Importance of a proper HVAC installation
When our AC or Heating is down we take good care in finding and choosing the right equipment for our house but many times we don’t pay too much attention to the importance of a proper HVAC installation.
This is critical because while we can save an important amount of money on installation, the consequences can make us spend more on a new installation or even worse in our electrical bill.
A proper HVAC installation is not a DIY project. It requires a certified technician who has to keep in mind at least 3 key factors:
- The size of the HVAC system: we could think “the bigger the better” but is not right. If the system is too large it can cool down too fast causing a short cycling translating it in a very humid and cold home. On the other hand if it’s too small it will overwork trying to cool down a space too big for it. The consequence is a bigger effort and a high energy use.
- Ductwork Issues: The professional must conduct an intensive duct inspection in order to detect leaks or damages. Must be fixed or replaced to avoid major damages in the future.
- Right Refrigerant: each HVAC equipment has to be filled with a specific refrigerant and the right amount of it. A lack of refrigerant will lead to a failure in cooling and the compressor motor will overwork while an overcharged system will cool your home, but it will be extremely inefficient, and this will lead to elevated energy bills. If the refrigerant pressure is very high, it can even force the coolant into the compressor unit and cause damage to the motor. This damage cannot be repaired.
For those reasons a certified professional must be in charge of your HVAC equipment installation because they see the importance of a proper HVAC installation. You will save time, headaches and most important: money.
“The proper installation of an HVAC system is not a DIY project.”
To Conclude: The correct dimensioning, selection, and installation of HVAC equipment according to procedures recognized by the industry is essential to guarantee energy efficiency.