If you want to improve your home's HVAC system, upgrading the air conditioning system can be an extremely impactful change to make, whether you are currently looking to install a central air conditioning unit for the first time or you are upgrading an existing unit.
Keep The AC System Safe From Water
An AC unit that floods will suffer major damage, but homeowners will often fail to consider this threat when they are in the process of choosing where to install their new AC unit. One of the safest places to install an AC unit so that it does not flood is actually on the roof of a home. If this is not possible, an AC system that is installed on the ground can be elevated with a small concrete platform that will allow you to raise the AC unit high enough so that it will not be at risk of suffering damage from water pooling around it.
Determine Whether Ducting Needs To Be Installed
If you are installing an air conditioning unit for the first time, it will be necessary to install ducting throughout the home's interior. However, those that are upgrading their current AC system may assume that they will always be able to avoid the need to install ducting as their home may already have it. However, it can still be necessary and beneficial to upgrade a home's ducting. This is especially true for ducting that is more than a couple of decades old. In addition to addressing any gaps that may have developed in the home's ducting over the years, this will also allow you to take advantage of modern ducting materials, which are more heavily insulated and overall far more energy-efficient.
Invest In An Extended Warranty For The AC System
An AC unit can be one of the most expensive appliances that you purchase for your home. As a result, you will need to ensure that you are protected from the risk of the unit suddenly failing and needing expensive repairs. One way to do this is through an extended warranty. While almost every AC unit will come with at least a short term warranty, homeowners can greatly lengthen this protection by investing in an extended warranty. These warranties will be able to offer effective coverage for years so that you can be confident that you are protected if a problem were to develop with the air conditioning unit.
For more information, reach out to a local AC installation service.