When it comes to an investment such as an air conditioning installation, we understand the urge to install it all on your own. After all, won’t it save you money?
Well, unfortunately, unless we’re talking about a portable window air conditioner, we really do need to advise against this being a “DIY” project.
The reason we say this is because there are a number of steps to take in successfully installing an HVAC system, and if any of those steps are missed or done too hastily, it could potentially lead to issues such as refrigerant leaks, inefficient operation, or even a premature system breakdown. Overall, air conditioning systems are really complex, and as such require an experienced and highly trained professional to manage.
Of course, when you live somewhere like the Kingsland area, having an air conditioner is vital, and this isn’t something you want to wait on. But we really do need to stress that rushing into a large purchase such as this could potentially leave you sacrificing comfort and efficiency, and calling in a professional anyway, for unexpected repairs or even replacement.
Read on to learn the steps we go through for your AC installation.
We Take the Old System Out
You might already be wondering why you can’t just do this part on your own.
Well, your old cooling system has various components that need to be properly disposed of to remain safe. For instance, refrigerant is one of these components, which can be particularly harmful to you and even the environment–especially if it’s the older R-22 refrigerant, which was phased out over a year ago due to its harmful impact.
Our trained and experienced HVAC professionals know how to manage and dispose of all the old components in a safe way. You might be surprised to learn this, but removing the old system can actually be one of the most tedious parts of a successful air conditioning installation.
Special attention is given to make sure that nothing gets knocked out of place, and the area in your home needs to be prepared for the new cooling system.
We Make All the Proper Connections
Once your new cooling system is placed where you want it to be, our professionals will connect it to all the components required for its operation. The main component of concern is your ductwork, a.k.a your ventilation system.
Sometimes, ductwork will need to be shifted a bit to make these connections properly. Our professionals know how to do this without damaging any components in the process. The same goes for electrical connections needed for your AC to function.
We Test the System
The final step of a successful air conditioner installation is testing the system to ensure it’s actually working as it should. If our technicians simply left your home after making that last connection, without testing your system to make sure that it actually works, then you would have no idea what to expect. Just because a system is running doesn’t mean it’s running well, after all. But we know how to determine whether or not this is the case.