AC Replacement in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, WA and Surrounding Areas
AC Replacement Starts with Correct Installation
As you’re shopping around for the best, most energy-efficient air conditioner out there, you’re probably thinking about SEER ratings and appliances with low environmental impact. An AC’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating measures the amount of cooling power it delivers during a season of use divided by the amount of energy it consumes during that same period. Air conditioner models are given a number designating their maximum SEER rating. The maximum SEER rating is the most energy-efficient that the unit can be under optimum conditions. On a 105-degree day, for example, it may not be able to perform at its maximum SEER rating — just like your car doesn’t get its best gas mileage when you’re stuck in traffic for two hours.
Modern air conditioners range from SEER ratings of 13 to 25. Does that mean you should choose the highest available? Not necessarily. When selecting the best SEER rating, there’s no perfect number, because it greatly depends upon your climate, how much sun your home or business gets, the quality of your ductwork, and the airflow in your building. A technician from Advantage Heating & Cooling can do an inspection and take some measurements to advise you on what SEER rating is best for you. We’re experts in AC replacement in Vancouver, and we perform all installations precisely by the book.
Proper Installation = Maximum Energy Efficiency
All of that said about SEER ratings, those numbers, in addition to the make, model, and type of air conditioner, aren’t even the most critical factor when it comes to AC replacement! The most vital component for getting both maximum cooling power and energy efficiency is the way an air conditioner is installed. When that step is done incorrectly, none of the other details matter.
So what do we mean by “proper installation?” An air conditioner must be correctly sized for the building it’s intended to cool. While at first glance, this doesn’t seem complicated, many factors beyond square footage need to be taken into account. This includes things like the direction your home faces, the materials from which it was built, the number of windows, placement of walls, number of family members, the condition of the insulation, and other factors. To correctly analyze all these measurements, our certified HVAC technicians perform what is called a Manual J load calculation. Taking the time to complete this process fully ensures that you get an air conditioner of the correct size for your home.
Lower Energy Bills With Professional AC Replacement
The professionals at Advantage Heating & Cooling are extensively trained in AC replacement in Vancouver, WA. With over 35 years serving the Pacific Northwest, we’ll help you select a model with all the desired features. We install Daikin and Goodman equipment, Nest Learning Thermostats, and all other brands of AC units and heat pumps. You’re sure to find the ideal blend of affordability and energy efficiency. Our technicians will collect all the necessary measurements to determine what size of air conditioner your home needs. As a small business that believes in big results, we always serve our customers with honesty and integrity. Not only will you get a straightforward price and no-hassle service, but our friendly technicians work neatly and clean up after themselves.
Check out our great promotions to help you get started. We’re also pleased to provide a new Comfort Club Maintenance Savings Plan that gives you 25% off repairs, priority scheduling, and more. If your AC has lived its life, you don’t have to tough out the summer heat! For quality AC replacement in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, WA, and the surrounding areas, give us a call today!