If you’re installing a new and more efficient air conditioner in your home, there are many great things you can look forward to: improved comfort levels, lower energy bills and more. But the only way you can ensure that you enjoy all of the benefits of a new cooling system is if your air conditioner is installed the right way by a qualified contractor. So what exactly goes into a proper air conditioner installation? We listed four of the essential components below!
4 essential components of a proper air conditioner installation
- 1. Air conditioner is sized correctly. In order for your new air conditioner to operate efficiently without performance issues, it must be sized to meet the cooling demands of your home. Your air conditioning company should use an industry-approved calculation method such as Manual J to determine the exact cooling load of your home and what size of air conditioner will meet your needs. This calculation will take into account factors like your home’s square footage, the size and location of your windows, your home’s insulation levels and more.
- 2. Ducts are properly sized and sealed. If new ducts are being added to your home, it’s essential that they are properly sized and sealed. Correct duct sizing will ensure that an adequate amount of cool air reaches all of the rooms in your home. And by ensuring that all of your ducts are tightly connected and sealed, you can avoid potential issues in your home concerning airflow, air quality and efficiency.
- 3. Precise amount of refrigerant is added. One of the most important parts of an air conditioner installation is adding refrigerant to your system. Your air conditioner always cycles the same refrigerant (unless there is a refrigerant leak), so your installer must add the precise amount that’s required for your system. If your cooling system has too much or too little refrigerant, your home won’t properly cool, your system will consume more energy and your air conditioner is likely to experience breakdowns down the road.
- 4. Airflow has been tested. After your air conditioner is installed, your installer should test your system’s airflow to ensure that it is properly balanced and that cool air is able to reach every room in your home.
If you have any questions about what goes into a proper air conditioner installation, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Hydes, your Coachella Valley air conditioning company.