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Sizing: Why It’s Important for a New AC

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

air-conditioner-with-toolsHave you found yourself stuck in the hot dog days of summer with an old air conditioner that’s finally decided to pack it in—whether you want it to or not? The good news is that when you contact our expert HVAC team for a new central air conditioning installation, we’ll find the ideal new unit to match your needs and have it up and working in no time at all. We don’t want you to spend too much time in a hotbox of a house.

When you work with professionals like us for an AC system installation, one of the most crucial jobs we do comes before we even pick the new air conditioner: sizing it. No, sizing doesn’t mean deciding on how physically big the new central AC can be (although we definitely won’t try to install one that won’t fit!). Sizing is a specific job that HVAC technicians do to ensure an new air conditioner supplies the cooling power, also called a cooling load, that’s neither too weak nor too powerful for the house. It’s the “Goldilocks Principle” at work: not too small, not too big, but just right.

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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 27th, 2015

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to take a hard look at your air conditioner. If it hasn’t had maintenance done on it yet this year, you should schedule some. If it needs repair, it should be fixed before the days heat up. Finally, if it needs to be replaced, it should be as soon as possible. You don’t want your old air conditioner breaking down on you in the middle of a hot summer day, after all. How can you tell if your air conditioner needs replacing, though? Just have a look at the signs below.

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Has the Time Arrived? Air Conditioning Replacement Tips

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Are you tired of paying for frequent repairs? Can your system no longer cut the heat during the summer? It can be tricky to know whether to continue repairing or to replace your air conditioning system. There are numerous factors to consider and ultimately you have to make the decision that’s right for your home, cooling needs, and budget. But don’t do it alone. Ensuring that you have a proper technical guide to rely on is critical to the future comfort of your home. Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. today for comprehensive Drexel, PA air conditioning services.

Let’s take a look at some things you should consider for your air conditioning replacement.

  • Old age and frequent repairs? First and foremost, you need to decide whether it makes sense to replace your existing system. If you have an older system, then you should at least consider the possibility of replacement . If it also requires frequent repairs, then you should probably invest in the future of your comfort with a new model, rather than to continue to prop up a declining and obsolete system.
  • Size: You need to make sure that the size of your new system matches the needs of your home. A professional installer will ensure that this is so, and may even make recommendations about how you could improve the energy efficiency of your home as well as your new AC’s cooling performance.
  • Duct or no ducts? During replacement, you may want to consider switching up the type of AC. If you previously had a central air system that required extensive ductwork installed within your home, then you may wish to stick to what you know. But if you’d like to improve your energy efficiency and avoid the indoor air quality issues that come with the use of air ducts, then you may want to consider going ductless. A ductless split system is similar to a central AC system, but instead of using ducts to distribute the air from a central unit, there are multiple air handlers placed inside your home. 

We hope this brief guide helps you get started thinking about whether you need air conditioning replacement in Drexel Hill, PA. Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. for AC services today!  

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