When you suspect it’s time for a new AC unit, you have to make two very important, distinct decisions. The first decision is the brand of air conditioner you choose. Maybe you plan to pick the brand that you currently have in your house, maybe you want to do your research and find the best bang for your buck, or maybe you have no idea and no clue where to even start. Your next decision, which is the most important, is which company you choose for your AC installation in Birmingham, AL. This is where you’d expect us to tell you that’s an easy decision- pick us- but why is this such a big decision? Why does it matter who installs the system as long as you’ve picked the right unit? Well, no matter how good the equipment, an air conditioning installation that misses the mark even by the slightest margin will have a significant negative effect on your equipment’s efficiency and lifespan. That’s why you need the reputable, experienced, and highly-trained technicians at Mainline Heating & Air Conditioning.
At Mainline Heating & Air Conditioning, we show you what’s available for you in a comfort system and give you a CHOICE. We want to give you all the information we have so you can make an informed decision, because we know at the end of the day, you’re the one choosing what gets put in your home. Our goal is to never interfere with that process, and only to help provide the options. We’re not going to force anything on you, which includes being upfront and honest about whether or not you really need a replacement.
Central Air systems
A central air system is the most common option in houses in Alabama. It is usually composed of a large outdoor compressor, an indoor unit, return vents, and ductwork that carries the air to supply vents in the floor, ceilings, or walls around the house. What’s commonly overlooked is the size of the unit and it’s capacity. Too small of a unit for your home’s square footage will cause it to overwork itself to the point of failure or may drastically reduce its lifespan. Additionally, it won’t cool your home as well. On the other hand, too big of a unit can be just as harmful. We ensure that the unit’s capacity is just what your home needs, no more, no less.
We install ductless systems for rooms that need to be cooled individually, room additions, new construction, or even your whole home. Ductless systems are a quick install, because they use smaller, lighter units and compressors. All it takes is a super small hole in the exterior wall to connect the unit to the compressor, and you’re good to go. The indoor unit is mounted to the wall or ceiling and is hardly noticeable once you get used to it. Depending on your setup and needs, we will install the right number of compressors for the number of units you have.
Ductless systems are so energy efficient that many people see drastically reduced energy bills (with multiple units), so even though they can be expensive, they can easily pay for themselves.
If you’re looking to build your next house, give us a call. We are able to work alongside your builder to install all the necessary ductwork, intakes, compressors, and AC units. This is a good time to consider your options of a ductless system as well. They won’t require ductwork, which saves you space, looks sharper, and will result in lower energy bills, but may be pricey upfront. Weigh the pros and cons, pricing, and more before making your decision. We would be happy to sit down with you to discuss this with you!