Why You Should Call Professionals for Ac Installation?
So, you’ve come to a decision to condition the indoor air in your house but unsure if it’s a job that you like to take or left to the pros instead. Before doing anything on your own, it is best to look at the unit’s warranty. The reason for this is that, there’s a chance to void the unit’s warranty if you self installed it. In most cases, the only person allowed in installing the refrigerant in the AC is a licensed and certified air conditioner technician otherwise known as AC contractor.
It’s vital to realize that AC installation isn’t a DIY job or task that is left to handyman. The installation of AC calls for tons of other things while securing the skills needed in carpentry, ductwork, plumbing and copper pipes. You have to make yourself aware of the space of your house you wish to cool, where you are going to place the parts of the AC and lastly, what size of the unit you need to cool the area effectively. You have to find an air conditioner capacity calculator online as well which can help you figure out what’s the best for AC installation.
Some tools needed for the installation are hose set, vacuum pump, pipe cutter and the refrigerant manifold gauge. You must have a solid stable pad where you will put the outside unit. As for the pad, it can be anything that is made from wood that is weather resistant, from concrete or just about any composite material ideal for long term outdoor use. To lessen the vibration transmitted back to your house, it is ideal to put it away from exterior walls. Also, this gives an easy access for the maintenance of the system.
You will need to choose a central location for the AC unit that comes inside. The best location oftentimes are the one following air distribution throughout the house. It’ll provide quick access to the external wall in which the electrical wiring, drainage pipe as well as copper pipes to the system outside installed.
The drainage pipe should be directed to a place where it drains the water that it will not pool; for that, you should look closely on this one. If you have little or say no experience in flaring and bending copper wires, then you must know how to do this before you start cutting or installing the pipe.
As you see, you need experience and several other tools to successfully perform AC installation, which is something that only a professional and a seasoned AC contractor can do.