Today’s AC systems are much more energy efficient than those of the past, but can only work their best when they are installed correctly. If they are not, then they won’t perform at their best and can result in expensive repairs down the road, and could even lead to premature system failure. From determining cooling loads to choosing the best type of air conditioner for your home, there are many factors to take into consideration for successful installation.
How Are Cooling Loads Determined?
A cooling load is the amount of heat energy that needs to be removed from a space in order to maintain an acceptable temperature. Cooling loads vary from room-to-room, so the output from both your air conditioner and heating system must be correctly matched to your home’s size, among other factors. Additionally, the amount of air flow through the space must also align with the capacity of the blower (fan), and your ductwork—if you have a central unit—much be properly sized so that it can effectively distribute cooling throughout your home.
Why Is This Important?
By determining cooling loads, and thus the size air conditioning system your home needs, your HVAC professional is able to provide you with a system that will give you optimum performance for your home. HVAC experts have years of training and experience behind them, giving them the ability to safely install highly reliable AC systems. They also know how to set-up and properly maintain your air conditioner to ensure it has the best lifespan, efficiency, and comfort for years to come. Just as important as proper installation is proper repairs: be sure to hire a licensed and trained professional for all of your HVAC needs, as an inexperienced handyman could do more harm than good.
To learn about our air conditioning options and AC installation in Richmond, TX, contact Fresh Air, LP today.