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AC Installation Is Not a Simple Matter

AC Installation

Considered one of the greatest feats of modern engineering, air conditioning has transformed lives by providing a way to stay comfortably cool indoors no matter how hot the weather is outside. Implementing this cooling technology, however, is no simple matter. A successful AC installation depends on choosing an energy-efficient system that is properly sized to meet your comfort needs to perfection. It takes the know-how of highly-trained and experienced technicians to install a system that delivers optimal AC performance and value.

Exploring Your AC Installation Options

All air conditioning systems work by extracting heat and moisture from the air by way of a circulating refrigerant. The cooled air is then distributed directly through individual air handlers or indirectly through a network of hidden air ducts. Your home’s unique comfort requirements help to determine the best system for you:

  • Central Air Conditioners – Most homes with existing ductwork have traditional central AC systems with split systems that house some of the components in an outdoor unit.

  • Packaged Products – There are also all-in-one packages or hybrid systems that are very energy efficient and ideal when space is limited.

  • Heat Pumps – Depending on the model, heat pumps offer greater versatility than conventional central AC, including the ability to deliver conditioned air without ducts. Heat pumps are popular because they can cater to both heating and cooling needs and have been found to be very efficient.

Energy Efficiency Ratings

When it comes to saving money on monthly utility bills, no factor is more important than the AC system’s SEER, or seasonal energy efficiency ratio. The SEER rating compares the system’s cooling output to the amount of energy it takes to produce it. The higher the SEER number, the more you’ll save on operating costs. Air conditioners with higher SEER ratings generally have a higher purchase cost, but the savings they offer over the life of the system makes them worthwhile investments.

AC Size Matters

The size of an air conditioner represents its total cooling capacity, as expressed in BTUs (British Thermal Units). In regards to AC size, bigger isn’t always better. Oversized systems tend to cycle on and off quickly, which not only wastes energy and your money but causes undue wear on the system too. On the other hand, systems that are too small wear out fast trying to keep everyone cool without much success. Before installing a new AC system, a reputable HVAC technician will conduct a load calculation to ensure that the equipment is sized right for your home.

Proper Installation Makes a Difference

Your HVAC technician will take the above factors into consideration before installing your unit. Additional installation guidelines include:

  • Your home’s total square footage

  • Placement and orientation of doors and windows

  • Insulation values of walls and attic

  • Number of rooms and occupants

  • Inspections of ductwork and vents

Why the Installation Process Matters

Especially with regular updates to HVAC system design, your HVAC technician must be fully qualified and knowledgeable about the nuances of various types of systems. Before installation, a reliable technician should inform you if your AC is the wrong size for your home. In addition, some types of systems could also provide better efficiency results. During installation, your technician will need to make sure the unit is balanced and that the system has the right amount of refrigeration. Any mistakes or oversight during installation could lead to problems including:

  • Difficulty managing temperature and humidity.

  • A noisy system.
  • Higher energy bills.

Furthermore, installation problems can also shorten the life of your system. Considering that your heating and cooling systems are quite an investment, you want to be sure that you can trust your HVAC technician’s work.

Expert Installation Services

With decades of experience installing HVAC systems throughout Tarrant County, our skilled professionals know what it takes to keep our valued customers comfortable in every season. Whether you need an AC installation for a new home or as a replacement for your existing system, we’re confident you’ll be pleased with the results. If you’re considering upgrading to a new system and would like more information, make it simple by giving Airwise Heating and Air a call today at (817) 444-0090.

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