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Looking For a New Air Conditioner? Here is What to Expect.

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After last weeks warm weather (can you say 31°C?) there are a lot of people out there thinking that maybe now is a good time to invest in a new air conditioner for your home.  You know what?  We completely agree with you.  When summer hits and the temperatures rise, there’s no better feeling than walking into a cool, comfortable house.  Your office and car are both air conditioned- it only makes sense that your home is just as comfortable, right?

When you are looking for a new air conditioner for your home it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information that’s out there.  Between figuring out what you actually need and who to call (hint: we’re a pretty good choice!), it can be confusing at best and intimidating at worst.

First Steps: Your Quote

It all starts with a complimentary in-home quote.  The reason why we have to quote your air conditioning options in your home is because each home is different, and a lot of factors can influence how much the final cost will be and how long it may take to install.

It all starts with a call (Calgary: (403) 288-4004, Edmonton: (780) 970-2777).  From there we will arrange an in-home consultation, where one of our expert comfort specialists will assess your home.  During the consultation our specialist will determine:

  • Which type of air conditioner is right for your needs
  • How big of an air conditioner you need
  • The ideal installation site and method (bracket mount against your home, or cement pad on the ground)
  • If there are any areas that may complicate the installation
  • What else you are looking for, if anything

Our comfort specialists will then provide you an accurate quote that reflects your specific needs and home layout.

Step Two: Installation

Installation day- finally, you’re only a few hours away from a comfortable climate-controlled environment!

Our technician will arrive fully stocked and ready to go.  The installation itself will take anywhere from 4 – 8 hours, depending on the installation complexity and ease of access to the install area.  While we would like you to be home when the technician first arrives, you do not need to remain home if you are unable to.  So long as we have access to your furnace, electrical panel, and install area we will be able to get to work.

Step Three: Post-Installation Education & Information

Once the technician has completed the installation of your air conditioner, they will then walk you through the unit that was installed, operation, maintenance, and what to expect moving forward.  It is important that you understand this information so that you are completely comfortable with your new air conditioner.  Often, the most important part of your air conditioner installation isn’t the air conditioner itself- it’s learning how to use it and keep it running great!

Of course, we are always available to you if you have questions or need some clarification.  We’d also like to take this opportunity to point out that our Comfort Club will greatly simplify the annual maintenance of your new air conditioner.  We recommend you consider it!

Written by Ryan Tutak

Ryan is considered one of Calgary's most knowledgeable residential HVAC specialists. Working in the industry for over 12 years, he's helped thousands of homeowners with their heating and cooling systems. Outside of running Calgary's most reputable HVAC business, you can find him on the Golf course practicing his short game or traveling with his family. His main goal is to create a positive collaborative culture, one in which his employees are excited to come in and are motivated to work hard. He spends the majority of his day working directly with Home Comfort Advisors, Service and Maintenance Technicians, and Customer Service Representatives ensuring they are fully prepared to lead the Home Service Industry in Customer Service.

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