Are you considering replacing your older air conditioner or installing a new system for a new home or room addition? We’d like to help you through the process. That’s why we’ve provided this list of just a few things we think homeowners should know before beginning the air conditioning installation process.
Efficient air conditioning is possible without ducts
A ductless air conditioning system is not the same thing as a window air conditioner. Only a professional should install ductless air conditioners, which have one outdoor unit and up to four indoor blower units for whole-home cooling. These systems work a whole lot more efficiently than window units, last years longer, and perform much better for either a single room or an entire house.
Check efficiency ratings for greater savings over time
Some homeowners opt for the least expensive option upon installation, but this means they miss out on an opportunity to save more money over time. Installing an air conditioner with a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) and the ENERGY STAR seal will keep monthly costs low, potentially offsetting the price of a costlier system.
Air conditioning installation is never a DIY job
Our experts strongly recommend against attempting to install an air conditioner on your own. There are several reasons for this. A faulty installation can affect your safety, the performance of the AC, and your energy bills. If the air conditioner is not sized and installed properly in the first place, the system may not function correctly at all, and parts can fail well before their life expectancy. Handling refrigerant and electrical components are jobs that the average homeowner may not be able to attempt safely, so these and all other aspects of the installation process should really only go to someone with experience.
Call the air conditioning installation experts at APC Plumbing & Heating for air conditioning and heating installation in the Denver, CO area.