Air Conditioner Installation in Ottawa
Most central air conditioning systems, when properly maintained, have a life span of about 10 to 15 years. Obviously, if your air conditioner goes completely kaput, you need a new one no matter how old it is. But if your AC is more than 10 years old, it may be time to start thinking about a new model. New air conditioners are far more efficient than older models and have advanced features that make it easier to control your home’s comfort level. Many homeowners report that their new air conditioner paid for itself over time because its energy-efficient operation lowered their home energy bills.
Frequently Asked Questions
What air conditioner is best for my home?
The best air conditioner for your home is one that fits your budget and is properly sized for your home. There are many brands, models and types of air conditioners that will suit your needs. We carry all makes and models of residential cooling equipment. All equipment has various capabilities, capacities, warranties and efficiency’s. We can help you weigh the options that will work best for you.
How long will a new air conditioner last?
You can plan for about 10 to 15 years of use from a standard whole home central air conditioner with proper maintenance. Your overall use, demand and the quality of the original installation will affect the unit’s life span. Most new standard air conditioning units come with a manufacturer’s backed parts- warranty for 10 years.
Does replacing my AC mean replacing the AC coil as well?
Yes, these units are designed to work with a specific coil. When you have a new AC unit installed in your home, we recommend replacing the AC coil at the same time to ensure optimal, safe, and efficient function. Often the coil will require replacement due to size, type of refrigerant used and age.
If I need to replace the compressor, do I need to replace the entire air conditioner?
No, the compressor, which is the main part of the outdoor unit, can be replaced without replacing the entire system. However, it may be more cost-effective in the long run to replace everything, particularly if the system is out of warranty.
How can I make my air conditioner last longer?
To get the most life out of your AC unit, you need to keep it well maintained. Routine maintenance checks, particularly at the start of the cooling season, will help extend its life span. Repairing issues when they first arise will also extend the life span of your system.
Why Choose CIG Heating & Air Conditioning for AC Installation?
You can count on us to provide you with a system that perfectly suits your needs—and to do the job right the first time, every time. We ensure your satisfaction by:
- Asking the right questions and making sure that we provide what you want and need
- Offering a wide variety of products, the quality leaders in home heating and cooling
- Thoroughly training each employee to see your job through from start to finish
- Ensuring that every unit we sell and install performs up to your expectations
- Providing quick, professional, and complete service to keep your systems operating at peak efficiency
We aim to do more than install a new air conditioner in your home. We want to make you a customer for life!