Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning System Installation’

When Does Putting in a Ductless AC Make Sense?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

ductless-system-with-technicianYou may already have some familiarity with ductless mini-split AC systems in Staten Island, NY. You can find them in businesses and in older apartment complexes. When you see what looks like a small-sized window AC up on the wall—and with no actual window behind it—that’s the air handler part of a ductless mini-split.

Instead of exhausting the heat from the room directly out the back of the unit the way a window AC does, the air handler of a ductless system connects through refrigerant and power lines to an outdoor condenser cabinet that looks the same as the condenser cabinet of a standard central air conditioner. This outdoor unit can connect to multiple indoor air handlers (from 4 to 8 depending on the capacity of the system) so cool air can be sent into rooms all around the house.

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Spring Is Almost Here: Time for an AC Tune-Up!

Monday, March 11th, 2019

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The time between winter and summer is when HVAC technicians help customers get their air conditioning systems ready for hot weather. Technicians are dealing with fewer emergency calls for heating repair, and that makes it much easier for customers to schedule an annual AC inspection and tune-up.

We strongly encourage you to arrange for your annual AC maintenance services early this spring. It’s okay if you do it a bit later, but please don’t skip it entirely!

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How to Cure the Mid-Season Air Conditioner Replacement Blues

Monday, August 13th, 2018

woman-in-front-of-fanThe second half of the summer is when the heat can get brutal. Unfortunately, this is also the time when you’re likely to have the blues with your air conditioner. Considering all the stress that the early summer months place on an older AC, now is the time when the cooling system might start to fall behind—or even crash completely and leave you without any cooling at all.

So, is it time to replace your home air conditioner? That may be the cure to your air conditioner blues—and we’d like to help make it as easy for you as possible.

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Doing the AC Replacement Shuffle: It Can Be Tough!

Monday, March 26th, 2018

big-blue-question-markIn our previous post, we talked about the importance of having routine air conditioning maintenance done in the spring. (Call us now if you haven’t done this yet! Don’t put it off.) Maintenance helps an air conditioner last for as many years as possible, and many ACs can serve a house effectively for 15 years. But an air conditioner is not a “forever” device. At some point in the future, you’ll need to have an air conditioning replacement in Staten Island, NY.

But what if the future is today? Looking ahead to the warm weather—and it will be here before we know it—do you have doubts about your air conditioner? Are you wondering if you should keep repairing it, or if it’s less expensive in the long-run to put in a new one?

If you’ve got these questions bouncing in your head, you’re caught doing the AC Replacement Shuffle. We have some answers for you that will help with making the choice—but eventually you’ll need our direct assistance.

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What’s in the Future of Air Conditioning and Heating?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

digital_house_blueprintWe have a long history as an HVAC company: we’ve been serving the comfort needs of homes in Staten Island for more than 60 years. When we first started in business in the mid-1950s, the window air conditioning unit was the newest innovation in cooling, and many homes still lacked ventilation systems. Today, we work with central air conditioners, high efficiency cooling systems, flexible ductless mini split heat pumps, computerized zone control systems, smart thermostats, and more. The development of air conditioning technology over the past few decades is tremendous—and we’ve not only stayed current with it, we’re always looking ahead to the future.

We’re going to use the HVAC crystal ball to look forward to what we can expect in the future when it comes to heating and air conditioning. The technology for many of these developments is already in place. It’s only a question of finding the best way to implement them affordably for residential systems.

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Why Newer Air Conditioners Are More Energy Efficient

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-on-leavesAt the start of the summer, we took a look at the energy efficiency rating for air conditioners (SEER) to help you understand how modern ACs are rated and compared. We encourage customers who have an air conditioner that’s more than 15 years old to replace it with a new system—even if the current system still seems to be working adequately—because it means superior energy efficiency right from the start. That’s not only because a newer system will be in better shape. It’s also because the current crop of air conditioners are more energy efficient in general.

Why is that the case? What technological developments have allowed the current line of air conditioners (as well as heat pumps) to use less energy to run while providing the same cooling power? There are a couple of reasons:

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Not Too Small, Not Too Large: Why AC’s Must Be Just the Right Size

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Air-conditioner-repairmanWhen it comes to the size of an air conditioner in a house, the “Goldilocks Rule” applies: you don’t want an air conditioner that’s too small or too large, but one that’s just right. Finding the right size of air conditioner is a tricky job, however, and it’s not something you want to make a guess at. You must have skilled professionals handle the job of sizing a new central air conditioning installation so you don’t end up with either an AC that can’t keep your home cool enough or an AC that drains energy because it’s too powerful.

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