Talking About Air Conditioners

A Central AC Installation Project

A new central air conditioning unit will help you keep indoor temperatures regulated. Shop for a unit that is adequately sized for your home. Then, seek guidance with having the equipment installed.

Registers And Ductwork

Central air conditioning systems rely upon the use of registers and ductwork. Air that is pulled in from outdoors is cooled. It is pushed through the ductwork. Forced air is then released through the registers.

If you are upgrading an older air conditioning system, an HVAC contractor may be able to salvage duct materials and registers. If you never had access to central air conditioning, your home will need to be retrofitted with ductwork materials and registers.

Split Systems And Packaged Units

Split systems and packaged units are two types of central air conditioning systems. A split system consists of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. The part of the unit that is installed indoors will have a cabinet surrounding it. An outdoor unit will need to be set up on level land.

A packaged unit consists of two pieces that are housed within the same structure. This type of unit may contain an A/C condenser and forced heating equipment. 

The Installation

Your HVAC contractor will recommend equipment that is properly sized for your home. The objective of using a central A/C unit is to ensure that all parts of a home are adequately cooled. There are many energy-efficient HVAC systems on the market that could help you keep your home cool, without spending a lot on electricity each month.

Your contractor will need to inspect your home first. Then, they will determine an ideal location for the new equipment. They will order all of the HVAC materials, including the ductwork essentials and the register covers. The technician will also need to determine where to install the thermostat.

Insulation Materials And The Thermostat

While the ductwork is being installed, the contractor will insulate the ductwork system. The insulation will prevent cool air from escaping your home. After the ductwork and registers are installed, the main parts of the air conditioning system will be installed.

If the equipment will be set up outdoors, the contractor may set the outdoor components up on a concrete slab. The concrete will protect the bottom of the unit. After all of the equipment has been set up, the contractor will install the thermostat. At the end of the service appointment, they will program the thermostat.

To learn more about central air conditioning installation, reach out to an HVAC contractor near you.