Houston, TX homeowners are always looking for ways to save energy during the fast approaching cooling season. With temperatures well over 100° for much of the summer, it’s no wonder that improving the quality and efficiency of your AC system is important. If you’re in the market for an air conditioner for your new home or a system replacement for your existing home, there are a few things you may want to know about the air conditioning installation process. In this post, we’d like to give you a rundown of the basics. For air conditioning installation in Houston, TX, call KAC Express today.
- Hire a pro. While many of our customers are intrepid DIY homeowners, installing an air conditioner is a major home investment, one whose installation can make or break your home comfort and energy efficiency. You’ll need to hire a local AC technician who knows these systems inside and out; that way, you can ensure that you’re maximizing your investment.
- Ducts or no ducts? This is probably one of the largest decisions you have to make when consulting with your AC pro. He’ll be able to best advise you according to the particular needs of your home, but, basically, central air and heat pumps use ductwork—they are what are known as forced air distribution systems. Ductless mini splits do not require ductwork to cool your home. Whereas all three systems utilize the same basic process of circulating refrigerant in pressurized conditions, extracting hot air and moving cool air in to your home, ductless systems use a compact indoor air handler that sits directly in your living space.
- Split? Yes, your system is “split” between an outdoor and an indoor unit. The outdoor unit houses the compressor and condenser coils, and the indoor unit houses the air handler and evaporator coils. The reason for this is basically twofold: to allow the hot air to dissipate outside your home by means of an extractor fan; and to reduce the noise of the AC in your home.
We hope that helps you understand the air conditioning installation process a bit better. When you’re ready to talk to a professional about AC installation in Houston, TX, call KAC Express today!