If you’ve made the decision to have a new air conditioner installed now, the chances are that this is an urgent need of yours, with summer right around the corner. You might be tempted to just go out and buy the most powerful cooling system you can find in your budget and install it on your own to save time.
We really want to encourage you not to rush into this decision, however. Having a trained and experienced professional install your new HVAC system is essential since there are a number of components that require the person installing it to really know what they’re doing. Otherwise, you could have operational problems, not to mention safety problems.
Plus, trusting a trained professional to do the installation keeps the warranty in place–we’re talking about the manufacturer’s warranty. This protects you from financial liability if your air conditioner breaks down or malfunctions due to a manufacturer defect within a certain amount of time (usually 10 years). But almost all of these warranties have a stipulation that only a professional can service them to keep the warranty current.
This definitely isn’t the only reason you want to trust a pro, though! Read on as we uncover just why it’s so important to have a professional install your HVAC system.
We Properly and Safely Remove the Old System
The first step here is to properly remove your existing air conditioner. This really isn’t as simple as just pulling it out and discarding it into your closest dumpster or landfill. There are components, such as the refrigerant within it, that need to be discarded in a particular way.
Additionally, our team ensures that nothing is damaged or knocked out of place during this removal process that could cause a problem like breached ductwork–or if any components are near your furnace, we want to avoid bumping into and damaging a gas line.
Another step we take during this process is ensuring that your new air conditioner is properly sized for the space it’s being installed in. This is about more than just square footage. We do what’s called a cooling load calculation to ensure that your new cooling system isn’t too underpowered or too overpowered for the space, both of which can cause exacerbated wear and tear and efficiency problems.
Next, We Make the Appropriate Connections
Once your old air conditioner is removed, we take every step needed to place your new system properly. This includes following all the manufacturer guidelines to ensure that the system is installed properly. We also want to ensure that your ductwork is connected correctly during the installation process to prevent damage.
Lastly, we want to make sure all the electrical connections are done correctly. This is for the efficacy of the system but also for your safety and the protection of your property.
We Test Out Your New System Before We Leave
Once your new air conditioner is in place and hooked up, we’ll make sure it’s working as it should. This means we turn it on and monitor it for a bit to make sure it’s not just blowing air, but actually cooling that air.
Then you can rest assured that your air conditioner is ready to go!