AC Installation Process Explained
The summers in Cleveland are sweltering, so it’s essential to have a good air conditioning unit. Window units can provide comfort only to a specific room, but a central AC system can keep the entire home at the same temperature. Do you know how the professionals install these units? It’s a challenging process that can take anywhere from 8-14 hours to complete.
Installing an AC Unit
Before the installation process begins, an evaluation is conducted. The current system will be assessed, and a load calculation will be determined to ensure the new system can handle the home’s cooling needs. You should always receive a written quote before the project commences.
Next, it’s time to remove the old unit. There may need to be some ductwork modifications to ensure that the new system works efficiently. Installing the system requires work to be done both on the inside and outside of your home. The inside air handler/evaporator and the outside compressor/condensing unit work together to make your home comfortable.
The refrigerant supply lines and condensate drain lines are put into place. It’s also necessary to check and inspect the wiring and circuit breakers to ensure they can meet the needs of the new unit. Finally, the thermostat should be connected to control the system.
The process involves electrical wiring and mechanical components. Consequently, you will require knowledgeable technicians to undertake and complete this assignment.
Calling in the Professionals
The last step is to do pressure and vacuum tests to ensure everything is working fine. Once it’s inspected, the system must be charged with refrigerant, and this coolant is only available to licensed contractors. While the process doesn’t seem too tricky, it’s a lot more involved than you can imagine. Shockingly, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that more than 50% of HVAC units are installed incorrectly, which can cause significant maintenance issues and wasted money in inefficiency.
If your unit is not installed correctly, it can cost you more than 30% more energy loss. You don’t want to go through all this effort and have a system that doesn’t keep your home at a comfortable temperature, so it’s best to use trained technicians.
Whether you need heating or cooling repairs, routine maintenance or installation, KW Lang Mechanical is the resource to count on. It pays to do it right the first time. We’re located in Solon, and we serve the entire Cleveland area. Call us today for any of your HVAC needs.Tags: AC Installation, AC Tips