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Choosing the best air conditioner or heat pump can look like a daunting task, but Yellow Dot Heating & Air Conditioning makes it less stressful. We give free estimates on a variety of air conditioners and heat pumps to fit any application. So, if you need some help in choosing the best air conditioner or heat pump for your home, give us a call at 919-754-8686. Our air conditioners come in a variety of volumes and prices, so that we can help you find the perfect one for your home!

About Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

There are typically three different kinds of Air Conditioners.

  1. “Straight-cool” air conditioners pull heat from inside the home and move it to the outside, which lowers the temperature of the air indoors.
  2. Heat Pumps provide the same cooling process but can also reverse the process in order to pull heat from the outside air and pull it indoors, so heat pumps also heat the inside air.
  3. Minisplit Heat Pumps provide room-by-room temperature control, rather than conditioning the whole-home, for buildings that have to have more concise temperature control for each room.

Air Conditioner Efficiency

Efficiency of Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps are rated by SEER. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It represents the ratio of cooling produced divided by the electricity used (in watts). The bigger the number the better the energy efficiency of the equipment.

Air Conditioner Sizes

Sizes of Air Conditioners, meaning their capacity to condition in a particular size space, are rated by Tonnage. Tonnage is used to explain the cooling capacity of an air conditioner. You can discover your unit’s tonnage by looking at the 2-digit number near the model number. This number can range from 18-60. When this number is found, you will then divide that number by 12. Whatever answer you get, that is your AC’s tonnage.

Varied sizes of air conditioners

Signs You May Need an Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Replacement

So, how you would figure out when it’s best to upgrade the air conditioner? Here are some tell-tale warning signs you should look for:

  • Warm Air Coming Out– This warning sign is kind of obvious. If your air conditioner blows out warm air when it should be cold air, there’s a problem somewhere.
  • Increased Energy Bills – The harder your air conditioning unit has to work to blow out cold air, the higher your energy bills are going to be. Whenever you notice a significant increase in your electric bill, it’s time to call in our experts to see what can be done.
  • Strange Noises or Smells – You should never hear grinding noises from your air conditioning unit. You might have a belt that’s slipped out of position or another loose component causing the sounds. Likewise, your air conditioner should not ever have a bad smell to it. If it smells like something’s burning when it’s running, you could have an electrical wiring issue that could be a fire hazard. If it smells musty, you could have dirty or moldy ductwork that could make you and your family sick over time unless you get it cleaned properly.
  • Weak Airflow – Is your air conditioner blowing out cold air so weakly that you can’t really feel it? Your air conditioning compressor is likely failing and needs to be replaced, but we will not know for sure until you give us a call and we come out and inspect it.
  • Failing Thermostat – A central air conditioning system is controlled by a thermostat. When something goes wrong with your thermostat, it can create a variety of issues, including an air conditioner that won’t turn on or one that keeps powering on and off too soon.
  • Freon or Water Leaks – Have you noticed moisture around your air conditioning unit? If you have a Freon leak, this can be fatal. Even if it’s just a water leak due to a faulty condensation tube, you shouldn’t ignore it. Better let us take a look at it for you.

If you need advice after reviewing this list, give us a call at 919-754-8686 so we can provide a FREE new AC estimate quickly!

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