For homeowners looking to install an air conditioner this time of the year, we’re sure that time doesn’t really seem like it’s on your side, right? We get it, but unfortunately rushing into a purchase like this could leave you with a system that operates inefficiently, has frequent repair needs, and might not even last its expected 10-15 year lifespan.
Problems like this can be avoided, though, by contacting trained and experienced professionals such as the folks on our team for your air conditioner installation. Whether you’re looking to get a central AC system, heat pump, or ductless, anything other than a portable window unit really needs to be installed by a licensed professional and not left to be a DIY project. Here’s why!
We Know How to Remove the Old System Correctly
Wait, you might be thinking, really? There is a wrong way to remove an air conditioner?
Well, yes, there is.
You see, your old cooling system has a number of components that have to be disposed of properly in order to remain safe. Refrigerant is one of these components. This is especially pertinent if your old system still used R-22 refrigerant, which has been phased out as of January 2021 due to the harmful effects it had on the environment. Our experienced and properly trained technicians know all the steps of successful and safe extraction.
It’s also worth mentioning that even for trained professionals, the removal of an old air conditioning system could be the most laborious and tedious part of a new AC installation. Special attention has to be given to make sure that nothing is knocked out of place that will be needed for the new system, such as ductwork or electrical wiring.
We Know How to Make Appropriate Connections
Once your new air conditioner is put in place, our professionals will connect it to the important components needed for it to function. The main component we’re talking about is your ventilation system–your ductwork. Of course, if you decided on a ductless system then this point is moot, however, there are still connections that need to be made with this type of central cooling system too.
But sometimes ductwork will need to be shifted a bit to make connections properly. Our professionals are capable of doing this without damaging any components in the meantime. The same goes for the electrical connections that are needed for your air conditioner to actually operate.
We Test the AC Before We Leave
This is the last and most important step of a successful air conditioning installation. We make sure that your air conditioner is actually working! Not only that, but we make sure it’s working as efficiently as it’s meant to.
If we didn’t take this step, you could be stuck with a system that’s not working as well as it could be, without even knowing, until you start seeing high energy bills with no other explanation. Set your air conditioner up for success by trusting a trained, licensed, and experienced contractor!