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Central Air Systems in the Stoneham, MA Area

central air conditioner stonehamIn the summertime, it can get pretty warm in Stoneham and the surrounding towns. It is not out of the ordinary for residents to enlist the help of a central air systems specialist to combat the heat. These systems cool down homes and businesses, making living and working environments much more comfortable. Silco Plumbing & Heating focuses on cooling in our everyday work, which means we can completely install, replace, or repair your central air system. With our rate of customer satisfaction, you know you’ll be in good hands.

Home Central Air Conditioning

The air conditioning system needs to be addressed when a homeowner’s desired comfort level is not met. Each person is entitled to that.

When addressing the cost of having a central air system installed, the price can vary from $100 to $1,000. The size of the property to be serviced is really the determining factor. However, you can rest assured if you go with Silco. We offer straightforward pricing, and we never charge by the hour.

Working Principle of Central Air Conditioning Systems

Your central air conditioning system is designed to provide both comfort and peace of mind. As such, it is typically well-maintained and cleaned thoroughly during routine inspections. Most homeowners, however, are unclear as to how a central air unit actually works. It’s smart to understand your appliances.

A central air conditioner operates on electricity and will remove heat from the air in your home. When the thermostat, which is installed along a wall inside, signals the unit to lower the temperature, an internal sequence begins. First, the air-handling unit will start, drawing air from each room through return-air ducts. Dust is removed once the air moves through a clean filter. Supply ducts subsequently re-route the fresh air back into each room. At this point, the air has been cooled considerably. You’ll now feel the refreshing breeze and escape the outdoor heat. It’s that simple!

Ductless Central Air Conditioning Systems

When it comes to cooling your home, the industry is steadily advancing. One of the most recent advances is the ductless mini-split air conditioning system. A ductless unit offers numerous benefits over more traditional methods. For instance, you no longer require bulky or costly ductwork running through your home. On the other hand, a ductless system can be expensive. It’s an investment you’ll need to weigh carefully.

The main advantage to consider is the size and flexibility. Many models can handle four indoor air-handling units connected to a single outdoor unit. These units can subsequently manage four zones or rooms. Each zone can have its own thermostat, allowing members of your family or office to control their own comfort levels with ease. Furthermore, the lack of duct work means the unit is more efficient and experiences less energy loss overall. More homeowners and businesses are opting for just such a system these days.

Air Conditioning Maintenance

In Stoneham and the surrounding towns it’s safe to say you shouldn’t deal with anyone besides us for your air conditioning maintenance. With our dedication, service, and our appreciation for and implementation of new technology, Silco is the name to choose for maintenance.

How to Size a Central Air Conditioning System?

When it comes to cooling systems, many homeowners are unsure how to size their unit. To break things down into layman’s terms, central air conditioning units come in varying sizes. These sizes depend on the overall square footage of your home. We measure these units in tonnage. The capacity is not based on weight, though. Instead, it’s the ability to cool. One ton is equal to 12,000 BTUs per hour. The average central air conditioner installed in a residential home ranges from 1.5-ton to 5-ton, then increases in half-ton increments. Over 5-tons, however, is considered a light commercial unit. For instance, if your home requires a 6-ton unit, you’d opt for two 3-ton units instead. This seems like overkill to many, but two systems running together rarely fail together. To determine the size you need, it’s best to call a professional and let them assess your home. The only way to effectively choose one is to measure the total square footage.

What are the Types of Central Air Conditioning Systems?

It’s a common misconception that there are only two air conditioning systems: central air and window units. In reality, the central air conditioning system category can be broken down into four parts: split systems, heat pumps, packaged units, and ductless mini-split systems. The most common are split systems and packaged central air conditioners, though ductless mini-split systems are becoming increasingly more common in households. A packaged unit, first off, includes the evaporator, condenser, and compressor in a single unit. This unit is typically placed on the roof of a commercial building or concrete slab outside. A split system, on the other hand, includes an evaporator coil housed in a cabinet, which helps remove heat and moisture. Outside, a metal case contains a condenser coil, which will release heat, and a compressor, to pump refrigerant between both coils. Determining which is best suited for your home is a chore best left to the professionals.

The experience we bring to the table shows Stoneham customers every single day that Silco Plumbing & Heating is the ultimate resource for your central air system. (781) 438-8925

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