Air Conditioner Installation and Replacement
Peaden Air Conditioning offers air conditioner installation and replacement in Panama City, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola and Gulf Shores. We offer a full array of air conditioning systems to fulfill your home cooling needs while staying within your budget. If you need an estimate we are ready to take your call any time at 855-557-7878 or you can request an estimate online by clicking here. At Peaden, we do not use high pressure sales tactics to push you into buying the most expensive air conditioner. Instead, our team of Comfort Consultants are there to help guide you through the process of buying and replacing your air conditioner. Our goal is to make sure you get an Air Conditioning system that meets your budget and cools your home properly, without breaking the bank. If you need and estimate, one of our trained Comfort Consultants can come to your home and perform and estimate and help walk you through the process of replacing your air conditioner. Peaden replaces and installs air conditioners in Pensacola, Panama City, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City Beach, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Daphne, Fairhope, Gulf Breeze, Pace, Milton, and Navarre. Replacing your air conditioning systems is a large home repair project, and by choosing Peaden you can know that you are getting 50 years of experience and trust.
Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?
Just like any home appliance, as an air conditioner ages it will continue to break more often but did you also know that it will also run less efficiently. An air conditioner will also give you clues that it is time to replace your A/C unit. These are signs your air conditioner might not be operating properly.
Signs My Air Conditioner Might Not Be Working Properly
- My air conditioner is blowing hot or warm air
- My air conditioner will not cool
- My average electrical bill has increased
- My air conditioner is requiring frequent service or repair
- My house feels humid or damp
- My air conditioner is running too much
- My air conditioner is turning on and off too much
- My air conditioner is shaking or vibrating
- My air conditioner will not turn on
Air Conditioners and SEER
What Does SEER Mean?
SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” So what does “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio” have to do with air conditioners? Essentially it is a rating that tells consumers how efficiently the air conditioner will use electricity to cool a home. SEER is the equivalent to the mile per gallon rating, that is require on cars, but for air conditioners. Every air conditioner is require by the US Department of Energy to have SEER rating, and the US Department of Energy sets minimal air conditioner energy efficiency requirements that air conditioner manufacturers must meet.
How Do I Interpret the SEER Rating?
The rating of an air conditioner can be 13 SEER, 14 SEER or even 30 SEER. The higher the SEER of and air conditioner the more efficiently the air conditioner will use electricity to cool the air that cools your home. The average air conditioner will have a SEER rating of around 14 to 15 SEER. Some higher efficiency A/C units, like the mini-split ductless air conditioners, can have SEER ratings as high as 30 SEER. Air conditioners with a greater SEER rating can help you save energy but your home must be insulated properly to recognize an energy savings.
Types of Air Conditioners
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners
Sometimes referred to as ductless air conditioners, Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners fall into a category of air conditioners called PTAC units. PTAC stands for “packaged terminal air conditioner.” These types of A/C units are most commonly found in hotels, but can sometimes be used in homes and residential applications. They get their name, packaged terminal air conditioner, because they are self-contained air conditioning and heating systems that cool the room, and disperse the heat all in one box.
Central Air Conditioners
Most homes and commercial buildings require a central air conditioning system. A Central A/C system is a split system because the heat exchanger and the air handler can be placed in separate locations. They use a system of ducts to distribute the heated or chilled air to rooms throughout the home. A central air conditioning system consists of an air handler, furnace and heat exchanger. The air handler is typically located in a closet, attic, or basement. It draws air in through a return air duct, where the air then passes through a filter, and back across the chilled coils or heat exchanger. The heated or chilled air is then distributed back to the rooms of the house through a system of ducts. We sell a variety of brands of central air conditioners.
Mini-Split System Air Conditioners
Mini-Split Air Conditioners can also sometime be referred to as ductless A/C units. Mini-Split air conditioners are typically high efficiency. Mini-Split air conditioners are typically used to cool a single room or a few smaller rooms. The main advantage of a mini-split system is that they are small like PTAC units, but unlike PTAC units, the mini spit can have heat exchanger in a separate location form the air handler.