One of our most popular services in the spring and summer is consulting, selling and installing replacement air conditioner (A/C) systems for Columbus-area residents.
Buying a new A/C system is a big decision, probably one of the largest upgrade expenses in the lifetime of your home. There are many things to consider during the purchase process. Our sales consultant will guide you through the options to help you make the right choice, based on your budget and the size of your home. Once you have the right A/C system, you'll enjoy a more comfortable home, lower electric bills, and confidence that you made the right decision.
Like so many modern innovations, we take central air for granted. The cool, dry air that whispers continually from floor, wall and ceiling registers can lull us into a false sense of security. Then a huge electric bill arrives, or the system begins to weaken or not produce the amount of cool air we need. Then we realize that basic maintenance was called for--just cleaning the air filter could cut cooling costs 5 to 15 percent. Or perhaps it’s time to replace that old and inefficient central A/C.
There are a number of options to consider, including high-efficiency systems that can reduce electrical cooling costs 20 to 30 percent. Our consultant will cover all these options with you during a visit to your home. When deciding to purchase new equipment, you need to consider several key factors, such as energy efficiency, performance, reliability, cost, and the ozone-friendly options that are available.
Does Your Central Air Need Replacement or Repair?
If it’s the first time you’ve run into problems, or needed to install a new A/C system, you might be wondering just what it is, and what all it entails. Air conditioners are part of your home’s “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning” (HVAC) system, or simply, its climate control. And if you don’t have a system installed or are having problems with your current system, it will create problems you’ll notice right away.
Stagnant air that sits at uncomfortable temperatures and creates hot spots in some rooms and cold spots in others, are just a few of the problems that you could run into with your A/C system if it’s not installed properly or if it breaks down. Other, less noticeable, problems that your A/C system could cause are things such as energy loss – an air conditioner that runs inefficiently will use more energy than needed and that energy will be wasted, unnecessarily skyrocketing your electric bill.
Not hiring an HVAC contractor is not an option if you need your central air replaced; installation is simply not a job for even the most talented and knowledgeable DIY-er. The trick is to know which HVAC company is going to be the right one for you and sell you the best A/C system for your needs.
Current A/C System Review & Assessment
Pickerington Heating & Cooling will begin with an assessment of your current system (if any) to determine if repairs are a wise investment. We'll then determine the size of the system needed to effectively cool your home. Once the size of the cooling system is calculated, our consultant will review with you the desired quiet level for the new A/C system and your budget amount to help determine the best Central A/C system for your needs.
Our consultant will make recommendations for specific brands and models to match your requirements: we sell and service all the major brands. Once you’ve arrived at a decision on which equipment best meets your needs, he’ll cover payment options and discuss financing options available for purchase of the new central air equipment.
Our representative will provide a written price quote on the spot. If you’re ready to move forward, we’ll schedule the installation for your new central air, usually within a few days of the meeting.
Assuming your home is already equipped with an existing central air system, installation in a typical home in the Columbus area will take about one full day. We’ll assign the necessary technicians to complete the job efficiently and quickly to assure your family’s continued comfort and safety. Although we try to work as quietly as possible, expect some noise during the installation process. We do ask that you restrain pets and children from the work area so we can complete the central air installation as effectively as possible.
Our goal is to leave your home and its grounds better than we found it. We have a cleanup procedure in place to ensure no construction debris or packaging is left behind, and a completion/inspection checklist to ensure we cross all our t’s and dot all our i’s.
When we’re all done, you’ll be able to immediately enjoy the benefits of your new central A/C system.
If you suspect your system needs replacing, is failing, or you'd like to explore the costs involved with purchase of a replacement A/C system, please contact Pickerington Heating & Cooling at 614-837-4026. Our offices are open 7:00 am to 9:00 pm weekdays; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday; emergency air conditioner (A/C) service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.