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Air Conditioners

Is your air conditioner ready to keep you cool next time the temperatures start to rise? It may seem like your old air conditioner is enough to keep your home cool during the summer, but the fact is air conditioners installed today can be up to 30% more efficient than AC systems that are just 10 years old! Upgrading your air conditioner can save you a ton of money in terms of energy savings and repair costs avoided!

At James A. Wheat & Sons, we have been providing repair, installation and replacement for air conditioners in Gaithersburg since 1978, and we’ve stayed at the top of industry changes and improvements the whole time. Our award winning Gaithersburg 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 an authorized dealer of Carrier air conditioning equipment, but we can provide services to any make and model!

Your air conditioner is usually your home’s primary energy user during the warmer months, so installing a new energy efficient air conditioning unit can go a long way toward lowering your energy costs. If you live in Gaithersburg, Maryland or Washington, DC, and want to purchase or install a more energy efficient air conditioner for your home, contact James A. Wheat & Sons today!

Things to consider before installing a new air conditioner

Before you install an air conditioner in Gaithersburg, there are a few important things you should take into account.

Size of your air conditioner – The size of your air conditioner is based on a number of factors:

  • How large your home is
  • How many windows you have
  • How much shade your home gets
  • How much insulation you have
  • How much air leaks out of your house
  • How much heat your home’s occupants and appliances generate

The size of your air conditioner is the single most important factor in determining how efficient your home’s cooling will be. Too large and the unit 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. Too small and the AC will have to run constantly to keep up with the demands you place on it – 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.

Efficiency of your air conditioner – In general, higher efficiency air conditioners have larger upfront costs. However, the higher initial cost is usually repaid several times over during the unit’s lifespan. 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 future.

Ready to replace your existing air conditioner and install a more energy efficient air conditioner? If you are located in Montgomery County, Maryland or NW Washington, DC, 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!