Statistics show that 80% of new houses being built in the United States are installing central air conditioning units. Deemed not needed several decades, many people can’t imagine living today without A/C! However, those with existing houses don’t need to worry, as a central A/C system can be easily installed in your house – if you choose the right company!
The most important factor in setting up your new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is finding a professional, qualified air conditioning contractor. If the company is as good as they claim, they will help you select the proper unit for your house, professionally design your ducting system, and install all the required hardware. If your house is large, make sure the contractor has experience installing HVAC systems in large houses, as they usually require much more design and installation experience and knowledge.
In order to keep your house’s central air conditioning unit running as long as possible, correct maintenance is a must. You’d be surprised how many people take their AC systems for granted and do not perform the required maintenance. Proper care includes: scheduled cleaning, keeping the condenser as clean as possible, and keeping the indoor filter clean, improving air flow throughout the house. It may be one more thing you have to keep track of, but it’s better than having your AC break down during the hottest day of the year!