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Central Air Conditioners in Hickory, NC

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Central air conditioners are still the system of choice for a number of homeowners in Hickory and the surrounding areas, and for good reason! These systems are powerful and today’s AC models are more efficient than those of even just a few years ago. Reach out to Ace Hardware Home Services for your central air conditioner services, and you can count on:

  • Next-Day Installation for Select Brands in the Spring
  • Same-Week Installation for Select Brands in our Peak Summer Season
  • Industry-Leading Promotions for Our Systems and Services

Our top priority is to help our customers with whatever they need, whether it’s HVAC related or not. We’re committed to your peace of mind.

Choose Ace Hardware Home Services for your central air conditioner services and more, and get every ounce of comfort you deserve.


What’s So Hard About Installing Central Air Conditioning?

How-to articles on the internet have given homeowners in Hickory, NC confidence to do just about anything, from remodeling their homes and even installing their own air conditioners. However, central AC installations aren’t as easy or straight-forward as these guides would make you believe. Some things just need the help of a professional.

  • Sizing the AC: Unless you want to make a call in a few months for central AC replacement, sizing the unit properly is essential. Whether the unit is too big or too small, an improperly sized unit cannot operate efficiently and must be changed out.
  • Refrigerant: Refrigerant is the chemical that allows your AC to do what it does best—cool the home! While very safe in the hands of a professional, refrigerant can be hazardous if handled incorrectly. Not only that but charging the AC with the wrong amount of refrigerant can damage it beyond repair.
  • Building Codes and Permits: Even if you’re handy enough to install an AC by yourself, you’ll still need permits and a working knowledge of building codes to ensure that your central AC installation is safe and efficient. You can prevent any permit issues, and have us handle the permits and/or complete a permit review as insurance that your system is properly installed and up to code.

Central AC Maintenance Helps Prevent Repairs

Even after installing your central AC, your system will require occasional care to give it a long and healthy life. We highly recommend annual maintenance for your system. Central AC maintenance is estimated to prevent about 85% of repair issues. For the other 15% of the time—those unexpected repair emergencies—you’ll need to rely on someone who can provide central AC repairs flawlessly.

Central Air Conditioning Replacement

Is it getting to be time to replace your air conditioner? Central AC systems are estimated to last between 10 and 15 years (and some have been known to last longer). Once you get to that 10-year mark, however, efficiency begins to steadily decline. At that point, even the best in central AC repair won’t be able to keep it working at a great value. Ace Hardware Home Services is happy to help you start planning so that your central AC replacement goes off without a hitch.

Maintenance Plus Program

More Than Just a Tune-Up!

  • Discounts on Replacements and Repairs
  • Priority Service
  • Flexible, “Set It and Forget It” Scheduling

Serving Hickory and the Catawba Valley Area