Having A New Air Conditioning System Installed? How The Installation Works

If your current air conditioning is not working and you have hired a contractor to install a new one for you, you may not know what to expect. If so, below is how the installation will work so you will be ready for the new installation.

Choosing the Size

The first thing a contractor will do is to determine the right size of air conditioner for your home. This is important, because if the air conditioner is not large enough, it will run much longer to maintain the temperature in your home. This will result in increased energy bills for you.

If the air conditioning system is too large, your home will have increased humidity levels. This will be hard on your family as high humidity can cause many problems in your home. For example, if anyone in your home has allergies, their symptoms can get worse. This is because high humidity can make it very easy for mold to grow, as well as bacteria, fungi, and dust mites. 

High humidity levels can also make you feel very uncomfortable in your home as your home will not feel as cool as it is. High humidity causes moisture to build up, which can damage your home, such as stained ceilings and walls, peeling paint, and warped wood floors. 

Requirements for an Air Conditioning System Install

There are many requirements to a new air conditioning system installation. For example, if your home has never had an HVAC unit installed, the circuit breakers in your home may not be able to handle this new addition. Because of this, you may have to hire an electrician to update your circuit breakers. 

You would also have to have new wiring run in order for the air conditioning system to run. This wiring is generally ran through the crawlspace in your home. Ductwork will also have to be installed, which should be done by a professional. This is because the ductwork is very important as it is how the air travels throughout your home. 

You will also have to have a concrete slab installed outside to sit the HVAC unit on. This is because the unit cannot be sat on top of the soil, as the unit is heavy and would sink into the soil over time. It is also important to keep the unit level at all times. 

Talk with the contractor that you hire for the air conditioner installation and they can give you much more information.