While HVAC installation is far from simple, if you’re not familiar with the process A/C installation may seem much more complex than it really is. This set of tips from the pros will help you get your house ready for installing a new A/C with as little stress as possible.
Not every type of A/C is right for every home. Depending on the size of your home, where it’s located, and the needs of your household, one type of system may be more beneficial over another. The three main options include a traditional split system with an indoor and outdoor unit, ductless mini-split system with an outdoor unit and individual air handlers for each room, and geothermal system that provides temperature control via an in-ground loop (provides heat in winter and cool air in summer).
A licensed contractor can help determine the best air conditioner for your home. When choosing a professional for ac installation, the lowest price may also mean low quality. A high-quality contractor with the proper licensing, certifications, and insurance can ensure your home is comfortable and efficient. While doing your research, determine how far away they are, how many years they’ve been operating, and their reputation. Obtain reviews and references as well.
Consider what it will take to achieve the desired comfort level. A contractor should discuss with you features like two-stage cooling, zoning, programmable thermostats, variable speed air handlers, thermal expansion valves, automatic delay fan switches, and other extras. Simply inquiring about these can help determine how knowledgeable the contractor is.
Research seasonal energy efficiency ratings and the best SEER number for your home. High efficiency A/C’s range from SEER 14.5 to well into the 20’s. The higher the SEER rating, the more the up-front cost. But over the long term, you may see lower monthly utility bills, so you could save over time or even recoup the cost of installation.
The condition of your home can impact the success of A/C installation. Here are some steps to take before having a new system installed:
Based in Glenpool, OK, we provide fast, dependable A/C installation services and help plan, select, and size new systems for residential and commercial customers. Our contractors are knowledgeable in all available options and how each suits a specific need. They are also factory-trained to install, repair, and maintain all makes and models. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call us at 918-268-7343 today.