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Quality Installation: For New A/C System Installation or Retrofitting
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Quality Installation Pays
When your A/C equipment is installed to meet the comprehensive Quality Installation standards, you can cut your heating and cooling costs by as much as 30%.* With Quality Installation you avoid common problems that reduce equipment performance and can compromise energy efficiency, safety and personal comfort.
*According to ENERGY STAR
The Cost of Sacrificing Quality
Nearly half of all heating and cooling equipment in U.S. homes never performs to its advertised capacity and efficiency due to incorrect installation. These homeowners may pay higher energy and maintenance bills over the equipment's lifetime.
Rebates Available
AC Quality Care program offers $750-$1,250 to reduce the cost of Quality Installation.
National Standards
Quality Installation guidelines are based on the Air Conditioning Contractors of America's (ACCA) HVAC Quality Installation Specification and are recognized as an American National Standard. These industry best practices help ensure that your new equipment is:
  • Correctly sized to meet your home's needs
  • Connected to a well-sealed duct system
  • Operating with sufficient airflow in the system
  • Installed with the proper amount of refrigerant

The Correct Way to Size a System
Qualified contractors are trained on ACCA's Manual J: Residential Load Calculation, Manual D: Residential Duct Design, and Manual S: Residential Equipment Selection. Read more about the importance of these standards on the U.S. Department of Energy website.

Benefits of Quality Installation
A/C equipment that has been installed according to the ACCA Quality Installation Specifications will provide the following benefits to homeowners:
  • Increased comfort
  • Improved air quality
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Extended life span
  • Peace of mind


Energy Saving Opportunities
Typical installations result in 15-30% wasted energy due to duct leakage and improper sizing. Hiring an AC Quality Care contractor will ensure proper fit, saving you money.

Typical Air Conditional or Heat Pump Installation

Furnace Savings