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Air Conditioner Installation Service

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Once thought of as a luxury, air conditioning in a home is now considered standard. In fact, it can be extremely difficult to sell or rent a house that does not have air conditioning. estimates that more than 75% of all homes in America are now equipped with some form of air conditioning.

Our factory-trained cooling installation service experts are capable of installing a wide range of AC systems to keep your home comfortably cool even during even the hottest of Pittsburgh summer’s.

Whether you are looking to replace an old air conditioner that is not performing or would like to get a new air conditioner with high-efficiency, the AC install service team at Wade Heating & Cooling in Pittsburgh PA is here to help you through the entire new AC installation process. Call 412-787-1341 today for a free quote on installing a new Carrier® air conditioner!

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Choosing The Right Air Conditioner For Your Home or Business

Debating on what air conditioning system is right for you and your home? Our factory-trained cooling professionals are here to guide you through the entire process. We offer traditional central air conditioners installs that many homes have in the Pittsburgh, PA region. We also install heat pumps, ductless air conditioners, and even geothermal systems.

Check out the features of each type of cooling system below.


Carrier® central AC systems are perfect for homes with existing ductwork. These newer models offer a wide variety of benefits, including:

  • Higher SEER Ratings = Energy-Efficient
  • Increased Savings on Your Utility Bill
  • Higher Resale Value of Your Home
  • Dehumidification Features Promotes More Comfortable Living
  • Increases Home Security vs. Window Air Conditioning Units Which Can Be Removed By Thieves
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A ductless air conditioning system is almost the same as central ACs in a way that they both have two units. The first one is a condenser, which remains outside of your home and the other is the air handler, or the evaporator, which is placed within a room in your home. You can get a ductless air condition wall unit, but these systems can offer more discrete options for being set in floor or ceiling of a room. Another great benefit to these systems is their compact size and minimal installation makes it possible to take them with you if you would ever were to move from the location you installed your ductless AC in. This makes ductless a semi portable air conditioning solution.

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Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling for your home. The unique, variable-speed compressor of this unit provides only the amount of hot or cold air that your home needs - which means no wasted energy or skyrocketing utility bills. Additionally, Carrier® heat pumps are designed to operate quietly, so you can enjoy the silence in your home all year long!

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Geothermal systems have been an increasingly popular option for both home and business owners across Pittsburgh and the western Pennsylvania region. These energy-efficient systems provide both heating and cooling at an affordable cost, operating on electricity but also making use of the earth’s thermal energy. The system pre-conditions the system’s refrigerant to heat and cool your home. No matter how extreme the weather turns, you can enjoy perfect temperature control with a geothermal HVAC system from Wade Heating, Cooling, and Geothermal.

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Steps to Installing an Air Conditioner

Once you have decided on which air conditioner you will be purchasing, one of our air conditioner specialists will come to your home to conduct a pre-installation evaluation to determine how to best install your new AC system. These are the steps the installation professional will follow.

Find a location that will have enough room for the AC unit’s clearance and ventilation specifications.
Evaluate for possible safety hazards, such as areas prone to flood water collection or overexposure to dirt, grime, grease, or anything else that could inadvertently catch on fire.
Ensure the location will be able to hook up to the ductwork, drain, pipes, electric supply, and gas supply.
Once the best location has been determined for everything, our air conditioner installation service crew will install the ductwork system, vent pipes, electric supplies, and condensate drain your system will require.
Finally the foundation for installation has been completed, all that is left to do is install your new air conditioner.

Air Conditioning FAQs

When should I buy an air conditioner?

In terms of seasonal sales and discounts that HVAC dealers offer, the best months to buy an air conditioner are in the Spring and Fall time periods. Here at Wade Heating & Cooling, we always strive to provide a fair price, no matter the time of year. That said, we do offer special financing, subject to approved credit and cash off specials during different times of the year. Be sure to check out the current offers that we have available.


If you are using window air conditioners to cool three or more rooms at a time in your home, then opting to install a central air cooling system would be a cheaper air conditioning option for you to switch to in terms of energy efficiency. Central air cooling will allow you to provide a more optimal air distribution throughout your home while also saving you money on your energy use.

The cost of an air conditioner can vary depending on the size you require and the type of cooling technology you choose to install. They can cost anywhere from a few thousand, to many thousands, of dollars.

Air conditioners use British Thermal Units (BTUs) to demonstrate the power capability of the system. 1 BTU is roughly enough power to cool every 400 sq. ft. of your home. For central air AC systems, divide the number of square feet in your home by 400 to get a rough estimate of the BTU power from the air conditioner you choose to purchase.

It is not bad at all to use a fan when you have your central air on. In fact, using a fan with your central air will help increase your home's cooling in the summer and help to free your air conditioner from running more than it has to to keep your home cool..

When buying an air conditioner, there is more to think about than just the potential AC system's price and cooling capacity. You will also want to consider the following:


Check the EER (Energy Efficiency Rating) of any air conditioner that you are considering. This is an energy-rating label from the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). It uses stars on the label to designate energy efficiency, the more stars you see the better the energy efficiency is of the AC system you are considering. Finding a system with a high-efficiency rating will save you significant amounts of money on your monthly utility bills. If you think your current AC system might be putting a drain on your energy bill, scheduled to have a home energy audit performed on your home by a professional to find out for sure.


The type of air conditioner technology you choose, be it geothermal, ductless, or a traditional air conditioning, can have different benefits and disadvantages from one another. Be sure to have a good understanding of the types of systems available by speaking to one of our AC installation service specialists today.


Since the air you are breathing will be passing through the cooling system you purchase, for the health of you and your family, you will want to be sure you choose an air conditioner that comes with a good quality air filter. The filter should be effective at removing smoke, germs, and odors from your home's air. A well-designed air conditioner air filter can clean the air that passes through it while also preventing the evaporator coil from choking due to excessive dust exposure.


The size of your home and the areas you want to keep cool will help give you an indication of the air conditioner output capability to keep in mind when choosing a new AC system.


Air conditioners can be noisy; luckily you can find the operating noise level of any AC system you are considering by checking the product specifications. 50dB or less is the ideal sound range for an air conditioner.


Some systems have unique high tech capabilities that are worth being aware of. Such as inverter technology that will provide exceptional consistent cooling while using a third the amount of energy of a system not equipped with inverter technology. Another great high tech option available is called air swing. When an air conditioner lists air swing as one of its capabilities, it means that that the AC system is capable of distributing airflow in different directions to best cool a room.


Find out what the warranty is on an air conditioner before you buy one. You will want to know how long it is valid for and what it covers.


See what the AC system you are considering is capable of. There are many features that an air conditioner can come with, so you will want to learn about and understand any feature of the AC system that you are considering purchasing is capable of. Air conditioners can come with dehumidification capabilities that will keep your home dry and help prevent mold growth, even when there is a lot of moisture in the air. Some come with sleep functions to reduce energy usage during the night. Modern air conditioners even can come with self-cleaning modes that help reduce bacteria growth to cleaner safer air.

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