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Insulating Your Home To Help Your HVAC System

When we couldn't get our home to cool down last summer, we started checking our HVAC system. We found out that our air conditioning system was working fine, but the air just seemed to leave our house rapidly. We contacted an HVAC contractor to run a few tests, and he concluded that we had a severe insulation problem. After showing us which rooms had bad leaks, he recommended a business to come out and remedy the situation. This blog is all about insulating your home and helping you to keep that carefully heated and cooled air inside, where it belongs.


Should You Install Your AC Unit Yourself?

If you try to install an AC yourself, there are several things that are likely to go wrong. You might damage the unit, and you could injure yourself. You may also be forced to spend even more money to have an AC installation service correct the problems that result from a faulty AC installation.

Some AC Units Can Be Very Complicated

You will definitely not want to install split or ductless systems by yourself. It's more likely that something will go wrong during the installation. It will also take you much longer to install a more complicated AC unit.

Even if you take the time to learn how to properly install your AC unit, you will still be facing an elevated risk that something will go wrong. 

Installing an AC Unit Is Difficult

An AC installation specialist will do all of the work for you and will do a much neater job. If the AC malfunctions, the technician will be able to find out what went wrong and fix it. You will also be provided with a warranty and may receive a discount if you need your unit to be serviced later. 

AC Sizing and Ductwork

Your AC will need to be the right size for your home. Otherwise, your AC unit will cycle on and off, continuously wasting energy and not cooling your home properly. Your AC unit will also be more likely to break down sooner. However, if your unit is properly sized, it won't be too expensive and you also won't have to worry about cold spots forming.

Installing ductwork is especially difficult. You will need to balance your ductwork or retrofit the unit so that it fits the existing ductwork. You will also want to make sure that the thermostat is calibrated so that it functions properly with your AC unit. If your AC ductwork is not installed properly, your unit will not operate as efficiently, and this will cost you more money in the long run.

Disposal of the Old Unit

If you are installing a new AC to replace an existing AC, you must also dispose of the old unit. This can be difficult and strenuous. You will also need to worry about the chemicals that are left behind, such as freon. Therefore, it is a bad idea to install the AC yourself, and you are better off asking for help from a professional.

Contact an AC installation service to learn more.