Air Conditioning Installation
Air Conditioning Installation

Air Conditioning Installation In St. Louis

Crystal Heating & Cooling proudly offers fast, friendly, affordable air conditioning installation services in and around St. Louis.

If you're in the market for a new air conditioner, make sure you understand all the options available, including the brand, what type of cooling system, the size of the AC unit you need, the SEER rating to consider, and yes, the price.

As trusted air conditioning contractors, you can rest assured we will deliver and install the best-in-value air conditioning unit available on the market.

Learn all about our air conditioning installation services below.  If you need more help, have a question, or want a free on-site quote, request a service call today.

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Air Conditioning Installation

What Is AC Installation?

AC Installation, a couple just having their new AC installed

Air conditioning installation is replacing or installing the equipment necessary to keep your home comfortable.

Indoor air conditioning also helps with humidity control, reducing allergens and irritants such as bacteria, mold, and mildew.

AC Installation is a labor-intensive job and requires both electrical and refrigeration work.

A licensed HVAC technician who is skilled and knowledgeable is required to complete the job correctly.

Multiple steps should be completed to ensure the job is done right so you can get as many years out of your new unit as possible.

What Does an AC Installation Include?

Thermostat setup

What's included in an AC Installation service depends on your specific needs. However, most include the following:

  • Performing a free on-site estimate
  • Removing your existing central air conditioner
  • Preparing the areas around your new ac unit
  • Removing existing and installing new indoor evaporator coil
  • Removing the existing and installing new copper refrigerant lines (line set)
  • Setting the new air conditioner condenser
  • Filter dryer installation
  • Installing new high and low-voltage wiring
  • Installing new condensate drain line if needed
  • Installing your new air conditioning unit
  • Startup of the commissioning process
  • Installing the new thermostat inside the home
  • Final check and basic maintenance instructions
  • Cleanup and closing process

Benefits of Air Conditioning Installation

There are many critical benefits to having an AC unit in your home for health and comfort. The sooner you install your air conditioning, the sooner you will start seeing the benefits.  Some of these benefits include:

Carrier Residential Infinity® System

Carrier Residential Infinity® System

  • Reduced Possibility of Asthma Attacks - As mentioned above, an AC unit helps control the humidity in your home, which reduces the presence of allergens and irritants
  • More Secure and Quiet Home - Most people running their air conditioning will keep their windows and doors closed. Not only is this better for your safety, but it can also reduce the noise inside your home.
  • Fewer Insects and Parasites - The filters used within the air conditioner can help to keep insects and parasites out.
  • Better Sleep - Colder air temperatures help us get more quality sleep. An air conditioner can ensure the temperature in your home is optimal for sleeping.
  • Electronic Overheating Prevention - Electronics tend to overheat in a warm environment, which can cause expensive damage. Keeping the air temperature in your home cool can also help keep your electronics cool.
  • Reduces Risk of Dehydration and Heat Stroke - Hot temperatures can trigger heavy sweating, putting you at risk of dehydration. Heat stroke is also a concern in hot environments. Keeping your home cool can help you avoid these significant health risks.

Factors of Determining AC Installation Cost

AC installation can seem like a big undertaking with a hefty price tag, but it is essential to know your options. With summers seemingly getting hotter and hotter, a well-functioning air conditioner in your home is a necessary investment.

The cost of these units and installations can vary greatly depending on several factors:

Square Footage

You will need a larger unit and a customized system for larger homes. But keep in mind systems with newly advanced cooling technology make it possible to cool even the largest homes, from the basement to the top floor. You may need a larger unit to cover the necessary square footage.

Desired Comfort Level

Are you looking for whole home comfort or prefer to focus on specific rooms? This is a question to ask yourself when installing your new ac unit. Some people have rooms that are rarely used and choose only to cool the rooms used as a way to help conserve energy. These decisions will help determine the size and type of unit you need.

Home Efficiency

Your home’s insulation, windows, and landscaping can impact the size and type of system you need. If your home is well insulated with lots of tree coverage, you may not need as robust of a system as someone whose home is poorly insulated.

New or Replacement System

Generally, the cost of a replacement system is lower than a completely new installation. If installing or replacing ductwork is, the price can be significantly higher.

Type of System

The system you choose can affect the cost. There are many air conditioning types, such as central air units, heat pump systems, and ductless AC units. Choosing the right air conditioning system for your home is crucial, and Crystal Heating and Cooling can help!

Warning Signs You Need AC Replacement

Make sure to pay close attention to your home's air flow so that you notice when something is a little off.

Signs to look for include:

Things to Consider:

  • Considering which AC unit is best for you, consider the brand reputation and SEER ratings.
  • SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio and is the rating scale system for measuring your air conditioner’s efficiency.
  • The ratio is found by dividing the total energy used by the system's output during cooling months.
  • Most units fall within the 13-26 SEER rating range.
  • Remember that the higher the SEER rating, the higher the energy efficiency.
  • So although a unit with a higher rating may cost more for purchase and installation, it could save you money over its lifetime.

What's the Best AC Brand on the Market?

Carrier

From being in this business since 1965 to servicing all air conditioner makes and models, we are confident that Carrier is the best AC brand in the market for your home’s all-around comfort.

Their founder invented the first modern AC system in 1902, and the company has focused on innovation and improvement.

As you research your options, and no matter your budget or specific needs, from a single air conditioner, to an entire Carrier system, we have the best solutions to meet your needs.

Our Carrier units range in SEER rating from 13-26, so we have units for every home's needs.

Which AC unit is suitable for your home?

  • Infinity System - The highest degree of comfort management
  • Performance Series - Perfect balance between performance and cost
  • Comfort Series - The most economical energy-efficient cooling for your home

From air conditioners to furnaces, heat pumps, and more, choose Carrier.

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