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Expert A/C Replacement and Installation in Spokane

Expert air conditioning replacements and installations on your schedule.

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REPLACEMENTS & Installations

Your Trusted HVAC Specialists

Are hot summer temperatures making your home uncomfortable? Is that little window unit just not getting the job done? Mainstream® Electric, Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing is here to help! We’re the best A/C installation professionals in the Spokane area.

Whether you’re looking to replace your current central air conditioning unit or fully install a central HVAC system, we’re the team for the job.

We offer a full line of air conditioning installation, maintenance & repair, no matter the problem or time of year. You can count on the trusted HVAC professionals at Mainstream for exceptional service & quality craftsmanship.

The Mainstream Difference

Why Spokane Homeowners Choose Mainstream

Welcome to Mainstream – your one-stop solution for all your electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. Here’s why you should trust us with your home services:

Flexible Scheduling

We respect your time and prioritize efficient communication. We ensure minimal wait times for our technicians, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your home. Expect a call before our technician arrives, giving you the flexibility to plan your day accordingly.

Transparent Pricing

No surprises, no hidden costs. Our upfront pricing provides competitive quotes tailored to your specific service requirements. You'll receive a detailed breakdown of the work involved, ensuring transparency and total peace of mind.

Expert Technicians

Our friendly, skilled technicians are experts in electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing services. With state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we guarantee precise, code-compliant work. Your home will be left spotless, reflecting our commitment to cleanliness and professionalism.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re unsure when to replace your home’s air filter, watch out for these telltale signs indicating it’s time for a replacement. These indicators shed light on the crucial role air filters play in enhancing your home’s comfort and how a small investment of time and money can yield significant improvements:

  1. Visible Dust Around Vents: It’s time to replace your filters when you can see visible dust accumulating on and around vents.
  2. Dirty or Clogged Filter: A visibly dirty or clogged filter should be replaced promptly.
  3. Extended Heating/Cooling Cycles: Longer HVAC cycles signal reduced airflow due to a clogged filter.
  4. Higher Energy Bills: Increased energy consumption may result from a clogged filter.
  5. Declining Indoor Air Quality: Worsening air quality suggests an overdue filter replacement.
  6. Hot A/C Unit: Excessive heat from the A/C unit indicates restricted airflow, often due to a dirty filter.
  7. Uncertain Last Replacement: If you’re unsure when the filter was last changed, it’s likely overdue and time to be replaced.

The time it takes to install a new A/C system in your home can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the installation, the size of the unit, and whether other HVAC components are being replaced simultaneously. Here’s what you can typically expect:

  1. Replacement Only: If you’re solely replacing the air conditioning unit, the installation process typically takes between 4 to 8 hours on average. Our experienced technicians at Mainstream are trained to work efficiently while ensuring the highest quality installation standards.
  2. Replacement of Furnace and A/C: If you’re upgrading both your furnace and air conditioning unit concurrently, the installation timeline may extend to between 8 to 14 hours. This is because the installation involves additional steps such as removing and replacing both systems, ensuring compatibility, and making necessary adjustments for optimal performance.
  3. Minimal Disruption: We understand the importance of minimizing disruption to your daily routine during the installation process. Our team works diligently to ensure that the installation is carried out smoothly and efficiently, allowing you to enjoy your new air conditioning system as soon as possible.
  4. Customer Satisfaction: Your satisfaction is our top priority at Mainstream. We strive to exceed your expectations by delivering exceptional service from start to finish, including timely installation, thorough testing, and clear explanations of how to operate and maintain your new A/C unit.
  5. Post-Installation Support: After the installation is complete, our team remains available to address any questions or concerns you may have. We are committed to providing ongoing support to ensure that your new air conditioning system continues to perform optimally for years to come.

Experience the difference with Mainstream’s professional HVAC installation services. Contact us today to schedule your air conditioning installation or upgrade and enjoy reliable comfort in your home.

Selecting the correct size air conditioner is crucial for optimal comfort, performance, and energy efficiency in your home. When you work with the professionals at Mainstream, here are some pointers so you can ensure you are getting the right choice:

  1. Calculate Cooling Capacity: Use a rule of thumb that suggests around 20 BTUs per square foot of space to estimate the cooling capacity you need. Multiply the room’s square footage by 20 to get a basic estimate of the required cooling capacity. However, keep in mind that this is just a starting point and may vary depending on factors such as insulation, ceiling height, and local climate conditions.
  2. Avoid Oversizing or Undersizing: An air conditioner that is too large for your home will lead to excessive energy consumption, higher utility bills, and increased wear and tear on the system. Conversely, an undersized unit will struggle to cool your home effectively and may result in inadequate comfort levels.
  3. Professional Assessment: While rule-of-thumb calculations can provide a rough estimate, we will consider various factors such as the layout of your home, insulation levels, and local climate to recommend the appropriate size air conditioner for your specific needs.
  4. Efficiency and Cost Considerations: Investing in the right-sized air conditioner not only ensures comfort but also helps you save on energy costs in the long run. An efficiently sized unit will operate more effectively, reducing energy waste and lowering your utility bills.
  5. Long-Term Benefits: By choosing the right size air conditioner, you can avoid common issues associated with improperly sized units, such as inadequate cooling, excessive energy consumption, and premature system failure. This ensures that your HVAC system runs efficiently and reliably for years to come.
  6. Mainstream’s Expertise: At Mainstream, we understand the importance of selecting the right HVAC system for your home. Our team of experienced technicians is here to assist you every step of the way, from sizing recommendations to professional installation, ensuring that you enjoy optimal comfort and efficiency.

Don’t let an improperly sized air conditioner compromise your comfort and increase your energy costs. Contact Mainstream today to schedule a consultation and discover the perfect HVAC solution for your home. With Mainstream, experience superior comfort and efficiency tailored to your specific needs.

There are common warning signs you should know to look for, even if your HVAC System is still blowing air. If you notice any of the following, a problem may be present & it’s time to call the professionals at Mainstream for air duct cleaning services:

Unexplained Sneezing and Congestion

Are you having breathing issues at home? Coughing? Sneezing? Congestion that doesn’t go away if you take allergy medication. As debris, mold, and dust accumulate in your ductwork, you breathe that in whenever you run the heat or AC. This could be causing issues that mimic traditional allergies. If you notice unexplained cold-like symptoms, it may be time to get your ducts cleaned by Mainstream.

Increased Energy Bills

If you notice a change in how your air is running, or your HVAC systems are having to stay on over extended periods of time, you may need to have your air ducts cleaned.

Unsure? One of the first places you’ll notice you need air duct cleaning is on your energy bill. When air duct cleaning doesn’t take place regularly, your HVAC systems will work less efficiently & leave a dramatic increase on your monthly energy bill.

It’s Been Years Since Your Last Duct Cleaning

You should get your ducts cleaned every three to five years. Most experts – including the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) – recommend this time frame depending on how often you use your HVAC system throughout the year, if you have pets, or if you’re prone to allergies and colds.

No matter the problem, our Spokane duct cleaning technicians can determine what needs to be done before any work has started, so you know exactly what solution is best for your air duct system.

Mini-splits versus central air systems are mostly a matter of individual preference. While mini-split systems can have a higher upfront cost, they are more energy-efficient, saving you money over the lifespan of the machine. The HVAC technicians at Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing are trained to help answer all of your ductless mini-split repair questions. They will come to your home and give you a competitive, comprehensive quote on your mini-split repair, installation, or maintenance today!