AC Installation

At Casey Services, we make sure AC installation is done right, the first time.

AC Installation Video Transcript

AC installation is more than just plugging in your new AC unit – you need someone qualified. Casey Services HVAC has been installing air conditioning systems for decades in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Durham, and the surrounding areas.
[On screen: Raleigh, Wake Forest, Durham]

We know how to install it right the first time, and the consequences the customer faces if it’s done wrong.

Consequences of Improper AC Installation

According to the Dept of Energy, approximately 70-90% of AC systems have at least one installation error – that’s a lot!
[On screen: DOE: “70-90% install error”

If you have a bad installation, that could mean lower efficiency and higher energy costs.
[On screen: Lower efficiency, Higher energy costs]

Your AC may not cool your home properly, so you’ll have hot and cold rooms.
[On screen: Doesn’t cool properly]

Poor installation can also cause water damage,
[On screen: water damage]

a tripped AC breaker,
[On screen: Tripped AC breaker]

or even dangerous electrical problems like a unit fire.
[On screen: Dangerous Electrical Problems]

And wrong installation can also damage expensive parts like the compressor or coils.
[On screen: Damage expensive parts]

Worst of all, this can lead to a short lifespan and void your system’s warranty.
[On screen: Short lifespan, Void your Warranty]

Casey Services follows the manufacturer’s guidelines and local building code to ensure your AC system is installed correctly.

If you need a skilled and professional AC installer, give us a call or fill out our form so we can get your new AC unit ready to go!

Casey Services AC Installation Benefits

  • Consultative Process – From new installation to replacement, our technicians have you covered.  
  • 50 Years of Installation Experience We know how to install things right the first time, avoiding costly re-work.
  • Service Areas – Serving Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding areas.

AC Installation Process

Shockingly, 70-90% of AC systems are installed with at least one error. We have thousands of installations under our belt and know what it takes to get it done right – the first time.

Our Process

  • Load Calculation – We do load calculations based on the major factors affecting a home like size, insulation, sunlight, etc. These calculations are often referred to as Manuals J, S, T, & D.
  • Consult – We discuss the AC needs of the home, as well as the comfort, energy savings, and system lifespan, and then advise on the best heat pump for your budget and needs.
  • Permits – We pull all necessary permits. Without them, your system can’t be inspected by the county. Also, in case of an electrical or system fire, insurance companies won’t cover any damages to your home. Usually, system manufacturers won’t warranty an unpermitted installation.
  • Removal – We remove your old unit (if there is one) and recycle the unit and freon. If someone is caught not properly recycling, but instead venting freon, it can result in a $10,000 fine due to its harmful environmental effects!
  • AC Installation – We install the new system per the manufacturer’s specifications. No cutting corners, skipping valuable tests, or trying to skimp on materials like nitrogen or solder. If the system is not installed properly, it can suffer serious problems within the first 5 years and even void the warranty.
  • Test – We pump nitrogen through the system, which helps remove harmful moisture. If any moisture is left, it will turn to acid and start eating through various parts.
  • Retest – We then pull a vacuum on the system, sucking all the nitrogen and any contaminants out. Again, this keeps the system free of harmful moisture that would later acidize and destroy parts.
  • Inspection – Once approved by the inspector, we fire on the system and do our last test and calibrations.
AC Maintenance Diagram

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New AC Installation or Repair

Do you need help making a decision? This guide will help you understand and organize all of the factors involved to make the best AC Installation decision for your home.

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AC Installation FAQ

How Long Do AC Units Last?

They can last 15-20 years depending on unit quality, daily use, installation quality, and maintenance.

An improperly installed system may start breaking down within 3 years. We've seen this happen when moisture was not properly purged from the system during AC Installation. And a lower-quality system may only last 8-10 years. But with proper AC Installation and maintenance, it may last longer. When properly installed and maintained, a high-efficiency system can last 15-20 years and has warranties that match!

Does New AC Increase Home Value?

On average, it can increase the value of your home by 10%. It can also depend on other market factors like house size, location, and the efficiency of your unit.

When looking for a good way to increase the value of your home, better heating and cooling isn't subject to taste or style like kitchen cabinets - it's a benefit that any future homeowner would enjoy!

How Much Does AC Installation Cost?

There is no one-size-fits-all AC system. According to NC State Law, every AC system must meet certain tests and calculations. The average cost for an AC installation in North Carolina is $2,000-$8,000 for smaller homes and $10,000-$20,000 for larger homes. The items below help determine the total cost of your AC unit and installation.

How Often Should You Service Your AC?

Manufacturers recommend once a year for each part of your system. For your AC, preferably March to September is best because that's when the temperature is high enough to properly test. And for your heating, September to March to accurately test. Routine maintenance is sometimes required in order to keep your unit under warranty.

This kind of routine maintenance mitigates the risk of larger, more expensive repairs and keeps your system running efficiently. We offer a biannual maintenance plan where we service your heating and cooling systems once a year.

How Much Can a New AC Unit Save?

This depends on several factors. If your current system is older, less efficient, or in poor shape, then replacing with a new, high-efficiency system can reduce your energy cost by 20%-40%.

When it comes to worn-out systems, you could also save considerably on repair and maintenance costs, especially if they use outdated refrigerant like R-12, or have repeat refrigerant leaks.

Is a New AC Unit Tax Deductible?

It depends on the state, county, and even the local utility company. Here are some helpful links:

Does Home Size Increase My AC Installation Cost?

AC systems work by circulating and cooling air. Home square footage, ceiling height, number of stories - all of these things affect what type of unit you need and its tonnage size. Generally, the bigger the home and more stories, the bigger and pricier your system.

Do Other Appliances Affect My AC System?

Larger appliances like ovens, generators, TVs, and computers all generate heat. And each one generates heat in a different zone of your house, which means you need different amounts of cooling in each zone. So the location and use of these appliances affect system size, location, and design.

Does Sunlight Affect My AC System?

Different types of roofs, tree cover, siding, windows, and even colors affect just how much and how quickly the sun will heat up your home. The more sunlight that hits your home, the more AC you need to cool it. That can mean a bigger, pricier system that has to run longer, which increases your energy bill.

Why American Standard AC Systems

We are proud to install American Standard, Consumer Report’s #1 Most Reliable HVAC Brand.

  • Fewer repairs - On average, American Standard AC systems have significantly fewer repairs than other brands.
  • Energy efficient - American Standard offers units with high SEER scores and ENERGY STAR© rated systems, meaning efficient cooling and less expensive to run!
  • Variable-speed - Instead of running at 100% all the time, American Standard’s systems can vary their speed. IMPORTANT: This saves money as the unit is running more efficiently (i.e. not jumping up to 100% just to heat the home 1 degree). It also prolongs the life of the system as it reduces wear and tear.
  • Excellent warranty - American Standard’s warranty policy is superior to other leading brands.
  • Multi-system linking - American Standard has a wide variety of AC systems that work together, delivering you maximum efficiency.
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