Replacing your A/C system is a major investment as a homeowner. The quality of the install of the machine has as much to do with the functionality and longevity of the machine as does the choice of equipment. Here are some things that you should consider and make sure the company you choose is aware of when replacing your system.
R-22 to R-410a
Previously most residential A/C systems ran on R-22 freon, however as of 2010 manufacturers can no longer make new systems that run on R-22. The industry has moved to a new freon called R-410a. Because of the many differences between the old R-22 systems and the new R-410a systems new training and techniques are required to properly install and service these new systems. At Accurate Air Conditioning all of our technicians are thoroughly trained to work with R-410a equipment and on every install we take all the necessary precautions such as flushing the refrigerant lines of old lubricants and properly evacuating moisture and air from the system when installing new equipment. It’s these details that other companies overlook that greatly affect the reliability and longevity of your new equipment.
Fit and Serviceability
Air conditioning systems come in many different shapes and sizes, so do the locations that they have to be installed in. Make sure that the air conditioning system you’ll be receiving will actually fit where it’s supposed to and have appropriate access for future maintenance and repair. Some companies will put any machine anywhere regardless of fit or how well it will operate under the given conditions. At Accurate Air Conditioning we take the time to accurately spec every install prior to quoting a price so we know which machine is the perfect fit for your location, that way there’s no surprises come the time to install the new equipment.
New equipment comes pre-charged with some freon. Typically this charge is enough for 15 feet of refrigerant piping. In almost all cases refrigerant line runs from the air handler to the condenser are substantially longer than this and freon must be added for the system to run optimally. A low freon charge lowers the efficiency of the machine, costing you money in the long run, and shortens the life of the compressor. This is something that you as a homeowner would be unable to detect and because of this some companies and side job guys will just leave the system as is. At Accurate Air Conditioning we charge every machine with freon to factory specified levels using industry accepted methods.
These are just a few of the many considerations you should make when deciding to replace your air conditioning system. The most important factor to consider is that the quality of the company you have install your machine is just as important as the equipment you choose to install. At Accurate Air Conditioning we take pride in our attention to detail and the quality of our work. Check the Before and After section for photos of our work and feel free to contact us today for more information on having your unit replaced.