Air conditioning is becoming more and more common in homes. While most new construction is built with central air conditioning, we run in to homes, condos or apartments, all the time, that still use wall or window units. In any of these situations, Capasso Plumbing and Heating can work with you to get you air in to your home. We can install duct work, if your home or building allows for it to, if it doesn’t, we can help find you a semi-permanent solution that will still take care of your air conditioning needs.
The most common kind of air conditioning systems that we install today are central air systems. Central air can work with or without ducting. If you already have ducts installed, but need a central air unit, we can install that unit for you; connecting it to your existing duct work to for a complete system. If you don’t currently have ducting in place, we can install a simple piping system, which runs around the outside of your home, being hidden with your gutters. These pipes deliver air in to your home from a central unit.
Size and Placement of Unit
Size and placement of your air unit are very important. With choosing a size, an undersized unit will not be able to generate enough air to cool down your home, while an oversized unit will sometimes cool too quickly, causing an unnecessary impact to your energy bill. Placement is also something that needs to be considered. Your air unit generates exhaust heat, which needs to be circulated properly, away from your home. Plus, no matter what size your unit is, it’s going to generate some kind of noise so, work with us to keep it away from your bedroom!
Window units can typically be installed on your own, if you have a sliding window already in place, but the installation (and selecting the right unit) can still be a little tricky. Because of this, we always recommend that you give us a call to help you out. We can assess the size of your home and the placement of where your unit will go to determine exactly what size and type of unit you will need. These units use “forced air” from outside, cooling it in-machine before pushing the cool air in to your home.
Wall units are very similar to window unit in the way that they work. These units plug in inside your home, and work by forcing air, from outside, through a cooling element, which then pushes that cool air back in to your house. The difference between a window unit and wall unit, is that wall unit needs to be installed inside the wall of your home. This generally needs to be done by a certified contractor, as proper support and sealing is needed for the weight of the unit. Let us look at your place and see if this is right for you.