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What Is Central Air Conditioning?

Written on: March 20, 2023

AFC’s air conditioning services help you feel comfortable at home!

central air Winslow, me As Spring has sprung, the time where we’ll be needing to turn on the air conditioning in our home is getting closer.

If you’re still using inefficient, noisy window units, now is a great time to upgrade to central air conditioning! AFC offers expert installation of top-quality, energy efficient central air conditioners from some of the best brands in the business including York and Honeywell.

All of our central air conditioning installation and service are backed up by our AFC Comfort Guarantee. Our affordable Comfort Plans help keep your new central AC operating in tip-top shape while helping shield you from large repair bills thanks to coverage of many parts and labor costs.

AFC can also help with financing as we are an approved contractor with the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF).

Do you already have central AC in your home, now is the time to contact us to schedule its annual maintenance tune-up. Our licensed and experienced service technicians will make sure your air conditioner is functioning optimally, drastically reducing your energy costs. In addition, a tune-up allows them the opportunity to detect and repair any issues which could potentially cause your AC to break down.

Central air conditioning definition

Central air conditioners make your home comfortable in warm weather by circulating cooled air through the system of supply and return ducts. The air is cooled by refrigerant in the evaporator coil of the central AC system.

The cooled air is delivered from the AC via supply ducts and registers. As the air grows warmer, it returns to its source with the help of return ducts and registers that bring it back to your central air conditioner, where the cooling process starts again.

Is it time to replace my central AC?

Upgrading your home’s central air conditioning may be a good idea. The average life expectancy of a central air conditioning system is 15 years. A new AC offers an array of benefits, including being compatible with today’s smart thermostats and smart home technology.

Here are some reasons that you should look into replacing your central AC system.

Your central air conditioning isn’t performing well. How did your AC do last summer? Was it able to keep your home cool with ease? Did it break down? Is its energy usage increasing and driving up your energy costs? If these issues are a problem for you, it’s time to start planning its replacement.

Your cooling needs have changed. By increasing your living space with a home addition or finishing off an existing area such as an attic or enclosed porch, you could be straining your central air
conditioning system past its cooling load limit. If you have done these or are planning on adding to your living space in the future, now is the time to upgrade to a new air conditioning system to meet the new demand for cooling.

Your AC uses R-22 Freon refrigerant. R-22 Freon production and importation were banned in the United States at the end of 2020. If your air conditioning system uses R-22 Freon, this can have a big impact on your cooling costs. Due to the laws of supply and demand, prices for R-22 Freon have skyrocketed. As supplies continue to dwindle, R-22 Freon prices will only going higher. A new AC will end this costly problem.

Are you ready to add central air conditioning to your home or upgrade from your current AC? Get a FREE estimate from AFC!