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The Basics of Home Central AC Installation

by Anthony Graves

When you buy a home with central air conditioning, you will inevitably need to have the air conditioning condenser replaced at some point. If you are getting ready to have a new central air conditioning system installed, you might wonder what you can expect from the process. Here's a look at what you will experience with your air conditioning contractor during your central air conditioning installation.

Validating Permits

In some towns and cities, permits are required before a new central air conditioning system can be installed. Your air conditioning installation contractor will be familiar with the regulations in your area and will know if there are any permits necessary before your new system can be installed. If so, they will arrange for all of the permits and will ensure that everything is done per the local regulations.

Removing the Existing System

Your existing air conditioning system must be removed before the new one can be installed. The air conditioning installation contractor will disconnect and remove your existing air conditioning system. This ensures that it is properly disconnected. 

Preparing the Air Ducts

Before a new air conditioning system is connected to your home's air ducts, your installation contractor will flush the air duct system. This is important because it ensures that there are no contaminants or other hazards in the air ducts from the old system before your new one is connected. Anything from mold and mildew to dust can be problematic, so make sure your air conditioning installation technician flushes your air ducts before installing your new system.

Ensuring Sufficient Installation Support

Your new air conditioning system needs to be installed in a stable, secure area outside. Chances are good that your existing system was installed on a concrete pad outside your home. If so, that concrete pad may be used for the new unit as well. The only time that wouldn't work is if your new unit needs to be placed somewhere different for airflow or if the new unit is larger than the existing concrete pad.

Connecting the Outdoor and Indoor Components

Once your air conditioning condenser is installed outside, the technician will connect that unit to the indoor components of your air conditioning system. The wiring will ensure adequate power as well as thermostat connectivity. In addition, they will ensure that the air conditioner is properly attached to your home's air ducts for air circulation throughout your home.

Contact AC installation services to learn more.