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...

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Pam Durham
Pam Durham
15:01 29 May 20
Cory worked his tail off. Didn’t stop until it was fixed. I would recommend this company and Cory to anyone. Great service and very professional. Cory has a great personality!
Lynn Stelter
Lynn Stelter
16:26 28 May 20
They are the best company we've ever had. They come whenever there is a problem, without making us wait days. They treat us like family. Over the years they gotten to know us and what we need.
Judy & Larry Frank
Judy & Larry Frank
17:09 26 May 20
Jerry was great 👍🏻 happy with everything. Polite, professional. Happy to have him every time 👵🏻👍🏻👴🏻👌
Chad Petrick
Chad Petrick
21:14 22 May 20
Family owned business that trains good values, knowledgeable and knows how to treat customers. Have not had a bad experience yet. The maintenance plan is not just a 5 minute check they work on the unit and really go through the system.
Charles Phelps
Charles Phelps
23:39 11 Apr 20
Ernesto is great! He was very thorough and careful to do a great job. He was also courteous and mindful of the present virus situation as he wore a mask & gloves. He is a very intelligent young man.
Wendy Novich
Wendy Novich
20:57 09 Apr 20
What a wonderful experience! I called and within an hour a technician was here and had us cool again. He even went out of his way to see if the part that went bad was under warranty. Unfortunately it wasn’t, but the pricing and service was fair and speedy. They will definitely find a spot on my... speed dial! Thank more
Danny  Guarino
Danny Guarino
15:11 31 Mar 20
What a pleasant experience dealing with a company that does what they say they're going to do. There were no surprises they cut me a breast of what was going on and the job was completed on time. The inspector came after the job was completed and told me they did a great job. Evan a company do what... they say they're going to do is a rare commodity these more
Geneva Lavery
Geneva Lavery
21:09 19 Mar 20
Our service person was very professional and proficient in servicing our air conditioner. We will continue to use your company for our air conditioner service and repair.
Donna Waikel
Donna Waikel
12:00 13 Mar 20
We have been customers of Independent Air for 3 years now and have been both well satisfied as well as impressed. They stand out for integrity, professionalism, competence, courtesy and ethics. We heartily recommend them and especially technician Shakori. It is truly a pleasure to do business... with more
Kathryn Vooris
Kathryn Vooris
19:44 12 Mar 20
Jerry and Michelle were very prompt, courteous and respectful. I chose Independent Air on the high recommendation of a friend that used them. Being new to the area I like to use companies that someone recommends and be sure I was not disappointed. They are now my A/C company.
Andrea F
Andrea F
20:56 03 Mar 20
Jerry’s a wonderful technician! With that said, Independent Air as a whole is always a phenomenal company to do business with. Their attention to detail, and knowledgeable staff make every interaction and appointment painless and pleasant.
Michele Geisert
Michele Geisert
16:10 22 Jan 20
Our technician Koa did a fantastic job on the maintenance of both AC units. They are honest, reliable and are overall just great people. I have used other companies in the past and not had the same level of customer service or confidence in the work as I do with Independent Air.
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