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Comfortec Heating and Air Conditioning is a trusted heating and air conditioning company in Red Deer with reputable technicians providing expertise for air conditioning installations.

There are some important factors to consider before installing a new air conditioner which represents a considerable investment in your home.

Important Considerations

  • Choosing the correct size of air conditioner for your home
  • Installation from a reputable HVAC company and trained technician
  • Ensuring ductwork is in good working order

Making an informed choice will help you reduce future costs, in both repairs and energy usage, and maximize the lifespan of your new air conditioner.

Our business is dependent on meeting our customers air conditioning needs and staying within their targeted budget for cooling system replacements. We’ve been helping families in Red Deer and area since 1996.

Call for a free quote (403) 309-8301

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We've been helping Red Deer and area families since 1996

Air Conditioner Efficiency

Today’s air conditioners are far more efficient than units 10 years or older, in fact, they can reduce energy usage by 20-40%. The improved cooling efficiency represents considerable energy savings, which will help to offset the cost of replacement.

Understanding Air Conditioner Efficiency

An air conditioners' efficiency is presented as a rating called SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio calculated as;

SEER (capacity) x Hours (1000) x Electricity rate in your area = Annual cost of operation

Here’s a simplified way to understand how a higher rated air conditioner can reduce your energy cost. On average each single digit increase of SEER will represent a 5 percent increase in efficiency.

Example; a unit of 15 SEER will be 5% more efficient when compared to a unit with a rating of 14 SEER.

The minimum rating in Alberta today is 14 SEER for air conditioners.

SEER rating showing potential saving with efficient air conditioners

With rising utility costs a new higher-efficient air conditioner may be in your best interest. We can sit down with you and give you all the information you need to make the best choice.

R22 Refrigerant Phase Out in Canada

If your air conditioner was purchased before 2010 your AC most likely uses R22 cooling refrigerant. R22 (also known as freon) is going to be phased out as it falls under Canada’s ozone-depleting substances regulations.

About Air Conditioning Installation

In order to achieve the efficiency as designed for an air conditioner and to find the best cooling capacity for your home, there are a number of elements to factor in including;

  • How much sunshine and/or shade your home receives
  • Total square footage of the home
  • The age and energy-efficiency of the windows
  • The R-value of the homes’ insulation
  • The age of the home

A brand new air conditioner cannot reach its maximum peak efficiency if it is not sized or installed correctly.

Air Conditioner Size

An air conditioner which is too large or small for a home will have too many on/off cycles or work harder than necessary and be susceptible to more breakdowns over its lifetime. Correct sizing of an air conditioner is one of the most important factors to achieve maximum efficiency and extending the lifespan of the unit.

HVAC technician installing an air conditioner
Your air conditioner will work as efficiently as it was designed to operate
Expert Installation

Improper air conditioning installation is the number one cause for breakdowns and expensive repair bills. Further, if an air conditioner is not installed correctly it may void the manufactures warranty. Getting another company to repair a poorly installed air conditioner under warranty can be challenging depending on the issues and circumstances.

Ductwork Design and Installation

Ductwork is vital in distributing and maximizing airflow to the registers throughout a home. Leaky or incorrect duct sizes or placement can not only lower the efficiency of an air conditioner but it will also cause a poor distribution of cool air to the rooms in our home. Make sure your air conditioning installer is experienced with ductwork as it is not to be overlooked when looking to maximize peak efficiency.

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Authorized Installers

Comfortec Heating and Air Conditioning provides trained and certified HVAC technicians for air conditioning installations. We stand behind our work and our products from leading air conditioning manufacturers. We adhere to all regulations and codes and we install all HVAC equipment according to manufacturers and Energy Star guidelines.

Chart showing how improper air conditioner installation can affect cooling efficiency.

When you install a new air conditioner from Comfortec you can be assured your cooling system is warrantied and will work as efficiently as it was designed to operate.

Air Conditioning Prices

A basic air conditioner without retrofitting your heating/cooling system can be installed for $2800.00, however, extra work required will increase the cost.

Installation cost will increase depending on a number of factors including;

  • The size of the unit needed
  • The efficiency and features of the new air conditioner
  • Ductwork changes or upgrades (if required)
  • Safety features, piping or electrical upgrades for code (if required)

Because every air conditioning installation can vary additional work or upgrades may need to be factored into a quote.

We offer free, accurate quotes and will be better able to answer questions and provide all the options available upon inspecting your heating and cooling system.

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10-year Parts and Labour Warranty Available for all Goodman® Air Conditioners

Best Air Conditioner

We are often asked, “what’s the best air conditioner?” The answer may vary depending on your needs and budget.

It is safe to say that most major air conditioner manufacturers all offer a good product without much difference between them. We do recommend Goodman® air conditioners as they are a premium brand and are priced very competitively in the marketplace.

Goodman air conditioner

Goodman® air conditoners also recieve excellent customer reviews (read reviews).

Our warranty program complements the manufacturer’s standard product warranty by providing additional years of coverage - including both parts and labour. You won’t be faced with unexpected repair or part-replacement costs for your system for up to 10 years from the date of installation, no matter how much the cost of a service call may increase during that time.

We can install most makes and models of air conditioners and offer advice in helping you choose the best air conditioner for your needs and budget.

We can inspect your cooling system for free and provide you with an accurate quote today (403) 309-8301.

Ductless Air Conditioning

If you’d like to cool your bedroom or other area in your home but don’t want to install an air conditioner or add ductwork for cooling we recommend a ductless wall mount air conditioner.

A ductless air conditioner provides excellent cooling and heating comfort and is a very cost effective alternative if you need additional ductwork. Wall mounted units are easy to install and feature quiet operation. Some models even offer control apps which you can operate from your smart phone or tablet.

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ductless air conditioner

Affordable Air Conditioning


We can help you with affordable air conditioning starting as low as $42 per month.

Our finance terms for air conditioning are easy to apply for and include low interest rates with low monthly payment options.

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We offer affordable financing for furnace and air conditioning as well as other HVAC equipment you may need.

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