Are you tired of sweating out the summer with a broken air conditioner? Is your ceiling fan or window unit just not cutting it anymore? Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating has been providing the Toledo, Ohio area with energy efficient AC installation services for over 50 years. The higher the efficiency rating, the better your new cooling equipment will operate this summer! Don’t delay, contact us today for more information!
Sizing Your New AC Unit
First and foremost, your air conditioner must be sized correctly to cool your home efficiently. If the unit is too large, it will cycle on and off frequently, thus failing to properly dehumidify the space, which results in a cold but muggy home. If the equipment is too small, it won’t be able to keep up when the summer temperatures rise.
Proper sizing is based on much more than just square footage. In addition to home size, other factors that go into calculating an air conditioner’s cooling capacity include:
- Number of windows
- Amount of shade from surrounding trees
- Insulation levels
- Air infiltration rates
- Home occupancy
- Amount of interior heat gain caused by appliances and electronics
The expert AC technicians at Kellermeier, use formal load calculations to precisely size your new air conditioner. The results are a more comfortable home and lower energy bills.
Efficient Air Conditioner Installation in Toledo
The most important day for your air conditioner is the day it is installed. Setting the equipment up properly is the most important part of air conditioning installation. Your outdoor unit should have plenty of room around it to maintain proper airflow and make future maintenance manageable—Kellermeier offers air conditioner maintenance services in the Toledo area. If possible, your AC unit should be placed on the east or north side of your home so it’s shaded during the hottest time of day. This improves efficiency and reduces equipment strain.
Did you know that leaky ductwork can compromise the efficiency of your new air conditioner? During the installation, our technicians will inspect exposed sections of ductwork to check for air leaks and lack of insulation.
Checking the Refrigerant
Once the air conditioner is installed on a concrete slab outside your home, our technician’s work is far from over. He must now check the refrigerant level to ensure the charge is correct. Most systems come pre-charged from the manufacturer, but it’s best to double check. After all, an over or undercharged system could reduce efficiency by up to 20 percent.
Improper charge also puts extra strain on the equipment, resulting in expensive repairs. You can avoid these negative situations by choosing a reputable contractor who understands the importance of correct refrigerant charge.
The installation is almost complete, but there’s one final step: measure airflow and set it to the correct level based on air conditioning capacity and the size of your ductwork. Without checking and modifying the airflow, the air conditioner can’t produce a high enough temperature change to keep your Toledo home cool on the hottest summer days. If airflow is 40 percent lower than recommended, the SEER rating could drop a whole point.
Toledo Air Conditioner Installation
If you’re looking for a quality AC contractor in the Toledo area, to complete your new air conditioner installation, please contact us at 419-823-9143 to get the process started. We have proudly served northwest Ohio residents for over 50 years.