Proper Installation For Central Air Conditioning

Proper Installation for Central Air Conditioning

Real energy efficiency for your central air conditioning system is dependent upon several variables. In the last post, Energy Efficient Central Air Conditioning, we pointed out the importance of proper sizing, compatible ductwork and the age of your air conditioning system in relation to the efficiency you can expect.

Proper installation can make or break the energy efficiency of a new air conditioning system.

Here are a few things that you will want to insure are considered upon installation:

  • Adequate indoor space for the installation, maintenance and repair.
  • There should be an access door in the furnace or duct for ease in cleaning the evaporator coil.
  • Return air registers and supply registers are sufficient for the space and located in a way to provide the best circulation.
  • Manual D duct-sizing methodology should be utilized for new ductwork or replacement.
  • The condensing unit should be situated for proper air flow.
  • Measurement of the airflow rate and refrigerant charge should indicate compatibility with the manufacturers recommendations.
  • Thermostat located away from windows, supply registers or other heat sources.

There are a few other extras that you may consider when looking at purchasing a new unit based on personal use and preferences.

  • A fan-only switch for night use. When the weather permits, using just the fan at night may keep you comfortable.
  • A “check filter” light to remind you to change the air filter after a specified number of hours used.
  • A unit that operates quietly.

Getting the most savings from a new energy-efficient air conditioner is more than just selecting a unit with the highest SEER or EER rating. In fact, that is just the start. Working with a qualified, experienced HVAC professional is your best bet in getting the absolute most from a new heating and air system. You can have questions answered regarding your individual desires for comfort and efficiency and get workmanship that will deliver.

As the weather begins to warm up this spring, you may want to consider installing a new system in your home. Moore Heating & Air Conditioning can help you with the best selection for your home and proper installation for the greatest comfort, safety and efficiency.

Give us a call today.