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From the greenery of spring to the changing of the colors in fall, the splendor of Maine’s four seasons is one of the best aspects of life in New England. But when the seasons come in, they come in like a lion and out like a lamb. Summers can be sweltering, with long heatwaves and humid weather. It’s the worst time of the year for your air conditioner to break down.

No matter if this is your first air conditioning system or a replacement of an older model, your family deserves to have a comfortable home all season long. When air conditioners break, your home becomes hot and humid, which can be unhealthy and hazardous for your family and pets.

Our certified and trained HVAC experts are ready to help you get back to normal when the air conditioning is no longer blowing cold. We are certified to work with several brands in homes with air ducts and ductless homes, and in many cases can complete your air conditioner installation as soon as the next day.


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Keep Cool All Summer Long with Heritage

With over 35 years of experience working across New England, our expert technicians are ready to help you find the right system for your needs. We come to your door with industry-leading training and field support, giving you the utmost confidence in your new system. Call us today, and get back to being cool tomorrow with a new air conditioner installation.

Contact us today to schedule your free air conditioner installation consultation.


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Heritage Installs Multiple Types of AC Systems


No two houses are the same in New England, meaning each space needs a unique air conditioning solution. When you call Heritage for a free consultation, our project managers will work with you to inspect your home and determine the right type of system for your comfort and budget.


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Heritage works on all major makes and models of home air conditioners, including:

  • Central air conditioning services

  • High-velocity air conditioners

  • Packaged air conditioning

  • Ductless air conditioners

Ductless Air Conditioning Solutions from Mitsubishi

No matter how old your home is, you may be able to benefit from the size and efficiency of a ductless air conditioning unit. Heritage is your Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer, making us the preferred dealer for heat pumps and ductless air conditioners in Maine and throughout New England. Featuring peerless build quality and unmatched performance, Mitsubishi ductless air conditioner provides all the power of a central home cooling system without the size or existing ductwork. Mitsubishi ductless systems are also great for smaller spaces, like a detached home or new additions.

How to Choose The Best Air Conditioner for Your Home


In terms of air conditioners, there is no “one size fits all” solution for every home. All living spaces are unique, and require careful consideration to find the right option to keep you comfortable all summer long. When you call Heritage, we begin with a free consultation to determine which type of solution is right for you. We start by inspecting your home, and recommend several options from there:

Replace your current AC system: In some cases, it could make sense to replace your current air conditioning unit with something similar. Our experts will come out to your home for free and go through your home to determine if a straight replacement is best, or if you could benefit from a different type of air conditioner.

Evaluate the size of your home: Not every system is fitted for every home. One of the first things our project managers will consider is the size of your home to see what kind of air conditioner may work best throughout the summer months. In some situations, you might want to use different units for different parts of the home, or create zones with a ductless mini-split system.

Consider your air conditioning usage: Do you have young people, the elderly, or pets living in your home? If so, you may be running your air conditioning for longer hours throughout the summer months. Based on how much you plan on using your system, we’ll recommend the right one for your anticipated workload.

Inspect existing ductwork: A central air conditioning system requires your home to have built in air ducts to distribute cold air effectively. However, older homes across New England may not have a central HVAC system already installed and available. If you don’t have existing ducts in your home, a ductless system may be the best solution to keep you cool and comfortable.

Is energy efficiency important? The more you use your air conditioning system, the more energy you will be using throughout the summer months – meaning your energy costs will rise as well. If you plan on regularly using your air conditioning, our experts can recommend the most energy efficient options and help you determine just how much you could save with a new air conditioner installation.

Create a solution within your budget: Having a comfortable home shouldn’t require you to break your overall budget. Our project planners and technicians will work with you to find the right solution that keeps your home cool and work within your budget. Heritage also offers financing options to make sure you have everything available to get the system you need.

What Are the Signs I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

If you maintain your air conditioner well and replace parts before they fail, a good system can last 15 years or more. However, all mechanical systems are subject to fail over time, and your air conditioner isn’t exempt from the rule. Eventually, it will get more expensive to maintain an old system instead of replacing it with a new unit.

When it’s time to consider repairing an old system against getting a new one, here are the top four issues to think over:

 

  • Air conditioning system age: The best maintained systems are designed to last up to 20 years. If your air conditioner is getting older (between 10 and 20 years old), you may want to start considering a new unit. Our technicians can test how well your air conditioner is working today, and help you determine if the time is right for a new system.
  • Current air conditioner performance: As air conditioning systems age, they slowly become less efficient and have to work harder to provide the same amount of cooling. Without annual maintenance, this breakdown can happen even faster. If you’re spending more on repairs and energy bills, it could be time for a new AC unit.
  • Repair cost and frequency: Is your air conditioning unit spending more time under repair than it is cooling your home? Even the best maintained units will require more and more work as time goes on, slowly costing you more money between annual service. If the repairman is at your home more often, it could be time for a new unit.
  • Size of your current air conditioning unit: If your air conditioner was designed a generation ago, it might not be powerful enough to keep your whole home cool and comfortable. Heritage can help you find the right sized unit for your home, balancing comfort with efficiency and giving you the best of all worlds.

Is it Time to Replace or Repair My Air Conditioner?

When systems break down over time, conventional thinking suggests repairs may be more cost effective than replacing a new system. As parts start to wear down, replacements get harder to find, and the little problems become much bigger issues, doing simple repairs will eventually erode your budget.

If your air conditioning unit is experiencing major breakdowns, such as leaking coolant, making more noise than usual, or working harder to keep your home cool all summer long, it might be time to start looking at a replacement option. Heritage’s licensed technicians can come out for a free inspection to determine if there are breaking or other issues with your air conditioner and make recommendations on whether repairs are best, or if it’s time for a replacement. No matter the situation, our technicians will give you an unbiased opinion and present you with multiple options to help you decide the best path to move forward.

 

What Are the Benefits of a New Air Conditioner?

  • Energy efficiency: Newer air conditioners are considerably more energy efficient compared to models that are over ten years old. A new AC system requires less power to cool your home, resulting in lower energy bills throughout the summer.
  • Improved performance: New air conditioning units straight from the factory come with new parts, blowers, and coils, meaning you won’t need to have them serviced as often compared to an older system. You’ll pay less in repair calls which can save big bucks over time.
  • Cleaner air quality: While older air conditioners have one job, a new unit works to remove damaging moisture from the air, provide ventilation throughout your home, and filter the air to make it cleaner. The latest systems can also come with IAQ UV lamps and whole-home dehumidifiers, reducing the amount of mold and other pollutants.
  • Smart home systems: The latest smart home integrations allows you to automate your heating and cooling experiences, as well as control your HVAC system from wherever you may be. Newer air conditioning systems are designed to work with smart home systems, personalizing your comfort and optimizing your energy savings.
  • Rebates and Tax Credits: Cost savings don’t just come from lower energy bills and fewer repair calls. Getting an energy efficient air conditioner, HVAC system, water heater, or other electrical upgrades can help you save money in the form of tax credits and rebates. Our technicians can help you identify which items qualify.

Call Heritage For Air Conditioning Services!

If it’s time to consider installing a new air conditioner, make Heritage Home Service the first call you make. Our highly skilled team comes with decades of experience, so you can rest assured your family will be taken care of completely. Each one of our HVAC service members are licensed and trained on all the latest systems, giving you the advantage of multiple options to make your home as comfortable as possible. No matter what type of system you are considering – central air conditioner, ductless mini split system, or heat pump – our team can install it correctly the first time, and often by the next day

 

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