A Guide to Air Conditioning Installation

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A good job on your air conditioning install means that you will have efficient and comfortable cooling in your home for years. However, it takes a lot of knowledge and experience to pull off a successful installation. This video shows what goes into AC installation.

The first thing a contractor will do is take a look at the existing ductwork. If it is in good condition, the contractor will bring in specialized tools to clean out the ducts. The contractors will also seal the ducts to prevent leaking and high energy bills.

The air conditioning of most homes requires the installation of two pieces of equipment. The first is a furnace with a cooling component. The second is an air conditioning condenser that sits on the outside of the home.

Air conditioning units are measured in efficiency by a SEER score. SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. Older units performed at around eight to 10 SEER, but new units are often close to or above a 20 SEER score.

The outdoor air condenser is connected to lines that run throughout the home and the main power supply. After evacuating and charging the condenser, the final thing the contractors have to do is vent the furnace. Modern furnaces keep heat from being wasted and burned off with proper venting. The excess is sent through vents that expel the heat through the side of the house.

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