AC Installation In Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Fleming Island, FL, and Surrounding Areas
Tired of sweating through every summer? Learn how you can save money with a more energy efficient A/C unit.
Summer is here, which means for many of us, thoughts are turning to air conditioning. Let’s face it—air conditioning will change your life. With a mini-split installed by AAA A/C, there will be no more sweaty nights tossing and turning because you haven’t installed the window units yet. For that matter, no more installing the window units at all—or bashing your knuckles carrying them up and down the basement stairs each spring and fall.
We’re the experts you can trust for AC Installation In Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Fleming Island, FL, and Surrounding Areas.If you’re thinking about upgrading to a mini-split from AAA A/C, you should know a few facts. Installation usually takes less than half of a day and the new system will increase your property value according to most appraisers.
Here’s what else you need to know.
- Sizing it right is essential
Air conditioning is measured by the ton, which is the cooling energy released by a one-ton block of ice melting over the course of a day. You’ll pay about $1,000 – $1,500 per ton (depending on the system), and a typical two-story, 2,000-square-foot house might require 3 to 3.5 tons of air conditioning—but getting the tonnage exactly right is essential. An oversized system will cool the house so quickly it doesn’t effectively dehumidify the air (a major key to comfort), and if it’s too small it will run almost constantly, increasing your energy bills and prematurely wearing out the equipment. AAA A/C will size the unit that you need specifically for your house, which factors in such things as your home’s location, cubic feet of living space, number and size of windows, and orientation to the sun.
- The new efficiency is the norm
In general, today’s systems must be 14 SEER—which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is a measure of how much cooling you get for each watt of power used—or about 40% more efficient than the 10 SEER standard that was in place until 2006. Given that your old system isn’t running at peak efficiency anymore, your cooling bills should drop by about half.
- You don’t need ducts
If you don’t have ducts, or the old ones are super inefficient, you can opt for ductless air conditioning: Unlike central air conditioning, which has one or two central blower units (usually in the attic) that push air through ducts, these systems have individual blower units that usually get installed on the house’s perimeter walls. You need one unit for each conditioned space, and therefore you have multiple zones throughout your house that can be more efficient than the all-or-nothing approach you get with central air conditioning. At AAA A/C, we can help you choose the perfect mini-split for your home and install it professionally – all at a price that is unheralded in the Jacksonville area. Plus, we offer a comprehensive one year warranty on all parts and labor in addition to the manufacturer’s standard ten year warranty on the system parts.