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Things To Have Checked Before The Installation Of Your New Central AC

by Amy Henry

You might be very excited to have your new AC system installed. However, before that day comes, there are a few things that you are going to want to have checked. This will ensure that the day of your AC installation will go as smoothly as possible. Continue reading for more information.

The Condition Of The Duct Work In Your Home

Even if your home has never had central air conditioning running through it before, it should still have ductwork in place if it has a forced-air system to keep the house warm during the winter. However, just because the house does warm up during the winter, you do not want to assume that the ductwork is in optimal shape. You will want a contractor to run a micro camera through the entire duct system. This is to make sure that there are no cracks in the joints or connection pieces of the ductwork. You do not want cool air to escape behind the walls because of a crack in the ductwork system.

The Electrical Panel Box

Adding a central air unit to your home means that it is going to require a lot of electricity to run. It will most likely require its own breaker to run off of. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure that there is a spare breaker in the box. If there isn't, and there are no adjustments to the current box that can be made by an electrician, it may most likely need to be upgraded to a larger breaker panel box. This will ensure that the box can handle enough power running through it at any given time and your home electrical system is protected.

After reading through the previously mentioned tips, you should find that preparing for the day of the AC installation will be a lot easier than you might have thought it to be in the past. If you need help with checking things before the day of your installation, you will want to call an HVAC technician who can come over to your home, inspect the things listed above, and give you advice regarding some of the things that you might want to have addressed. When it does come time to hire professionals to help, you will want to spend a little bit of your time reading through any online reviews that you are able to find.