We understand that many homeowners are looking for ways to save money when it comes to home improvements. But one area where you should never attempt to cut corners is the installation of an air conditioning system, either as the first unit of a new home or as a replacement for an older unit. There is an enormous difference in the quality of work you’ll receive when you rely on experienced HVAC professionals instead of going with amateurs who make big promises for suspiciously low prices.
The performance difference with professional installation and replacement
We’ll start with one area where professionals make a huge impact on the quality of a new air conditioning system: sizing it. An AC must be neither too large nor too small for the needs of a home. One that is too small will fail to provide sufficient cooling. One that is too large will short-cycle endlessly, wearing down fast and wasting money until it needs an early replacement. Sizing an air conditioner can’t be left to somebody’s “best guess.” It needs experienced technicians who can measure the cooling load necessary to keep a space comfortable without draining power or putting strain on the system.
The actual installation work is critical as well. Only a professional can see that a new unit is secured properly and is correctly connected to the power system and the ductwork. Inferior quality work here will have numerous consequences later. The AC might constantly trip circuit breakers. A rattling cabinet will damage internal components. A badly installed air handler won’t provide sufficient airflow. And on and on… there is a legion of repair problems that can result from amateur installation. Those “savings” that inexperienced installers promise won’t end up being savings at all.
At Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning, we go one step further than most other installation companies: as our name says, we custom-fabricate sheet metal. That means that when you need air conditioning installation to meet specific home needs, we can supply the ductwork that fits perfectly. Quality ducts make an enormous difference in air conditioning (and forced-air heating) performance: less air resistance, fewer leaks, high energy efficiency. Very few HVAC companies can offer duct quality that matches ours.
When you are looking for the best quality air conditioning replacement or new installation, call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. We have served Fresno, CA and the Central Valley since 1952.