- Air Conditioning
- Home Performance
- Maintenance Plans
Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner installation or an air conditioner replacement, American Energy Advisors installs high-efficiency air conditioning equipment in homes throughout Omaha, Elkhorn, Gretna, Papillion, Bellevue and surrounding areas.
We install well-known brand names like Carrier. Our team does a comprehensive in-home consultation to ensure that you get the best value for your investment in a new or replacement air conditioner or heat pump.
Air conditioners (and heat pumps) work in the same way as refrigerators. Electricity is used to transfer heat from one place to another using a compressor, a condenser and an evaporator that cycle a refrigerant liquid from gas to liquid and back. Fridges and air conditioners both cool down an enclosed space (a box for cold food or a room for cool people) by moving heat to the air outside the space.
Split systems have an outdoor unit that houses the condenser and compressor, and an indoor unit, which houses the evaporator, or cooling coil, a blower (fan) and the filter. The indoor unit is often connected to a furnace or heat pump to take advantage of existing ductwork. Split systems keep the noisy part of the air conditioner (the compressor) outside.
Packaged systems have the compressor, condenser and evaporator housed in one unit. Packaged systems can have a water or an air cooled condenser. Refrigerant charging is typically done at the factory, so there is less concern about problems resulting from under or overcharging the system.
This type of system circulates cool air throughout your home via ducts to most rooms or living spaces. This type of system will provide even cooling to the whole home. Central ACs are especially cost effective if you already have ductwork in place for a furnace, as many Omaha homes do.
This type of system has an outdoor unit and indoor ‘cassettes’ that are mounted on the wall to provide cooling to different zones when ductwork is not available or practical. Ductless systems can provide heating as well as cooling. They can be an affordable solution if your heating system does not include ductwork.
An air conditioning ton is 12,000 BTUs per hour. The measure of a ‘ton’ of cooling capacity comes from when ice was originally cut from lakes and transported to cities to use for refrigeration. The original measure was based on the amount of heat needed to melt one ton of ice in a 24-hour period.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) indicates how many BTUs (British Thermal Units) cooling equipment will remove for each watt of electricity it consumes. The higher the SEER, the better. Federal law requires a minimum 13 SEER for new air conditioning units.
A proper Manual J load calculation must be done to size and design a system that fits your home and is suited to the Nebraska climate. Our team rigorously completes load calculations for our customers, ensuring you get the right sized unit for your home.