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Living in California makes an air conditioner much more than a luxury. In fact, we’d say that a whole-house cooling system is pretty much a necessity. Stop messing around with window units, and let a NATE-certified member of our staff start you on the path to greater comfort. We have multiple brand offerings on hand, and we’ll help you out with everything from price comparisons to pros, cons, and anything else that you need to guide your decision.
There are many reasons why you may choose to stick to a traditional split central air conditioning system in order to keep your home cool and comfortable during even the hottest time of the year. Just remember that no matter how great a system you may invest in, there is only one way in which to get the best performance from that system: schedule your central AC services with skilled, experienced professionals such as those here at RKM Heating and Air Conditioning.
How Do Central Air Units Work?
So what makes the central air conditioner such a powerful and convenient home cooling system? The fact that, when properly sized and expertly installed, they can cool an entire house down while using just one centralized indoor unit, and one outdoor unit. Each of these units houses a specific type of coil: the evaporator coil, located indoors, and the condenser coil, which is in the outdoor unit that also houses the compressor. Refrigerant cycles back and forth between these units.
It acts as a heat transfer fluid, and changes easily between states. Refrigerant evaporates in the indoor evaporator coil, which allows it to draw heat out of the air passing over that coil. The cooled air is then distributed throughout the house via a system of ducts. The refrigerant then travels outdoors, shedding its heat as it is condensed in the condenser coil. The process is repeated until temperatures throughout your home reach the desired level.
Benefits of Split Air Conditioners
The central air conditioner may work according to the same basic principles as window units, but using one is an overall and undeniable improvement over these systems. Consider the following benefits of going the whole–house route with your air conditioning system.
- Improved comfort. With a centralized duct delivery system reaching all corners of your home, you won’t run into the hot spots that you likely would when using multiple window units throughout your home.
- Increased security. When you leave your windows unlocked and essentially open in order to allow for the installation of a window unit, you are basically inviting trouble. Don’t leave your home unsecured, especially on ground levels.
- Less noise. Window units are noisy. They rattle, they buzz, and they vibrate up against the window frame. Plus, they can let noise from outdoors in. When you use a central system, you may hear it cycle on and off, or air blowing from the vents, but it is a much quieter scenario.
Let Us Handle Your Central Air Conditioner Installation in Riverside, CA
If you think that you can just pop into a central AC shop, pick out a system, and then have it popped into place, think again. Getting the best performance possible from your new split central air conditioner means determining just how big the system needs to be for your home, taking your property and your home efficiency into consideration, as well as your budget.
Whether investing in your very first central air conditioner or replacing an old model with a new, more efficient one, you can count on our technicians to cater your system to your property’s unique needs. We’re here to help our clients, and that starts from the moment that we answer your call. We are Energy Upgrade California®–certified, and a recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award from 2011–2016. We’ll get your AC off to a great start!
We Offer Central AC Repairs and Maintenance, Too
Even our incredible technicians cannot make your air conditioner 100% reliable. No air conditioner or mechanical system in general can make that claim honestly. What we can do, however, is get your system right back on track in the most timely manner possible—without sacrificing service quality for speed’s sake, of course. When your system is costing too much to run, is making strange sounds, or won’t start up at all, give us a call immediately.
We also offer 2 tiers of our maintenance program to our clients. Be sure to read the details of our Comfort Club and our Ultimate Comfort Club. You need to schedule routine maintenance on an annual basis anyway, so why not take advantage of these great offers and perks that enrollment entitles you to? With our technicians on the case, you can count on your system being as efficient and dependable as possible.
Done right, priced right. RKM provides the highest quality, for the best value.