VIC'S Heating & Air Conditioning
If you’re thinking about installing or replacing a Central Air Conditioner, you’re probably aware that it is one of the most significant home improvements you can make in terms of home comfort. A central air conditioning system consists of a condenser unit, an air-handling unit with a blower (such as a forced-air furnace) and an evaporator coil, and a system of ductwork for exchanging room air with chilled air.
The condenser typically sits outdoors, and the air handler with the evaporator is usually located in the basement, attic, utility closet, or garage. The ductwork is routed through the basement or attic and walls throughout the house. The air conditioner uses refrigeration technology to cool the air.
BTU's (British Thermal Unit)
It is important to know what is the best air conditioning unit for your home. We consider the size of your home to determine the BTU (measurement of energy) necessary to cool your home. The BTU rating is a number that essentially tells you how quickly and effectively a unit can cool a room. A unit with too few BTUs may not be able to cool a large space efficiently, while an over-sized air conditioner in a small space will cycle on and off, wasting energy and decreasing the unit's ability to adequately dehumidify the room. If you are not sure which unit or how many BTU's you need - our expert technicians are equipped to help!
Keep your air-conditioner (AC) maintained and you’ll not only save money on energy, but you’ll also extend its lifespan, saving money on costly early replacement. Annual AC maintenance and diligent filter change is crucial in maintaining your expensive air conditioning system. These two things promote a healthier and more efficient running system. Spring months are best for AC maintenance - right before heavy use in the summer months.