Believe it or not, spring and summer are coming to Vancouver. So it is time to assess the condition of your current Air Conditioner or consider the installation of an Air Conditioning unit before the season gets busy. The following information will make your decision easy.
Vancouver Air Conditioning Installation – Step 1
The first step is to contact a professional, long-established HVAC company with a large customer base. Pro Ace Heating and Air Conditioning has been in business for over 22 years and has a customer base of over 80,000 HVAC users. Make sure the HVAC company’s quotations are always in writing and that they will explain everything in easy-to-understand detail. Ideally, the company will have a 24 hour emergency repair service (like Pro Ace’s).
Vancouver Air Conditioning Installation – Step 2
Make sure the Air Conditioner installer is a Red-Seal refrigerant mechanic. Red Seal is the highest badge of approval for an AC installer. It means the tech has passed a gruelling exam covering all the areas about AC systems. A Red Seal tech inspires confidence. All Pro Ace AC installers are Red-Sealed. If you want to know what is covered on the exam, call us and we will outline it for you.
Vancouver Air Conditioning Installation – Step 3
When the Pro Ace technician visits your home or office in Vancouver, he will first make sure you are using the current refrigerant. If you are still using R-22, you should upgrade your AC unit right away. After the year 2020, R-22 won’t be available. And by using the approved R-410A refrigerant, you will save energy as well as energy costs.
Vancouver Air Conditioning Installation – Step 4
The Pro Ace technician will advise you to purchase an AC unit with a SEER number above 13. SEER means Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It rates how well an AC unit conserves energy. Pro Ace installs Trane, Goodman, Carrier, LG, Mitsubishi, Samsung, and Amery Star AC units.
Vancouver Air Conditioning Installation – Step 5
The size of an AC unit is measured in tons of air. One ton of air can cool 400 square feet in homes and about half that in an office. (Offices tend to have more windows and less insulation.) If your home in Vancouver is 2800 sq. ft., you will need a 7 ton AC unit. A Vancouver office of the same size will require a 14 ton unit. We suggest not being tempted to save money by buying a smaller unit than necessary. Contact Pro Ace so we can explain it all in clear, friendly detail.
Vancouver Air Conditioning Installation – Additional Info
Besides cooling your Vancouver comfort zone, an AC system will help people with allergies to hay fever and dust. The system not only cools the air, it filters it, keeping out allergens, dust and other particles. If you have sinus problems, an AC system can help you. Also by regulating your home temperature, your body will use less energy. You may find that with a new AC unit in your Vancouver home, you will have less overall stress. And you may find you sleep much more soundly. At Pro Ace you will always be able to speak with a friendly company rep to answer all your questions.