Does it seem like every summer the sun comes closer and radiates more heat than ever? And are you thinking that an air conditioning system is probably the solution you need? Well, air conditioning (AC) systems can be quite effective in combatting oppressive heat and humidity. So, how do you get a good AC unit, and how do you go about air conditioning installation?
Where it all starts
Your first task in air conditioning installation is to identify a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system which would best suit your AC needs. For instance, you should consider the fact that newer or modern HVAC systems are more energy efficient, quieter and more power than older models. So, getting an AC unit that is energy sufficient would be an added value, as this could greatly reduce your energy bills.
You must also determine the size of the unit which would best serve your cooling needs. For instance, an undersized HVAC system will not be effective, as it might not be powerful enough to cater to the cooling needs of your large home. It's important to note that the capacity of any AC unit is usually measured in tons and that each tonnage capacity is designed to suit the needs of a measurable area (square feet). For instance, a two and a half ton AC capacity would be ideal for a house that is about 1,600 square feet. It might not be easy to determine your home's needs when choosing an AC, it is, therefore, important that you seek the advice of a qualified HVAC contractor.
Air conditioning installation requirements
There are certain requirements your home may need before an AC can be installed. For instance, if the home had no existing HVAC unit, you may need a new circuit breaker to be installed in your electric panel; a new ductwork, and you may need to prepare the AC mounting area such as erecting a concrete slab or metal brackets. All this work is important and must be done properly to enable your AC to perform at its best, hence the need to get a reputable professional to carry out this work, and do the overall installation of the AC.
Choosing an HVAC contractor
Perhaps one of the most important steps in Air Conditioning Installation is choosing an HVAC contractor you can trust to get your AC up and running, and operating at its best capacity. In addition, the contractor can make sure that your AC is well serviced and maintained, hence giving it a long life.