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Factors to Consider During a New Air Conditioner Installation

When it comes to having an air conditioner installed or replaced, it is certainly not a “one-size-fits-all” type of job. A quality air conditioner installation involves many steps, which should be completed by a professional rather than an unlicensed handyman or hopeful “do-it-yourself-er.”

Many homeowners believe that the most important part of selecting a new air conditioning system is the unit’s efficiency. While this is certainly a large part of the puzzle, it’s only a portion of what contributes to quality installation. There are many other factors to consider during a new air conditioner installation, some of which we’ve outlined below.

Four Basic Principles

There are four main factors that contribute to the performance of your cooling system. These are:

  1. Correct Sizing
  2. Sufficient Airflow
  3. Correct Amount of Refrigerant
  4. Tightly Sealed Ductwork

When Something Goes Wrong

If your air conditioner is too large for your living space, it will go through a process called short-cycling in which it cycles on and off frequently and forces your air conditioner to work harder than it should. If it’s too small, however, then it won’t be able to adequately cool its intended space.

If there is insufficient airflow, then not enough cooled air will move throughout your home. Additionally, air conditioning systems require a certain amount of airflow over the evaporator coil to ensure heat transfer and absorption. This process allows for the cooling of your home.

If your ductwork is improperly installed or not appropriately sealed, then the full measure of cooled air that your air conditioner generates won’t be able to reach the living spaces of your home. Essentially, this results in wasted energy leaking out of your ducts.

Lastly, your air conditioner is supplied with enough refrigerant to last its lifetime. Over time leaks may occur which may necessitate repairs, however if your system isn’t given enough refrigerant to begin with then it cannot possible cool your home in an efficient manner. This results in poor cooling capacity and higher energy costs.

For professional air conditioner installation in Taylor, TX, contact Roznovak’s Services today. 

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