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3 Tips to Help Make Your Professional Air Conditioning Installation Go Smoothly
It’s a fairly stressful time when an air conditioning system breaks down. A hot, humid summer is difficult to get through for very long without a good air conditioner in place. You definitely won’t want to deal with any more AC problems for a long time after you go through the trouble of replacing the unit. That’s why we think you should follow these 3 tips to make sure that the professional air conditioning installation goes as smoothly as possible.
Hire a reputable contractor. The best advice we can possibly give you when it comes to installing an air conditioner is to hire someone who is qualified for the job. This means that you may not want to leave the job up to your handyman friend or your neighbor’s cousin who is just starting out in the business. Check reviews and do enough preliminary research that you feel confident your technician is right for the job. The right technician will thoroughly inspect the system and take time ensuring that everything is done properly, keeping you informed every step of the way.
Ask questions about sizing and efficiency ratings and make sure you get the system you want. The benefit of replacing a failing air conditioner is that you get to find a unit that performs better than your older system. Today’s air conditioners are designed to be much more efficient than those manufactured a decade or two ago, so check efficiency ratings and look for a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) close to 16 or higher for the most savings (13 is the current minimum). But even the most efficient system can fail if it is not the right size for your home. Ask the technician to carefully size your home in order to make sure the process goes smoothly.
Get on a maintenance program right away. If your technician offers you an annual maintenance program upon installation, join it! A tune-up and cleaning of the most important parts of your system will allow it to last longer and run smoothly and efficiently for years to come.
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