Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Installation’

Is a Ductless AC System Worth It?

Monday, August 19th, 2019

ductless-unit-in-roomWe are proud to work with the finest manufacturers of HVAC equipment. This is one of the ways to ensure we provide quality service to our customers. When it comes to ductless heating and cooling systems, we only install the best products from Mitsubishi, the leader in cutting-edge ductless mini split technology for homes.

If you’ve been thinking about installing a ductless air conditioning system for your house, we strongly recommend you speak to our professionals about a Mitsubishi system. But before you even reach that stage, you probably want to know if going with a ductless air conditioning system is even worth it. The answer, at least for many homes, is yes!

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How to Choose a High-Efficiency AC

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

air-conditioner-on-leavesThe efficiency of air conditioning systems—that is, how well they transform electrical power into cooling power—has improved in huge leaps over the last twenty years. The change in efficiency from ACs in the ’70s and ‘80s to today’s special high efficiency models can be almost double. Even standard mid-efficiency air conditioners are far more efficient than the models of the past.

If you are planning to call an HVAC contractor in Delaware to install a new central air conditioning system for your home, we recommend looking into a high-efficiency unit. They cost more than mid-efficiency units, but if you have professionals to help you choose the right unit and install it, you’ll receive a return on your investment that will pay back the extra installation costs in a few years.

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Is It Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

trane-condenser-backyardAs the summer starts, you may have concerns about the performance of your air conditioning system and whether it’s better to have a new one installed this year. You may have noticed the AC didn’t work as well as you wanted last summer, or perhaps you think that the unit is old enough that continuing with repairs will be a bigger money drain.

We’re glad you’re turning over these ideas in your head, because it shows you’re paying attention to your home’s air conditioning in Dover, DE. It’s smart to keep a watch on an air conditioner so you can have problems dealt with before they become even bigger problems—such as an emergency breakdown during one of the hottest days of the summer.

The best way to answer the question in the title is to call our professionals to consult with them about your AC’s future. Below we’ve given you some of the major warning signs of an AC ready to retire so you’ll have a better idea of what job you’ll need our technicians to do.

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Say Goodbye to Hot Spots in Your Home

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

couple-satisfied-with-temperature-recline-on-white-couchAre there some rooms in your home that always seem several degrees warmer than the rest of the house? Rooms upstairs and those facing the sun throughout the day usually get it the worst. In the HVAC industry, we actually have a term for those rooms: hot spots.

A basic air conditioning system won’t immediately fix hot spots, which can be frustrating. The last thing you want to do, though, is lower the AC further to try and beat the heat in those rooms. It’ll probably work, but now the other rooms in the house will be way too cold. Plus, you simply shouldn’t have to use more energy than you really want to.

There are two solutions for hot spots, one for each type of air conditioning setup: Duct and ductless systems.

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What to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

Monday, October 30th, 2017

HVAC-contractor-servicesA good HVAC system starts with a good contracting service: a team that knows how to work with your group to install the best heating and air conditioning system that the property deserves. That means a team that knows what it’s doing and has the skills you need to provide an outstanding HVAC installation. Naturally, every project is different, and you likely have a very specific set of criteria you need in an HVAC contractor. But there are still a few general guidelines you should look for with any contracting project. We’ve spelled out a few of them below:

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Is a Geothermal HVAC System a Good Fit?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

geothermal-hvac-systemsWith summer here and the need for a new air conditioner all the more prevalent than ever, this is a good time to discuss alternative options. Most of us are accustomed to traditional centralized models, but they’re not the only models out there, and depending upon the circumstances, you might do better exploring one of them. If your old air conditioner needs to be put out to pasture, the new one doesn’t need to be exactly like the old one.

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Should Your Air Conditioner Be Replaced?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Spring is a good time to make an assessment of your older air conditioner and determine if it needs to be replaced. Years of service usually take their toll on older systems, and months of sitting unused during the winter mean that dust and other contaminants can build up as well. If your air conditioner is ready to be put out to pasture, now is the time to do so. Otherwise, you risk a final, fatal breakdown in the middle of summer just when you need the system the most, forcing you to scramble to get a replacement put into place. Replacing your system now gives you the luxury of time to plan and the flexibility to schedule the replacement when you want, instead of what necessity dictates. Finally, it allows you to enjoy the benefits of a new system immediately, help you save money and worry during the summer when you really need it.

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What to Look for with AC Installation

Monday, May 30th, 2016

With summer on its way here in Dover, DE, many homeowners are replacing their old air conditioners with new ones. Now is the perfect time to do it, since it can spare you the high bills and inefficient operation of an older system whose race is run. But while you should always trust a professional with air conditioner installation — it requires permits and licensing, in addition to specific technical skills — there are things you can look for with a quality installation that can help you right the right service. Ask about these items with your technician, and make sure they’re on the agenda when the time comes to install your system:

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3 Benefits to Professional Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Homeowners often pride themselves of their self-sufficiency, and with the weather in Dover, DE turning warm, some may think that they can replace a faulty or outdated air conditioning system themselves. This is invariably a big mistake. Do-it-yourself projects are usually undertaken to save money, but air conditioners require licensed professionals with training and experience to perform properly. A well-intentioned effort to cut costs could end up hitting your pocketbook hard. Here are 3 benefits to professional air conditioning installation that you should seriously consider before proceeding with any do-it-yourself project.

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How Is My Air Conditioning Sized?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

A new air conditioner is a significant purchase, and involves a number of considerations before pulling the trigger. You may not be aware of all of them, but they can have a serve impact on your new purchase, and require the services of a professional technician to get right. This is particularly important for residents of Dover, DE, and surrounding suburbs: facing another hot summer and requiring a new air conditioning system to function as efficiently as possible. In order to ensure that, you need to have your air conditioner properly sized to your home. By “sized” we mean the relative cooling power of your new unit, instead of the physical sized. “How is my air conditioning sized and why is that so important?” you ask. Let us provide you with a few answers.

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