Air Conditioning Replacement & Air Conditioning Installation

Air Conditioner Replacement and Installation in the Columbus, Ohio Area

Is your Columbus, Ohio area home in need of a new cooling system? Buckeye Heating & Cooling helps area homeowners with air conditioner replacement and air conditioner installation. If your existing air conditioner or heat pump has seen better days, our technicians will assess your AC unit and help you determine if repairs are possible or if replacing your air conditioner is the best choice. 

When you need air conditioning replacement in Columbus, Ohio, trust Buckeye Heating & Cooling’s NATE-certified air conditioner installation technicians for skilled workmanship that ensures the quality performance of your new heat pump or air conditioner. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer bringing high quality cooling equipment from our industry’s leading manufacturer to the homes of our Columbus neighbors. Find your new cooling system from our wide range of options! 

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Get an Estimate for Air Conditioning Replacement Today 

When it’s time to replace your air conditioner or heat pump, the first step is getting an estimate from your trusted cooling contractor. Buckeye Heating & Cooling helps you determine if replacement is the ideal solution for your current system or if improvements can be made to keep it in service longer. If new air conditioner installation is preferred, our Comfort Consultants walk you through the many equipment options from Carrier, helping you find the new cooling unit that fits your needs to a T. We’ll provide you with an estimate for the new cooling unit and its installation, so you know exactly what to expect budget-wise. 

Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner? 

It can be a difficult decision, choosing to repair or replace an air conditioner or heat pump that’s having problems. Purchasing a new unit takes a significant chuck out of your savings, but investing in a new system now can spare you from wasting money on repairs for a system that will need replacement soon anyhow.  

You want your cooling system to keep your home comfortable and do so with efficiency. If your existing system can do that with a few repairs, it’s often ok to leave it in service for a longer period of time. While there’s no definite answer as to whether repair or replacement is the right solution, here are some points you should consider as you make your decision: 

How old is the air conditioner? 

Air conditioners last an average of 10 to 15 years while heat pumps last around 10 to 12 years. If your current system is close to, within, or beyond this range, replacement is just right around the corner even if it doesn’t happen today. Plus, older systems aren’t nearly as efficient as newer ones. If you go ahead and replace your cooling system now, you won’t have to risk a surprise breakdown that forces you into a quick replacement decision, plus you’ll start benefiting from energy savings right away! 

What is the cost of repairs? 

Air conditioner repairs don’t often come cheap. When facing an expensive repair bill for an older air conditioner or heat pump, you really have to consider if your money is best spent on repairs instead of replacement. Take a look at your repair quote – is the cost half or more of a new system? If so, it’s generally recommended you put your money toward a new air conditioner or heat pump system. 

How often are you calling for repairs? 

When only minor repairs are needed, most homeowners feel comfortable taking this route. While the money doesn’t seem like a big issue, you really need to look at how often you are calling for repairs and how many breakdowns your system has experienced recently. Air conditioners and heat pumps typically break down more in their last few seasons. If you’ve made more calls to Buckeye Heating & Cooling for repairs this year than in the past, we urge you to consider air conditioning replacement in the near future. 

Choosing a New Unit for Air Conditioning Replacement 

Buying a new air conditioner is one of the biggest purchases most homeowners make for their homes. With the energy efficiency of new models, the energy savings generated over time will help pay for the unit’s cost. How much energy a new unit saves depends on several factors such as system type, usage, and more. 

When it’s time to buy a new cooling system, homeowners have a wide range of choices. With different systems and models available, it can feel confusing to shop for a new air conditioner. Buckeye Heating & Cooling’s Comfort Consultants work to make the process easier and more understandable. We work with you to determine cooling needs, budget, and preferences to help you make an informed decision when buying a new air conditioner.  

Cooling System Options 

The term “air conditioner” is often used to describe all types of cooling equipment. In fact, there are several different system types to choose from, including air conditioners. When it’s time for air conditioning replacement, one thing you must consider is the type of system you’d like to replace the existing one. 

Here are the cooling system options we offer, manufactured by Carrier: 

Air Conditioners 

Conventional air conditioners offer split system central air conditioning for homes in Columbus and the surrounding areas. Outdoors is the actual air conditioner, and the system uses an indoor unit to hold the cooling coil and air distribution equipment. This can be an air handler, but most air conditioners in Columbus use the furnace as heating systems are a must in Ohio. The indoor and outdoor components are connected by refrigerant lines which carry heat between the units for cooling. 

Heat Pumps  

Air source heat pumps offer split system central cooling the same way air conditioners do. The difference is these systems also provide heating, so they don’t need to be paired with a furnace – although homeowners often do to supply the home with a backup heat source. Outdoors, the heat pump is installed. It is linked to the indoor air handler through refrigerant lines. To cool, heat is absorbed by the indoor coil and carried to the outdoor coil for release by the refrigerant. To heat, the system operates in reverse, transferring heat from the outdoor air to the indoor air supply. 

Air Handlers 

Air handlers are the indoor unit that contain air distribution equipment, essentially “handling” the air conditioned by the home’s HVAC system. The air handler houses the blower assembly to move air through the home and system, as well as the evaporator coil. It may be possible to add electric resistance heating strips inside the air handler to act as a backup heat source during the winter. Air handlers look very similar to a typical furnace. 

Ductless Systems 

Ductless mini split systems use an air conditioner or heat pump to provide cooling only or both heating and cooling in different areas of the home. An outdoor air conditioner or heat pump is connected to one or more indoor air handling units that are installed on the wall or in the ceiling of a space. Instead of using ducts to send cool air throughout the home, the air handlers release cool air directly into the space in which they are installed. 

Ductless cooling systems are highly efficient, thanks to the lack of ducts and subsequent air leakage. Plus, they offer the opportunity for individual comfort control and energy savings. 

Geothermal Heat Pumps 

Geothermal cooling systems use geothermal heat pumps to exchange heat between the indoor air and a natural source, either the soil underground or a nearby water source. Geothermal heat pumps are up to 500% energy efficient, outputting as many as 5 units of cooling energy for every unit of energy taken in. Geothermal HVAC systems also provide highly efficient heating for the home during the winter months. 

Who Is MAX?

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Max is an important part of our team. He is more than just a cartoon character. Max represents our commitment to quality work, craftsmanship, pride, and our passion to serve our clients and community. We celebrate this mentality through Max because these are the values that drive us to be the area’s most complete and comprehensive home service company. So, now when you see Max, you’ll know the story behind the man with the mustache!

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