Residential Air Conditioning Replacement

Installing a New System: It’s All About the Design!

It’s time to replace your heating and/or air conditioning system. We want to help you understand the services you should expect from us at change-out time.A quality installation begins with a professional design

It is important to not merely size a new system based on the old system’s capacity. A professional design needs to be completed. What if your home’s heating and cooling needs have changed since the last system was installed many years ago? What if the original system was not sized properly to begin with? Guesswork can lead to under-sizing your new system which can reduce the comfort of your home. Even worse, over-sizing will add unnecessary expense to the job’s cost and may contribute to moisture-related problems down the line.

It takes time and expertise to complete a professional load calculation and system design. Contractors lacking in the necessary technical skills or who are just interested in making a “fast buck” may try to convince you this is not important. Would you want to ride an elevator or and airplane that was not professionally designed? Quality design is important in virtually every product we use including heating and air conditioning systems.

The Load Calculation is where it all begins

Year-round, comfort is the goal. In the summer, your air conditioning system not only cools your home’s air (sensible cooling), it removes moisture (latent cooling). In the winter, your heating system must keep you comfortable without causing high utility bills.

Independent Air Conditioning uses the Manual J® residential load calculation procedure. Manual J® is the official standard for residential load calculation and is required by many building codes around the country.

We carefully measure your home and evaluate its levels of insulation. Windows’ sizes and quantity will be noted, levels of infiltration will be estimated and internal loads including lighting and kitchen appliances will be taken into consideration. A computerized analysis will be completed that indicates just how much heating and/or cooling capacity your new system should provide. After the installation of your new system is completed, you will receive a copy of the computerized load calculation for your records.

Selecting the right equipment

Heating and air conditioning equipment comes in many capacities, configurations and efficiencies. That’s why it’s important to select the right equipment that will be compatible with your home’s heating and cooling needs based on an accurate Manual J® load calculation.

Don’t forget about your home’s duct system

All too often, old heating and air conditioning systems are replaced without giving any thought to the old duct work. Properly installed and maintained duct work can last twenty years or more. But time, heat and humidity can degrade your duct’s insulation. Over the years, your ducts may have collected contaminates that should be removed.

Think about it. Have some of the rooms in your home been less comfortable than others? Too hot or too cold. Now is the time to evaluate the amount of air each room should get and verify that your duct system is clean and configured to deliver the right air to the right rooms. It may even be time to consider replacing your duct system.

You won’t get the full benefit of your new heating and/or air conditioning system if your ducts need repairing or replacing.

Grilles and registers provide for room air distribution

Your return air grille(s) and supply air registers play an important role in providing heating and air conditioning comfort. There are times when simply replacing one or more of these devices can cause a noticeable improvement in your home’s thermal comfort.

Return grilles that are undersized can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning system as well as the comfort in your home. We will verify that these devices are sized and operating properly and will make the best suggestion for improved performance.

Selecting the right contractor is key

Buying a new heating and/or air conditioning system is a major decision – ranking just behind paying for your home, your cars and your children’s college education. Selecting the right contractor to design and install your new system is essential. After all, homeowners only buy new heating and air conditioning systems once every ten or twenty years…maybe longer. Making sure your new system is designed and installed professionally is crucial to ensuring your home’s comfort for many years to come.

Customers Are Saying...

Karl Joerger
Karl Joerger
22:43 23 Jul 19
We are very pleased with the professional service from Joe Leto and Ernesto who installed our unit on a short notice! They let you know exactly when they will be arriving and who will be coming to install the equipment. I will definitely refer them to anyone needing any air conditioning service ! Thanks Again!read more
Frances Brush
Frances Brush
13:13 18 Jul 19
Everyone is very professional and friendly. I never felt like I was being pushed to spend more money. They do a great job. I love their preventative maintenance program.
Douglas Campbell
Douglas Campbell
12:25 09 Jul 19
We have been using Independent Air for eight years now, ever since they installed a brand new Brant unit for us. We are very happy with both the unit and their service. That’s why we have stayed with them.
Barbara Vetromile
Barbara Vetromile
12:53 25 Jun 19
Fantastic service!! Always there when I needed help with this "vintage" air conditioner!! 2017 and 2019 Friendly, professional, knowledgeable!!! Highly recommend this wonderful company.
Delores Toney
Delores Toney
20:45 21 Jun 19
We have dealt with Independent Air for many years and have always been very well satisfied with their work. Our service each year has been with well qualified service men who are ready to answer any questions we might have. Thank you gentlemen for great and reasonable service. It has been another year and the service has remained the same, excellent. We have always been completely satisfied with the work that was done and will always call them for any service we need.read more
Steve Walker
Steve Walker
02:17 05 Jun 19
Prompt service and very knowledgeable techs. Well trained (thanks Joe), and very capable techs (thanks Khori and Ernesto). Will always recommend.
Mollie Bernstein
Mollie Bernstein
11:11 31 May 19
This Company is Fantastic. Cory the Tech explained to me what I did to clear the drain in Valencia Lakes was great and that I Must put water in the drain line after vacuuming the line, otherwise I had an air lock which would back up the water. I like their honesty and it is a learning experience for me. Also they have installed my HVAC about 4 years ago and it performs flawlessly. If your looking for your AC needs, this Company is it, bar none.read more
Nancy Layer
Nancy Layer
21:29 30 May 19
Great company. They came out on Memorial Day night at 10:00! We had just gotten home from time with the family to an 85 degree house. I called Joe and he had someone there in half an hour. Love this company. Ernesto and Korey are great!!!
cheryl gonzalez
cheryl gonzalez
12:11 26 Apr 19
I have been a customer of Independent Air for 28 years. They have always been the BEST company to work with. They are kind, honest, and extremely knowledgable. I would never use anyone else.
Charles Wing
Charles Wing
13:50 06 Apr 19
Amazing service. Technician called ahead to say he was running early, so could he come? Once here he was polite, thorough and responsive to my every question. I now feel I'm in good hands
Linda Wolff
Linda Wolff
13:56 01 Apr 19
They were very professional and explained all of their work thoroughly!! Extra time was needed but everything was completed!! I was extremely satisfied with their services!! I intend on having them be my air conditioning company!
Nisha Patel
Nisha Patel
19:21 23 Mar 19
Amazing company! I have been with them ever since I relocated into my current residence and I have not been disappointed. Everyone from Joe to Marlena to Shakori have been absolutely incredible. They are reasonably priced and I have yet to see customer service like theirs. The techs are knowledgeable, punctual and thorough. I would recommend this team without hesitation.read more
Bobbi Ann DePierro
Bobbi Ann DePierro
13:58 15 Mar 19
They were professional, right on time I didn't have to wait around half my day and they were extremely thorough. Marlena was such a delight to speak with and set up my appointment and I would highly recommend them and I will continue to use them as well.
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