There is a time when a homeowner will be needed to install an air conditioner in their home. When deciding on which air conditioner to install, there are several considerations a homeowner should make. Installing an air conditioner will happen only a few times in one’s lifetime. An air conditioner is only said to give the optimal results if it meets the set standards and it was installed by professional.
Measure your load size The air conditioning load will not be a replica of the one previously done by the old system. The need for a new air conditioner may have been driven by inefficiencies resulting from incorrect sizing of the load. Over the life of the old conditioner, there may have been a change in the conditioning needs. The load size may be altered by the installation of new windows, the building of new rooms or even insulation changes. A wrongfully done sizing may make the air conditioner uncomfortable as well as pile up additional expenses. Load size calculation should be done by an experienced contractor to ensure that the homeowner starts the search on the right footing.
Buy the correct air conditioner. Air conditioners exist in very many types and forms in the market. If the load calculation was done properly then one has a clear picture on what they seek to get from the market. Get the contractor who did the load calculation as you go out to buy the air conditioner.
Do not forget the duct work. Most homeowners will overlook the duct works. If quality installation of the ducts was done then there will be no need to change the duct system over a long time. The ducts may tear off normally due to the heating and cooling functions. The system may also need to be serviced regularly. The impact of the newly installed air conditioner may not be felt if the duct system is not in perfect condition. Ensure the contractor has run a check on the duct system and ensures it is in good order. The new air conditioner and the current duct system should be compatible for better performance.
Choose the contractor. In any installation selecting the person to do it is one of the main issues. Though it will cost a homeowner huge amounts to do the installation, and the results can only be felt depending on how well the installation was done. A contractor that has operated for a long time in the industry is the best and who holds the relevant qualifications. There are also certifications and licenses that the contractor should have that a homeowner should demand to see. Good contractors will also have their work insured hence the homeowner is covered.