Air Conditioning Installation in Palatine, IL

Five Star Heating & Air is the Company to Call for AC Installation in Palatine

A central air conditioning system that receives regular, professional maintenance services should last about 10 to 15 years, and possibly a little longer. Like any piece of equipment, however, no matter how well maintained, wear and tear over the years will take its toll, and you’ll need to replace your system.

When that need arises, Five Star Heating & Air is ready to serve you with our expert installation services.

Signs Indicating the Need for a New AC System

Here are a few signs indicating you may need to begin thinking about AC replacement.

  • No cool air – When your unit comes on, cool air should start flowing out of your vents, within 30 seconds or so. If that doesn’t happen, it may be due to a minor problem that can be fixed, like replacing an old dirty filter. Or the lack of cool air may indicate your unit has seen better days.
  • Frequent breakdowns and expensive repairs – If despite your efforts to prevent problems, your unit repeatedly breaks down, forcing you to spend your hard-earned dollars on repairs, it’s probably time to think of a replacement.
  • Strange sounds – When your unit’s operating properly, the sound it’s making should be very minimal. But if it’s making strange noises – chattering, squeaking, grinding – it’s probably telling you its best days are behind it.
  • Strange odors – Your AC unit should be emitting nothing but clean, cool air. If you detect strange odors – like a burning or smokey smell – that’s a sure sign of serious trouble with your unit.
  • Higher utility bills – If your summer temperature settings haven’t changed but your utility bills keep climbing, that’s a pretty good indicator your old unit is struggling to keep you comfortable, and it’s probably time to think of a replacement unit.

Five Star Heating & Air for AC Replacement and Installation in Palatine

If you’re dealing with any of these issues, and possibly several of them, it’s time to reach out to Five Star Heating & Air for the very best AC installation and replacement in the Palatine area.

In addition to the highest quality installation services, with Five Star Heating & Air, you’ll get all the following.

  • A choice of AC options – Our AC experts will work with you, providing various cooling options while helping you choose the unit that best fits your budget while also meeting your cooling needs.
  • A higher SEER rating and lower energy costs – As part of helping you find the AC unit that’s best for you, our technicians will explain the energy savings possible through a higher SEER rating.

    In case you’re not already familiar with it, SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit and the lower your energy costs should be.

    The U.S. Department of Energy has implemented what’s called SEER2, an updated version of the SEER rating system, that became effective on January 1, 2023. This revised version of the SEER system requires that all new air conditioners in northern states like Illinois must have a SEER2 rating of at least 13.4 or higher.

    This SEER topic can become very complex and confusing, and determining the AC unit that’s best for you depends on a number of factors. These include things like the typical outdoor summer climate in your area, the size of your house, the number of family members, and more.

    You can be assured, however, that our cooling experts will work with you to find a unit with a SEER2 rating that will keep your home cool and comfortable while saving you on energy costs and fitting into your family budget.

  • A choice of leading brands – At Five Star, we’re authorized dealers and installers for both TRANE and Mitsubishi AC systems, and we’ll help you find the unit that will give you years of comfortable summer living.
  • Outstanding warranties – We’ll also help you find a unit that has a great manufacturer’s warranty and give you peace of mind for years to come.
  • Convenient finance options – With credit approval from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., we can offer you payment options that include timely monthly payments, flexible financing options, and easy, online account management.

TRANE and Mitsubishi company logos

TRANE and Mitsubishi company logos

Five Star Heating & Air – Your Leading AC Provider Serving Palatine

Whatever your air conditioning needs may be in the Palatine area, Five Star Heating & Air, a family-owned and operated company, is the name to remember. We have over 40 years of experience, serving residential and commercial customers in the Palatine, IL area with the highest quality HVAC services at competitive prices, and we would like the opportunity to serve you as well.

Free estimates for our services in Palatine and surrounding communities are always available!

For air conditioning installation, maintenance, AC repair, and home comfort all summer long, contact us today at Five Star Heating & Air to schedule an appointment.

TRANE and Mitsubishi logs were taken from their official company websites