Air conditioning systems are designed to maintain warm temperatures during winter and provide cold air during the summer. Below is a guide to help you install an air conditioning system in your home.
Your first task is to determine the size of air conditioner needed to heat or cool your home. A professional HVAC installer will examine your house to know the size of air conditioner required. The cooling capacity of AC systems is calculated in British thermal units (BTU). Experts recommend that you need 20BTU to cool one square foot. However, you may need additional cooling if your house has a high ceiling or large windows. The kitchen produces a lot of heat. As such, it will require more BTU compared to other rooms.
The professional will also advise which air conditioner fits your home. Window air conditioners contain a compressor, condenser and evaporator enclosed in a box. The unit is mounted on the window of the room that needs to be cooled. It can be moved to another location or removed when you do not need the AC. Portable air conditioners are perfect for people on a budget or those that require a temporary cooling solution. You do not require an expert to install the unit. Connect the AC to a power source and set your required temperature.
Central air conditioning is ideal for people that need to cool multiple rooms at once. A large condenser unit is placed outside your home or on the roof. A system of ducts removes or supplies heat depending on the settings of your thermostat. You may need to conduct some minor renovations if the property does not have ductwork. Similar to central air conditioners, split AC systems have a condenser unit located outside the house. However, cold and warm air is delivered through evaporator units placed inside the house. Each evaporator unit has its thermostat. Therefore, different rooms can have varying temperatures. These units may be a bit expensive to install compared to other to types of air conditioners.
Energy efficiency is an important consideration when purchasing the air conditioner. Air conditioners will consume considerable amounts of power during the summer when your home requires constant cooling during the day and at night. High tech systems have an app that automatically adjusts the thermostat. Besides, the AC could have sensors that switch off the system once you leave the house.
Ask an HVAC professional to install the system. An experienced HVAC professional will give guarantees and after-sales services such as AC repair and maintenance. Besides, the expert will advise you on how to service the AC to ensure it lasts a lifetime.
For more information, contact an air conditioning installation service.