Air Conditioning Installation: What You Need to Know

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No modern home or office is complete without air conditioning, air conditioning is everywhere in the urban jungle, from the room you sleep into the bus you take to the office, school or college, to car you drive air conditioning comes in different shapes and sizes. Air conditioners are everywhere, and they make the hassles of day to day life just a little bit easier to endure by keeping your mind and body cool and reducing the tiredness. But when it comes to choosing the, what and how of the right air conditioning installation, things might get a little tricky.

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Here is everything you need to know about the air conditioning installation process and type of air conditioners you need to choose.

Choosing the Right Air Conditioning System

When getting a system for yourself it is easy to get carried away by fancy things that boast technologies you can barely pronounce, but the truly important thing to remember for the right air conditioning installation is to get the tonnage exactly right.

Air conditioning is measured in tons. Here a ton is a cooling energy released by a one-ton block of ice melting for the course of one day. A typical one story, 2000 Square foot house might need anywhere from 1.5 to a maximum of two-ton AC. An Oversized air conditioner will cool the house too quickly to dehumidify the air while an undersized air conditioner will fail to cool the air with proper efficiency leading to higher energy consumption and increased wearing of the equipment.

Positioning is also important during air conditioning installation, as an exposed unit will be at the mercy of the weather, leading to damage from external sources like the sun and rain.

On Central Air Conditioning Installation

Central air conditioning systems like ducted air conditioning and reverse cycle air conditioning systems are unbeatable when it comes to cooling down your entire home. Nothing beat the efficiency, ease and instant cooling that these systems can provide. But there are some things to watch out for while hunting for a central AC system.

Ducts are important, you can have existing ducts that were made to accommodate future installation of a central AC system and your contractor can easily set up your new central air conditioning unit via these existing specks of dust, but one should always watch out for any leaks and have them checked toughly before installation. This will not only ensure better and more consistent performance but also save money as a leaky duct can lose 20% of the cooled air.

The installation of a good filter is also important for your new central air conditioning unit. A filter with a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating of 12, although initially expensive will help greatly reduce maintenance cost in the future and reduce impurities in the air circulated by the air conditioning system. A good filter will not only help save upkeep cost in the future but also help prolong the component life of the equipment.

Summing up 

But one general mistake most of the people make is they only consider the energy rating is the most important factor that determines the cost, but this is partially true, quality of installation also matters a lot.  Because if it is not properly installed it might reduce its operating efficiency drastically and you might end up wasting a lot of money.  The entire process of air conditioning installation is an investment, from buying the unit to installing it to maintaining it needs to be considered. Henceforth, it is advisable to get your air conditioner installed only by an expert.

Richa Sharma is a freelance author and writes for a variety of online publications. She actively writes blogs and articles and very fond of writing content on different trendy topicss related to Education, training,resources,health and technology.