Installing an air conditioning system seems easy enough to someone who understands how it works. However, there are mistakes that can be made that can result in damage to the unit, as well as having a unit that does not run efficiently. When it comes to air conditioning installation in West Palm Beach, it is important that the job is done right the first time. Here are a few common mistakes that people make when trying to install their own air conditioning system.
What may seem like the most convenient place to install an air conditioning unit may not be the most efficient for your home. Installing the unit in the wrong part of your home may result in the unit working too hard to force cold air where it needs to go. Not only will this raise your power bill, but it may also burn the unit out faster, costing you more money over time. Even if it seems unsightly, your air conditioner will work better if it has a bit of shade, instead of being in the direct sunlight for a large portion of the day.
Purchasing the Wrong Size
Many people buy into the misconception that bigger is better when it comes to purchasing an air conditioning system. It is possible for you to have a system that is too large for your home. A unit that is too big will cycle on and off more often, raising your energy bill and putting unnecessary wear and tear on the system. However, installing a unit that is too small for your home will cause it to work harder than it should in order to cool your home to a comfortable temperature. It is always best to consult with a professional when purchasing an air conditioning system.
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Once the air conditioning system is installed, many people forget about it and neglect to keep it maintained. Not only will maintaining your system keep your energy bills low, but it will also extend the life of your unit. There are easy things you can do, like replacing the air filter every other month in warm seasons and checking the evaporator coil every year. It is always a good idea to have a professional check it out before summer begins to make sure that it is in good, working condition. Not only are the experts educated in correct air conditioning installation, but they also know what to look for to make sure that your system is running smoothly and efficiently. Small maintenance checks may equal a cooler home for years in the future.
Just some more tips for staying warm this winter from your friends at Romark A/C & Plumbing.