Quality Air Conditioning Installation Matters
The Energy Star estimates that about 50% of AC systems are improperly installed. This is a problem because improper installation of an AC system can decrease the system’s operating efficiency by as much as 30% or even worse, cause the system to fail. To avoid these problems, you should hire a professional HVAC contractor, such as Alphateam, to install your AC system.
A quality air conditioning installation matters because of the following reasons:
The performance of an HVAC depends on several factors including its size, ductwork, airflow and refrigerant. More specifically, the Energy Star says that incorrect refrigerant levels account for 4% of energy loss in a typical HVAC system, inadequate airflow accounts for 3% while wrong size and leaky ductwork account for 5 and 15% respectively.
Fortunately, a qualified HVAC contractor can help prevent these energy losses in several ways.
Firstly, a qualified contractor would use the Manual J calculation to calculate your home’s cooling load, which would in turn determine the right size of HVAC system for your home. Proper sizing is important because it prevents efficiency problems, thereby keeping your home comfortable in all seasons.
Secondly, the contractor would use metal-backed duct tape or mastic sealant to seal your ductwork to make it airtight. Properly sealed duct-pipe connections would improve the energy efficiency of your AC unit.
Thirdly, the contractor would adjust your HVAC system airflow rates according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. This is important because HVAC systems typically require a certain amount of airflow in order to function efficiently.
Fourthly, the contractor would ensure your AC unit has the right amount of refrigerant as per the manufacturer recommendation, thereby ensuring your unit works properly.
While hiring a professional HVAC contractor to install your AC unit may seem expensive, you are likely to recoup this cost in the long run. More specifically, a quality installation would help you avoid the hidden costs associated with a poor installation. Such costs include higher energy costs, frequent repairs, inconvenient breakdowns, higher initial equipment cots, early system failure and poor home comfort.
A quality HVAC installation would not only ensure your HVAC system works properly and efficiently, but also prevent early system failure. Some of the other problems associated with a poor installation including high energy bills, frequent repairs, inconvenient breakdowns and poor home comfort.
Fortunately, you can avoid these problems by contracting Alphateam to install your HVAC unit. Alphateam provides quality air conditioning installation services to residents of Perth, Mandurah and Rockingham.