It’s happened. Your Cincinnati air conditioning system has finally bit the dust. You know it’s time to replace it, maybe you have a system in mind – but proper installation is the key to longevity and efficiency. Here are some things to keep in mind about getting a new HVAC system in place.
One of the upsides to replacing an HVAC system is that in the time since your old unit was purchased, efficiency has likely improved. The new system will run more effectively, using less power. This is a chance to enhance a primary function in your home, bringing modern day technology into it. The only catch? Proper installation is crucial to making sure you actually get those efficiency enhancements.
Installing a new HVAC system is not a DIY project, and here’s why: proper equipment, working knowledge of building codes, and a full understanding of safety methods are needed to make sure it is done right. If not, you could be left with one of these hazards.
Leaky Air Ducts – A professional HVAC installation will include a thorough inspection of the duct system. Any repairs needed will be made at that time to make sure your home isn’t leaking cool air into spaces you don’t use.
Refrigerant Charging Mishaps – Air conditioners should be charged with refrigerant to exact specifications. If it is undercharged, an AC unit may have frost form on its cooling coils, interfering with cooling operations of the unit. This can even lead to an overheating of the compressor motor, causing major damage to the system.
Size Mismatch – HVAC units are made in a variety of sizes, and it takes a complex calculation to determine which capacity is the magic fit for your home. If it’s too small, the unit will run constantly without ever getting the house to the desired temperature. On the other hand, a unit that is too large will cool the space so quickly that the unit will be cycling on and off constantly. This shortens the lifespan of the unit and can leave your space with high humidity.
Protect Your System with Proper Installation
Make the most of your new HVAC system investment by hiring a professional to get the installation just right. Contact the NATE-certified technicians at Nelson Comfort of Cincinnati today to ensure you purchase the right system for your home’s needs with proper installation from top to bottom.