Don’t sweat it! If you need a new air conditioner, you’ve come to the right place. Advent Air is an award-winning HVAC contractor based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We provide the highest-quality AC replacement services to our customers in DFW.
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A new air conditioner is an investment in your home. Your AC will be conditioning your home for the next decade. And if you don’t have any knowledge about the HVAC industry, it can feel like you’re shopping blind!
It’s totally normal to feel anxious about making the right decision. We strive to educate our customers on the AC buying process and the different options available. That way, you feel completely comfortable and confident in choosing the perfect AC for your house!
Many homeowners don’t know all of the air conditioning components or terminology. Sometimes, it can feel like an HVAC contractor is talking in a foreign language!
During an AC replacement, you may need to purchase just one piece of an AC system, or you may have all the components included in your project. So it’s important to understand every part of the air conditioning system. Here are the main components and terminology you should know:
(Also referred to as a condensing unit or outdoor unit or sometimes even air conditioner)
The condenser is the piece of equipment that sits outside your home. The condenser has two main functions. The first function is to cool the refrigerant. The condenser has coils, a fan, and valves built inside the unit to help with cooling the refrigerant. The second job is to build pressure in the system, so that refrigerant can travel in the piping. There is a device called a compressor built inside the condenser, that helps to build pressure in the system.
(Also known as the evaporator coil or indoor coil)
The evaporator coil is located inside your house. If your home is like most homes in DFW, then an evaporator coil will be right near your furnace. The evaporator coil contains the extra-cold refrigerant and cools the air. An evaporator coil, also a device called an expansion valve, helps keep your coil nice and cold.
Other AC Components
There are other pieces that make your AC system work, such as:
Here are a few things to consider when you’re ready to replace an AC:
Which components will require replacing or installation? Are you replacing only your condenser, or will you need to replace your evaporator coil too? Keep in mind that if your current system uses R-22 refrigerant (also known as Freon) that some or all of your existing components may not be compatible with systems that use new refrigerant. Due to industry regulations, manufacturers can no longer sell equipment with R-22 refrigerant. So, you may need to replace multiple components even if you were only intending on replacing one.
Think about whether you want an entry-level model or an AC that is more feature-rich. This is similar to the different trim levels in vehicles. Any new air conditioner can keep your home cool, but there are many features you can get in higher-level models. Some of those features include high-efficiency, noise reduction, and zoning. Advent carries a diverse air conditioner product lineup. So no matter what you’re looking for, we can meet your needs!
Cooling only or combination heat/cool
While you can certainly install a cooling-only air conditioner, you should know that there is also a system called a heat pump. Heat pumps are combination heating and cooling units. A heat pump would eliminate the need for a furnace. With a heat pump, you won’t need to think about replacing or maintaining a furnace in the future.
What are you hoping to spend on a new air conditioning system? Depending on what portions of your AC you are replacing, your project could be thousands of dollars. The good news is that Advent offers financing for AC installations, and there are plenty of rebate programs to help reduce the cost.
Is buying from a reputable brand important to you? Advent Air partners with Carrier, a world leader in HVAC solutions. In fact, Willis Carrier is the one that invented modern air conditioning in 1902! Millions of people around the world trust the leadership and expertise of Carrier for their homes.
A quality installation is critical to the performance of your new AC. No matter how great a piece of equipment is, poor workmanship can cause inferior performance and more frequent repairs. Start your new AC install or replacement off on the right foot with a knowledgeable NATE-certified technician.
Advent Air is the HVAC Contractor you can trust for your new AC replacement. You can rely on the experts at Advent to help you feel comfortable with the buying process. We’ll do everything we can to give you confidence throughout the entire installation process.
Call us today to schedule one of our Comfort Care Advisers to visit your home. We’ll make sure your new air conditioner is adequately sized and meets all of your needs. Our team stays up-to-speed on industry trends with ongoing training, so you can trust that you’re getting the most accurate information.
We offer AC installation and replacement services to Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Plano, Irving, Garland, McKinney, Frisco, and beyond. Call us today to learn more about our AC installation and replacement services: 469-240-5456.