Did you know that 91% of households nationwide have air conditioning? It’s hard to beat coming home to a nice cooled home, especially after a long summer day. 

If you’re looking to install a new AC unit, it might require more work than you think. The good news is that with a little bit of research and the right company, you’ll have cool air up and running in no time.

This quick guide will help you understand everything you need to know.

Ready to learn more? Let’s get started. 

Where Should Unit Be Installed?

When it comes to central air conditioning, it should be installed outside and connected to your home’s ductwork. Many people choose to pour a concrete pad to place it on or install it on the roof. 

The main concern is ensuring that the location has adequate airflow, but is out of the way, so it doesn’t create too much noise. It shouldn’t be entirely out of reach either, since you’ll need to access it for maintenance. 

Check the Ductwork

If you’re getting an air conditioning unit replaced, you may already have existing ductwork to support the new system. However, you want to make sure that the ductwork is sealed correctly. If any cool air leaks out, it can bring your energy bill up and reduce the amount of fresh air entering your home.

Make sure that the AC installation company checks for any bends or sagging in the ductwork. This can affect the performance of your unit. 

Connecting the System

Ideally, you can rely on the professionals to get the AC up and running in no time. Once the AC is positioned in the proper location and secured, keep an eye out to make sure that the ac installers are doing the following:

  • Configuring the correct length of the refrigerant line
  • Guarantee the right size of drain piping
  • Connect all of the electrical lines
  • Connect the thermostat
  • Getting rid of any contaminants from the refrigerant lines
  • If it isn’t already charged, use the refrigerant to charge the new AC unit
  • Run a test to ensure that everything is working properly

Although it is tempting to try and save money by installing a central unit on your own, t’s essential to have some electrical and general HVAC knowledge to help guarantee a smooth installation. That’s why hiring a professional is the best choice. 

Check That It Works

You can see if the air conditioning installation was successful by checking if you can set the thermostat and turn it on. Both the compressor and blower should be working efficiently. There should be air blowing through the ductwork, and it will feel sufficiently cool. 

Installing a New AC Unit Like a Pro

Learning to install an air conditioner can be intimidating, especially if you’re used to installing window units. That’s why you’ll want to hire professional AC installers. Fortunately, this helpful guide can ensure that the job gets done right.

If you’re looking for an unbeatable AC installation company in East Texas, you’ll want to contact McWilliams & Son. Family-owned for three generations and providing the best heating and air conditioning services in the area since 1974. We have locations in Lufkin, Livingston, and Nacogdoches. 

Ready to schedule an ac service today? Be sure to contact us and beat the Texas heat!

(936) 465-9191