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Get Your AC Installed the Right Way

The summer is here but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on a new AC installation. In fact, now is the perfect time to assess your home, figure out your specific comfort requirements, and look into a system that’s right for you. Every home is different, every person has specific comfort needs, and it’s up to you to figure out what kind of system would be right for your home.

If you need a heating and cooling system to protect you for the entire year, then a heat pump might be perfect. Or, perhaps your central AC needs to be replaced so you’re looking to just invest in a state-of-the-art, efficient cooling system.

This blog post is all about air conditioning installation in Sarasota, FL. Everything you need to know before investing in the right system for you is listed below, just keep reading and remember to call us if you need help!

Factors to Consider

There’s a lot to think about when investing in a new air conditioner. Before we talk about the specific models we can help you with, you’re going to need to consider a few things. Don’t worry, our team is full of certified, licensed experts who specialize in the setup of air conditioning systems. We’ll provide all of the necessary services for you while we also make sure to answer your questions along the way.

The Size of Your Home

The size of your home is important to consider when you’re looking at AC installation. The larger your home, the more space that needs to be cooled, and thus the more expensive of a system you’ll need. While your neighbor might have gotten off with a cheaper installation, their home might be smaller and they might have different cooling requirements.

Either way, always invest in professional load calculation. We always perform this step before we install a system. It allows us to accurately see how much air needs to be cooled in your home and make sure the system isn’t too large or too small.

Your Comfort Needs

Think about the kind of comfort needs you have. If you need a heating and cooling system, then a heat pump unit will be much better for your home. If you don’t have ductwork, then you’re going to need to invest in a ductless system, or spend the money for ductwork installation. Either way, look at your home as a unique place with unique needs.

Efficiency Standards

Systems are a lot more efficient these days than they used to be. The money you spend on an air conditioner is a long-term investment. The higher quality and more efficient of a system you purchase, the more likely you are to see a reduction in your energy bills over the system’s lifespan.

The Lowdown

Here are the three systems that we can help install in your home:

  • Central AC. The gold standard of residential cooling, central air conditioners are built to provide quality comfort for years.
  • Heat Pump. Heat pumps function as both heating and cooling systems, providing year-long support for your home.
  • Ductless Heat Pump. Ductless heat pumps, or ductless mini splits, are heat pumps that don’t rely on ductwork.

Call Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Coolin Inc. for specialized AC installation. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.

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