Installing an air conditioner does not have to be a stressful process. Find a quality air conditioning installation technician, choose an efficient system, and stay informed about the process if you want to make it a lot easier on yourself and save some money in the long run. We’ve put together a list of a few things we think you should know before scheduling installation to keep the process going smoothly.
Going ductless is easy with the right contractor
If you don’t have an air conditioner in a single room or in the whole house, forget about those noisy window AC units. You can get the power and efficiency of a standard central air conditioner by having a professional install a ductless AC. This system has an outdoor unit and indoor air handlers that can cool one room or up to 4 areas of the home. And there is no major renovation required—just a small hole in the wall for the wiring and refrigerant lines.
You don’t have to replace the thermostat…but you should
The thermostat of your older air conditioner may still work just fine, but we recommend replacing it with installation if you want greater control over your HVAC system. Upgrade from a manual thermostat to a programmable model so that you don’t waste energy leaving the AC on all day. Or upgrade to a smart thermostat and control the temperature even from far away.
Today’s units are incredibly efficient
Ask your technician for help choosing a highly efficient air conditioning system rather than going for the least expensive model. This can help to reduce your monthly costs significantly, as today’s air conditioners are designed to consume very little energy.
Sizing affects efficiency
An air conditioner that is too small will not be able to cool a room efficiently—no matter how well it is rated—because it will use more energy to cool a larger space. The parts may wear down quickly from the extra work, but a bigger system isn’t necessarily a better choice. Go up too may sizes and the system can short cycle, which puts additional strain on the unit.
Call the AC installation experts at Advantage Airtech today for friendly service from trained professionals in the Toronto area.