How to Install a Central Air Conditioner
If you have recently purchased a new central air conditioner unit for your home, you may be wondering if you can complete a DIY installation. Though it may seem like a cost-effective solution to install the unit by yourself it is not a great idea. Due to the complexity of installation it is important that you always hire a qualified technician to complete your installation.
By attempting to install your air conditioner unit on your own you risk the possibility of damaging your unit. You could also have reduced efficiency and create other problems that will affect the life of your air conditioner in the future. A qualified technician will be able to ensure that your air conditioner is installed correctly and efficiently. Leaving you with a cool and comfortable home all summer long.
What Can I Expect During Installation?
On the day of installation there will be a lot happening. Though you will not need to watch your technician complete the job it is a good idea to understand what will take place during installation. Here are a few of the steps that your technician will complete on the day of your installation.
- Your old unit will be removed, or a new duct system will begin to be installed.
- Installation prep will take place. Concrete slabs may be installed for your air condition to rest on.
- Your new air conditioner will be positioned and connected to indoor systems.
- Your thermostat will be connected to your new unit.
- Your air conditioner will be turned on and final inspections will take place.
What Can I Do on My Own?
Though a new air conditioner should only be installed by a qualified technician, there are many DIY tasks you can complete. Some of the most important tasks that you can complete on your own are maintenance related.
Regular air conditioner maintenance is important for keeping your air conditioner running efficiently. There are a variety of tasks that you can complete with few tools or experience required. At EVAM Canada we have compiled helpful resources to keep your air conditioner running as it should. See our Central Air Conditioner Maintenance Guide and our Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist to help you develop a plan.
Consider scheduling regular maintenance for both before using your air conditioner for the season, and for when you are ready to stop using it. Remember that although these tasks can be done on your own, a qualified technician will also be able to help you with maintenance tasks if desired.