Buy The Last AC You’ll Ever Need. Period.
An air conditioner unit offers great benefits for comfort. When you work with Service Legends, we won’t just drop a complicated piece of machinery on your doorstep and expect you to handle it by yourself. We believe in creating relationships.
If your AC system is more than 10 years old, it may be time for a complete AC system replacement. The good news is that you don’t have to let cost prevent you from making the decision to act now. We offer in-house financing with approved credit. Give us a call today!
100% Satisfaction, Guaranteed With Every AC Install.
- Lower energy bills – guaranteed to save 25% in energy savings
- Peace of mind with a Lifetime Unit Replacement Warranty
- Custom design to meet your family’s budget and needs
- 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back
- Professionally installed by background-checked, drug-tested, and NATE-certified technicians
The most important day of an air conditioner is the day it is installed. We guarantee our expert technicians will install your home comfort system correctly — the first time.
We’ve been installing ACs and home comfort systems in the Des Moines area for over 25 years. If you need an AC or cooling system installed, give Service Legends a call – our estimates are always free!
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Types of Air Conditioners
Central Indoor AC Unit
Of all the different types of air conditioners, this is the most common type of cooling system as it is the most preferable for larger homes due to its ability to cool efficiently. Central air conditioners circulate cool air through supply and return ducts. Supply ducts and registers, which are in the wall or floors, carry cooled air into the home. Then, once the air becomes warm it circulates back into the supply ducts and registers where it will then be transported back to the air conditioner.
Installing a central air conditioning system requires a lot of planning and preparation as sizing is crucial to the functionality of the system. If you install a system that is of the wrong size, even if it’s energy-efficient, you’ll find that your utility costs are more than they should be.
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Ductless, Mini-Split Air Conditioner
Ductless, mini-split systems are most common in parts of the home that have been retrofitted. Like central air conditioning systems, these systems have an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor handling unit.
If you’re looking to cool individual rooms in your house, this system might be just for you. Many ductless, mini-split systems can have as many as four indoor handling units, which are all connected to the outdoor unit.
Each zone has its own thermostat, allowing you to adjust the temperature for each room accordingly. This is especially advantageous if you’re wanting to cool only a particular part of the house that is being used.
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Hybrid Air Conditioners (Heat Pump)
Like hybrid cars, hybrid heat pump systems alternate between burning fossil fuels and using electricity to run. The system intelligently chooses between the two energy sources in order to save money and energy. You won’t have to be held hostage by rising energy prices.
In the summer, your heat pump works as it normally does, pulling heat from your home and distributing it outdoors.
In the winter, your hybrid heat pump system works in reverse, pulling heat from the outside environment and distributing it into your home.
If you remember the Second Law of Thermodynamics from high school, you know that heat gets transferred from a hot object to a cold object. When the refrigerant drops below the outside temperature, the heat from the outdoors gets transferred to your heat pump’s coils and thus into your refrigerant. Now, the extracted heat can be turned into warm, conditioned air for your home.
Geothermal energy is sustainable, energy-efficient, and has a long lifespan. Since the ground temperature below us remains a fairly consistent 55 degrees no matter how hot or cold it is in the atmosphere, geothermal technology is able to extract the heat from below and transfer it into your home. A geothermal coil (”loops” or “wells”) is installed deep in the ground and can be used to heat and cool your home.
With an increase in high-tech solutions and more tax credits for homeowners, geothermal is becoming increasingly popular. The temperature underneath your home can range between 40-50 degrees which is stable enough to draw heat or cooling year-round. While the initial cost of a geothermal system can be high, it will last for more than 50 years and the operating costs are incredibly affordable, especially as fuel costs continue to rise.
Before we replace your AC system, we run a heat load calculation to determine the proper size, take measurements, and present you with the best options for everything: a new condenser, new duct work, new condensate drain lines, and any other options such as zone systems, UV light disinfectors, air purifiers and anything that would apply to your home’s AC system and air quality.
We discuss your budget and look over rebate options, tax credits, energy efficiency, and of course, price, to find the ideal system for your home. And because a new air conditioning system is one of the most expensive things most people pay for (next to a car and your home itself), we go over our financing options.
After that, we work with you to find the best time to get to work. If we start sometime in the morning, we can usually finish replacing your entire central AC unit that same day. And if it’s an emergency, like your AC goes out in the middle of summer, we will supply you with a portable air conditioner until we can get to your home to replace your system.
Plus, we have the best warranties and guarantees in the heating and cooling industry! Most new AC installations come with 10-year parts and labor warranty.
A Comfortable Investment
Unlike most contractors, we take the more unconventional approach by looking at your home’s unique configuration to find a solution you’ll be comfortable with for years to come. According to Consumer Reports, an HVAC system that’s too small won’t keep your home comfortable during extremely cold weather and vice versa during the summer months.
Think of Service Legends as airflow pros. We have space-age tools for measuring home spaces that help us determine the right solution every time, increasing your comfort and reducing utility costs.
Service Legends’ AC Installation Process
The first thing we do when we show up to install is put down a drop cloth and make sure every technician has their shoes covered so we don’t track mud or dirt into your home. We may request to move furniture or valuable items so we don’t accidentally bump into, scratch, or break anything. And if you have pets, we may ask for you to keep them in a room or at the neighbors to minimize the chances of any accidents (we do not want to accidentally run into your cat or dog while carrying a furnace).
We measure a second time just to make sure everything will fit through doorways and tight spaces. Then we begin breaking down your old AC system. We load all of your old equipment into a truck to take back and recycle.
After that, we get to work installing your new system. There will be a lot of moving of large equipment and some loud noises as we fabricate parts, drill units into place, and move around your home. Then we connect the refrigerant lines and attach your new system to your home’s power source. And then, we turn it on.
Included in every AC install is a final, whole-home air balance. We test every air register in your home to make sure it’s delivering the right amount of air at the appropriate temperature. We may need to adjust dampers until everything is just right. After that, we take you on a tour of your new system, provide you with maintenance tips, and let you know to call us if you need any adjustments or encounter any issues.
YOUR #1 AC Installation Team
If you’re looking for a skilled HVAC contractor in the Des Moines area, Service Legends is the team for you. We’ve been praised by our clients for our depth of knowledge, professionalism, and prompt working habits. And unlike our competitors, we offer a “to the penny” quote before we even start repairs.
We understand that replacing your AC window unit and installing a more energy-efficient air conditioner is costly to even think about. That’s why Service Legends has a selection of flexible payment plans and financing options that’ll allow you to replace and/or install today and pay tomorrow. Contact us today to request a free estimate and ensure a cooler home for you and your loved ones with ultimate peace of mind and comfort.
Repair or Replace Your AC?
Despite the improved efficiency of most new air conditioners, it’s generally more cost-effective to repair an air conditioner than to replace it. However, if a key component, such as the heat exchanger or control module fails, you’re probably better off replacing the air conditioner, especially if the unit is more than about 10 years old.
The average lifespan for an air conditioner is about 10 years. If your AC unit is heading into its retirement years, our experienced technicians may be able to extend its years of service with a thorough AC maintenance plan.
Feel confident in your decision to repair or replace your air conditioner. If a contractor tells you that you have to replace your AC, give us a call. We are happy to provide a free second opinion to ensure you have a proper diagnosis of your cooling system. This service is provided to you at no charge and you are under no obligation to use Service Legends.
If you need a second pair of eyes to check your home’s cooling system, you can count on Service Legends. Call us at 515-657-6634 to experience the legendary difference with a free second opinion.
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