Living without AC can be extremely uncomfortable during the summer, especially if you’re also dealing with high humidity. Even if the weather is relatively mild for most of the year, those few hot weeks without air conditioning can feel brutal. As experienced HVAC contractors, we know how important it is to have year-round comfort.
Your home should be an escape from the high temperatures outside. Unfortunately, many older homes in San Antonio don’t come with air conditioning. Or it's cut from the plan to save money during your home's initial build. If that's you, then it's time to put an end to it. Now’s the time to install a new AC unit (or heat pump) in San Antonio and avoid another doggy summer. Recent summers have been some of the hottest on record in many parts of Texas, and with temperatures rising, it’s time to prioritize your comfort.
Putting in a new AC unit in Helotes has huge benefits for your household. Here are some of the most notable advantages of installing a central cooling system:
While there are so many benefits to installing an air conditioner, there is one downside to be aware of: higher summertime electric bills. Then, of course, there's the increased noise. Most people in Helotes and San Antonio find these drawbacks more than worth it to finally be cool indoors.
Before the installation, our team will discuss your air conditioning options with you. We’ll help you find a system that best fits your home and budget. We’ll also conduct an evaluation of the site to properly prepare for installation.
Installing a new air conditioner can take anywhere from four to eight hours, depending on the type of system you opt for and the layout of your house. Plan for the installation to take a full day. If this isn't something you can accomodate, give us a call at (210) 344-0060. Our San Antonio HVAC company may be able to slide you into a keyless or weekend appointment.
We will use protective equipment to ensure your home's furniture and surfaces aren’t damaged during installation. We’ll start by preparing the indoor and outdoor areas where your AC system will be installed. We’ll also remove any old equipment in those areas.
We’ll then install the key components of your air conditioner: the copper lines containing the refrigerant, evaporator coil, and drain line. We’ll also check your home's electrical connection and ensure the air conditioning unit is properly wired. Finally, we’ll place your air conditioner's indoor and outdoor components.
Once the air conditioner has been installed, we will conduct tests to ensure it works properly. Our team will also be available to answer any questions you may have or address any problems that come up in the days following your installation.
We don’t recommend trying to install a new AC unit alone. Installing an air conditioner comes with a variety of safety risks for those who are inexperienced. Additionally, you risk improperly installing your air conditioner, which can damage both the unit and your home. Instead, always hire a professional to get the job done correctly.
AC installation requires a variety of complex tasks. You’ll need to ensure you have the proper ductwork and electrical wiring for your new system, and the ground may need to be leveled for the outdoor unit. These are all tasks that require specialized training and equipment and shouldn’t be done on your own. On top of that, air conditioners work using refrigerant. Refrigerant is toxic and highly flammable, so it needs to be handled professionally to prevent accidents.
Once you have your air conditioning unit installed, you’ll want to take steps to keep it in good condition. Consider signing up for a preventative HVAC maintenance plan with a local company. This will help keep your air conditioning unit clean, and it’s also an opportunity to fix any minor problems before they get out of hand. Best of all, it lets them take care of remembering it.
You can also do many small things to help your new air conditioner in Helotes or San Antonio last longer:
Just by following the above steps, you'll be able to take full advantage of your new central cooling system. Though you'll need to replace it eventually, you'll be surprised how nice it feels to finally have a working air conditioning unit.
With years of experience and stellar reviews from our happy customers, Tiger Services Air Conditioning and Heating is the top AC installation and repair provider in San Antonio. We take pride in our excellent customer service and fair prices, and our expert team members are here to help you solve any AC problems that arise. Give us a call today to learn more, or schedule an appointment.