Summer Is Near: Let’s Talk Air Conditioning Installation

Here at Guin Service, it’s our job—and our passion—to consider all sorts of plumbing and HVAC scenarios. We dwell upon the darkest situations to ensure that you never meet their fate. One recurring nightmare that plagues our entire staff involves a hot Alabama summer in which one of our customers goes without proper air conditioning. 


In all seriousness, making sure you’re prepared for summer is a very serious matter. Too many folks with precarious air conditioning units wait until the last minute—only to find their AC going out on the first May scorcher. Some AC units that have been working just fine may run into unforeseen issues at the worst possible time. Today, we’re going to talk about why it’s crucial to act on AC installation before the mercury bursts above 75, 80, and beyond…

Problematic AC Unit? Act Now!

Let’s face it: Alabama summers are rough. They start early and end late. We often see temperatures touch the 80-degree mark as early as April, sometimes earlier than that. Without a properly-functioning air conditioning system, it’s downright insufferable. 

The hotter the summer, the harder your AC must work to cool your home or office. Due to the over abundance of hot months we see in Alabama, our air conditioners have shorter lifespans compared to colder climates. And let’s face it: none of us wants to spend more money on a new unit. But too many are inclined to play a game of chicken with the weather, daring the heat to edge nearer as their air conditioning system sputters and grinds to keep pace. 

Come as early as April and May, the calls start rolling in, and our team here at Guin starts sending out the emergency repair units. While it’s satisfying to know that we can get the AC running for you again, we like to solve problems at their root. That’s why it’s so crucial to schedule AC installation now. In the long run, it will only save you more money and time. More importantly, it will save you from suffering Alabama’s heat waves. 

Okay, I’m Ready—But What AC System Should I Install?

That’s a great question. Let’s take a look at what type of AC units are out there and what will work best with your home or office. 

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning is best for folks with traditional houses in suburban areas. In fact, the bigger the house, the better the fit with central AC. 

This is because central air spreads to all rooms of the house more evenly. AC pumps from the central unit and through a warren of vents that reach most, if not all, rooms of the house. 

Ductless Air Conditioning

Guin Service has installed more and more ductless AC units over the years. The reason being, people want more control. Ductless AC units offer more control because they can be installed anywhere without a lot of hassle and ductwork, the complex ventilation systems required by central AC. 

Furthermore, people can control the ductless air conditioners in each individual room, customizing their comfort. And since ductless air conditioners pump straight into the room, they’re far more efficient. Rather than running the AC through the entire home, you can turn off the units in vacant rooms and toggle others to your liking, saving you money. 

Smart AC

Smart AC units come in all shapes and sizes, from portable ground units to split wall units. The unifying theme among smart AC units is their connection to the internet and wifi, allowing you to control them from anywhere at any time.

Smart AC allows you to not only individualize, but also adjust the settings even if you’re not home. If you’re on vacation and forgot to turn down the air, no problem, just toggle a few buttons from your phone. These units are more expensive, of course, but can come in handy in many situations. 

Guin Service AC Installation

Regardless of what you end up choosing, Guin is at your service. We provide AC installation for any type of air conditioning system. Better yet, if you sign up for our Guin Guard program, you get access to round-the-clock maintenance, repair, and installation. 

Do yourself a favor: Don’t play games with the Alabama heat, because the heat always wins. At the very least, give us a call to get your AC unit checked out today, so we can get it repaired or replaced before the first heat wave hits. Give us a call or visit our website anytime to schedule an appointment today. 

Guin Service: Quality HVAC and Plumbing Services in the Birmingham area

Contact Guin Service, LLC, serving Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, AL, to get more information about AC installation. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we make sure our customers are always satisfied. Just give us a call today at 205.595.4846.