HVAC Installation and Pompanobeach Services
Are you looking for a professional HVAC installer? You should understand that correctly installed air conditioner or well serviced system performs efficiently for a prolonged period with minimal maintenance. Unfortunately, in most occasions AC installation is not done correctly. This results in high efficient air conditioners performing as poorly as the old inefficient models. To ensure your new efficient model works efficiently as intended it is important to supervise the AC installation process yourself. You should ensure the contractor offers enough indoor space for installation, repair and maintenance of the system. This also includes the installation of an access door in the duct / furnace to enable easy cleaning of the evaporator coil.
You should also ensure the expert uses a standard duct-sizing methodology such as the Manual D for ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America). It is also imperative to guarantee there are enough registers that carry warm air in and cool air out of the air conditioner. Furthermore, you should ensure the installed ducts are working in the conditioned area and not in the attic if possible. You should also make sure all ducts are sealed with duct mastic and attic ducts are insulated. Also check the location of condensing unit to ensure its noise will not distract your sleep or that of your neighbors.
You should also make certain the condensing unit is not located in area with objects that would likely block the airflow. The other vital thing that you should verify is whether the installed air conditioner refrigerant charge and airflow rate equals the rate specified by the manufacturer. In addition, you should make sure thermostat is placed away from heat sources such as supply registers and windows. On the other hand, if you are replacing an old system with new AC installation make sure the evaporator coil is also replaced. You should understand that replacing the system without replacing evaporator would not likely improve efficiency of your system.
How efficient is your air Conditioner?
The efficiency of your system is vital in the computations of your heating budget. A highly efficient system helps you save money and energy and thus, you should ensure the system installed is efficient. Before you can replace the outdoor compressor of your old system with a highly efficient one, it is important to seek the guidance of your contractor to make sure it will match with the indoor unit but it is better to replace the whole system. The efficient systems consume 30 to 50-percent less energy than 1970s model to produce the same amount of cooling.
The other issues that determine the efficiency of the conditioner are proper installation and sizing. Installing an excessively large system would not remove humidity adequately while a very small unit will not achieve comfortable temperature on hot days. Furthermore, lack of insulation, improper location of the unit and improper installation of the duct highly diminish efficiency. You should check the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) for the needed amount of energy to achieve the specified cooling. The minimum rating allowed today is 13 and higher but you should consider higher ratings for greater energy savings. You should also ensure the system has an EER high temperature rating larger than 11.6.