Air Conditioning Services in the Greater Richmond Area

Short Pump technician servicing outdoor AC unit.You rely on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable when it gets hot outside. When it stops working, you need proper AC service to get it up and running again.

Whether you want to install a new air conditioner or it’s time to maintain, repair, or replace your current system, you can rely on Short Pump Heating & Air for quick, exceptional service.

At Short Pump Heating & Air, our customers mean the world to us. Call (804) 364-9040 or contact us for AC services you can trust.

Air Conditioning Services in Richmond, VA

Our fully licensed, insured, and bonded experts have extensive experience servicing all types of air conditioning units in and around the Richmond, VA, area.

We’re proud to offer superior service, great prices, and convenient hours to meet all your air conditioning needs. We also have great financing options to make it as easy and convenient as possible to get the AC service you need whenever you need it.

Call (804) 364-9040 or contact Short Pump Heating & Air for top-notch service and excellent results.

Does My Richmond Home Need AC Maintenance?

air conditioning unit outside of houseMany AC components need routine maintenance for your AC system to function correctly. Neglecting the necessary maintenance can reduce efficiency and cooling capacity, and increase breakdown frequency.

It can also mean you pay more to keep your system running over its lifetime (both in terms of repair costs and higher monthly energy bills)

To make maintenance easy and convenient, we offer our customers a money-saving maintenance plan. Through this plan, we service thousands of AC systems in Richmond, VA.

Contact us if you have any questions about our maintenance plan options or pricing.

HVAC Brands We Install

We install several brands of air conditioners. Most of the systems we install are made by Carrier. We’re fully trained in providing all types of services for all types of Carrier systems.

Our team is also experienced in installing and servicing other types of AC units. If you need a new air conditioner system, contact us to learn more about the pros and cons of different options so you can make an informed choice.

Call (804) 364-9040 or contact Short Pump Heating & Air for helpful answers, top-quality products, and excellent service.

What Are the Different Types of Air Conditioning Systems?

In the Richmond, VA, area, most homes have split-system air conditioners. Also popular in Richmond homes are packaged air conditioners and ductless AC systems.

The main differences between these types of AC units are outlined below.


Split AC Systems

  • The compressor or “condensing unit” is outdoors.
  • The furnace or air handler is indoors.
  • The evaporators are indoors.
  • Copper refrigerant piping connects the condenser to the evaporator.
  • A duct system connected to the air handler or furnace distributes the air.


Packaged Central Air Conditioners

  • The compressor, condenser, and an evaporator are all in a cabinet outdoors.
  • Every part of the system is enclosed in one cabinet.
  • These systems often include electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace as part of the unit.
  • A duct system connected to the packaged AC distributes the air.


Ductless AC Units or Mini-Split Systems

  • These units operate as a split system but don’t use ductwork.
  • The air handler is usually mounted on a wall.
  • Cool air blows directly out of the air handler without the use of ductwork.
  • These units are the most efficient way to cool homes.


What Size AC Unit Do I Need for My Home?

Getting an appropriately sized air conditioner is critical to assuring your system efficiently meets your needs now and for years to come. If your AC unit is too big for your house, it won’t remove humidity. If it’s too small, it won’t be able to keep your home cool.

For expert advice regarding the right size air conditioner system for your home, contact Short Pump Heating & Air.

Call (804) 364-9040 or contact us for expert assistance with all your air conditioning needs.

Some factors to consider when selecting the size of your AC system include:

  • Climate
  • The size and age of your home
  • The number, type, and age of your home’s windows
  • Your home’s insulation
  • And more

The team at Short Pump Heating & Air is fully trained on Manual J load calculations, the industry standard for properly sizing a heating or cooling system.

If you need a new air conditioner, we’re always ready to discuss your options and help you choose the proper size and type of system for your home.

What Does SEER Mean?

SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. All central air conditioners have a SEER rating, measuring the efficiency of the unit or system. You can think of a SEER rating like MPG fuel efficiency for a car. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient the AC or heat pump is.

Currently, the minimum efficiency standard for ACs in the Richmond area is 14 SEER. Every few years, the minimum efficiency is raised. Most systems we replace are from the 6 to 12 SEER range.

This means that replacing an old, inefficient system with a system that meets today’s minimum efficiency standards can greatly improve comfort while reducing energy bills.

How Efficient Are Modern Air Conditioners?

Most new air conditioners are 14 to 20 SEER. There are ductless air conditioners that can achieve up to 42 SEER. Each increase in SEER number can save 6% to 8% on your cooling costs.

Many new systems also have a multi-stage compressor. A system with a multi-stage compressor can run at a lower speed when it’s not as hot outside. This feature dramatically improves the energy efficiency of these types of air conditioners.

If you need a new AC and are looking for expert advice on the best system for your home, contact the team at Short Pump Heating & Air. We can explain your best options based on your needs and budget.

Is it time to buy and install a new air conditioner? Call (804) 364-9040 or contact us for a free, zero-hassle quote.

Air conditioner features that can help improve comfort and efficiency include:

  • Fully communicating systems
  • Variable speed fans
  • Multi-stage compressors
  • And more
Get a FREE estimate for air conditioning installation or any AC services.

Ductwork Services in Richmond, VA

air vent on the wall of a homeThe duct system is a critical part of your overall HVAC system. It delivers and distributes air in your home. A poor duct system can cause discomfort in your home while being less efficient.

In contrast, a properly designed and sealed duct system can optimize efficiency, helping the AC do its job.

At Short Pump Heating & Air, our team will always check your duct system if you need a new air conditioner. We’ll recommend ways to improve your current duct system, whenever necessary, and we’ll provide clear, upfront pricing so you always know what to expect.

We Always Provide Fair & Upfront Pricing

short pump heating & air employees standing in front of truckBefore we provide any type of air conditioner service, we always provide a clear, fair, and accurate quote so you know what to expect in terms of service costs.

All pricing and options are always discussed upfront, and we never tack on hidden fees.

We also offer flexible financing options to make it as easy and convenient as possible to get the AC services you need.

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