Air Conditioning Services in Monroe, MI
AC Repair, Installation, and Indoor Air Quality Assessments
Iceberg’s air conditioning services save you from getting caught off-guard by the summer heat. We install and service the best air conditioning units, so you can control filtration, air movement, temperature, and humidity. Our air quality assessments and air conditioning maintenance plans keep your home cool and help lower indoor humidity levels.
Our AC services include:
- Choosing the right AC Unit
- Air Conditioning Installation
- Air Conditioning Repair
- Indoor Air Quality Assessment
Getting the Best Air Conditioning in Monroe
Central air conditioning runs cold air through ductwork within your home. To prevent humidity, which can allow for bacteria growth, an air conditioner freezes the moisture. When considering an air conditioning upgrade or brand new air conditioning installation, there are multiple factors to consider. When discussing air conditioning with our expert AC technicians, make sure to ask about:
- The size of your home
- The age of your home
- Level of insulation
- The number of windows in your home
- Energy efficiency you would like to achieve
- Financing and maintenance options
Purchasing, installing, and repairing air conditioning is very affordable, especially with our Comfort Club™ maintenance plans.
Air Conditioning Compressor
Interestingly, the air conditioning compressor is often confused by many people as the outside piece of an air conditioner which is actually the condenser. The air conditioning compressor is the piece inside that circulates refrigerant throughout the air conditioning system. Compressors are costly to replace unless your unit is still under parts and labor warranties. If your air compressor has stopped working or is having problems you may need to have your entire unit replaced. If you notice that your compressor is making odd noises or if the unit is not cooling efficiently it is an excellent idea to have a technician make an appointment to evaluate your compressor for issues and make a recommendation for either repairs or replacement.
Central Air Conditioning System
There are two major types of central air conditioning systems: a split-system and a packaged unit. A split-system consists of an outdoor A/C unit and an indoor coil – the indoor cabinet of the unit typically contains a furnace or the indoor part of a heat pump. If your home already has a furnace but no A/C, a split-system is typically the most cost-effective option. On the other hand, in a packaged air conditioning system, the condenser, compressor, and evaporator are all contained in one cabinet – these types of units often also include a natural gas furnace.
There are many benefits to central air conditioning systems! Not only does central A/C do an excellent job of keeping your house at a cool temperature, but it can also improve your overall indoor air quality.
Here at Iceberg, we’re focused on providing you with the most superior air conditioning services around.
What's the difference between a portable air conditioner and other types of air conditioners?
Both are ideal for small spaces, but portable A/C units have several advantages over a window unit in for some spaces. Portable units are easy to disassemble if you need to temporarily pack away your A/C unit, over the winter for example. Also if you need to cool off another room, many portable units come with castors so you can effortlessly roll them from one space to another. Window units on the other hand are heavy and difficult to move once installed. Portable units also take up less window space although they do take up considerably more floor space, which may be a problem if you live in a tight space. Portable units are also a great alternative for those living in an area where a homeowner association has banned window units due to aesthetic concerns. Both portable and window A/C units are highly efficient ways to cool a room, some even come with Energy Star certifications.
How can I increase the efficiency and the lifespan of my a/c?
There are several pieces to keeping your A/C unit in the best shape. A/C units are like cars, they need regular attention and maintenance to stay in good working order. Fortunately, much of that maintenance can easily be done by you at home. If you follow these tips for maintaining your unit you will not only prolong the lifespan of your unit but also maintain it’s efficiency as well.
- Dust the outside of condenser fins using a feather duster.
- Keep you evaporator coils clean with a nylon brush.
- Use a vacuum and soft cloth to clean debris off the AC fan.
- Regularly dust off the air conditioner register with a duster.
- To prevent obstructed airflow, keep your outdoor condenser unit free from grass or weeds.
- Protect your outdoor condenser unit with a commercial cover during fall and winter months.
How often should I have maintenance done on my air conditioner?
Our regularly scheduled maintenance plans occur once yearly so we stay on top of your unit’s quality and perform basic maintenance tasks to keep your unit in great shape. Our annual maintenance plan includes cleaning of the evaporator, drains and condenser. We also replace the filter and examine the unit for any problems or leaks. Additionally, it is very important for the owner to perform basic maintenance tasks on their unit throughout the year to keep it in good shape. These are simple tasks however, such as dusting and vacuuming. However, if you do notice an issue with your unit, such as efficiency problems or strange noises, it is always a good idea to call our Comfort Specialists to come out for an early visit.
When should I replace my existing air conditioning system?
Air conditioning systems have an average lifespan of about 16 years. Of course, regular maintenance and care can help extend the life of your unit but there will inevitably come a time when it’s out with the old and in with the new. Here a couple signs it’s time for your A/C unit to retire. Besides age, one of the most tell-tale signs that your unit needs to be replaced is the frequency of repairs. If it seems like just about every other month something else needs to be replaced or repaired it might be a good idea to start investing in a new unit rather than pouring money into one that hasn’t much life left. Another simple sign is increasing energy bills. If your monthly utility has increased that is a strong sign your unit is not as efficient as it used to be. This is a good opportunity to upgrade to a newer unit with a better efficiency rating and save money on your monthly bills.
How do I know if my system is working properly?
Is your house being cooled efficiently? When your house is maintained at the same comfortable temperature in every room it is a good indicator that your unit is working properly. However if some rooms are significantly warmer than others this may be a sign that your ductwork is clogged. Also, air conditioner systems do make noise but if the noise drastically increases or starts to sound funny, it could mean something is not right inside. Increased levels of humidity or dust in the air could also be pointing to an internal issue. Additionally, it is very important to keep an eye on your air filter. Your air filter is an important component to a well-maintained A/C unit. Make sure your air filter is cleaned regularly and replaced at least once a year to ensure your unit is in top shape to cool your home.
How do I know if my system is working properly?
Your A/C unit should be blasting cold air throughout your home! But, if you’re worried that your unit isn’t working as it should, there are a few different ways to check. First, try inspecting your air filter – this is one of the common culprits behind a malfunctioning A/C system. If your filter contains residue and dust buildup, it won’t distribute cold air. If the filter is clean and free of unwanted debris, check your thermostat – the batteries simply may need to be replaced. If both these things check out, try checking out your breakers and looking over your drain line to make sure there aren’t any unwanted materials keeping your unit from functioning.
How can I increase the efficiency and life of my home’s heating and cooling systems?
So you want to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system – no problem! First, it’s always a good idea to schedule a consultation with a professional. This way, you can have an expert evaluate your system to see what energy efficiency upgrades you may qualify for. Second, try installing an economizer. Not only are economizers affordable and easy to install, they’re incredibly energy-efficient – they bring in cooler air from the outdoors rather than cooling warm air by using a compressor.
The best way to determine how to increase your HVAC system’s efficiency is through personalized care.To set up an appointment with one of our HVAC experts, contact Iceberg today!