Getting to know the ins and outs of your new air conditioning system can help you to feel more prepared for AC installation. But no matter how much information you gather about the installation process, professional service is always best. Professional air conditioning technicians have years of training to help guide them in choosing the air conditioning system that’s right for your home and installing it safely, securely, and accurately. Learn more about some of the essentials of air conditioning installation in our guide.
Efficiency Standards Have Changed
If you currently have an older model installed in your home, you should know that standards for AC efficiency have changed dramatically. Even within the last five months, minimum efficiency standards for manufacturing and new installation have raised. While a SEER (season energy efficiency ratio) of 13 was once acceptable, any unit installed today in our area must have a SEER of 14 or higher. You can also find AC units with SEERs closer to 20, which is far more efficient than those made 15 years ago. Choosing an energy efficient system can help you to save a lot of money in the long run.
If It’s the Wrong Size, You May Be in for Trouble
No matter how efficiently your new AC is rated, it may not save energy at all if it is not the right size for your home. Sizing an air conditioner is not as easy as it may sound. An installer must collect important information about the layout of your home and perform some tough calculations. An undersized system will become overworked, while a unit that is too large may short cycle and wear out.
Professional Installation Is Vital
Professionals have the proper tools for installing a new unit, know how to make sizing calculations, and will perform a careful inspection with each installation to make sure it doesn’t run into trouble in the near future. And with professional service, you always have someone to turn to if your unit does encounter any difficulties later on.
Call the friendly professionals at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating for AC installation in Los Angeles.