Purchasing a new energy-efficient air conditioner for your home probably isn’t anything you’re concentrating on right now. But if you are leaning towards buying a better system, good for you. Today’s high-efficiency systems not only save you money, but they also provide a good service toward the environment. When you get ready to purchase your new comfort system, keep in mind that quality installation is what ensures efficiency and prevents unexpected heating and air conditioning problems later down the road.
Choose the Right Location
When you get ready to replace your HVAC system, remember that most systems consist of tw0 parts, an indoor unit, and an outdoor unit. The outdoor part of the system should be installed in a shady location. Direct sunlight makes these units run harder than necessary. During your system’s installation, ask your service technician where the best place is to install the outside unit. If you have no choice but to put it in a sunny location, consider adding landscaping features like bushes or trees to create shade. Make sure that any shrubbery you add doesn’t obstruct the unit and that you always clean any debris off the outside unit.
Make Air Duct Repairs
Does your home have leaky ductwork? Any cracks or leaks in the ductwork will put a strain on your new system. Before you have your new HVAC installed, make sure that you have your ductwork inspected. Have your installer check to make sure the ducts connect correctly to vents and registers.
Purchase the Right Size System
Yes, there is such a thing as buying too large of a system. Often, people think bigger is better. If you have a two-story house or a home that’s 3,000 square feet and the afternoon sun enters every room, then you may need an HVAC system that’s bigger. In some cases, you might even need two units, one upstairs and one downstairs. Smaller homes don’t need large HVAC units, though. This is simply a waste of energy. When you purchase an appropriate-sized system, you get consistent heating and cooling without using more energy than necessary.
Check the Space
When you install a new heating and cooling system, you have the opportunity to adjust. In the past, maybe your HVAC unit was tucked away in a tight utility closet that made it hard to access to change the filter or make repairs. Perhaps the unit was outside in a garage and experienced problems during the winter. Proper installation also includes making sure there is enough space for the unit to breathe and be accessed. Always make sure that you to install your new HVAC system correctly to maximize efficiency.
If you have questions about your home’s heating and air conditioning system, feel free to give Climatech of Professional Air a call. Climatech has served the heating and air conditioning needs of the Pensacola area for more than 40 years. We are a family owned and operated HVAC contractor and we are fully licensed and insured.