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How To Prepare For AC Installation: The Ultimate Checklist

by Ivan Prescott

Do you need a new air conditioning system to keep your home cool during summer? If so, it's important to start preparing for the installation process well in advance. Here are some tips on how to get ready for your residential air conditioning installation.

Prepare The Ductwork

Many people believe that the only preparation required before installing an AC unit is to choose the right location.

However, if you want your AC unit to function properly and efficiently, you should also take the time to prepare the ductwork. Failing to do so can result in several problems, including increased noise levels, reduced airflow and higher energy bills.

The first step in preparing the ductwork is ensuring that all the ducts are properly sealed. Any gaps or leaks can allow conditioned air to escape, which will decrease the system's overall efficiency.

In addition, clean all the ducts before installation. Any dirt or debris left behind can interfere with the smooth flow of air, leading to decreased performance. By preparing the ductwork ahead of time, you can be sure that your AC unit will function at its best.

Make Room

Before installing your new AC unit, ensure you have enough space for it. AC units need room to circulate air freely, so they should be placed in an open area with plenty of clearance on all sides. If the unit is too close to walls or furniture, it won't be able to work properly and may end up wasting energy. 

In addition, the unit has to be level to function properly. The refrigerant may not flow evenly through the system if the AC unit is not level. This uneven flow can lead to several problems, such as AC unit freezing, reduced cooling capacity and increased energy consumption.

To avoid any issues, ensure the area is level before starting the installation process. You could use a spirit level or a laser level to check whether the surface is level. If you're unsure how to level the area, you can always ask an AC installation company for help.

Review Your AC Unit

Most people know that they need to have their air conditioning units serviced regularly. However, not as many people know that it is also important to review your AC unit before installing it.

That's because AC units can be very delicate and sensitive, and if they are not installed properly, they can be easily damaged. Reviewing your AC unit before installing it can help ensure that it is installed correctly and you avoid any potential damage.

There are a few things that you should keep in mind when reviewing your AC unit. Check the manuals and instructions of the AC unit to ensure you understand how to install it properly. And if possible, ask a professional to help you review and install your AC unit.

These simple steps will help ensure that your AC unit is installed correctly and avoid any potential damage.