Serving Eden, Meldrim, Bloomingdale, Pooler, Rincon, Guyton, and Pembroke, GA
Air conditioning is one modern convenience people can’t go without in Southeast Georgia. Units that work hard day and night to keep homes and businesses cool eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Gordons Heating and Air LLC is an AC installation company residents have known and trusted for years. Our NATE-certified technicians work closely with each customer to find the perfect air conditioner to fit your lifestyle.
How To Know When It’s Time For A New AC
While none of these factors are hard-and-fast reasons to immediately replace an air conditioner, they often influence the decision. If you’ve determined it’s time to buy a new AC unit for your home or business in Chatham, Effingham, and Bryan Counties, call the AC installation professionals with Gordons Heating and Air LLC.
Breakdowns and the constant need for repairs are inconvenient. The time and money spent to fix a residential or light commercial AC that seems to break down every other day can often surpass the cost of having AC installers with Gordons Heating and Air LLC replace the unit.
Unit Is More Than 10-15 Years Old
Air conditioners have become more energy efficient by about 20 to 30 percent in the last decade. If your current unit is more than 10 –15 years old, you’ll likely save on monthly utility bills if you replace it.
Current AC Uses R-22 Freon
If your current AC was built before 2010, it’s likely charged with R-22 Freon. This refrigerant is being phased out of use and production in the U.S. by 2020 due to growing environmental concerns. Because air conditioners can last for about two decades with regular HVAC maintenance, you likely won’t be affected by the phase-out unless the unit develops a leak. In that case, in 2020, the cost of R-22 Freon will increase and supplies will dwindle. It could be more cost-effective to install a new AC now instead of waiting and potentially losing access to replacement supplies.
Sizing an AC For a Home Or Business
Sizing an air conditioner for a specific home or business is a crucial part of picking out a unit. Gordons Heating and Air LLC takes into consideration several factors that determine what’s known as the unit load calculation, including:
- Age of the home or building construction;
- Amount of insulation;
- Existing ductwork and ventilation system;
- Total amount of sun exposure; and
- Total volume of living space.
Moreover, checking the age, condition, direction, number, and orientation of the windows helps to determine how large the unit should be.
AC Installation Process
If it’s time to install a new air conditioner in your home or business, call Gordons Heating and Air LLC for professional service from start to finish. Regardless of the size of the unit, our NATE-certified technicians follow the same installation process for each job:
- Gordons Heating and Air LLC obtains the required HVAC/electrical permit from the city or municipality.
- The existing air conditioner is taken apart and removed before checking and, if needed, installing new ductwork.
- The new outdoor unit is positioned and secured.
- Indoor and outdoor units are connected again before reconnecting the thermostat.
- Technicians charge the new air conditioner with refrigerant before inspecting the system and performing a functionality test.
Types Of AC Installation We Offer
Aside from units being larger, light commercial air conditioners differ from their residential counterparts because of building codes and permits. Gordons Heating and Air LLC can help customers file for and obtain any necessary permits and make sure the new unit is set up appropriately under city and building codes.
The most popular kind of HVAC units for homes are packaged air conditioning systems, although Gordons Heating and Air LLC also has extensive experience with split systems and ductless mini-split systems throughout Eden, Meldrim, Bloomingdale, Pooler, Rincon, Guyton, and Pembroke, GA.