Central Air Installation
When your home turns into one big sauna, only central air will do. Just think, no more fans that barely cool you, no more noisey window units and no more sweating all over your nice furniture. Installing central air is no small task and there are a lot of steps involved. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect should you decide to equip your home with built-in comfort control.
Get An Energy Audit
This is necessary to determine the right-sized AC unit for your home. Contractors need to know how much heat your house retains to figure out how much air conditioning will keep it cool. They’re also able to identify air leaks and may recommend upgrading your insulation to make your home more energy efficient.
Find the Best Location
Where you place your AC unit will have a direct impact on its performance. It needs a spot with enough space for air to flow and enough room for service technicians to work. Shade is also useful for keeping the unit and the air around it cool.
If You Have Ducts
Your home needs more air to keep it cool than it does to keep it warm. Have your ducts inspected—they may need to be modified to handle the extra air from your new air conditioner. Your can also have your ducts sealed to prevent air leaks and more efficiently cool your home.
If You Don’t Have Ducts
You don’t need ducts to take advantage of central air. You can have smaller cooling units installed throughout your home. The smaller units are connected via refrigerant piping to a single outdoor unit. The smaller units have cooling coils and fans built in, and provide a smaller, quieter alternative to window units.
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