately plagued with improperly sized cooling systems. When sizing an air conditioner, no short cuts should be made. Do not permit using a rule of thumb method to size your unit. You should insist on a properly performed heat load/heat loss calculation on your home to ensure maximum benefit to you. A unit that is sized too small will run continuously, cost you a fortune to cool your home, not keep you comfortable, and will eventually fail prematurely. An oversized unit will cycle on and off and will not cool your home, and will prematurely fail. An appropriate size is crucial if you want to get your money’s worth.
Our Air Conditioning Repair and Replacement Process
Whether you are looking at replacing an old air conditioner, or adding one to your home, Trademark Mechanical will not cut any corners. We promise to provide you with a properly sized, professionally installed, and high quality system that is backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Your new system will come complete with all necessary components and craftsmanship to give your family years of efficient cooling. It is the reputation we have built, and stand by today!