A lot is involved in a typical A/C installation. Apart from considerations for the type of system, its overall efficiency is also important. You will also need to take into account how your system fits in with the rest of your home. Factors like cooling capacity, airflow and duct design are especially important for getting the most from your new A/C system. The following are factors your technician must consider during the installation process.
When it comes to your A/C installation, size definitely matters. An air conditioner that is too large will short-cycle constantly, and fail to properly dehumidify the air. Your HVAC contractor will first determine your home’s cooling load using the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual J load calculation. With this information, the technician can choose the A/C system that best matches your home’s cooling capacity.
Your HVAC professional will also take the overall efficiency and performance of your home’s ductwork into account during an A/C installation. Not only should the ducts be properly designed to provide effective cooling, but they should also be protected against air loss. The pros will always make sure your ducts are properly sealed with mastic or metal-backed duct tape to prevent leaks.
The amount of airflow required for your A/C system is also an important consideration. Many air conditioner manufacturers have specific airflow rates that HVAC contractors must maintain in order to properly move cool, conditioned air throughout the home.
An experienced HVAC tech will also carefully check refrigerant levels to ensure they meet manufacturer specifications. Not having the proper amount of refrigerant in your A/C system could cause a number of problems, including poor cooling efficiency and increased energy consumption.
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