A new air-conditioner is an important investment in your home and your comfort. An air-conditioner typically needs replacement only every 10 years. Many people have never had to install a new air conditioner in their home. Many others will find much has changed since the last time they put in a new air conditioner. We understand it can be confusing to choose an AC installation company. There are many AC installation contractors to choose from. We are glad you are considering Complete Comfort Air Conditioning to serve you and your family.
We want to assist you, to help you make the right decision for your home environment. After all, your comfort for years to come depends on the choices you make today. We can provide the answers to your questions. Here are some of the more frequently-asked questions about AC installation and AC installation companies.
Who is an AC installation contractor?
Every company that does air conditioner service will also provide AC installation. They will also offer ductwork installation, and a variety of accessories to protect your home and your health. Some items are required by code to protect against water overflow, wind storm, and other mishaps. Other options, like high-quality filters and ultraviolet light systems, improve the quality of the air you breathe and extend the life of your system.
Why does the AC contractor offer recommendations?
The AC installation contractor must consider more than just the equipment. If yours is an older home, ductwork and other parts of the system may not be following current standards. Unless you are doing a major home renovation, you are not required by any code or statute to upgrade. However, there may be compelling reasons to do so. Modern ductwork is cleanable, antimicrobial, and more efficient. Design standards have changed for better circulation and compatibility with newer high-efficiency equipment.
As in all things, AC installation and service technology has advanced. Many features are available that will make your air conditioner run more efficiently and provide greater comfort. With a new air conditioner replacement, your indoor environment can be healthier than ever before. The comfort specialist we send to your home will ask about your needs and suggest some opportunities.
In short, an AC installation contractor must do more than installation. He or she must be able to look at the whole house as a system. Then they must make recommendations that will benefit you in the long term. When selecting an AC installation company remember they are doing more than changing a piece of equipment. The correct choice of AC installation contractor will assure you of a comfortable and affordable home environment for years to come.
How much does AC installation cost?
This is frequently the first question that comes to the homeowner’s mind. An HVAC (heating, ventilating, air conditioning) system installation is more than an expense, it is an investment in your comfort, health, safety, and the value of your home. An AC installation company should never quote you a price over the phone. It is not that AC installation contractors are unwilling, but price is truly the last thing that we are able to tell you.
Every home is different. Every AC installation and every ductwork installation is a customized job to suit your home and your needs. Homes that look alike frequently have different cooling requirements. Your individual preferences, condition and cleanness of ducts, accessibility, adequate electrical service, equipment location, noise sensitivities, all affect price. As you can imagine, these vary from one home to the next.
Why must someone come to my home?
With all the above (and more) to be considered, we would do you a disservice to give a one-size-fits-all or “Internet price.” There is no cost yet a great benefit to you if we come to your home. Our service professional will provide you a detailed proposal tailored to your need. The technician from Complete Comfort Air Conditioning & Heating has everything you need to know about air-conditioner installation service.
Here are a few things you should know before we arrive:
What kind of air-conditioner do I get?
For the last 40 years, nearly every home build has had a central air-conditioning system installed. Unless your home was built more than 30 years ago, or a condominium or townhome, the equipment is most likely a “split system.” For that reason, most homeowners have very little choice what “kind” of air-conditioner is to be installed (see our blog, AIR CONDITIONERS: IT TAKES ALL KINDS TO KEEP A HOUSE COOL). The best ac installation will look very much like what is already there. Here is one big exception:
In the 1950’s and ‘60’s, builders in South Florida began to include ac installation in new single-family homes. Most did not change the home design but instead put the air conditioner installation on the roof or at the end of the home. The ductwork installation required a large opening through the roof or at the end of the house. Owners of these older homes should consider going to a modern split system HVAC installation.
Window air conditioners and those installed through the wall are unsightly and often noisy. They also cause a hole where rain, and air can leak into the home, and a possible point of entry for “critters.” Often, these units were installed as a temporary fix to a problem. During an air conditioner installation or replacement, it is worthwhile to consider removing these and connecting to the main house system.
Are there questions I should ask my AC installation contractor?
There are a few questions every homeowner should ask when getting an estimate for a new air-conditioning system. The AC installation company representative should be able to answer these questions to your satisfaction. AC installation contractors are required to understand not only how to fix, but also how to design air-conditioning systems. Here are some questions you might ask:
About AC system design:
- Will You measure the home to size the new HVAC equipment?
- Will you inspect the electrical components?
- Will you inspect the ductwork?
- Will you offer different brand and efficiency options?
- What brands do you offer, and why do you prefer those brands?
- Will my thermostat be wi-fi compatible?
- Will my air conditioner keep me comfortable year-round?
About the AC company:
- Will you provide proof of local and Florida State licensing?
- Can you provide a certificate of liability and workers compensation insurance?
- Do you have proof of HVAC contractor certification?
- Will you get a permit (permits or the Palm Beach County Decal are REQUIRED by Florida Statute)? Is the cost of the permit included?
- Who is the owner of the company? Are they local? Is the owner available if I have a question?
- How long have you been in business?
- Can you offer references?
About terms of payment:
- Is a down payment or deposit required? How much?
- What are the terms of payment?
- Do you offer financing?
What is included:
- Are new filters provided?
- Will you maintain the equipment? How often, and for how long? What are the features of your service plan?
- Is a new thermostat included? Will you program it for me?
- What is the warranty (there may be a different warranty on equipment, parts, accessories, and labor – the differences should be clear and in writing)?
- What is the availability of warranty parts, if needed?
Getting the work done:
- What is your schedule like?
- How long will it take?
- Who will be there every day?
- Are your employees drug tested and background checked?
- How do you protect my floor, carpet, and wall finishes?
- Will you show me how to operate my new AC unit?
After the work is done?
- Will there be an inspection? When? Who schedules the inspection?
- Who do I call if there is a problem? How quickly do you respond?
- Is there a charge for warranty service on evenings, weekends, or holidays?
This sounds like a lot?
We understand air-conditioning replacement is a lot of work and having workmen in your home can be disruptive. Our workers are trained to respect you and your property, and to make the process as easy as possible for you and your family. Whether the job is large or small, AC installation or ductwork installation, service repair or maintenance, our representatives will arrive at your home fully trained and equipped. You may be assured they will be conscientious and courteous in everything they do.
We work hard, so you don’t have to. We have a full-time operations manager on our staff. The operations manager closely monitors every project from start to finish. Our office manager and staff provide dispatch and other support. All are digitally linked for seamless communication. They work closely in coordination with workers on the job to ensure your experience with Complete Comfort is the best. We want you to be pleased with our workers and our workmanship. You will be glad that you will be glad you chose Complete Comfort as your air conditioner installation contractor.
Why call Complete Comfort?
Complete Comfort Air Conditioning & Heating is a premier full-service and state certified heating and cooling contractor. The owners of our company have a combined 65 years’ experience in South Florida and Palm Beach County. We are based in Jupiter, Florida, and serve all northern Palm Beach County as well as Martin, and St. Lucie Counties.
We are the ones to call if your home air conditioning or heating system needs maintenance or repair, or if it is time for a new high-efficiency system. Complete Comfort Air Conditioning has everything you need to know about air-conditioner service and installation.
Our lead technicians have all necessary certifications. All our people receive continuous training in their area of specialty. Several are apprentices and attend classes nine months out of the year. Everyone works to continually grow their skills and their ability to serve you better.
We offer a selection of brand name equipment. Our qualified professionals on staff are available to assist you and answer your questions about:
- AC service and repair
- Maintenance programs and Comfort Club memberships
- HVAC installation
- Ductwork installation
- Indoor air quality
- Duct cleaning
Complete Comfort Air Conditioning & Heating has someone at the telephone right now to answer your call. Call us at 561-529-6262, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact us now for your HVAC system installation and all your air conditioning service needs.