HVAC Installation Norman, OK
We want you to know that AC replacement is our last resort! We want to do all we can to maintain or repair your home HVAC system, but if it is time to replace that old air conditioner or you are ready to upgrade your AC system to a more efficient model, call us! Lead technicians are NATE-certified. This means you get quality installation and perfect retrofits on all you heat and air equipment. We offer free estimate on new system installations and upgrades.
How Americare Team Makes Your Decision Easier
At Americare, we take pride in our selection of heating and cooling equipment. We are an authorized Goodman, Amana, and Carrier dealer. We provide exceptional installation and affordable prices when it comes to selecting the right HVAC system for your home. So whether you have an old air conditioner, heat pump, electric heating system, or a broken gas furnace we can help. Find out more information about our equipment here.
What To Look For In A New HVAC System
Some factors when buying a new system may seem confusing. That is why it is important to contact a knowledgeable HVAC contractor like Americare. Here are a few basic terms you may hear:
A British Thermal Unit (BTU ) is a commonly used unit of measure for energy use in heating and cooling equipment. It is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.
A ton is the cooling capacity of an air conditioning system. One ton is equal to the amount of heat required (288,000 Btu) to melt one ton of ice in a 24-hour period. A one-ton air conditioner is rated at 12,000 BTU per hour (288,000/24). A two-ton unit would be rated at 24,000 BTU per hour. Typical residential central heating systems provide up to 5-tons of cooling. Commercial systems can range anywhere from small, three-ton rooftop units, to 1,500-ton chiller systems. Why a ton of ice? The term is leftover from the days before mechanical cooling when ice was an essential part of refrigeration.
Seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) is a measure of efficiency over an entire cooling season, as opposed to a single outdoor temperature. Residential units are rated in SEER. SEER is used as a more practical measure, since the temperature outside is not always 95ºF. In addition, the denominator is in watt-hours, not in watts. The same relationship holds-a higher SEER means the system is more efficient. SEER is the total amount of cooling the air conditioner provides over the entire cooling season divided by the total number of watt-hours it consumes.
Energy efficiency ratio (EER) is a measure of how efficiently a cooling system operates when the outdoor temperature is at a specified level (95°F). A higher EER means the system is more efficient and will use less energy for the same cooling output.
Have More Questions About Your HVAC Needs?
We have the answers. Call now and we will set up a date and time that works for you to discuss the options that work best. Don't get stuck in the heat or cold this year.