Air Conditioner Installation

Central air conditioning can make a brutally hot summer bearable and comfortable. Summer time temperatures can make sleeping difficult and when an air conditioner is not working well can lead to a lot of frustration. Air conditioner installation is best done by a professional as there are both electrical and plumbing issues that will need to be dealt with at the time of installation. Apartment living can be more bearable with an in-window air conditioning unit that will keep the space cool when the building does not provide central air. It is possible to install air condition as a do-it-yourself project but it is not recommended except for the most seasoned of handymen. Attempting to install an air conditioning system is not always a good idea for the casual home improvement enthusiast. Learn more about air conditioner installation.

 

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  1. Can air conditioners also work as heaters?
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    Air conditioners are designed to cool the air and remove humidity. No, they cannot also work to heat a home.

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  2. How difficult is it to repair or upgrade a central air conditioning unit?
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    Central air conditioning units can be complex, and replacing or fixing them is a task best left to the professionals. As there are coolants and drainage pipes and the like, it is easy to mistake one valve for another if one does not have the necessary knowledge of air conditioning systems.

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  3. When is it better to replace an air conditioner instead of trying to fix it?
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    Air conditioners that do not work effectively can potentially be fixed, but it is likely that the system will need to be replaced. A professional technician can evaluate each situation comprehensively and give a recommendation on how to proceed.

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  4. Are air conditioning systems always noisy?
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    If an air conditioning system or unit has not been properly installed it can make loud noises. This is another reason why it is always best to have a professional install and repair all air conditioners. Noises coming from an air conditioning unit can be caused by many different reasons. A properly functioning air conditioner will not be noisy.

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  5. Are air conditioners unhealthy?
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    Air conditioners can recirculate air which has the possibility of causing sickness or discomfort. It is of vital importance to change the air filters on all air conditioning systems as recommended by the manufacturer. Allergy sufferers will benefit from an air filter that can be attached directly to the air conditioner and prevent allergens from becoming airborne.

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  6. What is the best way to determine the right size air conditioning system for a home?
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    Air conditioners are designed to cool a certain amount of square feet per BTU. The right size air conditioner will depend on the total amount of square feet as well as the number of floors and the overall layout of the house. This is another reason why it is always best to rely on the skills and knowledge of a professional air condition system installer.

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  7. How much electricity do air conditioners use?
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    Air conditioners vary in size and power which will determine the amount of electricity that they require. If energy efficiency is a concern, look for EnergyStar products that are designed to use the least amount of energy as possible. Another cost saving tip is to regulate the temperature during the hottest times of day and also to reduce use during cooler hours in the early morning and overnight. Be prepared for an increase in electricity bills during hot summer months when air conditioners are used more frequently.

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  8. How can air conditioning be installed in an apartment building?
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    Central air conditioning is not an option for apartment dwellers if the building itself does not have an air conditioning unit. However, in window units are available that will give an apartment cool air but not require a building-wide cooling system. These units require professional installation, especially on higher floors in order to avoid any mishaps with the units falling out of the windows.

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