If you’re getting a new air conditioning system before the hot summer months get here, you will want to make sure that the contractor you choose knows how to install it correctly. Surprising as it may seem, in a lot of cases, air conditioners are not installed properly. This results in a less-efficient air conditioner and more money spent on utility bills.
However, by selecting a contractor who knows what they’re doing, you can save yourself a ton of money in the long run. The following is a list of procedures that contractors should carry out when installing a new air conditioning system:
- Allows enough space indoors for the installation and future maintenance/repairs that may be needed. An access door should also be installed so that there is an easy way to access and clean the evaporator coil.
- Uses the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual D when determining the sizing of your ducts.
- Makes sure that there are a sufficient amount of supply registers and return air registers.
- Avoids putting duct work in the attic as much as possible and, instead, keeps it in the conditioned space.
- Properly seals all ducts and heavily insulates attic ducts.
- Keeps condensing unit in location where you or your neighbors won’t be able to hear it and away from objects that will block air flow going to it. Also, it is best if your condensing unit is placed in a shady spot. This will allow it to work more efficiently than if it were placed in the sun.
- Ensures that the new air conditioning system has the manufacturer specified air flow rate and refrigerant charge.
- Installs the air conditioners thermostat away from heat sources.
Not only will your system work efficiently if it is installed in this manner, but it will also help you save money in the long run.
Before you purchase a new air conditioning system, make sure you have a contractor who will install it correctly. At Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing we have the experience you need to ensure that your system gets installed properly. Contact ustoday for further assistance.
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