As we near the final stretch of summer, you may have come to realize that it’s time to replace your air conditioning system. Many homeowners are tempted to replace their AC system all on their own. However, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a professional, who is trained in this line of work, do this job.
You may also want to think twice about hiring an unlicensed “amateur” or general handyman to do the job. In almost all cases, they are going to lack the experience, tools, and certification to ensure that your AC installation is done correctly. Call one of the licensed HVAC professionals on our staff to having your cooling system installation done right the first time.
Keep reading for 4 of the main reasons that professional installation is so important.
1. Correct Sizing
When it comes to purchasing a new air conditioner, most homeowners are tempted to buy the most powerful cooling system they can afford. However, an AC system that’s either too large or too small will create more problems than its worth, draining power from your system and failing to keep your home comfortable. Professionals use specific calculations to find the right size system for your needs.
Our professionals will never rush through a job, however we are going to be considerably more capable of installing the system much faster than a general handyman or the average homeowner would, as it’s a job we have a lot of experience with. Replacements usually take a few hours and then you’ll be all set.
An AC system that is improperly installed can lead to a unit that drains more power than it should. The placement of your system is important—for example if the outdoor unit is in the wrong place, the longer refrigerant lines can lose energy and cause the system to overheat.
When an air conditioner isn’t installed correctly, it is much more prevalent to wear and tear. On average, a poorly performing air conditioner—so one that hasn’t been installed correctly and/or is not sized correctly—will last about 5 years, whereas a professionally installed system can last up to two decades!
No matter what type of AC system you need installed in your Bergen County, NJ or Rockland County, NY home, you can count on DB Heating & Cooling, Inc!