Everything Homeowners Need to Know About Central Air Conditioning Installation

July 16th, 2019

One of the many services made available at Home Comfort USA is the installation of central air conditioning.

While it’s an extremely easy process to call us and let us do all the work, it never hurts for a homeowner to know exactly what’s happening in the home.

To stay in the know here’s everything a homeowner should know about central air conditioning installation.

What to Expect from Central Air Conditioning Installation

AC technicians installing a unitGiven its effectiveness and energy-saving potential, central air conditioning installation can be an exciting time for a homeowner, but it can also be an educational opportunity.

After all, it’s much easier to communicate with professionals if the homeowners have an idea of what installation involves.

To make sure that’s possible here’s everything a homeowner should expect from the central air conditioning installation process.

Removal of the Old Unit

Out with the old, in with the new. With the arrival of a central air conditioning unit, the old unit must go. In addition to the old unit, new duct systems may also be installed or old ones repaired.

Once everything old is gone, we will begin to prep the area for the new unit. Typically, this involves a concrete pad or rooftop supports, depending on the circumstances.

Positioning the New Unit

After the area is prepped, the new unit can be positioned and installed. Once it’s installed, the indoor unit and outdoor unit can then be connected.

During this process, we will utilize drain piping, refrigerant lines, and electrical lines, all of which go into linking the central system.

Connect the Thermostat

Once the units are properly connected, the only thing that needs connecting is the thermostat. It doesn’t mean much to have a new central AC system if it can’t be controlled.

It should be noted that while a new thermostat can be installed with the new system, the new system can also work with an old thermostat.

Clean Up and Start-Up

Now that everything’s connected, all that’s left is to clean up any pollutants that might have populated the refrigerant lines.

Then, we’ll use refrigerant to charge up the new system so it has the juice it needs to work. Following this charge, the new central AC system can be tested out.

If all goes according to plan, it should be up and running.

Staying Educated on Central Air Conditioning Installation

If possible, it’s always good to know how something works and how it was put together. Even if we’re taking care of all the hard stuff, it’s good to have a general idea of how a central AC system is put together.

At the very least, it will help when it comes to communication. Should something go wrong and need repair, it’s a smoother process if the homeowner and maintenance worker are on the same page.

It could make all the difference.

Read More AC Articles