Installing air conditioning is a great way to make your home more comfortable during the hot summer months. However, installation can be a somewhat disruptive process. Follow these steps to ensure your aircon system installation goes smoothly and efficiently.
1. Choose the Right System
Before installation begins, you need to absolutely certain that the system you have chosen is the best option for your home. Take some time to read about different types of air conditioning systems and the pros and cons of each. As an overview, most homeowners choose either a ducted system, which uses ducts installed in the walls to deliver cooled air to all rooms in the home or a split system, which has a cooling unit in each room. Ducted systems are often cheaper to run and more effective in large homes, although the installation process takes a little longer and can be more expensive.
2. Make Sure the Unit Fits
Both ducted air con and split systems have large units that cool the air and then circulate it around the home. You need to decide where this unit will be located and ensure that the space you have available is big enough to accommodate it. If space is limited, consider choosing a compact system unit, although be aware that a smaller unit might mean that the cooling power of the system could be slightly lower.
3. Maintain Ducts
If your home already has ducts in place, then it is a good idea to carry out some maintenance work on them before aircon system installation. Clean the ducts to get rid of any debris or dust that has built up inside them. You also need to ensure that the ducts are in good condition, with no loose connections, holes, or tears. If you are not comfortable carrying out duct maintenance yourself, then let your HVAC installation team know that you need them to replace or repair ducts as part of the installation process. Relaying this information before the team arrive on-site ensures that they have the correct materials and tools to fix your ducts before they install your ducted aircon system.
4. Tidy Up For Installation Day
You can help your HVAC contractors out by tidying up and moving bulky items of furniture out of the way before they arrive on-site to carry out the installation. The less time the team has to spend clearing a space in which to work, the faster the installation will be completed.
Reach out to a local aircon service to learn more about installation.
Welcome to my blog which covers a wide range of HVAC topics. I'm Josh and I live in Perth, Australia. I never really used to think about the HVAC system in my home. I believed that when it was hot the HVAC system would cool me down and when it was cold it would warm my house up. However, all that changed one day when the HVAC system went crazy. It began to blow hot air into my house on the warmest day of the year. The contractor I called out said that one of the sensors had broken. He explained how I could better maintain my HVAC system so I decided to start this blog.