Houma AC Unit Installation
Can you think of anything worse than being stuck without reliable air conditioning on a hot, muggy day in Houma? We can’t either. That’s why Trahan’s Heating & Cooling is the premier cooling company in Houma and the surrounding area. We work hard to keep you comfortable in your home all year round, and that starts with an AC system you can count on to get the job done. When your old AC just can’t keep up anymore, call on Trahan’s for fast, fair air conditioning installation services.
Contact us today to start your AC replacement process by scheduling an appointment!
Signs It’s Time To Replace Your AC Unit
Investing in a new air conditioner is no small feat, so when is it time to throw in the towel on your old, struggling unit? We all want to push off AC replacement as long as we can, but if you notice these symptoms in your home, an AC installation is probably not far down the road:
- Rising energy bills
- Inconsistent airflow
- Odd sounds
- Strange odors
- Indoor humidity
- Frequent repairs
As time passes, your AC will begin to deteriorate. With so many moving parts, it’s natural for them to start to wear out. Besides completing yearly AC maintenance on your unit, there’s nothing you can do to stop your unit from weakening over time. Although a typical air conditioner is expected to last upwards of 10 years, you should always stay aware of the signs listed above which mean your unit is starting to fail.
We know that AC breakdowns are never convenient, and that’s why we want to help get your home cooling again as quickly as possible. With your needs and budget in mind, our professional team will help you make the quick decisions required to purchase a new cooling unit. This includes heating load calculations and several more important replacement factors.
Choosing Your New AC Unit
Once you’ve determined that your AC needs to be replaced, it’s time to start looking for a new AC unit to replace it with. A variety of factors go into choosing a new air conditioner, including the size of your home, the design of the system, your preferred performance level and, of course, budget. Factors like the tonnage, or size, of your AC unit, can play a big role in determining the cost of the installation. Let’s discuss a couple of the most important product specifications: tonnage and SEER ratings.
The size, or tonnage, of your new AC unit, doesn’t actually refer to the physical size of the unit. It measures the cooling capacity of the unit, or how much cooling power the air conditioner can supply. To determine what size AC you should buy, you’ll first need to calculate how much cooling power your home needs in order to stay cool. A wide range of factors go into the calculation, including but not limited to:
- Square footage
- Number of residents
- Heat-generating appliances
- Number and type of windows
- Regional climate
- Sun exposure
- Insulation type
Don’t worry — no homeowner has to complete this complicated calculation on their own. When you call Trahan’s for AC replacement, one of the first things we do is send a technician to calculate the correct AC size for your home based on the above factors and your previous air conditioner’s size. Once you know what AC size your home needs, the search for a new unit can begin.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER, ratings are essentially used to measure the energy efficiency of an AC unit. Ranging from 13 to 25, with higher numbers equating to higher efficiency, SEER ratings can tell homeowners a lot about the air conditioners they’re considering. Higher energy efficiency means better system performance for less money. It also means homeowners must pay more upfront for their AC unit because better performance requires better materials and technology — this makes SEER ratings a great indicator of initial investment costs and future energy savings, which allows homeowners to weigh their return on investment.
Getting All Your Ducts In A Row
If your new unit is a traditional central AC system, then you have another thing to worry about: ducts. If your home is brand new, you might have to purchase a ductwork system from the get-go. Even if you have existing ductwork, it needs to be evaluated and laid correctly to allow your new AC unit to operate efficiently. You need a team that won’t just connect your new air conditioner to the existing ducts and leave. If you need adjustments or new ducts, our team will make sure that the entire system is up and running properly so that your AC replacement starts off on the right foot.
Don’t let that crisp, cool air escape through air duct leaks or reach your home lukewarm. Let the pros do what we do best!
The Trahan’s Guarantee
We know that choosing an AC company to install your new unit is a big decision, and we want you to feel 100% confident in our team That’s why we offer so many guarantees that ensure complete satisfaction — both in skill and service provided. We care about your home’s efficiency and comfort, and that passion is reflected in every action we take. From our helpful customer service representatives to our knowledgeable technicians and installers, you’ll receive the best service possible.
Count on Trahan’s!
At Trahan’s, we specialize in providing world-class services with a small-town touch. We strive to provide excellent service at a fair price, from installations to repairs and maintenance. Unlike other air conditioning companies, we’ll never lie to you or try to sell you something you don’t really need. Our first priority is and always will be keeping your home comfortable and cool all year round — as it should be.
Trahan’s Heating & Cooling offers the AC installation Houma residents rely on to keep their homes cool. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and begin your air conditioning installation service.