AC Installation in MD, DC & VA

Providing Reliable Air Conditioning Replacement Services in Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase & the Surrounding Areas

Is your air conditioner unable to keep you cool when the temperatures start to rise? Are you currently using window units that just aren’t getting the job done? It may be time to schedule air conditioner installation in your Montgomery County area home! A new central air conditioner can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort, and the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons can perform your air conditioning installation quickly and expertly. We provide services to homes in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Rockville, and the surrounding areas. When you need an HVAC company you can count on, choose James A. Wheat & Sons.

Schedule AC installation in Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, or the surrounding areas by calling James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051 or contacting us online!

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Finding the Right New Air Conditioner for Your Home

Before you schedule your air conditioning installation, there are a few important things you should consider: the size of your unit and its efficiency.

The Size of Your Air Conditioner

When it comes to air conditioners, bigger isn’t necessarily better. There are a number of factors you should consider when choosing a new system for your home, including:

  • The size of your home
  • The number of windows in your home
  • The amount of shade your home gets
  • The amount of insulation in your home
  • The amount of air that leaks out of your home
  • The amount of heat your home’s occupants and appliances generate

The size of your air conditioner is the single most important factor you should consider when installing a new unit. If your unit is too large, it will cost more to purchase and will cycle on and off more frequently, providing inefficient cooling and causing your compressor and parts to wear out more quickly. In addition, an oversized air conditioner will not provide adequate moisture control. If your unit is too small, the system will have to run constantly to keep up with the demands you place on it, and that’s not good either! Your James A. Wheat & Sons technician can look at your home and tell you exactly the size air conditioner you need to be as comfortable as possible.

The Efficiency of Your Air Conditioner

In general, high-efficiency air conditioners have larger upfront costs. However, the higher initial cost is usually repaid several times over during the unit’s life span because of energy savings. In addition, your utility company may encourage the purchase of a new high-efficiency air conditioner by offering special rebates to offset the cost further. If you think you will use it often or if your electricity rates are high, buying a more expensive, high-efficiency air conditioner is a good investment that will pay off in the long run.

To schedule air conditioner installation in Montgomery County, contact us onlinetoday.

Our Quality AC Installation Services in the Rockville Area

The quality of your air conditioner installation could greatly affect your system’s performance. A poorly installed unit could have a number of problems down the road and has a greater chance of breaking down. At James A. Wheat & Sons, our technicians are highly trained and capable of successfully installing your unit. We’ll assess your home and assist you in choosing the right unit for you. We’ll take into account factors such as your budget, your warranty, and the size of your home. After a new air conditioner is chosen, we’ll install the system, and we won’t consider our job complete until we’re certain your unit is working properly.

For more information on our AC installation in Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, and the surrounding areas, call us at now!

Schedule AC Installation in Montgomery County

Ready to replace your existing air conditioner or install one for the first time? If you are located in Montgomery County, Washington, DC, or the nearby areas, contact James A. Wheat & Sons today to learn more about our collection of air conditioning systems that will save you energy and money, while keeping you and your family cool all season long!

We have been providing AC repair, installation, and replacement services in Maryland since 1978, and we’ve stayed at the top of industry changes and improvements the whole time. Our award-winning air conditioning contractors have seen everything when it comes to air conditioners, and we can handle any issue you may have, large or small. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, but we can provide services for any make and model. In addition to central air conditioners, we also install heat pumps and geothermal systems!

If you’re looking for an HVAC company you can count on in Montgomery County, look no further than James A. Wheat & Sons.

Contact us online today or give us a call at 240-399-5051 to schedule your AC installation in Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, or the surrounding areas.

Frequently Asked Questions About Air Conditioning Installation

How long does an air conditioner last?

If you keep on top of regular maintenance and don’t run your air conditioner into the ground by making it work too hard (keeping your temperatures too low, leaving the fan on ON instead of AUTO, etc.), you can expect to get a good 12–15 years out of it.

How do I know when it’s time to replace my AC?

Sometimes it’s easy to make the case for air conditioner replacement, and sometimes it’s not. If your air conditioner isn’t in immediate danger of failure, there are a couple of things you should consider when thinking about air conditioner replacement:

Energy costs – depending on how efficient your old air conditioner was, a new system could save you significantly.

Return on investment – as with the above, a new air conditioner could pay for itself in a matter of a few short years.

Your current AC is too noisy – you can spring for AC repairs to fix the noise, or you can replace the AC to stop it completely.

Your AC breaks down at inconvenient times – if your air conditioner seems to break down every time you run it hard (such as when it’s really hot out), this could be a sign that it’s not cut out to work properly whenever you need it.

What factors must an HVAC technician check when installing a ductless mini-split?

Ductless mini-splits require more than cutting a hole in the wall to install. A certified HVAC specialist will confirm that the wall is strong enough to hold the unit and that there is proper spacing between the wall and the unit. The technician will also confirm the appropriate height on the wall, the angle of the indoor unit, and the proper placement of the outdoor unit.

Where should air conditioners be installed?

AC units should be placed in an area that is well ventilated. Ideally, somewhere with shade. The best place is on the northern or eastern side of the home.

I have a big home, can I get by with a small air conditioner?

No, the size of the home should match the size of the air conditioner. If the unit is too small, it will struggle to deliver the comfort you desire. This will cause undue stress and strain on the unit and result in more frequent breakdowns. 

How long does it take to install a new air conditioner?

It typically takes between 4 to 8 hours to install a new air conditioner. Installation time depends on how long it takes to remove the old unit, whether additional site preparation is required, and the complexity of the required tasks.

How long is the typical air conditioner warranty?

Warranty coverage varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. However, most offer 10-year limited warranties and 5-year warranties for parts. It’s important to remain compliant with the warranty, especially regarding maintenance requirements. Failure to do so void the warranty.

How can I cut my utility bills with the new air conditioner?

First, choose an energy-efficient unit with a stellar ENERGY STAR rating. Once installed, make sure that your home is properly sealed so that no treated air can leak from the structure. You should also make sure your insulation is at the proper thickness and R-value. Finally, turn your air conditioner off at night and during those times when you are away from home.

Do you have more questions about air conditioning system installation? Contact James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051, and our team of certified HVAC specialists will give you the answers you need.

 

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment
to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

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