An installation done wrong is not a good situation to find yourself in. For example, did you know purchasing an air conditioner too large for your home doesn’t offer better performance? Things get worse if the unit is too large. There are many, many things to consider when sizing and designing a system. We do it right, providing you with the ideal comfort solution for your home.

Nothing is more important than the design and installation of your heating and air conditioning system. In fact, it is so important, that you would be better off with cheaper equipment and a proper installation, than the finest equipment and a poor design and install.

The great news is that 1st State Comfort offers our customers the best of both worlds. We do an installation right, and build it on industry leading equipment from manufacturers like York™, LG™, Energy Kinetics™ and Honeywell™. The result? Your hard earned money is invested in a heating and air conditioning system that will provide years of reliable, efficient service.

Get an Energy Star Quality Installation

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Replacing your old heating and cooling equipment with new, energy-efficient models is a great start. But to make sure that you get the best performance, the new equipment must be properly installed. In fact, improper installation can reduce system efficiency by up to 30 percent - costing you more on your utility bills and possibly shortening the equipment's life.

Make sure to ask your contractor if his or her work meets ENERGY STAR Quality Installation guidelines. These guidelines, based on the Air Conditioning Contractors of America's (ACCA) quality installation specification, require:

Proper Sizing of Equipment

Installing the right size equipment for the home is essential to getting the best performance and comfort. Many homeowners believe that bigger is always better when buying new heating and cooling equipment. In reality, a system that's too large will not keep your home comfortable because of frequent 'on/off' cycling. Incorrect sizing can also put stress on system components and shorten the equipment’s life. With an ENERGY STAR Quality Installation, we will make sure that you get a system that is the right size for your home.

Sealing Ducts

To help ensure that your new system delivers the heated or cooled air to all the rooms of your home, contractors using ENERGY STAR Quality Installation guidelines will evaluate your duct system to identify leaks, and then seal them using mastic, metal-backed tape, or a water-based sealant. In some instances, we may advise you that it is necessary to replace or add ducts.

Ensuring Proper Refrigerant Charge

Incorrect refrigerant level can lower efficiency by 5 - 20 percent and can ultimately cause premature component failure, resulting in costly repairs. With an ENERGY STAR Quality Installation, we will verify that the refrigerant level in the system is correct.

Optimizing Air Flow

Airflow in your heating and cooling system is too high or too low, you may experience comfort problems and higher utility bills. With an ENERGY STAR Quality Installation, we will test air flow and make any needed adjustments for optimal performance. When purchasing heating and cooling equipment, choosing energy-efficient products is a step in the right direction. However, your contractor asking the right questions and making sure your equipment is properly sized and installed are also important elements to ensure that your new system performs at optimal efficiency.