Most people don’t enjoy the thought of having to pay for a new air conditioning system and the installation of it. Unfortunately, it is a fact of life–but the proper installation can ensure that your AC runs efficiently for years to come! ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning should be your top choice for AC installations as we are certified on numerous brands and know exactly what your home needs to stay cool and energy-efficient. Best of all, we stand behind our installations, which means if you have an issue in the future, you can count on our cooling contractors for help.

We are expertly trained in all the leading methods and technologies available on the market from all the major brands you recognize best such as Amana and Goodman.

Looking to avoid an AC replacement? Consider regular inspections and repairs to keep your system in top shape.

When to Replace Your Air Conditioning System

There can be numerous signs that it is time to replace your AC, but the biggest and most obvious one is that it is broken beyond repair. However, many times, less honest AC contractors will continue repairing a unit instead of telling you it should be replaced because constant repairs are their source of income. ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning will gladly repair an old unit, but we will also be honest about whether or not it is time to replace it. Here are a few key instances where you should consider the installation of a new unit:

  • Age – as with any appliance, an AC has a certain number of functional years. In this case, the magic number is 10. If your air conditioning system is approaching 10 years old and is always in need of repair, or if it has made it to 12 or 15 years, consider a replacement
  • Frequent breakdowns – as much as we enjoy seeing our customers, you shouldn’t have to call us for a new issue every few weeks
  • Increasing energy bills – when your AC runs inefficiently, it costs you money. Older units are almost always less efficient than the newer ones
  • R-22 refrigerant – this refrigerant is being phased out and replaced with other, more environmentally-friendly options. Because of this, R-22 will become increasingly expensive in the coming years, making it senseless to continually repair an AC that uses it
  • Uncomfortable home – an AC’s job is to keep your home cool and comfortable. If it seems like there are rooms that stay stifling hot or freezing cold, it could relate back to the unit. Also, if you find yourself constantly turning the thermostat down, your system may be having a hard time keeping up with the demand
A 15+ years old outdoor unit that’s incapable of performing regular cooling.

Benefits of Professional Installation

While you can easily find a neighbourhood handyman to install your new air conditioning unit, why would you want to take that risk? Our technicians are highly skilled and trained to install a number of brands. Before ever choosing a new AC, we can begin helping you by properly sizing a unit to your home. This is important because a unit that is too big or small will not run efficiently and cost you money. In addition, you can look forward to these benefits:

  • Your air conditioning will be installed correctly the first time. We know where each nut and bolt goes, how much torque they need, and understand the electrical components of each system
  • Should anything go wrong with your AC, we will step up and help correct the problem. Depending on which brand you choose, it is possible for an entirely new unit to be installed if these problems recur
  • Suitability matters! In addition to finding the proper size AC for your home, our technicians are trained to look at your ductwork and any other components to ensure that everything will work together like the well-oiled machine it is meant to be.

Trust ProSolutions for Your AC Installation

When you make the call to ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, you are making a call that ensures your comfort, safety, and cost savings! Choosing a professional that is trained to install air conditioners means that you are choosing the safety of your family and the longevity of your unit. We always arrive on time and present a fixed, upfront cost before any work begins to avoid any surprises at the end.

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AC Install FAQs

  • How much does it cost to install an AC in Edmonton?

    The cost to install an AC in Edmonton will depend on the unit you choose to purchase, as well as the unit you are replacing and the condition of your home and ductwork. The cost to purchase a unit and have it installed by a professional air conditioning services provider can be anywhere from $3,400 to $10,000 or more.

    Simple, low-end air conditioning units will cost less to buy and install. If you would like a high-efficiency AC that is ultra-quiet, you can expect to pay more. It’s important to note, however, that energy-efficient models can help you save on utility bills.

    Although it may cost more to have a professional install your AC unit, keep in mind that hiring an AC contractor will ensure your air conditioner runs efficiently. An Edmonton company will be able to optimize the unit for local conditions, guaranteeing your AC runs perfectly based on the conditions in Alberta.

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  • What size of AC do I need?

    The size of AC you need will depend on several factors.

    For help finding the right size AC for your home, contact a local St. Albert AC contractor. They will help you find the right size and the right unit for your needs. The contractor will complete a load calculation to determine what size AC you need. Factors like the size of your home, the local climate, the number of appliances you have, etc. will be taken into account. Therefore, it’s best to have a local St. Albert AC contractor complete this estimate so that they can base the calculation on the local climate.

    Keep in mind, while you can have an AC unit that is too small you can also have a unit that is too big. An AC that is too small will not be able to cool your whole home and a unit that is too big will waste energy. In both scenarios, your utility bill will be more than necessary and you will likely be reducing the lifespan of the air conditioner. When you're shopping for a new AC, be sure to keep size in mind.

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  • How long does it take to install an air conditioner?

    How long it takes to install an air conditioner will depend on several factors. This includes the type of AC unit you buy, the type of unit you’re replacing, the size of your home, the location where the new unit will be installed, the condition of the ductwork in your home, etc. However, on average, a professional AC installation company should be able to accomplish this within a day. 

    When having a new central air conditioner installed in your home, be sure to use a local AC company to do the installation. This will ensure that the unit is installed properly, that it will run as efficiently as possible in Edmonton conditions, and that the AC contractor can complete the installation as quickly as possible.

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  • Does adding AC increase home value?

    Yes, adding AC will increase home value. This is especially true for homes in Edmonton. Summers is Alberta can get extremely hot, therefore, many homebuyers prefer houses that have central air conditioning installed. 

    If your home does not currently have air conditioning but you are considering installing AC, it is highly recommended. In fact, some estimates suggest that installing an AC unit can add up to 12% to the value of your home. Especially if you opt for a high-efficiency air conditioning unit. In addition to increasing home value, central AC adds to your home’s comfort, resulting in a healthy and happy environment.

    Before choosing and installing a central AC unit, be sure to get an AC installation quote from a local AC contractor and to ask the right questions.

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  • Can I have too large of an AC System?

    Does the size of AC unit effect performance? Yes! Often, homeowners who buy based on the biggest cooling capacity are disappointed in the final performance of their system.

    If the unit is too large, the space gets too cool and humidity is not removed. You’ll feel cold and clammy. Plus the frequent cycling can wear out your AC Unit faster since the hardest load on your AC is when you start it up. You can also freeze up the AC unit if the air flow is too low and the unit can not be kept from freezing up. Freezing up of a central AC system is a recipe for disaster on the HVAC equipment.

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  • What does SEER stand for?

    SEER is the acronym for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio”. It is a maximum rating and not a constant value which can make it hard to really understand in every situation. Higher numbers represent higher efficiency. Currently, you can find AC units with SEER ratings as high as 25.

    Basically, SEER is the average expected energy use of your home’s AC unit if you keep a constant inside temperature while dealing with the outside fluctuations in temperature during the season (so 15 - 35 degrees C in Alberta). 

    You can think of the SEER value the same way as the milage (L/100km) your vehicle gets. Under optimal conditions, without driving aggressively (cooling too much) you should average out to the manufacturers rating. 

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  • How do I select the right AC system?

    Make sure that the system is the right size for your home or building. So square footage, ductwork, windows, single or two storey home – they all factor into the calculation.  The ProSolutions team can figure this out for you as we have for more than 10,000 homes across Edmonton and area.

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  • How expensive are AC systems?

    ProSolutions has a complete range of systems and accessories ready to install in Edmonton from $3400 to $10,000+ for ultra high efficient and ultra quiet inverter units

    These AC systems are built for our weather and come with warranties to match. 10 years parts and warranty available and some brands even carry a manufacturers 10 year or lifetime unit replacement guarantee.

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  • Replacing an old AC system and what is involved?

    What has to be replaced or repaired, apart from the new unit? What shape is the ductwork in, what about insulation, and windows. What about piping for refrigerant and condensate? What of the electrical wiring, grills and registers on the floors and walls, filters before the furnace and evaporator coil and it’s condition and cleanliness? Consult with ProSolutions for an accurate assessment of your present air conditioning system.

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  • Why should I replace my existing AC system?

    If you already have an AC unit that is working, there may be reasons to replace it before it breaks. The primary reason for early replacement is to increase efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint.

    Is your air conditioning system in good shape? If it is older than 8-10 years it is going to be less efficient. Since AC systems in 2020 can be 60% more efficient than 10 years ago, by replacing aging units you will save on operating costs. A unit 15 years or older is not only less efficient but likely to run into expensive repairs as parts wear out. Also if it old and phased out refrigerant R-22 in your system, it will be almost too difficult to service and repair, as the chlorine based gas is being replaced by r-410a chlorine free product and other eco-friendly refrigerants in the residential industry.

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