So you’ve decided it’s time to spring for a new air conditioner. This is a great choice for any homeowner spending way too much on energy costs or to repair a faulty system far too often. But the process is probably a little stressful if you’re just starting out. Here are some things you should know about installing a new air conditioner that may make the process go a lot more smoothly.
- You should make energy efficiency your top priority for the highest savings. Saving money on the price of the system may seem like an appealing offer, but we recommend spending a little more on a more efficient system. You can always finance the AC system, and a more energy-efficient unit will save you a lot more in the long run.
- Efficient air conditioning is possible without a ventilation system. If you don’t have any ducts going into one room or the whole house, you should consider a ductless mini split. Unlike most window units, ductless air conditioners are quiet, efficient, and durable.
- Sizing is of great importance to the process. Your technician should spend a good amount of time making calculations to determine which size of system is appropriate for your home. Calculating cooling capacity means considering things like house size, ceiling shape, attic insulation, amount of windows, and more. An over- or undersized system is bound to consume far too much energy.
- Installation is a time consuming process… but for good reason. You probably shouldn’t trust a technicians who estimates that the process will go by very quickly. Installation can and should take up a good chunk of the day because a good technician will carefully inspect the work and take time when sizing the system and securing parts.
Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning for professional air conditioning installation and services in the Colorado Springs, CO area.