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Why Do You Need Professional Home Air Conditioning Installation Services?

by Feride Halma

What are the benefits of a professional home air conditioning installation? Before you google DIY options, take a look at the top reasons to hire a contractor for this home AC service.

You Need Help to Choose the Right Model

Which air conditioner is right for your home and your family's needs? Whether this is your first experience with air conditioning services or you're just not sure of which type of AC unit to choose, a professional can help. The AC contractor can:

Advise you on energy-efficient models 

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans spend a collective $11 billion on cooling-related costs each year. An AC contractor can help you to select a model that is energy-efficient and reduces your electricity bill.

Help you choose the right size unit

Is a bigger air conditioner better? Size matters when you select a new air conditioner. If the system is too large or small for your home's space, it won't cool effectively. The contractor can calculate how much cooling power your home needs.

Provide you with options

Do you need a central AC unit or a mini-split system? The contractor can explain the alternatives and why you should select one type of system or model over another.

After the HVAC professional helps you to select a system, you're ready for the next step—air conditioning installation.

You Need Help to Safely Install the Air Conditioner

Unlike other home appliances or window AC units, central air conditioners and mini-split systems require more than just a plug-and-go installation approach. Failure to safely install a new system could put your home, family, or the air conditioner at risk. An HVAC professional has the knowledge and experience to:

Wire the system correctly

A central air conditioner or mini-split model requires electricity to cool your home. Failure to wire the system correctly can raise the risk of electrical shock or pose a fire hazard.

Use the tools and equipment necessary for the installation 

If you're new to AC installation you may have little (or no) experience with the tools of the trade. Improper HVAC tool use can result in a personal injury or damage to the system.

Meet local building codes

Your city's or town's building codes are in place for a reason. These codes help to ensure your home's safety. An experienced contractor knows these codes and will follow all safety regulations.

Not only will a contractor's installation keep you safe, but it can also save you money. Improper installation can result in costly repairs or invalidate a warranty. Over time, these issues can cost you more than what you would spend on the price of professional installation service.

For additional tips, reach out to a local air conditioning service.