Replacing Old Air Conditioners With New Systems

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When the heat is rising to record-breaking levels, it can be really tough to stay cool. This summer, I found that my air conditioner had trouble keeping up with the temperatures. It wasn't that the AC wasn't working, it was just that I couldn't seem to get my house cooled down as much as I wanted. I worried that I would have to replace the whole AC system. Luckily, I have a good friend who works as an HVAC contractor. He took a look at my system and gave good news -- it didn't need to be replaced. Instead, he shared a lot of tips for helping my air conditioner work more efficiently, as well as some ideas to help supplement the AC and keep the house cooler. I'm using those tips to create this blog to share ways for all of us to keep cool on the hottest days.

Replacing Old Air Conditioners With New Systems

12 May 2021
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Your air conditioning system will need to be replaced after several years of operation. When this occurs, a competent HVAC contractor must install the system to ensure proper installation and efficiency. The following are the steps that a licensed contractor takes to install your brand new air conditioning system:

Uninstalling the Old System

The first step entails removing the old air conditioning system before proceeding with installing the new one. The HVAC contractor will clean the surrounding area and clear any debris after the old HVAC system is removed. After storing or disposing of your old HVAC system, the HVAC contractor will inspect the cooling structure to see if it is leaking or has any other problems that may interfere with the efficient operation of your new air conditioning system. You will be notified if any additional repairs are needed before continuing with the installation.

Installing a New HVAC System

The new system's installation will begin immediately after the old one has been removed. Pipework and electrical work are needed during the installation to ensure that the ducts are suitable for housing the new air conditioning system. Electrical connections must be made with caution to avoid device failure shortly after installation. The HVAC contractor will install a refrigerant following the requirements of the air conditioning manufacturer before it can begin working correctly. Installing a new air conditioning system must be performed carefully to prevent damaging fragile parts.

Thermostat Installation and Inspection

You may want to add a new thermostat alongside the new system or retain the old one. A defective thermostat may make the entire air conditioning system ineffective, even when newly installed. Should you want to maintain it, the HVAC contractor will check the current thermostat to ensure that the links between it and the new system are working properly. On the other hand, the HVAC contractor will remove the old system and replace it with a new thermostat for improved air conditioning and guide you on controlling it. 

Final Check and Maintenance

After installing the system and the thermostat, the HVAC contractor will perform a final maintenance check to ensure that everything is working correctly. The contractor will provide all relevant details about routine maintenance, including both the maintenance procedures you should regularly conduct on your own and how often you can seek skilled maintenance services. The HVAC contractor will also answer any questions you may have before completing the installation process. 

You should consult a qualified HVAC contractor for the correct replacement and installation of an air conditioning system.