There comes a time when one has to install an air conditioner in their home. When deciding on which air conditioner to install, there are several considerations a homeowner should make. Installing an air conditioner will happen only a few times in one’s lifetime. One is assured of quality service of the air conditioner if it meets the standards and if it was installed by a competent contractor
Have your heating and cooling needs known. Sizing of the load requires more than looking at what the old system was doing. Some inconsistencies may have occurred when sizing the load for the old system that may be carried onto the new conditioner. Changes may have occurred when using the old conditioner that may have affected the load size. Changing the type of insulation, changing of the windows and addition of new rooms are some factors that may change the load size Air conditioning comfort may change, and the running costs may increase in a scenario where the load sizing was not well done. In a bid to get it right from the beginning, engage a competent person to calculate the load size for you.
Settle on that which fits your needs. There is a wide collection of air conditioners in the market that a homeowner can choose from. The air conditioner one is looking for is determined by the load size that should have been professionally done. Get the contractor who did the load calculation as you go out to buy the air conditioner.
Do not forget the duct work. In most installations the ductwork will be overlooked by the homeowner. If quality installation of the ducts was done then there will be no need to change the duct system over a long time. The ducts may tear off normally due to the heating and cooling functions. The system may also need to be serviced regularly. The impact of the newly installed air conditioner may not be felt if the duct system is not in perfect condition. Ensure the contractor has run a check on the duct system and ensures it is in good order. The contractor should also ensure that the new air conditioner fits into the existing duct system seamlessly.
Select the right professional. One of the core things during such an installation is choosing the contractor. The cost of installing an air conditioner is high, but the results are pegged on the quality of the installation. Ensure that the contractor meets all the industry requirements and is known for quality installations. There are also certifications and licenses that the contractor should have that a homeowner should demand to see. Good contractors will also have their work insured hence the homeowner is covered.