Central Air Conditioning Services in Madison, WI
Summer temperatures in the Madison area often reach 90 degrees or even higher, so you need to make sure your home or business has a reliable air conditioning system. At Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, we service and install central air conditioners for homes and businesses throughout Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Cottage Grove, and the surrounding areas. Our company has been in business since 1989, and we offer prompt service, great financing options for new HVAC installations, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our services. As a family-owned company, our customers are our top priority, and we will go above and beyond to make sure the job is done right, down to the smallest details.
How Does Central A/C Work?
Central air conditioning systems use a refrigeration cycle to absorb heat from your home using an evaporator inside a furnace or air handler. That heat is then released outside at the condenser unit. The cool air is then distributed throughout your home using a series of air ducts that are usually shared with the furnace. Central air conditioners are typically best for large homes that use a furnace for heating, though they can be combined with other heating systems like boilers. Zoning features can also be added to make a central air conditioning system more flexible, with individual temperature control in each zone.
If you have a smaller home, a new addition, or your home has no air ducts, other options like ductless mini-splits may be a more cost-effective cooling solution. However, air ducts can be added if central air conditioning is desired. At Action, we install and service central air conditioning systems, as well as ductless A/C units and heat pumps. Our experts can recommend the ideal system for your needs and budget, and we make the process easy with our impressive financing options and professional installations.
Central A/C Installation & Replacement in Madison
Central air conditioning systems will typically last 12 to 15 years, though some high-end models can last 20 years or longer with proper maintenance. When it is time for a new air conditioning system in your Madison home, talk to our experts at Action. We offer central air conditioning installation and replacement, and we handle the entire process. From removing your old A/C unit to calculating cooling loads, sizing your system correctly, and installing your new central A/C unit, we have you covered. If you are upgrading from a ductless mini-split or window units, an evaporator may need to be added to your furnace or a separate air handler, and a system of air ducts will need to be fabricated and installed.
Signs Your Central A/C Needs Repairs
If you spot A/C problems early, you may be able to avoid an A/C breakdown or further system damage. Call our team at Action for central air conditioning repairs as soon as you notice any of the following issues:
- Warm air from the vents
- Weak airflow
- Frequent on and off cycling
- AC breakers that trip often
- Ice or frost buildups
- Water, oil, or refrigerant leaks
- Strange noises or smells
- High cooling costs
The Benefits of Central A/C Tune-Ups
Scheduling A/C maintenance and tune-ups once a year is crucial to the long-term performance and efficiency of your central air conditioning system. At Action, we offer comprehensive central air conditioning maintenance for most common brands and models of A/C equipment, and our services can help to:
- Maximize the service life of your central A/C unit
- Improve cooling performance and efficiency
- Reduce your cooling costs
- Improve your home’s comfort, air quality, and humidity levels
- Protect your HVAC investment
Why Choose Action for Central A/C Services?
At Action, we have over 30 years of heating and cooling experience in the Madison area, and we are equipped to handle your most challenging central air conditioning problems. Our company offers exceptional service with every visit, and we treat our customers like family. We feature an A+ BBB rating, fair, upfront pricing with no upselling, and 24/7 availability for emergency service. Plus, all our work is backed by a 100% guarantee.
Central Air Conditioning FAQs
If the noise sounds like creaking, pinging, or popping, it may be just the air ducts expanding and contracting as they heat and cool. If you hear buzzing, grinding, squealing, or screeching noises, there may be more serious mechanical problems or damage to the compressor. Call our team at Action to be sure. No, a central A/C unit should be carefully matched to the size and characteristics of your home using ACCA Manual J sizing procedures. A system that is too small will run too often, decreasing its efficiency and service life, while a system that is too large will only run for minutes at a time, reducing its dehumidification performance, harming its efficiency, and increasing the chance of moisture, mold, and bacterial problems. At Action, we can recommend the right system size for your needs.
Why is my A/C unit making strange noises?
Should I choose a larger A/C unit for better cooling?
If the noise sounds like creaking, pinging, or popping, it may be just the air ducts expanding and contracting as they heat and cool. If you hear buzzing, grinding, squealing, or screeching noises, there may be more serious mechanical problems or damage to the compressor. Call our team at Action to be sure.
No, a central A/C unit should be carefully matched to the size and characteristics of your home using ACCA Manual J sizing procedures. A system that is too small will run too often, decreasing its efficiency and service life, while a system that is too large will only run for minutes at a time, reducing its dehumidification performance, harming its efficiency, and increasing the chance of moisture, mold, and bacterial problems. At Action, we can recommend the right system size for your needs.
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We know how stressful it is to be left without hot water, so we offer same-day water heater installation for your ultimate convenience.
You'll never go through unnecessary upsells with Action because we believe in providing maximum value for every customer.
As a family-owned business, we prioritize providing our neighbors with the best customer service in the industry.
Home services can sometimes be a challenge to finance, so we offer various online specials to put repairs and installation within reach.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Mike has lots of experience under his belt! He got down to the problem quick and get us our heat back within 2 hours including getting us the part needed for repair. Thank you Mike…-F. Arifin
I've had Action work on electrical and plumbing at my previous jobs as well as electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning in my home. Not once have I had a bad experience through the…-B. Richman
Our main sewer connection from the house to the septic system became clogged. Action was able to respond within 24 hours. Matt came and helped troubleshoot the issue with his helper. They determined there were…-R. Wolff
I have an old house that has been slowly trying to drive me insane. Thanks to everyone at Action! I consider myself pretty handy until it involves plumbing or electrical and that’s where Action steps…-K. Kay
Action has performed multiple repairs for us over 10 years, at two different homes. They've always been on time, professional, and efficient. We feel we're being charged a fair price for the work they do,…-J. Justice