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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

Here Is What You Should Know About Having A New Air Conditioning System Installed In Your Home

by Jamie Shaw

Are you getting ready to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home? Here are a few things you should know first:

Construction Work Will Commence

Installing a new air conditioning system in your home will require building and placing new air ducts throughout so that the cold air your system creates can be distributed into each room. If your home has previously been outfitted with a whole-house AC unit, your home likely already has air ducts in place, in which case they can be easily replaced and/or upgraded to accommodate the new system you are having installed.

If an AC system has never been installed in your home before, new ducts will have to be built and installed. Luckily, many AC system ducts nowadays can be installed outside of your home, right underneath the gutters where they will be disguised and unnoticeable. Therefore, there may be no need to actually get into the walls of your home to install a duct system.

The Process Can Take Days

Unless you are having an existing air conditioning system replaced, installing a new system for the first time can take days. If you want to be present when your service provider is installing your AC system, you may need to clear two or three days on your schedule to accommodate the installation process.

Most of the installation work is done outside, so you do not have to worry about your service provider needing access to the inside of your home most of the time. Since this is the case, it is not imperative that you are present throughout the entire installation process. If you are comfortable letting your service provider work outside while you are not there, you should be able to schedule the inside work to be done in one day when you have a day off to be home. The rest of the installation work can be done whether you are there or not.

Maintenance Should Be a Priority

Your new air conditioning system will work perfectly after it is installed, but if you do not make maintenance a priority, the solid performance likely will not last long. Do not wait until your air conditioning system starts showing signs of wear and tear before thinking about maintenance. Schedule your first maintenance appointment the same day that your new system is finished being installed. And consider inquiring about a service contract that will cover all your maintenance needs in the upcoming years.