Although your air conditioner will last for years, it will eventually reach
the end of its life and require replacement. If you’ve chosen your
home’s next air conditioning system, scheduling professional air
conditioning installation is the single best way to ensure you get the
most from the new appliance you’ve selected. Whether you’ve
bought a central air system, mini-split ductless system, or heat pump
system, air conditioning installation in Alexandria is best left to a
professional for speed, convenience, safety, and efficiency.
Evaluation and Removal of Your Old System
Before your new air conditioner can be installed, the old system must be
removed, especially if you’re replacing it with a similar model.
During this process, your air conditioning installer will take care to
protect the surrounding area and clean up any debris caused by removal.
In most cases, your installer will also handle disposal of your old air
conditioning unit. Following removal, your air conditioning installer
will also perform a complete evaluation of your home’s existing
cooling infrastructure to look for air duct leaks or other issues that
could affect the performance of your new system. If repairs are needed,
you will be notified before they are addressed.
Installation of the New System
Once your old system has been removed, installation of your new air conditioner
will begin. This process may require new piping or electrical and ductwork
connections, depending on your old and new air conditioners and whether
the hookups are the same. During this process, all electrical connections
will be checked and refrigerant added to the system as per the manufacturer’s
specifications. Your new air conditioner will be tested to ensure it works
properly so you can begin using it as soon as your technician is finished
with the job.
Installation or Inspection of Your Thermostat
Most new air conditioning systems come with a new thermostat. If you’d
like the new thermostat installed, your installer will do so during the
same visit. Alternatively, you may want to keep your existing thermostat,
in which case your installer will simply make sure the connection between
your thermostat and your new air conditioner is satisfactory. If you want
to install a completely separate thermostat system, such as a
smart or learning thermostat, your air conditioning installer can do so if you have your new thermostat
on hand; if not, you can schedule a future service call for new thermostat
installation. Your installer will make sure you know how to use any new
thermostat that is installed and leave you with the thermostat’s
instructions before he leaves.
Final Check and Maintenance Suggestions
Once the air conditioning system is installed, your technician will take
it through a final check. He will also go over any basic maintenance tasks
you may be able to handle on your own, as well as how often these tasks
should be completed. You can also opt to schedule your AC’s first
maintenance service, or choose to do so at a later time. Your installer
will let you know how often professional care is needed and can provide
you with the answers to any additional questions you may have before your
installation is complete.
Professional air conditioning installation in Alexandria is the best way
to ensure you get the best performance from your new HVAC system. You
learn more about what to expect during AC installation and repair in the
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