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Air Conditioning Unit Installation Mistakes You Should Avoid

Installing an air conditioning unit can be a challenging task, but when done correctly, it can provide a comfortable and cool indoor environment. However, if the installation process is done incorrectly, it can lead to various issues, such as poor air quality, inefficiency, and higher energy bills. Therefore, it is crucial to know what mistakes to avoid when installing an air conditioning unit. Virtually all of these mistakes can be avoided with one simple solution: Hiring a professional HVAC contractor who knows what they're doing and not attempting to install the AC unit yourself. Here are the main benefits and mistakes a professional will help you avoid.

Choosing And Installing A Unit The Wrong Size  

One of the most common mistakes is installing an air conditioning unit that is too small or too large for the space. A unit that is too small will not cool the room efficiently, while a unit that is too large will waste energy and lead to higher energy bills. You should never buy a unit without first talking to an HVAC contractor about it. While it may not seem like that big a deal, a smaller air conditioner will be a major pain to use, especially as it gets older and its internal components start giving out by working too hard for too large a space.

Putting It In The Wrong Spot

Installing the unit in the wrong location can also lead to inefficiency and poor air quality. Placing the unit in an area with poor ventilation or too much sunlight can lead to damage and poor air quality. Finding the right spot is a bit of an art mixed with science. On the one hand, you want the air conditioning unit to look normal and not out of place, but at the same time you want maximum efficiency. The best way to get that perfect blend is with a professional's help.

Poor Insulation

Another common mistake is poor insulation. Poor insulation can cause the cool air to escape, leading to inefficiency and higher energy bills. Additionally, poor insulation can cause condensation and water damage. If you are getting an air conditioning unit installed, then you should also make sure that you get the insulation to match it. One does not work as well as it could without the other, and you will thank yourself later on when the peak of summer hits and you are feeling nice and cool in your home. 

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