The last thing you need this summer is to be stuck in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year with a malfunctioning air conditioner. But chances are if you’ve come upon this blog post, you already know you need a new one. With our variable weather, and summer just around the corner, it can be tempting to rush into this purchase, but we really want to encourage you to take your time and trust the pros for guidance and for installation.
There are a number of reasons for this. First off, there’s a lot of work that goes into each and every HVAC installation job we do. This work contributes to your overall comfort and the efficiency of your air conditioner. On that note, if you’re looking to install a gas-powered heater, professional installation also plays a role in your safety.
Read on as we delve into just why you want a professional for your air conditioning installation.
They Know How to Take the Old System Out
No, it’s not as easy as just pulling it out and tossing it at the dump. You might be surprised as just how lengthy and laborious this step of the AC installation is. It’s about more than just “getting rid” of the old system. There are a number of components to consider, and we wouldn’t want to harm your household or the environment by being lazy with the removal process.
Refrigerant, for example, is the chemical that makes the cooling process possible, and special care should be taken to make sure nobody is exposed to it.
It’s also during this step that we make sure your new air conditioner is properly sized. No, it’s not just about looking at the square footage of your home. That does play a role, but we also look at things like whether you have cathedral ceilings, what your insulation situation is, and how many windows and doors are in the home.
They Make the Connections Properly
One a new air conditioner has been installed, the inside and outdoor units, our techs will connect the system to the components needed for operation.
This includes your ductwork, also known as the ventilation system. Your air ducts need to be hooked up correctly to your new air conditioner to avoid damaging them. These ducts often need to be adjusted and shifted during the process, and this is where mistakes can occur.
Next, your air conditioner is hooked up to its power source. For air conditioners, this would mean your electrical system. But if you’re reading this and thinking about your heating, it’s important to keep in mind that this could mean your gas line—and natural gas is something that only licensed pros can work with.
Lastly, we make sure the wiring is in good shape. Even the gas-powered heaters we mentioned do have some electrical components.
They Test Your New Air Conditioner
Testing your cooling system is the last step of an AC installation, but certainly not the least important. If our technicians leave your home after making the last connection, without testing your new AC system, you’d have no way of knowing if it was working as efficiently or effectively as it should be.
Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. has served the Metro Denver area since 1997. We are one big happy family, and we’d like you to become a part of it! Contact us when you need a reliable HVAC company in Highlands Ranch, CO.