When you have a new air conditioning system installed in your home, you want that system to last for a long time. You want to be able to use that system for years to come, without complications to the system that you just had installed or to your home. That is why you want to go over the installation process in detail with the contractor who will be installing your new air conditioning system.
#1 Ask About a Ceiling Saver Kit
First, you need to ask about a ceiling saver kit. A ceiling saver kit is more commonly known as a drip pan system. Drip pans collect the water that forms via condensation on your system. When a ceiling saver kit or drip pan system is in place, the water can drip into the pan, and naturally evaporate. When a drip pan system is not in place, that water will continually drip onto your ceiling, eventually causing water damage and potentially even mold to develop. Make sure that adequate drip systems are being installed with your air conditioning system.
#2 Keep the Refrigerant Pipeline Short
Second, you are going to want to keep the refrigerant pipeline short. The refrigerant pipeline is the line that between the inside and outside parts of your air conditioning system. You want the refrigerant pipeline to be kept short as this helps with the function of the air conditioning unit. When the line is too long, the compressor runs longer than it should or continuously, greatly wearing down your air conditioning system at an accelerated rate.
#3 Think About Airflow
Third, you really need to think about how the air will flow through your home. An engineer will help you determine where the air vents should be placed in your home. This will help ensure that you have the right airflow in your home. Proper airflow will help ensure that you don't have cold and hot spots throughout your house. This will help keep your home properly heated and comfortable everywhere in your house.
#4 Position Your Thermostat With Care
Fourth, you want to make sure that the thermostat in your home is positioned with care. You don't want your thermostat to artificially warm-up via heat from nearby appliances or from sunlight hitting the thermostat. The best place to put your thermostat is an interior wall that is not hit directly with sunlight from outside. This will help ensure that your thermostat gets an accurate reading of the temperature in your home.
Contact an AC installation service near you today to learn more about your installation options.