Professional installation is necessary for efficient and safe air conditioner (AC) operations. AC contractors take multiple steps to ensure the installation goes right and you get the cooling system you need. Below are some steps your air conditioning service may take from the beginning to the end of the installation process.  

Before Installation

The groundwork for a quality AC system starts before the installation. Below are some steps the contractor will take to ensure a quality installation.

Site Review

The contractor will confirm the chosen location's suitability for AC installation. For example, the AC's outside unit should sit in a shaded location where direct sunlight from the sun does not heat it. The heat from the sun will reduce the system's efficiency by restricting heat exchange. 

Equipment Assessment 

Secondly, the contractor should confirm that you have received the right equipment. That way, you don't end up with the wrong equipment, for example, due to a mix-up in ordering or shipping. The contractor will also review the equipment to confirm that all relevant parts are present and that it doesn't have handling-related images. 

Design Confirmation

Lastly, the contractor will also Review the design. The equipment, design, and your home cooling needs should all match for efficient AC operations.  

During Installation

The quality and efficiency checks continue during installation. For example, the contractor should tighten the connections, such as screws and wires, as necessary. Loose connections can fall apart during AC operations, which often trigger vibrations. 

The contractor will also ensure that parts of the AC that should be level are level. For example, the outside unit should be level on the AC part. Lastly, the installer will properly calibrate all the parts that require calibration, such as the thermostat.

After Installation

Once the contractor completes the installation, they must commission it to ensure the system performs as expected. For example, the contractor will test the system to ensure the air handler and ductwork can deliver the expected air. A refrigerant pressure check is also necessary.

Other tasks involve verifying controls and individual parts of the system, such as the thermostat, compressor, and condenser. A final walkthrough to confirm everything is as it should be is necessary before the contractor leaves the system in your hands.

Get a professional AC contractor, and you won't have to worry about your system's efficiency and safety. Remember to maintain the AC by keeping it clean, replacing the air filter as needed, and giving it an annual professional service.