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Switching Your Home to Central AC


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With Florida’s intense heat and humidity, homeowners require a reliable air conditioning setup that can keep them comfortable. If your home utilizes window or wall units or another type of cooling system that isn’t cutting it anymore, you should consider upgrading to a central air conditioning system. In this blog, the air conditioning experts at Iceberg Home Services cover what you need to know about making the switch to central AC, including what it is, the benefits, and why you need a professional to install it.

What Is Central Air Conditioning?

Central air conditioning operates by cooling air at a central location and then distributing it throughout the home via a system of ducts and vents. Unlike window or wall units that cool a single room, central AC ensures uniform temperatures in every corner of your house.

Wall units are often installed directly in an exterior wall, and window units are installed near window openings. On the other hand, central air conditioners have two main parts, the indoor unit and the outdoor unit. The outdoor unit, also known as the condenser unit, houses the compressor, condenser coil, and a fan. The indoor unit contains the evaporator coil and a blower fan. These units work together to cool air and disperse it throughout your home.

Benefits of Installing Central AC

In the battle of central AC vs. traditional cooling solutions, central air will come out on top. By adding central AC to your home, you can enjoy:

  • Consistent cooling: Say goodbye to hot spots and uneven cooling. Central AC maintains a consistent temperature throughout your home, ensuring home comfort in every room.
  • Energy efficiency: Central AC systems are designed to be more energy-efficient than individual units. By cooling your entire home with one system, you can lower your energy consumption and reduce utility bills.
  • Improved indoor Air Quality: Central AC systems often include air filtration features that remove dust, pollen, and other airborne particles, improving indoor air quality and creating a healthier environment for you and your family.
  • Enhanced home value: Installing central AC can increase the value of your home, making it more appealing to potential buyers if you decide to sell in the future.
  • Improved home appearance: Wall and window air conditioners can often take away from the aesthetics of a space. With a central air conditioner, you can enjoy cool temperatures without any visible units cluttering your home’s interior.

What It Takes To Remove Your Old System

Removing your old AC unit should be performed with extreme care by a licensed and insured HVAC technician. Removing wall units includes taking off the facing of the unit followed by cautiously sliding the unit out of its mount. From here, a technician can remove the screws that are holding up the wall mount and proceed to remove the mount from the wall.

For window units, your technician will start by turning off and unplugging the system and follow by removing the front panel. Then, they will remove the screws from the unit while maintaining a grip so that it doesn’t fall; from there, they can carefully pull it out of its place.

Installing Your New Central AC Unit

If you are considering upgrading your home’s cooling to central AC, then there are a couple of considerations to keep in mind. Your home will need ductwork for the air conditioner to work. If your home has ductwork, you will then need to plan for the following:

  • Size of the unit: Proper sizing is crucial for optimal performance and energy efficiency. A professional HVAC technician can assess your home’s size, layout, insulation, and other factors to determine the appropriate size unit for your needs.
  • Location: The outdoor/condenser unit and indoor unit need to be installed in suitable locations that allow for adequate airflow and easy access for maintenance.
  • Permitting and regulations: Installing central AC may require obtaining permits and complying with local building codes and regulations. A reputable HVAC company can handle the permitting process on your behalf.

Why Hire a Professional HVAC Company?

While DIY projects can be tempting, a central AC installation is not a task to tackle on your own. Working with HVAC equipment involves handling refrigerants and electrical components, which can be hazardous if not handled correctly. Professionals prioritize safety and follow industry best practices to protect your home and family.

Many manufacturers also require a professional installation to validate warranty coverage. By hiring a licensed HVAC contractor, you can ensure that your system is installed according to manufacturer specifications, preserving your warranty.

When it comes to installing an air conditioner, you should always seek help from a trusted HVAC company, like Iceberg Home Services. When you enlist our AC contractors, you can rest assured that we have the knowledge, skills, and experience to properly install your central AC system.

Not Sure About Central AC? Consider Ductless!

Another wonderful solution for cooling your home is a ductless mini-split. These systems allow you to cool your home without the need for ductwork and are ultra-energy-efficient. You can place them in various spaces so that you can adjust the cooling as needed. Iceberg Home Services offers exceptional ductless mini-split services for your convenience!

Choose Iceberg for Central AC Conversion in Your Home

When it comes to keeping Central Florida families cool, Iceberg Home Services is the best company for the job! Our team provides prompt services at prices you can feel confident in, and our skilled and certified technicians will always guide you in the right direction.

If your home cooling solution is no longer cutting it, let our top-rated HVAC company help! Our central AC installation services will ensure you have a cool, comfortable, and energy-efficient home to help your family beat the Florida heat.

Contact Iceberg Home Services to get started with the switch to central air conditioning today!

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