Residential AC Replacement
The decision for residential air conditioner replacement is never an easy one. That’s especially true if the decision is forced on you by an A/C breakdown during a Texas-size heatwave. No one wants their Lubbock, TX home to be unbearably hot when the relentless sun is beating down. Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric works hard to assure the replacement and installation process is as painless as possible.
Choosing the right equipment
If the time is here and the decision to replace has been made, then the first critical step is determining the unique needs of your home. Making the correct choice when it comes to cooling options depends on several factors:
- How many square feet need to be cooled (home size)
- Construction type (slab, basement, crawl space)
- Level and quality of insulation
- Number, size, and location of windows
- Overall comfort
An Armstrong Home Comfort Expert will spend time at your home measuring, examining, and talking with you about those factors before making any specific recommendations. Proper sizing is crucial and air conditioners are NOT one-size-fits all. Never let a salesperson tell you a larger capacity air conditioner is always better. That’s simply not true.
Energy efficiency should always be a factor
Once the correct cooling capacity is confirmed, the conversation can turn to the SEER rating which is used to measure energy efficiency. The higher the SEER number, the more efficient it is. A rating of 13-14 is considered standard. A SEER rating of 15-18 is considered high efficiency. Ultra-efficient models can have a rating as high as 24.
Proper installation is vital
There’s a saying at Armstrong, “An air conditioner is just a box.” Here is what that means: Many different brands of air conditioners come out of the box using the very same components. It’s what happens after they come out of the box that determines how well it works. It’s why Armstrong passionately believes installation day is the most important day in the life of a new system. Our technicians have the necessary tools and knowledge to install a new cooling system according to manufacturer specifications.
A history of satisfied customers
Even if your A/C fails in triple digit temperatures, don’t let the stress get you down. Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric has restored comfort for thousands of Lubbock, TX homeowners. Our expert team is ready to help you as well.