Star Heating & Cooling has been a member of the community in Central Indiana since 2005. We are proud to share our Fishers air conditioning installation experience with our friends and neighbors. Our team of highly skilled technicians is committed to serve all of your comfort needs. You can rely on Star to understand your cooling situation and work with you to select your best AC install option.
Quality AC Installation Services
How do you know when it’s time for a new air conditioning system? Many people wait to call for air conditioning service until their current AC system either doesn’t cool as well or won’t work at all. By then, you may find yourself forced to endure the heat until your new system can be installed.
The good news is you can recognize some of the signs you’re due for a replacement before your situation gets uncomfortable. With the improved efficiency of new systems, an air conditioning installation can actually save you money in the long run! The experienced team at Star can tell you how to recognize when it’s time for a new air conditioning unit and how to choose the best system for your needs.
Signs Your AC Needs To Be Replaced
When you experience one or more of these warning signs, it’s time to prepare for a new air conditioning unit.
Blowing Hot Air
If you notice your air conditioner blowing hot air, a trained technician can diagnose your situation and help you understand your options. This could be as simple as low refrigerant, or it could be a more serious mechanical issue. Either way, don’t delay to keep your home comfortable.
Clanks, squeaks or any other strange noises from your HVAC system indicate mechanical parts are in contact where they shouldn’t be. The wear and tear to components inside your system will result in reduced operational efficiency and eventual failure of your system.
Just like unusual sounds can serve to warn you of a problem in your future, an unusual smell tells you there is an issue with your system now. Musty smells suggest an excess of moisture in your system. If you smell smoke, turn off your system immediately and contact a trained HVAC technician for an expert opinion about your options.
The average lifespan of an AC is 15 to 20 years. Even if yours lasts longer and shows no signs of urgent repair, the fact remains that an older system simply doesn’t operate as efficiently as a new one. Improvements in technology allow a new system to generate better cooling at a lower cost. Best of all, the money you save on utility bills will eventually help your new air conditioner installation pay its own way!
Cost of the Repair
When your air conditioning system reaches a certain age, consider whether the money you could spend on system repairs is justified by its expected remaining service life. If the repairs will cost you more than the system is worth, now may be the time to go ahead and invest in a system upgrade.
How to Choose the Right AC for You
When you’re ready for a new air conditioner installation, it is important to select a system to meet your needs. Too small, and you won’t enjoy the cool comfort you want – too large, and you could pay too much for more power than you need. The skilled technicians of Star Heating & Cooling will help you to choose the right system for your family, with some of these considerations:
The square footage of your home is very important when you choose a new air conditioner. An HVAC technician will perform a load calculation to ensure you get enough cooling power for the size of your home, without the increased utility bills and system cycling of a larger unit.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating is a measure of energy efficiency in air conditioners. The government has recently required all air conditioners to have a SEER rating of 13 or higher. When you evaluate your options, look for a SEER rating between 14 and 22. The higher the SEER rating, the more cold air your system will produce with the same amount of energy as a less efficient system.
Every consumer thinks about price when it is time to invest in a large purchase. When you consider the size and efficiency of your new air conditioning system, make sure to balance your cooling needs with the amount you spend. You don’t want to save a few dollars today to sacrifice your comfort in the future, nor do you want to spend more than you need for cooling power you won’t use. Trust a professional HVAC technician to help you choose a system with the right balance of comfort, efficiency and price for you.
Why Choose Star?
For more than 30 years, Star Heating & Cooling has shared our up-front pricing and honest opinions with our customers. Our technicians share their expertise with the community through an educational approach, which ensures you understand our diagnosis and agree with our proposed solution to your problem. We want to earn your trust as a partner with our expert knowledge, craftsmanship and customer service.
Star Heating & Cooling goes above and beyond to serve Central Indiana beyond our home base in Hamilton County. Our customers become family because our team goes the extra mile to consider your well-being. Trust Star for your cooling needs! We will take care of you like family.
No matter your needs or budget, we have quality Carrier products to keep you comfortable.
Infinity® 20 Air Conditioner with Greenspeed® Intelligence
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Efficiency: Up to 20.5 SEER
Comfort Features: Best
Performance™ 17 Central Air Conditioner
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Efficiency: Up to 17 SEER
Comfort Features: Best
Comfort™ 16 Central Air Conditioner
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Efficiency: Up to 16 SEER
Comfort Features: Good
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Request Free Installation Estimate
Are you confident that you’re receiving the best deal on HVAC repairs or installation of a new system? Star Heating and Cooling offers free second opinions on estimates for repairs of air conditioning or heating systems or quotes for a new unit. If we can match or beat the price quoted by our competitor, we’d love to have your business. If the estimate you’ve already received is fair, we’ll let you know that, too.
We’re happy to give you expert and balanced advice on whether you should consider repairing or replacing your heating or cooling system. As a family-owned and run business, we’re interested in retaining you as a customer for a long time to come.