Is your air conditioner on its last legs? Frequent air conditioner repairs, high bills or poor comfort control may be signs that a replacement will be needed soon, and new equipment could result in better system performance and lower energy bills. However, attempting to do your own air conditioning installation could negate these benefits, costing you a lot of time, money and frustration later on. Following are important reasons to make a professional installation a priority.
A level of expertise is required in selecting a system that is suitable for your home’s cooling needs. Although you may be aware of the basic factors affecting your system sizing, square footage and climate being the most significant, your HVAC contractor also considers issues such as windows, household activities and multi-level or single-level design. If you err and select equipment that is improperly sized, you could find that your equipment fails to accommodate your home comfort needs.
An oversized system may cool central areas of the home quickly and thoroughly. However, areas farthest from the air handler may not be cooled to the level desired. As the thermostat registers the desired temperature conditions, the system’s cycle ends. This short cycling may also be inadequate for proper humidity control. A cycle of 20 minutes or more is necessary for proper dehumidification.
An undersized system may operate long enough to dehumidify properly, but it may continue to operate for long periods of time without adequately cooling the home to the desired temperatures. This can result in extra wear and tear, leading to an early system failure. This can also result in high energy bills.
The installation of major equipment requiring electrical connections is not a job for an amateur. A wrong connection could result in a deadly shock or a serious fire hazard. A professional is trained in appropriate protocol for dealing with such equipment, ensuring that the installation is completed according to manufacturer specifications and local building standards.
Manufacturer warranties are generally dependent on proper service and installation protocols being adhered to. A DIY air conditioning installation could leave you responsible for the costs of air conditioner repairs that might otherwise be included in the warranty coverage. You don’t need to risk these costly possibilities. Rather, give the team at Tempco Heating & Air Conditioning a call to learn more about air conditioning installation in your Naperville, IL, home.