4 Steps to a High-Quality Air Conditioner Installation

When it’s time to invest in a new air conditioner, it’s important to select the right professional for your HVAC installation. Even the best system won’t operate properly if the installation process is performed incorrectly. Hire an experienced professional who can address these essential factors in a new installation.

Sizing

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) developed the Manual J calculation which determines the cooling load of your home. The calculation itself takes many factors into consideration, but as a homeowner, all you really need to know is that this professional calculation will give your HVAC technician essential information to guide your HVAC installation.

Avoid the temptation to go with a bigger unit for increased efficiency. If a unit is too large, it will cycle on and off more often, decreasing energy efficiency, as well as the life span of the unit.

Ductwork

Leaky ducts can result in energy loss of up to 15 percent. The benefits of your new HVAC system are lost if your home’s ductwork isn’t properly sealed. An air conditioner installed by an experienced professional should include proper sealing to prevent duct leaks.

Airflow

Air conditioner manufacturers specify the airflow needed for the evaporator coil to function properly.  A professional HVAC contractor will ensure your new system has the appropriate airflow. If you’re concerned that your home isn’t getting enough cooled air after your installation, it may be a sign of an airflow issue.

Refrigerant

The final step a professional takes in air conditioner installation is charging the system with refrigerant. The manufacturer will specify how much refrigerant the system needs. Keeping your system charged will increase its cooling capacity and improve energy efficiency.

Learn more about Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, LLC’s HVAC installation solutions, or give us a call today at (561) 202-1422 for our Palm Beach location or (772) 905-3358 for services in Port St. Lucie to schedule an appointment for your home!

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