Central Air Conditioning Services
Sweltering summers that reach triple-digit temperatures in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, and the surrounding area makes air conditioning an absolute necessity. If you’re looking to upgrade or repair your central air conditioning system, trust General Air Conditioning & Plumbing to provide the highest-quality service in the area to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills low.
Central Air Units Keep Cool Air In & Sends Hot Air Out
Central air conditioning distributes cool air throughout a house by a system of fans and ductwork, sending hot air back outside in the process. Central air works most efficiently when it is properly designed for your home – too large a unit won’t sufficiently remove humidity, while too small a unit won’t produce enough cool air to combat high temperatures. It’s also important to consider proper ductwork placement and installation.
Our trained experts can help you determine the proper central air conditioner setup for your home. Call the General to request an installation estimate today.
Benefits of a Central AC Unit for your Home
Central air conditioners are far more efficient than window units, run quietly, and are easily operated with programmable thermostats. They are also an excellent way to keep the temperature consistent, especially in a warm climate like Thousand Palms. And with a reliable life span of about 15-20 years, you’re making a smart long-term investment for your home.
Pros & Cons of Central Air Conditioning
Still weighing your options? Consider these points for cooling your home with a central air conditioner system:
- Lower Humidity: In addition to keeping your home cool, central air conditioning reduces humidity levels during warm weather.
- Quiet Operation: Indoor noise is kept to a minimum since the main unit is installed outside the house, making it a quieter option than a window unit.
- Better Air Quality: The air that is pulled out of rooms through return air ducts is sent through an air filter that removes irritating particles such as dust and pet dander.
- Ductwork Needed: If your home doesn’t already have ductwork installed, adding it will increase the expense and length of installation.
- Bad Installation: Many central air installations are not performed correctly, which can cause energy inefficiency and central air repair costs. (That’s why you can trust the General to install your system right the first time!)
Our Central Air Conditioning Services
Central Air Conditioning Installation
Confused about which central AC system is right? Our HVAC technicians will work with you to determine the best make and model air conditioner for your home and work diligently through the installation process to ensure the installation is completed on time and on budget.
The General features the full line of central air conditioners by Lennox, one of the most trusted names in the HVAC industry. We also carry rooftop AC units by Lennox, which, in some situations, can be more convenient than a traditional compressor sitting on the ground in your backyard.
AC Tune-Ups & Maintenance
Maintenance is the most important service for your indoor comfort systems. General Air Conditioning & Plumbing’s highly skilled technicians have been specially trained to get your cooling system as close to “factory fresh” condition as possible. They will make sure it is operating as efficiently and safely as it can and look for any possible threats of expensive and inconvenient breakdowns in the future.
We take great pride in caring for your equipment. Ultimately, this comprehensive maintenance could pay for itself by saving you money in the long run. With regular maintenance, you can expect to see utility bills reduced by up to 30%, as well as longer life spans for your air conditioning system. Plus, most manufacturers won’t honor their warranty without regular maintenance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Central Air Conditioning
How do I know if it’s time to replace my central AC?
A well-serviced and -maintained cooling system should last you a minimum of 10 years, though there are occasional exceptions. A system older than this can still operate fine, but you’ll want to start monitoring your cooling costs and the performance of the system. If your A/C unit isn’t working up to your standards, it may be time to connect with an experienced HVAC company like General Air Conditioning & Plumbing to get an evaluation.
How often should my air conditioner be cleaned?
You should always check your air conditioner filters every month or two. This is especially important in California, where windblown dust and debris can quickly clog filters. You will also want to promptly remove anything blocking the air flow around the unit. As a general rule, if it looks dirty, give it a quick cleaning.
Can central AC lower my energy bills?
There are many ways to minimize energy costs, and either updating your air conditioning system or having it tuned-up can certainly help. Talk to The General’s team about adding a maintenance plan, and we can help to keep your cooling costs down every year.
The General is here to answer any questions you have about central air conditioning. Reach out to us online today!
Trust the General for all of your Central Air Conditioning Needs
Our team of licensed technicians at General Air Conditioning & Plumbing is friendly, honest, and professional. Installing a new, energy-efficient air conditioner means improving your in-home comfort, which is our highest priority. For central air conditioning installation and maintenance services, contact General Air Conditioning & Plumbing today.
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