Better comfort, energy savings, and newer features are all benefits of upgrading your air conditioning system. However, if your air conditioning system is not properly fitted, it will do you absolutely no good. Follow these guidelines to prolong the life of your air conditioner’s performance.
Select an Expert
Only by hiring a professional for air conditioning installation can you be guaranteed that everything goes according to plan. Air conditioning installation is not a do-it-yourself project since most people lack the tools and skills to execute it correctly the first time, including appropriate refrigerant levels, secure mounts, the correct pressure, and adequate electrical voltage. Technicians are frequently called in to correct mistakes made by people with limited experience, and this results in a bill that is more than what would have been charged for a new installation.
Become familiar with the concept of energy efficiency
The energy efficiency rating of your new HVAC system can be explained to you by a qualified HVAC expert, but in general, look for the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) and the ENERGY STAR logo on your new unit. Your new air conditioner’s SEER should be at least 14, but the most efficient models have a SEER of 20 or more. The ENERGY STAR label signifies to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that your air conditioner is efficient without losing any performance. While a more efficient unit may cost more initially, the savings should more than make up for this difference in price.
Don’t Forget to Inform Your Technician
The cooling capacity of a system that is too small will be insufficient, and it will use a lot of energy in the process. Oversized systems have a tendency to overheat and fail prematurely, which is why proper sizing is so important when installing an air conditioner. Take the opportunity to have your technician measure your house and advise your contractor of your requirements.
Put yourself on a regular schedule of care.
Once your air conditioner is installed, go on a maintenance program to ensure that it runs efficiently for many years to come. Enrolling in a maintenance program will help your air conditioner last longer, lower your monthly expenses, and avoid you from having to pay for expensive repairs down the road. CALL US AT 720 230-3531