Whether your home's old air conditioner has broken down or is no longer cooling your home as well as it did in the past, you may be getting ready to purchase a new one. After looking up how-to guides, you may be thinking about installing the new system yourself once it is delivered.

However, you should seriously reconsider performing the installation of the central air conditioner yourself. There are a couple of reasons why it is better to have an HVAC professional do it for you instead.

1. Rated Efficiency of the System Is More Likely to Be Preserved with Professional Installation

One reason why it would be better to have a professional perform the installation of your home's new A/C system instead of doing it yourself is that having them do it helps to ensure that the unit's rated efficiency rating is preserved. While you may be able to successfully hook up the unit and connect all the lines, you have an increased chance of not making the connections properly.

When a professional does the installation, they make sure that the unit is fully level, and all connections are tight and completely sealed. This helps to keep air from escaping out of the system, which would waste energy and make the unit work harder to cool your home.

2. Professional Installation May Be Required by Both the Warranty and Your Homeowner's Insurance

Another reason you should forget about the idea of installing the air conditioner yourself and have an HVAC professional perform the work is that it can help you stay within the requirements of both the warranty and your homeowner's insurance. Either of these may have a clause that states that if you perform the work, they will not cover any damages to the unit or caused by the unit.

When a professional installs the system, they will give you paperwork that proves that someone licensed and experienced did the work. Then, if anything does happen in the future, you will have an easier time with any claims on the warranty or insurance.

When you have your home's new system installed by a professional, they can ensure that the unit is installed correctly with the proper connections and seals to maintain its efficiency rating. Doing so will also help you keep in compliance with the requirements set by both the system's warranty and your homeowner's insurance. After choosing the system you desire for your household, contact an HVAC contractor who offers A/C system installation services to discuss your options for having them do the job for you. 

For more information, contact a local company like Keefe HVAC.