Having a new air conditioning system installed in your home is the perfect opportunity for you to choose a unit that's going to work better for the home than the one you currently have. However, choosing the right air conditioning unit takes careful consideration. Here are a few things you need to think about before you have your next air conditioning system installed in your home.
Don't Go Bigger Than You Need
It's tempting to increase the size of whatever air conditioner unit the technician recommends. After all, choosing an air conditioner that's bigger than you need can't hurt anything, right?
Actually, when you invest in an air conditioner that's larger than you really need, you can end up with some problems. First, your air conditioner will short-cycle because it will cool the area so quickly. This short-cycling problem can cause excessive wear and tear on your air conditioning condenser, leading to an equipment failure sooner than you'd otherwise face.
In addition, the rapid on and off cycles will draw more energy than is really needed, leading you to pay more in your energy bills than you would otherwise have to pay. You might wonder how it could cost you more in energy when it's only running for short cycles. The surge of power required to turn the unit on is more significant than the steady power supply needed to let it keep running if it were adequately sized.
Make Sure The Existing Lines Get Flushed
If you are removing the existing air conditioner, you need to make sure that the lines are flushed before you connect the new system. If you fail to flush those lines, you risk introducing moisture, mineral buildup, and other contaminants from the old system into the new one.
Ensure that your new system functions as it is supposed to by having the entire system flushed out before you connect your new air conditioning unit. With clean lines, your system will be efficient, effective, and consistent.
Consider Your Dimensions
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when you install a new air conditioner is not considering the dimensions of the unit before you install it. Every outside air conditioning unit needs to have at least a couple of feet of clearance on every side to ensure sufficient airflow.
If you invest in a unit that's too large for the space where you need to place it, you may find that the unit is crowded and it doesn't get sufficient airflow. This can cause your air conditioner to work inefficiently, costing you more over time.
To learn more about AC installation, contact a company near you.