Dallas Air Conditioning Installation
Every homeowner in the Dallas-Fort Worth area knows air conditioners are not a luxury here. They are a necessity to keep you and your family safe and comfortable through those long, hot Texas summers when temperatures regularly hit 100 °F outside — and can be even worse indoors.
Whether you've experienced an unexpected equipment failure, need an upgrade to get more efficient cooling power, or just moved into a home without an air conditioning (AC) system, you need reliable, professional Dallas air conditioning installation services to get your system put in properly and running smoothly.
The team of experts at Aire Serv of Dallas are the service professionals who can install your system quickly and correctly as part of our wide range of comprehensive HVAC services. You'll feel so much better once you can breathe a frosty sigh of relief in your perfectly cooled home!
Benefits of Professional Air Conditioner Installation in Dallas, TX
Whether you're putting in a little window AC unit or a brand new, full central air conditioning system, there are a lot of good reasons to rely on the help of an experienced HVAC service professional.
Expert AC Advice
If you've already begun looking around at your options for a new AC unit, you've probably noticed that there are a lot of options available for types, brands, and sizes, and more. That's why getting expert advice early in the process from our service team is so critical. It takes an experienced AC professional to properly evaluate all the various factors at play and recommend a system that is, on balance, the best combination of efficient and cost-effective for your specific needs. Because we receive constant ongoing training on the latest technologies and requirements, you can rest assured that we'll help you find a system that complies with all legal codes and will be able to serve you loyally for years to come.
Nobody wants to pay more than they have to on their monthly utility bills, but that's exactly what happens when your AC system isn't running optimally. You may be surprised by how drastically a modern, high-efficiency unit installation can lower your energy costs in Dallas, especially if your former unit was older, not well-maintained, or suffering from multiple HVAC repair issues.
However, an AC or heating system that is not installed correctly will not be optimized for efficiency. Improper duct installation, for example, can cause even a brand-new unit to work much harder than it should to get the house cooled down. That's why saving money isn't just about getting a new air conditioner that is more energy efficient — it's also about getting the unit installed by someone who knows what they're doing and can make sure the AC has everything it needs to function at its best.
Improve Air Quality
As the air moves through your AC system, it passes through a filter that helps to purify the air and make it safer to breathe. Installing a new unit will help to remove dust, pollen, pet dander, and other irritating allergens from the air, greatly improving air quality and increasing the comfort of allergy-sufferers in your Dallas area home.
There are a lot of household tasks that can be carried out by amateurs, but air conditioning system installation service is not one of them. There's just too many ways to seriously hurt yourself when handling an AC unit. Numerous injuries from heating and cooling systems are reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission every year, including:
Our Dallas team has the training and experience to handle both old and new AC units safely, and to get them installed in a way that minimizes future hazards.
When we install your air conditioning unit, you have the certainty of knowing that you'll be satisfied with the final result — that's our guarantee. We stand behind our workmanship with the Fixed Right Promise: if it's not done right, we'll make it right.
Types of Air Conditioner Systems for Dallas Homeowners
One of the biggest decisions you need to make during the AC installation process is which type of AC system will work best for your home. Here are the general options available for Dallas homeowners.
Split System & Package ACs: These are both examples of a standard central air conditioner that relies on ductwork. The difference is that a package system combines heating and cooling in one unit, while a split-system separates the heater and AC into separate units.
Ductless Mini-Splits: As the name suggests, ducts are not needed for these systems, which link individual units in each room to an outdoor compressor. They are a good solution for older homes that don't have ductwork already installed.
Portable, Wall, & Window Units: These self-contained, ductless units are capable of cooling one or possibly two rooms and don't require an outdoor compressor; but they aren't going to be able to efficiently cool an entire house.
Evaporative Coolers: Also known as swamp coolers, these AC units use evaporation to remove heat and work best in climates with dry heat and low humidity.
What You Need to Know About AC Installation in Dallas, TX
There are a lot of factors to consider when installing an air conditioner anywhere, and some concerns that are more specific to Dallas homeowners in particular. Make sure you take each of the points below into consideration when you're planning your AC installation.
AC Energy Efficiency Required By Law for Texas
Did you know there are legal requirements for air conditioner energy efficiency set by the U.S. Department of Energy? The efficiency of AC units is measured by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), a rating of the system's cooling performance. As of 2015, air conditioners installed in the Southeastern region of the United States — including Texas — must have a SEER rating of 14 or higher, and as of 2023, the rating requirement for our region is increased to a minimum of 15 SEER. However, SEER ratings on some systems go as high as 25.
HVAC service professionals are not permitted to install an AC unit that doesn't meet the minimum SEER requirement, so it's important to opt for a system that meets the current minimum standards. These energy conservation measures have a huge impact on energy usage throughout the Southeastern region of the United States, reducing both your individual energy costs and the environmental toll of high energy usage.
Appropriate AC Unit Size for Your Dallas Home
It's extremely important to choose an air conditioner that is the correct size for your Dallas home — and unlike most other things in Texas, bigger is not necessarily better. An oversized AC system will reach the target temperature too quickly, which is not as good as it sounds. It causes the system to go through shorter, more frequent cycles, which increases wear and tear considerably, leading to premature breakdowns and costly AC replacement. Short-cycling also makes it difficult for the HVAC system to control humidity levels indoors, leaving you with an uncomfortable, sticky feeling.
On the other hand, an undersized unit is just as bad. It won't be able to reach the desired temperature, causing it to run constantly and increase your energy bill — which means that saving money by buying a too-small unit doesn't actually save you anything in the long run. Plus, the house will still be too warm and humid. Not sure what size AC you need? Let our service pros take a look at your home and current system to come up with the best course of action.
Where Your AC Should Be Installed
The next thing to consider is where on your property certain components of the AC system should be located. The installation processes vary according to the type of HVAC unit. For a central cooling system, you'll need an outdoor space for the condenser or heat pump, while wall-mounted AC units will, of course, need a suitable space on the wall in each room.
When looking around for an outdoor space, here's what you should take into consideration:
Unit needs to be a minimum of 12 inches away from any other object
Keep it away from hot zones and high-traffic areas
Needs to be placed on a level, elevated condenser pad
For wall-mounted units, look for indoor spots that match these requirements:
Seven feet above your floor, with six inches of clearance on top and each side
Three feet away from electronics, Wi-Fi modems, and coaxial cables
Wall needs to be strong enough to support unit — ideally, fasten it to a wall stud
Away from direct sunlight and other direct heat sources
Not obstructed by items such as large furniture
Average Humidity Levels in Dallas
We mentioned above that evaporative coolers work best in dry heat, low humidity climates. With humid air coming in from the Gulf and driving average humidity levels up to 60 or 70 percent, Dallas does not qualify as a low humidity area. Evaporative coolers will work some of the time with Dallas weather, but they're not a good overall AC option for our climate.
Why Choose Aire Serv for Dallas Air Conditioning Installation?
When you're looking for AC services for your home, including Dallas air conditioning repair and installation service, you need the help of an experienced professional who can accurately evaluate your needs and make a good recommendation for an AC unit that will be both efficient and cost-effective. Aire Serv is the HVAC company you can trust to deliver exactly that.
Expert Air Conditioning Service Professionals
Customer satisfaction is our number one priority for our AC company, and that's why we always focus on quality workmanship and unbeatable service. We'll arrive promptly for your appointment — in uniform, while driving a marked van — then take the time to thoroughly investigate the situation and answer any questions you may have before we begin. That way, we can ensure that we find the ideal cooling solution for your Dallas home.
Upfront Pricing & No Overtime Charges
The worst part of getting any kind of home service is the nerve-wracking wait to see how much the final bill will be. We've eliminated that worry by always charging an honest, upfront rate so you know exactly how much you'll be paying before we get started. Worried that you can't afford emergency or overtime service on weekends, holidays, and after hours? Don't be — we never charge for overtime or hidden fees, so our 24/7 services cost exactly the same at 2:00 am as they do at 2:00 pm.
Frequently Asked Questions About AC Installation in Dallas
Have questions about our AC service, or need advice about your AC? Give us a call to chat with our friendly customer service staff, or find the answers to some common questions below.
What Brands Do You Service?
We service and repair a wide range of major brands of air conditioning, including Amana®, Bryant®, Carrier®, Coleman®, Frigidaire®, Goodman®, Honeywell®, Lennox®, Rheem®, and many more. Give us a call or visit the "About" section of our website for a complete list of brands we service.
Is Central Air Conditioning Better Than Ductless?
No, not necessarily. Each home has different needs and requirements, so central air is not inherently better in all cases. If you already have ductwork installed in your home, a central air conditioning system that can take advantage of the existing ducts is likely a good choice. But in an older home that doesn't have ducts, the cost and disruption of installing them means that it's probably better to go with a ductless option for your Dallas air conditioning installation.
What Kind of Refrigerant is Best for Dallas Air Conditioning Installation?
Older units generally use Freon refrigerant, also known as R22. It's really tough on the environment because it is destructive to the ozone layer, which is why it was mostly phased out at the beginning of 2020. Puron, or R410A, is the new standard because it's much gentler on the ozone layer and also uses less energy overall than Freon systems, making it even more environmentally friendly.
It is worth noting that refrigerant (regardless of what kind it is) is a hazardous material that should only be handled by a qualified professional. Inhaling or making contact with refrigerant can result in poisoning with serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, severe sinus pain and stomach pain, vision loss, irregular heartbeat, skin rashes, confusion, and fainting. If you suspect a refrigerant leak, open windows, leave the room, and call a service professional to take care of it safely.
How Much Does Dallas Air Conditioning Installation Cost?
It's understandable that you'd like to know right now how much you need to budget, but because there are so many variable factors (and prices can vary so widely), it's impossible to give an accurate cost estimate without assessing your home in person. Once we've had the opportunity to evaluate your needs, we can offer a fair estimate so that you're able to make an informed decision.
Should I Get a New Furnace Installed Along With the Air Conditioner?
If you are replacing a package system that combines your heating system and air conditioning into one unit, it makes good sense to have a new package system installed that will, of course, include heating service. However, if you are getting the AC side of a split system installed, or a portable or mini-split system, it depends more on the current age and condition of your furnace.
If it is more than 10 years old, your heating system is nearing the end of its lifespan and will probably need to be replaced sooner rather than later. In that case, it makes sense to get a furnace installation at the same time as your air conditioning installation. But if your furnace is only a few years old and in relatively good shape, it may just need basic furnace repair service and maintenance to ensure it is running smoothly.
How Else Can I Save Money on Energy Costs?
Installing a programmable thermostat is a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your heating and cooling expenses. Also called smart thermostats, they feature the ability to program a temperature schedule so you don't need to remember to turn your system off or down during periods of time when you are usually out of the house or asleep.
It is also a great idea to seal your home against air drafts to get it up to maximum efficiency. If air is entering and escaping your house through gaps around windows or doors, or even deteriorated siding or damaged soffits and fascia boards, it causes your HVAC to work harder and use a lot more energy to keep your home at your desired temperature. By sealing off areas that are being affected by air drafts, you can save a significant amount on your utility bill and also improve your comfort levels.
What Indoor Air Quality Services Do You Offer?
We offer air duct cleaning, air filter replacement, air purifiers, electronic air cleaners, dehumidifiers, and mechanical ventilation services to improve the quality of the air in your Dallas home or commercial property.
You Can Rely on Us for All Your Dallas Air Conditioning Installation Needs
Whether you're in Dallas or nearby areas such as Coppell, Mesquite, and Rowlett, you can always count on outstanding HVAC installation and exceptional customer service from the service professionals at Aire Serv of Dallas.
Give us a call today at 972-992-5648 to make a service request, and we'll show you why we're Dallas residents' top choice for stress-free air conditioning installation, air conditioning maintenance and repair services.