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AC Installation in Orange County & Los Angeles, CA
To have a more energy-efficient air conditioning system, it starts with the right equipment. If your AC unit is outdated or just not performing like it should, it may be time to replace it. In the long run, it could be one of the best investments you make as you enjoy increased energy savings.
From maximizing air flow to connecting with your existing duct and vent system, Greenstar Home Services/RighTime Home Services’ technicians will help you find the ideal air conditioning systems for your home.
Which Type of AC Unit Do You Need?
Ceiling fans and open windows can only help so much to cool you down on a hot SoCal summer day. Whether you're just upgrading your existing system, or you're finally ready to purchase a new air conditioning unit for your home, Greenstar Home Services/RighTime Home Services has your back to provide you with quality air conditioning installation.
It all starts by deciding or reaffirming which type of cooling system a professional HVAC technician has shown will work best in your home. Your range of options may include but are not limited to:
- Ductless mini-split: Perfect for room additions where extending or installing distributing ductwork is not possible or for older homes without air ducts, a ductless AC unit may be a good indoor unit option
- Geothermal: Uses the earth's constant temperature as the exchange medium instead of the outside air temperature
- Evaporative (swamp) cooler: Used in dry, hot climates to offer natural and energy-efficient cooling
- Heat pumps: Important to southern CA, heat pumps extract and move heat from one area to another (inside to out or vice versa)
Stay Cool With Efficient Systems
An air conditioning system's main purpose is to cool and circulate air, but there are ways to achieve this goal in an energy-efficient way, helping you reduce energy costs in the long run.
For instance, geothermal pumps are more efficient, quieter, and last longer than air-source pumps, but they are more expensive to install in the first place. Deciding on an central AC unit according to your specific expectations will make sure you're receiving your money's worth.
What Type of AC Is Right for My Los Angeles Home?
The layout of your home is usually the most important indicator of the most appropriate type of air conditioning system. After evaluating your existing setup and chatting to you about your requirements, our AC installations experts will recommend the right type of system for your needs.
Whatever system you decide to go with, we can provide professional air conditioner installation that is done right the first time to help you stay cool and comfortable during the next heat wave.
At Greenstar Home Services/RighTime Home Services, we strongly believe in protecting and preserving our planet’s vital natural resources. That’s why we are the local leader in green air conditioning unit replacement. We specialize in eco-friendly equipment and AC systems that maximize your energy efficiency. With Greenstar Home Services/RighTime Home Services as your preferred air conditioning installation company, you’ll save money on your cooling and heating bills while helping the environment at the same time.
What Are the Signs You Need a New AC System in LA?
For many homeowners in sunny southern California, if the AC system is working, it’s often a case of “out of sight, out of mind.” Of course, with a newer model, you shouldn’t expect any problems.
However, there are some typical signs that you might need a new air conditioner. The most common indications that you require AC installation include:
Age and Reduced Efficiency
Consider that about half of your utility bill will go toward cooling and heating your home. The older the system, the less efficient it tends to be, meaning that it may be using more energy than modern units. Eventually, your budget may show you that it’s better to replace your aging system.
Homeowners in locations prone to high heat and humidity tend to use their AC systems more, meaning they are putting added stress on equipment compared to those living in a milder climate.
Frequency of Use
How often you use the system? Do you adjust the thermostat based on the time of year, or do you set it and forget it? Do you notice that it works harder during certain periods? If you use your system consistently throughout the year, you may want to consider an upgrade that can handle the pace.
If your air conditioner uses air filters, have you been changing them regularly according to the manufacturer’s instructions? Failure to do so can put an undue burden on the equipment, decreasing the AC’s lifespan. Of course, the system will function better when you have Greenstar Home Services/RighTime come to your home every year for regular maintenance.
Consider the Cost of a Repair Job vs. Replacement
Many Los Angeles area homeowners worry about AC installation costs. Industry professionals suggest applying the “$5,000 rule” to AC units. For this rule, you multiply the repair cost times the age of the unit — if the answer is more than $5,000, it’s recommended to replace the unit.
So, for example, a 10-year-old unit with a $1,000 repair estimate would give you the figure of $10,000. This means it’s probably time to purchase a new entire system.
However, if your unit is 3 years old and the repair estimate is $600, you get $1,800. Following the $5,000 rule, it’s appropriate for you to call the professionals at Greenstar Home Services/RighTime to arrange for repair rather than outright replacement.
Another way to look at this issue is that if repairing the air conditioner will cost more than half the cost to install a new unit, it might be best to replace the AC.
Is the Air Conditioner Correctly Sized for Your Home?
If you had nothing to do with your AC equipment’s installation because it was put in place by the previous owner, it’s possible that the system is not correctly sized to your abode.
An air conditioner that’s too small may struggle just to keep up with normal cooling demands. If the system is sized too large for a house, it will tend to cycle on and off more frequently, which is bad for the equipment and is also a waste of energy.
The knowledgeable technicians at Greenstar Home Services/RighTime have years of experience in correctly sizing air conditioning equipment, so you know you’ll be in good hands. We’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned in the industry for providing high quality AC installation in Los Angeles.
Consider the Age of Your AC System
How old is the system? Assuming you have arranged for regular maintenance, inspection and cleaning along with any needed repairs in a timely fashion, you can anticipate getting about 12 to 15 years of service from your air conditioner.
If you’re getting close to the end of this timeframe but your AC equipment is still holding steady, calculate how many more years you can reasonably expect before it would be prudent to replace the system. Our technicians will be happy to help you make an accurate calculation.
If your air conditioner is an older unit and depends on R-22 refrigerant, you should probably have our AC installation experts replace it for you as soon as possible rather than repair it.
This is because R-22 refrigerant is not typically used anymore, due to its drastic effect on the natural environment. Manufacturers have to phase out production of R-22, so it is in limited supply. You’ll want to consult with the technicians at Greenstar Home Services/RighTime about replacing your AC with a modern, more environmentally friendly system.
Not only will you be doing your part to reduce your family’s carbon footprint, but you can also enjoy a new air conditioner that’s much more energy efficient. That translates to lower utility bills.
Issues to Consider Before Replacing Your Home’s AC
Problems indicating it may be time to replace rather than repair your AC unit include:
Too Many Service Calls
Perhaps you have been requesting service calls on a frequent basis. Too many repairs are a sign that the system may be on its last legs.
Maybe your system is making unusual sounds, such as screeching or rumbling whenever you activate it manually or when it kicks on because of the thermostat setting. Greenstar Home Services/RighTime’s AC installation professionals should come to your home to evaluate the situation.
If your rooms are not cooled consistently, with some areas of the house never seeming to get comfortable, it’s time to call the professionals.
Higher Than Usual Power Bills
Say you have noticed that utility bills are skyrocketing, even though you are using the air conditioner the same as usual. This is a sign that the equipment isn’t working as efficiently as it used to and is now struggling to keep up with demand.
What Is the Climate of Southern California?
Trips to the beach and plenty of opportunities to sunbathe in the backyard make Orange County, California and the surrounding region quite appealing to people who enjoy the ease of living in such a pleasant climate.
However, anyone who has spent much time in Southern California knows just how brutal the hot summer sun can be.
Sunny Southern California is classified as having a Mediterranean climate, meaning that it is prone to wet, mild winters and warm, dry summers. While freezing temperatures are infrequent, the area gets its fair share of hot weather. Some locations in the region are drier and hotter than others, with desert and semi-arid locations, all with very little rainfall.
Because of these conditions, people may be running their air conditioners more often than in locations with a milder, cooler climate.
The Importance of Working AC in Southern California
Without a functioning AC system, life might be difficult and even unsafe for sensitive individuals.
It’s crucial to connect with Orange County air conditioning installation professionals such as the team at Greenstar Home Services/RighTime to ensure you have reliable AC service, especially when the mercury is rising.
Having a reputable AC installation service team in your corner is invaluable for beating the heat. In Southern California, ideally you will have an air conditioner that a professional technician correctly sized to your home. It should also include a smart thermostat, so you can precisely control when and how often the cooling kicks in.
Not only does a working air conditioner bring the temperature down to a tolerable level inside your abode, but it also curbs high humidity, which is a major factor in keeping your family cool and comfortable under the oppressive rays of the summer sun.
Contact Us Today for Professional LA Air Conditioning Installation
When it comes to expert air conditioning installation, you can’t go wrong with Greenstar Home Services/RighTime. We serve the entire Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Orange County and local communities such as Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana and more.
We can help you beat the heat with professional AC installation. Contact us at 866-206-4552 today.
Free Furnace Installation Included with the Purchase of an A/C and Furnace Bundle*
$1000 Furnace Installation Fee waived with the purchase and installation of a Furnace or A/C and Furnace Bundle. Valid at participating ARS® Network locations. Not valid for third party, new construction, or commercial customers, with any other offers, discounts, or on prior sales. Call service center for details. Coupon required at time of service. Void if copied or transferred and where prohibited. Any other use may constitute fraud. Cash value $.001. Offer Expires 12/31/2022.
License #: 765074 Greenstar Home Services 795556, A-Ames 795545, Dicksons Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning 811085
$69 Seasonal A/C or Heating Tune Up (Save $50!)
Standard price of tune-up is $119. Price valid for one working system. For gas or heat pump systems only; does not apply to oil-fired systems. Valid at participating ARS® Network locations. Not valid for third party, new construction, or commercial customers, with any other offers, discounts, or on prior sales. Call service center for details. Coupon required at time of service. Void if copied or transferred and where prohibited. Any other use may constitute fraud. Cash value $.001. Offer Expires 12/31/2022.
License #: 765074 Greenstar Home Services 795556, A-Ames 795545, Dicksons Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning 811085