Design Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Installation’

How Sizing Impacts the Success of Your Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, April 6th, 2015

One of the primary factors to consider prior to investing in a new air conditioning system for installation in your home is the size of the system to be used. When we talk about size, however, we don’t mean that you don’t want to invest in an AC that won’t physically fit on your property – though that would be a serious problem. Instead, we mean that you must have an air conditioner which is appropriately sized for handling the cooling load that it will take to keep your home comfortable throughout the hottest time of the year. When you hire Design Comfort to complete your air conditioning installation in Salt Lake City, UT, you can count on the job being done right and that you’ll have an AC perfectly suited to your needs.

If your air conditioner is too small to handle your cooling load, a number of issues will make themselves evident before long. Your air conditioner is going to struggle to bring temperatures down to the desired temperature, and it will run on longer cycles than would be ideal in order to do so. What this means is that you may actually wind up spending more money than you should have to in order to cool your home, often with only a subpar cooling performance to show for it. By scheduling a professional installation of an appropriately sized air conditioner, you can cool your home both effectively and efficiently.

You may think, with this in mind, that going bigger is always better. However, you should know that using an air conditioner which is too large for your home is actually as problematic as using an undersized system. Sure, an oversized AC will be able to cool your living space effectively. However, it will do so too quickly, reducing its dehumidification efforts and causing the system to short cycle. This too can eat up more energy than you should have to use, and can put unnecessary wear and tear on your cooling system.

Trust Design Comfort to ensure that your air conditioner is of the right size for your needs, and that it is installed properly every step of the way. We know that cooling one’s home is a top priority among homeowners, especially during the peak heat of the summer season. That is why we take every precaution to guarantee the complete success of your air conditioning installation.

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Important Things to Remember When Installing a Central Air Conditioner

Monday, July 16th, 2012

A good central air conditioner is a big upgrade for most Salt Lake City homeowners. If you’ve been using window units for the last few years or have an older central unit that simply doesn’t get the job done any longer, a brand new central unit will feel incredible. But, before you run out and hire someone to install your new Salt Lake City central air conditioner, there are a few things to remember.

  • Space – Make sure you have enough space for both the outdoor unit and the indoor evaporator coils.  If space is limited, there are smaller units that will use less and still provide a decent amount of cooling.
  • Supply Registers – Make sure there are enough registers in your home, in the rooms where you need the cooled air. Insufficient depositing of cooled air won’t keep you cool and will run up your energy bill.
  • Ducting – Check the duct work and make sure it can support an air conditioning system. Seal up any ducts leading into spaces you don’t want cooled like the attic or the basement.
  • Condensing Unit – Clear away a space outside where your condensing unit will be placed. It should be clear of debris and be easy to maintain throughout the year, even in the winter when snow might block it in. It should also be easy to access for installation and annual maintenance.
  • Sizing – When you call a professional, they should properly size your home and match it to a central air conditioner that fits your needs. Something too small won’t provide the level of cooling you need and something too large will cycle on and off frequently, costing you more money and putting unnecessary stress on the machine.

If you’re ready for a central air conditioner and want to start the processor, call a Salt Lake City air conditioning professional like Design Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning who can help you go through each of these issues and make sure your home is ready for the new device. Once you’ve done that, you can select a model and have it installed.

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