Installing a New AC System For Your Home


Whether you are installing an air conditioning unit for the first time or replacing the unit of your current system, there are many pieces of information that people will need to review before they are able to select the right air conditioner for their homes or to effectively oversee its installation.

Consider More Than Just the Square Footage of Your Home's Interior When Choosing A New Unit

A mistake that is often made with AC system installations is assuming that a person will only need to consider the square footage of their house when they are deciding on the strength of the unit that they should install. However, there are other factors to consider as well that could play a large role in the performance that you get from your new AC system. An example of this could be the total energy efficiency of the house. If you live in a home that is extremely old, it may not be as efficient as modern structures with maintaining a stable interior temperature. Whether this is due to there not being enough insulation installed or gaps forming throughout the structure, it can lead to a person needing an AC unit that will have a higher output than what you would expect based solely on the square footage of the house.

Be Aware Of The Way The Weather Can Impact Your AC System

The weather can have a surprisingly big impact on your new AC system's performance. The intense sunlight can heat it enough to impact its ability to efficiently cool the air in your home, and this is one of the reasons installing an awning over the exterior unit is often advised. Additionally, heavy rains may cause water to get into the unit which can cause substantial damage to it. Placing the unit on a raised foundation is one option for keeping it away from pooling water during heavy rains.

Take Advantage of Small Upgrades That Can Help Improve Your New AC Unit's Performance

In addition to the AC unit itself, there are some other fairly simple upgrades that can be made to your home to improve the overall performance of the new AC system. An example of this could be fans that will evenly distribute the air from the vents throughout the room. If you are replacing your current AC unit, upgrading to a smart thermostat is one option that can greatly increase the performance and efficiency of the new system.


23 February 2022

Inspecting Your Air Ducts

Last summer, I began to get extremely hot in my home. My air conditioning system couldn’t adequately keep my home cool anymore. Therefore, I contacted an experienced HVAC contractor. This individual visited my home and thoroughly inspected my unit. If your air conditioner isn’t working like it once did, your air ducts may be clogged up. Thankfully, an expert HVAC contractor can determine if faulty air ducts are the cause of the hot temperatures inside your home. On this blog, you will discover how an HVAC contractor can properly inspect your air ducts. Stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months!