The reason you need a quality, professional, AC installer, is because they know the intricacies involved in every step of the installation process. Sure, we can share those steps, and we’re about to below. But air conditioners are complex–we aren’t sharing these steps to encourage you to do it on your own. We’re sharing them to show why it’s important to hire a professional.
We understand, however, that if you’re on the lookout for an AC installation company this time of the year, you’re probably desperate for a new cooling system. But even though you need one now, we really encourage you to take your time finding the right installer. Rushing into a decision like this can leave you with an ineffective or inefficient cooling system.
So, what are the 3 steps, and subsequently 3 reasons you need a quality installer, for AC installation? Read on!
First, We Remove the Old System
This isn’t as simplistic as you might thing. It’s not just a matter of taking out an old decrepit AC system and tossing it in a dumpster. Your old cooling system has components in it that could be hazardous and therefore require proper disposal. Refrigerant, for example, is potentially harmful.
Professionally trained technicians know what to do to remove an old air conditioner–and actually this is typically the longest and most laborious part of the whole process. Special attention has to be given to make sure nothing is knocked out of place, and space has to be prepared for the new system–this means both your indoor unit and outdoor unit.
Next, We Make Connections
Once your new AC system is in place, our technicians connect it to the appropriate components in your home for it to operate. This means your ductwork, for starters.
Occasionally, air ducts have to be shifted a bit to make these connections. A professionally trained HVAC technician knows how to do this without causing any damage or upheaval in the process. The same can be said for the electrical components needed for your AC to work.
Lastly, We Test the Air Conditioner
This is the final step of a professional air conditioning installation, and the most important. If our technicians exited your home after making that last connection without actually checking if it was working, we wouldn’t be very good at our jobs, right?
We’ll turn on your AC system and measure the intake and airflow to ensure the operation is sufficient. We’ll also check for any safety hazards, making sure your system is operating as it should.
This is, of course, only a broad overview of what the AC installation process looks like. It’s also important to keep in mind that this process typically begins days before the air conditioner is actually installed–with the proper selection of and sizing of your new system. After all, an overpowered AC system can be just as detrimental to your comfort and home energy efficiency as an underpowered unit.