South Bend AC Installation & Replacement
Serving Michiana Since 1957
Whether you’ve purchased a new home or making repairs just can’t save your air conditioner anymore, Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you install a high-performance AC. Our expert technicians can help you select an air conditioning system that is right for you and your property. We’ll then make sure that it is installed correctly and set up for maximum efficiency and longevity.
For fast, reliable AC installation & replacement in South Bend, contact us online or call (574) 498-7556 and speak with an air conditioning expert!
Signs You Need a New AC
It can be difficult to know when it’s time to put your old AC system to rest. While you never want to get rid of a unit that still has years of useful life in it, it’s also important to replace your AC if it has become less efficient. Once an air conditioner is over 10 years old, it may be more cost-effective to replace it rather than to repair it.
Common signs that your AC is ready to be replaced include:
- Your energy costs are going up
- Your AC struggles to keep up with your cooling needs
- You have moisture or humidity issues
- Your unit is making strange noises or smells weird
- Your AC requires frequent and costly repairs
- Your system needs to run longer than normal to cool your home
What Sets Us Apart
You shouldn’t let just anyone install an air conditioning unit in your home or business. Proper installation is essential for the optimal performance of your AC. That’s why the experts at Great Lakes Heating and Air Conditioning factor in every possible aspect of your system before installing it and make all the necessary adjustments afterward.
When you entrust your AC installation to our professionals, you can count on:
- Increased quality – Great Lakes Heating and Air Conditioning makes use of the latest parts and technology to bring you a state-of-the-art air conditioning system. We install high-quality AC systems that are efficient and provide the cooling power you need.
- Higher standards – Each of our technicians are subject to rigorous ongoing training, certification, and background checks. We back up every AC installation and replacement with ironclad guarantees, regardless of the job size or scope.
- Safety and sanitation – Our AC installations are designed to not only keep you comfortable but to contribute to your health and safety. On every installation, our technicians bring shoe covers, drop cloths, and clean services to make sure your home is left exactly how we found it.
- 100% guaranteed satisfaction – Our number one goal is your satisfaction. We guarantee that we will get the job done right, or we’ll make it right.
Installing a New AC Is Easier Than You Think
Many homeowners put off replacing their AC because they don’t have the time and energy to deal with the hassle of the installation process. With Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning at your side, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Our expert technicians will handle every aspect of your AC installation, all with minimal inconvenience to you.
Call (574) 498-7556 today to schedule a free estimate for AC installation in South Bend. Financing is available!
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Tips From Our Expert Team
How much is a new furnace or Air Conditioner?Every home is different and our systems are custom designed to match your home. Sounds expensive, right? Well with our years of experience and efficiency combined with our massive buying power we are able to provide you with a true custom system at a cookie cutter price. Is a new system cheap? Not when compared to say a blanket to keep warm but for what we provide we believe we are not only the best but also the cheapest in town! You will find our customers agree. Check out our reviews here.
What sets you apart and why should we choose you over a “comparable” competitor?While there are many reasons you should choose Great Lakes, we believe the best way to sum that up is with an honest challenge- Call our office and see if you can get the home phone number for our owner. Then call our competitors and do the same. You will find our entire team from the owner down are here to serve you and are dedicated to ensure your happiness!
We are having trouble getting cool air upstairs in our two story home, what can I do to make the upstairs more comfortable?A comfortable main floor and a warm second floor is a common complaint with central air conditioning systems. This temperature variation is caused by the fact that cool air is heavy. Heavy air requires more effort to move, especially upwards. Your furnace fan has to work much harder to get the air up two stories. Additionally, cool air, unlike warm air, tends to fall, so that once you actually manage to get the air upstairs, it will naturally fall back to the first floor. Don’t despair, there are some things that you can do. Make sure your furnace fan is on the highest possible setting. Most furnaces installed today will have a multi-speed, direct drive fan motor. Have your service contractor check to make sure that the highest speed is being used for air conditioning. If your fan motor has belts and pulleys, check with your contractor about installing a larger pulley. Adjust the balancing on your ductwork to force as much cool air upstairs as possible. If your ductwork is accessible from your basement, and has dampers installed in each of the supply air runs, make sure the dampers for the upper floor are fully open. You can also close any dampers for rooms on the first floor that do not get much use, or are very small. Some examples may be a powder room, formal living or dining room. You should keep the dampers fully open for the kitchen and the main living or family area. If the ductwork is not accessible, or doesn’t have any dampers, don’t despair. You can balance the air flow by opening and closing the dampers in the supply air registers. If you cannot get a register closed, we have been told that covering the register with a telephone book works well. Don’t forget to re-balance the ductwork system when you switch over to heating. During the heating system you want most of the warm air delivered to the first floor, it will rise on its own to the second floor. Use fans to help move cooler air. Placing a large fan at the top of the stairway can help to draw the cooler air up. A ceiling fan installed on the second floor can also be a big improvement. Check the return air grills. Make sure they are clean. Consider installing “High Wall” return air grills on the second floor. High wall return air grills are installed near the ceiling, not near the floor. This enables the furnace to draw the warmest air from the top of the house back into the system. Your service contractor can give you more information and let you know if it is possible to install high wall grills on your system.