HVAC Utah sells, installs and repairs the best names in air conditioning units, including Adams, Amana, Bryant, Carrier, Coleman, Frigidaire, GE, Googman, Lennox, Rheem, Trane, York and many others. You can see the full list of products we service on our air conditioning repair page.
Purchasing an air conditioner for your northern Utah home is an investment that will provide you and your family with years of comfort. Whether you are seeking air conditioning for your Weber or Davis county home for the first time or want to replace a broken or outdated system, our NATE certified professionals can help
An average home’s air conditioning system accounts for up to 40% of a typical home energy bill! Nearly half of all heating and cooling equipment in U.S. homes never performs to its manufacturers advertised capacity and efficiency levels due to improper installation from a “contractor”. This costs homeowners more in utility bills and can even shorten the equipment’s life. A quality installation of energy-efficient equipment, by a professional, ensures you’re getting the best performance from your equipment and saving money, too.
Have the NATE certified professionals at HVAC Utah see which air conditioning installation would be ideal for your home and lifestyle.
Quality Air Conditioning Installation
Whether you’re installing new central AC equipment or replacing existing heating and cooling equipment, a quality installation of high-efficiency equipment can lower your energy bills, increase comfort in your home, and extend the useful life of your equipment.
A quality installation by a qualified HVAC contractor should have considered the following:
- Size of Your Home: Installing the right size equipment for your home is essential to getting the best performance. Bigger is not better, a system that’s too large will make your home less comfortable and shorten the equipment’s life with frequent “on/off” cycling. Your contractor should ensure you get the right size system by measuring your home and calculating the appropriate size.
- Properly Sealed Duct Work: Ducts circulate air from the AC unit throughout the house. Ducts that are damaged or poorly connected leak hot or cold air and waste energy. Your home’s duct work should be sealed or repaired to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
- Air Flow: The air flow in your air conditioning system needs to have the right volume to operate efficiently. If air flow is too high or too low, it can make your home less comfortable and increase your utility bills.
- Properly Charged Refrigerant: It’s important for an air conditioner to have the correct amount of refrigerant charge. An improperly charged system can consume more energy and may result in higher humidity. Your refrigerant should be checked and recharged if necessary. This will make your home more comfortable and save money
Choosing the Right Air Conditioning Unit
After consulting with a qualified air conditioning professional, it is time to choose which unit will work best for you. This can be a really confusing choice for many homeowners, talk to your contractor. The most important factor when purchasing any HVAC equipment is to make sure that it is sized correctly. When a home is well-insulated and properly air-sealed, a smaller system is usually recommended. When your home is leaky and your ducts are leaky, you do need a larger system to keep your home comfortable. But a larger system costs more money upfront and to operate. Why buy a high-efficiency system if it is being wasted through gaps and duct leakage?
Here are our recommendations:
- Have a blower-door and duct-blaster test performed (energy audit).
- If needed, upgrade the envelope of the house and the ducts, then test for combustion safety.
- Purchase an A/C that is the right size for your well-sealed home. Larger systems can short-cycle, which affects efficiency, comfort and durability.
- A 14 SEER Energy Star rating is the minimum and if designed and installed correctly will be just fine. Check current federal rebates, if there are any, most require a minimum of a 16 SEER Energy Star rated system.
If the home and ducts are tight and the system is designed for a balanced air flow, a 2,000 sq. ft. home can be comfortable with a 2-ton system.
The NATE certified professionals at HVAC Utah will help you choose and properly install the air conditioning unit that is best for your home. We can help keep you and your family comfortable as well as keep energy costs down. Call (801)-771-1510 today to schedule an appointment!