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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...

Steve RakowskiSteve Rakowski
00:19 31 Jan 23
Independent Air maintains my AC system twice a year and does a thorough job. They've also been called on to troubleshoot and repair my system. All of the Independent Air techs have been very helpful and friendly. Their prices are competitive and I have high confidence in what they do. Definitely my go-to for AC service.
Veronica FruehaufVeronica Fruehauf
17:51 26 Dec 22
Joe and his employees always do the very best work on our heating and AC system. They are very professional, take care not to soil our house when they work, and give the best service. Their annual maintenance contract definitely saves us money if any extra work needs to be done. They also head off any serious damage to the system by diagnosing potential issues and replacing needed parts before they totally break down. We are very happy having them as our service contractors.
barbara reinbarbara rein
22:32 16 Dec 22
I have been a very happy Independent Air customer for quite a few years. When my AC stopped working, Independent Air sent a repairman very quickly even though it was late in the day. The company has always provided prompt service and the technicians are very knowledgeable and friendly. I recommended Independent Air to a friend, and they are also extremely pleased with their service.
Terrie McNamaraTerrie McNamara
12:44 06 Dec 22
Ricky was on time and kept me informed on his progress and cleaning of the AC unit. I've been with Independent Air since 2005. They kept my first unit (installed In 2003) for 18 years. And then installed my replacement in. 2021. They have always been honest with and continue to provide excellent service.
Pete DiefenbachPete Diefenbach
15:19 29 Nov 22
We get excellent service from Independent Air every time. They are a reliable, professional and knowledgeable firm. We are happy to recommend them for your A/C needs.
Jack StopyraJack Stopyra
23:41 07 Nov 22
Pete and his team were professional, polite, and experienced. They fixed two issues left from prior work done that had not been resolved. Now we have sufficient throughput of A/C into the kitchen, and no more insulation coming down from the attic through the fan over the cooktop. We are very pleased with the work and highly recommend Independent Air.
Joel BahlJoel Bahl
21:06 28 Oct 22
We have been using Independent for repairs and regular maintenance for 5 years now and are very satisfied.
Mary SegrueMary Segrue
20:33 28 Oct 22
As always the technician was friendly and prompt. Jimmy leaves a good and professional impression for Independent Air.Mary Shank
Amanda KingAmanda King
21:22 13 Sep 22
Ernesto came out to inspect our AC for an intermittent problem we have been having. He spent a quality amount of time trouble shooting the system, was very knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely be using them in the future!
22:58 13 Aug 22
Called late in the evening for elderly parent whose AC was broken, call was picked up immediately and Independent Air fit us in the schedule quick, came and diagnosed issue and repair was fixed immediately. Have been a customer for years, will continue to be for years to come. Outstanding company whose techs are professional and courteous. DO NOT hesitate, call Ind Air if you have AC service needs.
Mark FlodinMark Flodin
18:23 08 Jul 22
Had problems with my air handler, called Independent Air, they sent Jerry and Ernesto out. Prompt, on time, professional, and excellent service, fair, honest, reasonable prices. My "go to" guys from here on out for my HVAC needs.
Steve BullockSteve Bullock
22:32 01 Jul 22
I could not be more thrilled about my new heat pump installation from Independent Air Conditioning. The communication with this company is excellent. The installation went perfectly, and Jerry, Denny and Pete did a herculean job battling the 120° in the attic. Thank you guys so much.It’s only been 24 hours since the installation, but there is a remarkable improvement from our last installation in the efficiency of cooling throughout the house. It’s almost as if your indoor climate control is quietly working in the background and you barely notice it.I would highly recommend Independent Air Conditioning to anyone looking for competent and honest professionals. They are top notch.UPDATE: 7/20/2022INTEGRITY—HONESTY—TRUSTWORTHYThese are the words that come to mind after came back after installation to do some fine-tuning of my new air-conditioning system. I have a particularly difficult attic, so some further work was necessary to ensure humidity levels in my home were at their proper levels.Ernesto, who is one of the technicians at Independent air conditioning spent a couple days ensuring that everything was functioning properly and to the manufacture specifications. I can’t speak more highly about Ernesto and his knowledge, skills and ability to troubleshoot problems. He is probably one of the best technicians I have ever had in my home.As my above review states, Independent air conditioning is a company that you can fully trust for all of your environmental needs when it comes to cooling and heating. Their honesty and integrity is beyond reproach.
Helen NardickHelen Nardick
15:35 12 Jun 21
Always on time, always courteous, ALWAYS fair and honest.
Jan SmithJan Smith
12:16 17 May 21
I want to say thank you to everyone I spoke with and worked with at Independent AC. I just started a new job on Monday after being out of work for 4+ months and my AC decided to go out on Sunday before my first day of work. I called in on Tuesday and they didn't have an appointment in the morning until the next Tuesday, but when I told the sweet person on the phone my AC was not working, she made some calls and said someone would come out that night after I got off work at 6:30 pm. Joe came and provided me with a quote and explained what needed to be done after I got off work. I accepted the proposal on Wednesday and they made an appointment to do the replacement on Friday morning. Reinier Perez and Ernesto Galindo came out to remove the old AC unit and install the new unit along with Pete was there with he jackhammer bright and early. I was working from home at my new job while they were doing all the hot, dirty work outside. I know I left off a couple of names, but thank you to everyone on the phones, quotes, sales, and the install team.
Bonnie BagleyBonnie Bagley
00:53 23 Apr 21
Ernesto was great - very knowledgeable, professional, and efficient. He was very pleasant and explained everything very well.
michael vilasimichael vilasi
17:46 21 Mar 21
Great tech ask for Cory knows his stuff.
Lorilee SantiagoLorilee Santiago
19:48 18 Aug 20
Wonderful job, Earnesto showed up on time and did an amazing job on our AC. He was able to make recommendations for us and install a much better float switch that was needed for our system. Excellent workmanship, and very professional. He truly performed the cleaning and maintenance on our system as if it was his own. I highly recommend and we will be calling on Independent Air Conditioning Inc for all of our future maintenance and AC needs. Thank you
Keekeedee C.Keekeedee C.
13:37 07 Aug 20
Independent Air is the best. Have been using them for years. Always responsive and reasonably priced. Wouldn't call anyone else. Corey, one of their employees, is great!
Diane ChisholmDiane Chisholm
10:21 29 Jul 20
Best air conditioning company I have ever used!! (I've owned my home for 30 years). Joe, the owner, is always there when you need him, and I can't say enough nice things about Corey, the technician!!! The office staff are so friendly and I guess the best part is how knowledgeable everyone at Independent Air are. You will always get a human when you call, or on a very rare occasion, an immediate call back. I will never use anyone else and I highly recommend them to all who need a trustworthy, dependable air conditioning service!!!
Aimee CooksAimee Cooks
09:34 23 Jul 20
After I purchased my home a few years ago I wanted to get the AC serviced. I asked a friend who suggested Independent Air. Glad he did because Independent is a local I believe family owned reliable company. From scheduling to the tech everyone seems attentive and willing to help. I would 100% recommended to anyone. Best service related company I’ve ever dealt with
Bryan HookBryan Hook
22:49 19 Jul 20
There aren't enough adjectives to describe the great service provided by Independent Air! The service was impeccable! Ernesto was so thorough, professional and knowledgeable. We have never had a better experience with A/C service. NO UP SELLING, NO GIMICKS, and pricing can't be beat. Don't waste your time and money calling those A/C companies that advertise with they're supposed maintenance, tune-up specials, they will rip you off and ultimately you are paying those advertising costs. DON'T HESITATE, THE ONLY COMPANY YOU NEED FOR ALL YOUR A/C REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE IS INDEPENDENT AIR. Our service was performed by Ernesto, he was professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. This company truly cares about their customers and prides themselves on old faishon values, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY! CALL INDEPENDENT AIR for all your HVAC needs.
R ColcordR Colcord
12:39 15 Jul 20
We have done business with Independent Air as they were the company that had installed the AC unit prior to our purchasing our home. We have been extremely pleased with their service. We had a problem one night after 8pm. We called and a service person arrived at our door in less than 30 minutes. I can not say enough good about independent air and especially Cory who works with this company. He is exceptional.
Ralph CurryRalph Curry
20:36 13 Jul 20
Everything good,very well organized and a coordinated team cameto our place and replaced the AC and Heat.No mess when finished,a nice group of workers.I highly recommend Independent Air.Ralph Curry
TJ VogelTJ Vogel
17:37 29 Jun 20
These folks are great, super friendly and even moved my appointment up which is unheard of in this heat!! They found the problem right away and took care of it. Highly recommended.
Pamela WindspiritPamela Windspirit
19:20 23 Jun 20
They are the best! They are thorough and do an excellent job. We are always pleased with their attention to detail. Highly recommend!
00:04 18 Jun 20
Corey was great as always, kept me informed as he worked and answered all my questions. He is a star. Thanks for fitting me - I very much appreciate it. Till next time
Keith FranzeseKeith Franzese
17:28 16 Jun 20
During my annual service I ordered an Ecobee thermostat that was installed quickly and the technician showed me how to set the app on my phone. Several days later I was out of town and received an alert that there was an issue with the temperature in my house, so I called and Joe had a technician at my house that afternoon who diagnosed the problem and got my old unit up and running like new. I came home from vacation to a nice cool house thanks to Joe and his excellent professional staff!
Rosie/Joe ElamRosie/Joe Elam
17:42 15 Jun 20
The only ac company that actually took into account size of house, how many windows, and sun exposure of house when replacing ac instead of just sq footage. Does very thorough yearly maintenance. Service tech. Corey is terrific.
T M BurgerT M Burger
15:18 08 Jun 20
I have used Independent Air for maintenance at our rental house in Tampa for years now. I can always rely on them to remind us annually, work with contacting and scheduling with the tenant and then sending us a convenient online invoice. I have been so impressed with their customer service!
Carol CarmodyCarol Carmody
01:52 04 Jun 20
Knowledgeable with a willingness to plainly answer all my questions.This is not a rush job. The technician took his time to get everything done right and even cleaned up afterwards. Very professional. I trust this company!
Damon LazzaraDamon Lazzara
13:45 02 Jun 20
I just had my third annual service yesterday on one AC unit, my business is having its fifth annual service on three AC units today (one of which Independent Air installed), and my parents are having their second annual AC service on two AC units (one of which Independent Air installed). See the pattern? When you find a trustworthy business, you keep coming back!
Pam DurhamPam 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 StelterLynn 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 FrankJudy & Larry Frank
17:09 26 May 20
Jerry was great 👍🏻 happy with everything. Polite, professional. Happy to have him every time 👵🏻👍🏻👴🏻👌
Chad PetrickChad 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 PhelpsCharles 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 NovichWendy 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 you.
Danny  GuarinoDanny 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 days.
Geneva LaveryGeneva 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 WaikelDonna 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 them.
Kathryn VoorisKathryn 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 FAndrea 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 GeisertMichele 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.