New Air Conditioner Installation Services

We Specialize in Air Conditioner Installations!

short pump heating and air technician working on ac unit outside of houseNew installations are a specialty for the crew at Short Pump Heating & Air. We are proud to carry a reputation for unmatched quality and exceptional service in and around the Richmond area. Our installers will arrive on time. We treat you and your family like our own, and we leave your home as clean as when we arrived.

Our air conditioning services go beyond the installation process. We also provide air conditioner repair and maintenance services to keep your system running optimally.

We Only Install Efficient New HVAC Systems

A new HVAC system will improve the comfort of your home, operate efficiently, and possibly even save you money on monthly energy bills. Plus, it’ll come with a great warranty!

Our Customers Receive Individual Attention

Each new system estimate will start with an at-home visit from one of our owners. We don’t employ commissioned salespeople. New installations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis; the system your home needs may not be the same as your neighbor down the street. That’s why we listen to our customers and carefully examine their homes to determine the perfect system to install.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee on All New Systems!

We are so confident you will love your new air conditioning system that we guarantee 100% satisfaction. If you are not fully satisfied with any part of our installation, it is our mission to make it right. We are committed to providing exceptional service in every aspect of our work and to making our customers happy!

At Short Pump Heating & Air, our customers mean the world to us!

We provide installations for all types of HVAC units and systems, including:

  • Air conditioners
  • Heat pumps
  • Coils
  • Gas furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Duct systems
  • Air purifiers

“I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying my new Carrier heat pump. The upstairs of my house where the heat pump is installed has not been this comfortable in years. It is so quiet I can’t hear it when it is running, and the air coming out of the vents is nice and warm. The technicians were polite, quiet, knowledgeable, and fast.”

-Raymond McGregor

Short Pump Heating & Air strives to be the exceptional HVAC installer that you deserve. Call (804) 364-9040or contact us online today for a free in-home evaluation and quote!

Top 10 Things to Check Before Choosing an HVAC Installation Contractor

  1. Experience serving your local area
  2. References and customer ratings
  3. Testimonials
  4. Whether a contractor provides free in-home estimates
  5. Written estimates
  6. Payment terms
  7. Insurance and proper licensing
  8. Warranty information and guarantees
  9. Types of HVAC system brands serviced
  10. Industry recognitions and awards

What Are the Differences Among Competing HVAC Brands?

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If you are in the market for a new HVAC system, you might be overwhelmed by the number of brands out there. After all, there are more than 100 different brands of HVAC equipment on the market today.

At Short Pump Heating & Air, we get a lot questions about what brand is best for Richmond homes. We also hear that brand reviews can be difficult to decipher.

The good news is that we are here for you, ready to answer all of your questions about HVAC system brands and your best options! The majority of HVAC systems made by top brands are fairly similar, with the exception of a few minor details. Most of these brands all use parts from the same suppliers. As a result, the advice of your HVAC contractor can be essential when it’s time to buy a new system and choose the right brand. Your contractor’s relationship with local distributors can have a massive impact on:

  • The availability of parts
  • Warranty programs
  • Rebate incentives
  • And more!

Do you need some expert advice regarding the best HVAC system and brand for your Richmond home?

Call (804) 364-9040 or contact us online for help, clear answers, and excellent service! At Short Pump Heating & Air, our customers mean the world to us!


Frequently asked questions we receive about air conditioning installations include:

How much does it cost to replace an entire AC system?

The national average cost to install new or replace your central air conditioning system is $3,000. Prices can range higher or lower depending on your location and other factors.

Prices are based on:

  • Electrical system requirements
  • Energy efficiency of the unit
  • Existing system replacement/modifications
  • Installation variables
  • Size required
  • Tax credits/rebates

How often should you replace your air conditioning unit?

With professional maintenance, your AC system can last 10-15 years. AC maintenance is a win-win because it also keeps your system working more efficiently, which lowers monthly energy bills and improves your IAQ (indoor air quality).

Should I replace my 15-year-old air conditioner?

Fifteen years is pretty much the max-out age for an AC or HVAC system. Rather than wait for it to quit at a bad time (It never happens at a “good” time), it’s smart to replace a 15-year-old AC or HVAC unit.

In addition to age, other signs it’s time to replace your older AC system include:

  • Air isn’t cooling properly
  • Airflow isn’t good
  • Have to adjust thermostat too often
  • Signs of leaks/moisture around the unit
  • Some rooms warmer than others
  • Two or more repairs within the last year
  • Unusual noises

Your Short Pump Heating & Air professional will be honest: If you can get more mileage from your current AC or HVAC system, we’ll tell you. Professional maintenance can extend the life of your unit. We can give you a best-guesstimate for when you need to replace your unit so you can budget. But don’t let money stop you from having cleaner air and lower energy bills. We have customized financing options. Contact us to learn more.

Do Different HVAC System Brands Work Better Than Others?

The brand of your HVAC system typically has very little impact on the reliability of the equipment. The truth is that the installation process and your HVAC contractor can play a far greater role than the system brand in how well your unit works.

At Short Pump Heating and Air, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of service and workmanship. We are up to date with the latest practices and technologies for all types of HVAC system brands, and we are always ready to provide expert advice regarding the best brand for your home, based on your needs and budget.

Since we have installed, maintained, and repaired thousands of HVAC systems in Richmond over the years, we are extremely knowledgeable about all available makes, models, and designs, as well as manufacturer warranties. This makes us an invaluable resource when you need to know which brand you can trust when you’re getting ready to buy and install a new heating and cooling system.

Call (804) 364-9040 or contact Short Pump Heating & Air online to find out which HVAC system brand is right for you!

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Top Carrier HVAC Systems

Carrier is our brand of choice for new HVAC installations. Carrier offers quality air conditionersheat pumps, furnaces, and boilers. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and are very familiar with Carrier equipment. That means that we:

  • Service and repair all makes and models of Carrier equipment
  • Receive excellent support from Carrier distributors

We are proud to offer top-notch pricing and superior support for all Carrier HVAC products. The bottom line is that Short Pump Heating & Air is your Richmond Carrier heating and air conditioning expert!

Trane HVAC Systems

Trane is another popular name brand of HVAC equipment. We repair and maintain Trane systems every day of the week. If you have an existing Trane system that needs servicing, we are ready to help you! And if you are looking at replacing an older Trane HVAC system, we can explain your best options.

Amana HVAC Systems

Amana is a brand of HVAC equipment that is growing in popularity due to the reliability of their systems and their robust warranties. We service and repair all Amana products. If you have questions about Amana heating and cooling products, give us a call! We can help you repair an Amana heating and cooling system.

American Standard HVAC Systems

American Standard has a solid reputation in the HVAC business and we service and maintain American Standard equipment. If you have an older American Standard system in need of repair, we can help!

Bryant HVAC Systems

Bryant HVAC equipment is made by Carrier. We are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Byrant equipment, including their heat pumps, air conditioners, and furnaces. Whether you are deciding between different Bryant HVAC unit options or you want to know if Bryant systems are right for you, simply contact us for expert advice and clear answers.

York HVAC Systems

York is another common brand of HVAC equipment that the Short Pump Heating & Air team is experienced at servicing. Give us a call if your York system is not working correctly. We would love to assist any way that we can. If you need to replace an existing York system, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free, accurate estimate!

Lennox HVAC Systems

As another well-known brand of HVAC equipment, Lennox equipment provides efficient heating and cooling units for homeowners in Richmond. Our experts are fully trained in servicing and repairing all models of Lennox HVAC equipment. If you have any questions about Lennox systems, we can give you the answers you need.

Rheem and Ruud HVAC Systems

Rheem and Ruud systems are common in the Richmond area. They are essentially the same equipment, with different badges and distributors. We service and repair all models of Rheem and Ruud HVAC systems. When it’s time to service your system, Short Pump Heating & Air has you covered!

Goodman HVAC Systems

Goodman brand HVAC equipment is often installed in the new construction market. Goodman systems are commonly known as “builders-grade” systems. Because of Goodman’s popularity in new construction, we see Goodman systems very frequently. If you have a broken Goodman system, give us a call. We can help repair your old Goodman HVAC system or look into replacement options.

Mitsubishi HVAC Systems

Mitsubishi heating and cooling is a leader in the ductless HVAC market. Mitsubishi ductless systems are becoming increasingly popular in Richmond due to their efficiency and reliability. Our team is fully trained in the installation, maintenance, and repair of all Mitsubishi heating and cooling products, including Mitsubishi ductless systems. In fact, we are a Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor. That means that we are able to provide the best warranties and support available for all types of Mitsubishi equipment.

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Other HVAC System Brands

The above list just scratches the surface when it comes to the various HVAC brands on the market. At Short Pump Heating & Air, we repair and maintain all makes and models of HVAC equipment, regardless of whether it’s featured above.

If you have questions about a brand not discussed on this page, we can help Short Pump Heating & Air is proud to be your local heating and cooling expert and give you the answers you need so you can choose the best HVAC system for your home.

Call (804) 364-9040 or contact Short Pump Heating & Air online for superior HVAC service in the Richmond, VA, area! And don’t forget to ask about our excellent financing options and our money-saving maintenance plans!

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