When you invest in an older home, you sometimes have to cope with the tradeoff between historic charm and frequent repairs. One of the first things you might have to replace is the air conditioner, especially if the existing unit is more than a decade old. Following are three tips for managing a professional AC installation in your older Inverness, Florida, home.
Have Your Ducts Inspected
Clean ducts make your air conditioner more efficient and will help it last longer. When you meet with our technicians to discuss your new air conditioning installation, ask about a duct inspection. Years of pet dander, dust, and other contaminants can build up in the ductwork and restrict air flow. We’ll let you know if we recommend cleaning them prior to the AC installation.
Prepare Your Home
AC installation isn’t a messy process, but you can make the job go faster by clearing a path to your air conditioning units and removing any furniture or decor that could restrict access. Our technicians will maintain a clean work area and let you know if they need anything moved after they arrive. Since older homes often feature narrow hallways and multiple closed-off rooms, it’s helpful to make as much room as possible for removing the old unit and installing the new one.
Inquire About Sizing
Our technicians are experts at determining the right air conditioner size for your home. We use the recommended Manual J for load calculations in determining the best unit size. You can help them make an informed choice by giving them information about your lifestyle and family size. We take everything into consideration to provide the best comfort for everyone in your family.
Your air conditioner will run more efficiently if you have an insulated home. Insulation standards have changed over the years, so older properties might not have enough. Common areas to target include attics, bathrooms, and garages.
Preparing for a professional AC installation will ensure that the job goes off without a hitch. To schedule a consultation or an AC installation in your older home, call Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 866-881-5935.
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