AC Installation & Replacement

Simi Valley AC Installations

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When you purchase a new air conditioning unit, proper installation is essential. If your technician does not put your air conditioning unit in properly, it may shorten the life of the unit and restrict its effectiveness. At RR Electric, Heating, & Air, we make it our goal to do jobs right the first time.

Our family-owned company has been working with homeowners throughout Ventura County since 1995. We believe that our clients are more important than our paychecks, which is why we use no-surprise pricing. You will not be billed by the hour with our company. Instead, we will give you a quote and stick to that price, no matter how long your project takes.

Let RR Electric, Heating, & Cooling help you with your Simi Valley air conditioning installation today. Call (805) 900-0123 for more information.

Professional Technicians Are Essential for Proper Air Conditioner Installation

We recommend that you hire a professional for your installation because:

  • Air conditioners are expensive and complicated machines
  • Electrical wiring can be dangerous
  • A shoddy installation job may shorten the life of your new air conditioner
  • Removing an old AC unit is an intricate and detailed process
  • Installation requires specialized tools which can cost thousands of dollars
  • Air conditioners are an investment that should be properly maintained and cared for
  • Refrigerant lines must be placed specifically for optimal performance
  • Improper installation can reduce the efficiency of your unit
  • Air conditioning units work overtime in Southern California
  • You may put your life at risk by attempting installation without certification and training

We work on all residential makes and models and are qualified to handle AC units and all additional accessories. Customer service is our top priority and we maintain extremely high standards for our work.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

During the summer, your air conditioner runs more often than any other fixture in your home, and it typically runs well into the fall and early winter months as well. As a homeowner, one of the most challenging decisions you may have to make about your AC is in regard to when it’s time to replace it.

Replacing your current air conditioner may seem like a big investment, but the costs of continuing to repair and operate the old, inefficient unit can cost just as much, if not more, in the long run. So, how do you know when it’s time to replace your air conditioner?

Here are a few signs that your old unit is actually costing you more money and should be replaced with a new air conditioner:

  • Your AC is more than 10 years old.

    On average, a well-maintained air conditioner typically lasts between 10-15 years, but once it has reached the ten-year mark, you should consider replacement. Although they may last as long as 15 years, the older the unit gets, the less effective and efficient it is, and the more frequent and costly the repairs will be. Another problem with older air conditioning units is that they often have a significant buildup of dirt and dust, which may lead to health issues due to the poor indoor air quality.
  • Your energy costs are increasing.

    The older an air conditioning unit is, the less energy efficient it is. Even if the air conditioner you currently own has a 10 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating), which was considered high ten years ago, the age of the unit can significantly affect its energy efficiency. For air conditioning units that are rated 10 SEER or less, if you have to turn the thermostat down lower than usual just to get the temperatures you are accustomed to, it can cause an increase in your energy costs.

    The best way to verify this is to monitor your utility bills for 2-3 months in a row and check the energy usage. If there is a large difference in usage, but you haven’t changed the thermostat or left the unit running longer than normal, it means the air conditioner isn’t doing a great job. Replacing the unit with a new, more energy-efficient one will help to keep your home more comfortable and will significantly lower your energy bills.

  • Your AC is making unusual noises and needs frequent repairs.

    If you notice the air conditioner is making unusual sounds, such as banging, squealing, or rumbling, it could be the result of damaged parts. In some instances, parts can be repaired, such as a broken fan belt. However, if you are frequently calling a repair company because the unusual noises have turned into more serious problems, such as a lack of cold air coming out, it’s probably due to a part that is damaged beyond repair. Over time the noises you have become accustomed to hearing, such as a belt slipping or noisy bearings, will eventually lead to more serious issues, costlier repairs, and possibly a non-working air conditioner.

    The best way to deal with unusual noises is to turn the unit off and contact a professional heating and air contractor as soon as possible. In most situations, you will save money on repairs by replacing the old unit. California weather is tough without an effective, efficient air conditioner. Not only is it important to properly maintain your air conditioner and change the filter regularly, but if your home isn’t as cool as you’d like or if the repairs are becoming more and more frequent, it’s time to consider replacing your current air conditioner with a new one.

Why Does the Size of Your AC Unit Matter?

As long as it gets the job done, why does size make a difference? The real problem is how hard that the AC unit has to work to cool your entire home. If it's too small, the system will work overtime to do the job that a bigger AC unit could do in half the time.

In the end, a smaller unit will cost you more money on electricity because it has to run so often. To make matters worse, an AC unit that's too small will likely leave you with an uneven cooling job. This means that certain areas of your home will be cooler than others.

What Should You Look for When Buying an AC Unit?

When you purchase a new AC unit, there are many factors to consider; however, the most important ones are:

  • SEER rating
  • Maximum square footage that it can cool

SEER stands for "seasonal energy efficiency ratio," which is a measurement of the unit's ability to cool over a typical cooling season. Then, that's divided by the unit's energy consumption.

When you compare SEER ratings, the higher number is better. For example, a unit with a SEER of 14 is less efficient than a unit that has a SEER of 24. With that said, there are other factors to take into account when you choose an AC unit for your home. A professional HVAC company can provide knowledgeable assistance.

Signs Your AC Unit Is Too Small for Your Home

  • AC Unit is Too Small: The first and most common sign that your AC unit is too small for your house is when it runs all the time. It's not normal for an AC unit to always be blowing out cool air. If it does, then it's struggling to cool the square footage of your home. When you pick out an AC unit, pay attention to the BTUs, which are British thermal units. Experts say that an AC system needs at least 12,000 BTUs to remove 1 ton of heat. The bigger that your house is, the more heat that it retains. As a result, a large home needs an AC system with a high number of BTUs.
  • Dirty Air Filter: Do your air vents have low airflow coming out of them? This might simply be a sign of a dirty HVAC system filter. However, it might also be a sign that your AC unit isn't strong enough to push air evenly throughout your home. If this is a problem, you might notice that your rooms aren't cooled evenly.
  • Higher Energy Bills: Lastly, keep an eye out for high energy bills. If you notice a huge increase in your energy bill every time you turn on the AC, that's a sign that it's running too often. Although, it might also be a sign that your AC system is old and no longer energy efficient. In either case, it's time to upgrade.

Get Better, Faster Service with Our Certified AC Technicians

RR Electric, Heating & Air services clients in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Santa Clarita, Agoura, and Westlake Village. We work solely with homeowners and all of our technicians are background checked and highly trained. We also offer maintenance and repair services. Let us be your go-to company for all of your Simi Valley AC replacement needs.

In Southern California, an effective air conditioning unit is essential. Call RR Electric, Heating & Air today or contact us using our online form.

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    Our team is available to deliver prompt and efficient help when you need it, providing you with peace of mind.

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    Our technicians are licensed and fully trained. You can trust that we'll handle to job right!

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