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Ductless Air Conditioners Are Cool

Do you have a room or area of your home, which never gets cool enough? This is often the case in room additions, sunrooms and tight areas where ducts are not an option. Ductless air conditioners are an increasingly popular choice for homeowners seeking an increase in comfort as well as a better level of energy-efficiency.

The popularity of these systems makes sense with so many reasons to include ductless air conditioners as an integral part of your cooling system. Learn more about the benefits and consider adding a ductless unit to your home or business. If you haven’t heard what the buzz is all about, tune in to the top reasons ductless air conditioners are a favorite among homeowners in-the-know.

3 Reasons to Choose Ductless Air Conditioners For Your Home Today:

#1 Reason for Ductless Air Conditioners: Reduce your carbon footprint and save some serious money!

First, ductless air conditioning systems don’t need ducts (hence the name ductless) because they don’t emit fuels or gas to operate. This can dramatically improve your energy efficiency. These ductless systems are required to meet SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and HSPF (Heating Season Performance Factor) standards. With all this energy efficiency, you can save on your monthly energy bills to the tune of 30 percent!

#2 Reason for Ductless Air Conditioners: Improve the quality of your life and air

Second, improving the air quality in your home is important for a multitude of reasons. These include overall happiness, home enjoyment and even your health and wellbeing. Keep every zone of your home cool and comfortable with ductless air conditioners working perfectly for those hard-to-reach areas.

#3 Reason for Ductless Air Conditioners: Add a new layer of security to your home security

Third, security is a hot topic on nearly every homeowner’s mind these days. Ductwork is often a breach in the security of a home leaving an opening for bad actors to find their way in. Ductless air conditioners, as opposed to their traditional counterparts, require no exterior access to your home making them a safer and more secure option.

While these are three reasons homeowners are opting for ductless air conditioners more and more, there are more great reasons to add ductless air conditioners to your home goals sooner than later. Going ductless requires little maintenance, is flexible to fit almost any home configuration and is an unobtrusive addition to your home in both size and sound.

Ductless air conditioners, because they don’t require any ductwork, are also extremely easy to install with little downtime during installation.

Curious About Ductless Air Conditioners: Contact Keith Air Conditioning

To explore if ductless air conditioners are a good option for your heating and cooling needs, just ask the air conditioning experts at Keith Air Conditioning for a free consultation. Since 1964, we’ve helped homeowners stay cool with the best options available including ductless air conditioning systems. Keep in mind we offer many financing options to help offset the initial outlay for your new ductless air conditioning system.

So…what are you waiting for? Let’s get started today.

New home on a summer evening at dusk | Keith Air Conditioning

Which Air Conditioner Fits My Home the Best?

Is it time to install a new air conditioner? If so, you already know this is an important investment and addition to your home. It’s important for the new unit you choose to be a good fit for your unique home. Many factors come into play, and the right choice has an impact on the price as well as your air conditioner’s performance for years to come.

Demystifying AC Terms – Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s get familiar with the basics. Learning a few key AC terms can help you understand a little better what your home’s AC needs are today.

  • Tonnage – Air conditioners come in a variety of sizes. The size of an AC unit is measured in what savvy homeowners and HVAC professionals refer to as tonnage. Tonnage is a measure of an air conditioner’s ability to cool your space. One ton is equal to the system’s ability to cool 12,000 BTUs in an hour. A two-ton air conditioner would be able to cool at a rate of 24,000 BTUs per hour and so on and so forth.
  • BTUsBTU stands for British Thermal Unit and is the amount of energy required to heat or cool one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Your typical air conditioner ranges from 1.5-ton to 5-ton units. They will increase over .5 ton increments, and a unit of 5-tons or higher is generally used for commercial, not residential, purposes.

So, What Factors Should I Be Thinking About When I Install A New Air Conditioner?

  • The Makeup of a Unique Home – Each home (even in the same neighborhood) has its own unique layout, which impacts the type of air conditioner you can choose from. Factors in your home affecting your choice of central air conditioner will include the height of your ceilings and the type and thickness of your insulation. Everyone’s home configuration will be different and your HVAC professional should be able to ask a few key questions to determine what would work best.
  • The Size of Your Home – Bigger is not always better, especially when you consider the impact a larger air conditioner might have on your energy bill and carbon footprint. Most HVAC professionals will recommend using multiple AC units in tandem for larger homes to keep things at optimal comfort levels as well as improve energy efficiency.

The HVAC professional at Keith Air Conditioning can help you determine if a repair of your existing air conditioner is your best course of action or if a new unit is in order. Once a decision is made, we’ll help you select the perfect unit for your unique home. We even offer financing options to help you offset any financial challenges you may be facing. Our team is standing by to assist you with all your HVAC service, repair and installation needs.

To get your healthy lifetime relationship with your HVAC unit started today, don’t hesitate to  Contact the air conditioning experts at Keith Air to get started!

Hurricane approaching the Southeast United States | Keith Air Conditioning

Keep Your AC Compressor Safe from Severe Storms

It’s that time of year again. The time when we have to keep umbrellas at every corner, stock up on canned goods (just in case) and the skies seemingly can open up at any moment. In Mobile, Baldwin County and surrounding areas in Alabama, we are used to experiencing all kinds of severe weather, especially during summer, or the peak of hurricane season. As we face another long season ahead of us again this year, it’s important to be prepared indoors and out. Severe storm activity may be inevitable in Mobile, and if we follow a few key steps, we can make sure our AC compressors never let us down in any kind of weather.

Hurricane Season Spans From June to November – Will Your AC Compressor Be Protected From The Storm?

Be ready when the first drop of rain falls with these easy-to-follow tips from the experts at Keith Air Conditioning, a leader in HVAC service, installation and repair since 1964!

    1. Use a surge protector. If you don’t already have a surge protector installed for your air conditioner, don’t wait any longer! Lightning damage can destroy or severely harm your AC compressor even with a short, pop-up storm. Your professional HVAC service provider is the best source to help you with this, and rest assured, the extra investment will be well worth the money.
    2. Make sure your AC compressor is safe and secure. When a hurricane or tropical depression is on its way, be sure to double check your unit is tied down and free from debris, which could damage it when the storm winds pick up. It’s worth noting if your straps are old, worn out or rusty, this year may be the year to replace them to better protect your AC compressor.
    3. Turn it off when things get choppy. When you get the advance warning about a major storm headed your way, it is a good idea to switch off the air conditioner including the thermostat and breaker.
    4. Do post-storm checkups. When the skies have let up and the sun is shining again, it’s safe to check how your AC compressor held up. Be sure to check for standing water, which could turn into harmful mold, and if there has been significant damage, call an HVAC professional to help you with the repair. Note: before the storm, it is a good idea to have a routine AC system check-up to ensure your system is running at its best.

Hurricane season is unpredictable and can be intense. Don’t leave your AC compressor safety to chance, follow these tips and when in doubt just contact the air conditioning experts at Keith Air for expert advice. We are here to help you weather the summer storms and stay cool in the process. Our NATE-certified technicians can help you prep your AC compressor for Alabama’s storm season and provide expert repair if damage occurs.

Contact Keith Air For HVAC Services Now.

Mobile Skyline in the evening | Keith Air Conditioning

The Keith Air Conditioning Story

Every company has a story, Keith Air is no exception! As we surpass half a century serving Baldwin County and Mobile, Alabama, we have taken a step back to reflect on our legacy. As we took a walk down memory lane, we decided this story was one worth sharing, because the truth is, without our customers and the amazing community we serve in Alabama, there would be no story.

It has been our honor to grow our business alongside this amazing community. And, we’ve learned so much about our customers and their unique needs since our inception way back in 1964. It is our passion to share our expertise with every repair and installation, focused on quality and customer satisfaction every single time.

What Makes Keith Air different?

You have many choices when it comes to HVAC services in the Mobile area. We know these decisions don’t come lightly and are often the product of referrals made by our happy customers. When you are wondering which company to trust your home’s heating system or AC unit service and repair to, be sure to check out the Keith Air backstory – we offer something a bit different from the rest.

  • All-star team standing by to serve you. Keith Air is a third generation, family-owned business founded by the late Stan Keith back in 1964 and supported by the efforts of a strong family bond. With family experience and dedication, Keith Air also has compiled a team of only the best support staff and HVAC technicians to ensure the reputation for quality never wavers. Our technicians are all NATE-certified and take on continuous training to ensure their skills are cutting-edge.
  • A culture of giving back. Since Keith Air was founded in 1964, we’ve always tried to incorporate a strong sense of community into our business philosophy. Our team is proud to serve the greater Baldwin County area including the following communities, Foley, Gulf Shores, Daphne, Fairhope, Orange Beach, Spanish Fort, Loxley, Saraland as well as greater Mobile. Part of our service to the community is providing quality HVAC services, and it doesn’t end there. We also are active in supporting and, in many cases, hold board positions in top organizations in our community such as:
    • Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce
    • United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile
    • Mobile Baykeeper
    • Mobile Midtown Movement Board
    • Rotary Club of Mobile
    • Leadership Mobile
    • Junior League of Mobile 

Keith Air prides itself on keeping the legacy for quality, which was started back in 1964 all the while still staying on the cutting-edge of technological advances in the HVAC industry. Our first priority has always been and will always be serving our customers. If we succeed with them, then we have done our jobs.

To begin a lifetime relationship with an HVAC company who will always be there for you, reach out to Keith Air today.  Our all-star team is here to help you when a routine maintenance call, urgent repair after hours are needed or a whole new HVAC system installation is required. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Contact Keith Air today.