Importance of Air Conditioning Installation
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment is expensive and complicated. You don’t just bolt a unit to a concrete slab and hook it up to a house.
Factors of AC Installation
To start with, assessing the cooling needs of a home is important. It’s not just the square footage. Variables include the number, size and kind of windows, and the areas of exposed walls. These and other factors need to be taken into account to determine the size and capability of the AC unit to be installed.
Too small a system means it will have to work very hard to cool the spaces, and still may not be able to adequately cool them. Too large a system is unnecessarily costly, and both too small and too large systems waste energy.
An assessment is part of both installing equipment in new construction, and replacing systems in older structures. If a system is more than 10 years old, it is almost certainly less efficient than today’s better designed equipment.
AC is a system that includes more than just the air conditioner unit itself. Crucial elements include the interior ductwork. Ducts that are too small, poorly installed or damaged can result in poor AC performance. A home’s electrical system is also an important consideration, and should be inspected to be sure it can handle any new AC equipment.
The AC system depends on its coolant system. If the conduits are not installed correctly or if they are damaged by careless installation, problems may quickly occur. Coolants are also tightly regulated and are no job for a weekend handyman.
In short, proper installation of an air conditioning system is extremely important. A shoddily installed system will certainly quickly develop expensive problems, even with the best equipment. A properly installed system that is regularly maintained will keep a residence comfortably cooled for year after year. That’s the benefit of AC installation by trained professionals working for an established business that has a solid reputation.