If you have recently decided to invest in a new HVAC system, then it is likely you have done the research required to determine what system is best for you and your home. Furthermore, you most likely learned all the benefits a new system can bring your home such as improved energy efficiency and indoor comfort. Unfortunately, not all homeowners realize that a quality installation is the most important step in achieving the benefits of a new system. Even the best system will only be as good as the quality of the installation performed. Many homeowners may think that all HVAC installations are equal, but they are not. It is important to hire professional, experienced, certified technicians for your HVAC installation. A quality HVAC system installation to allow your new system to function as properly as expected. The following are benefits of quality HVAC system installation.
The U.S. Department of Energy says heating and cooling is the largest source of energy consumption in the home. Due to the large impact on your utility bills, you understand the benefits that come with a new system. However, keep in mind that an improperly installed system will not offer you the efficiency it is rated for. Furthermore, if not installed according to manufacturer’s specifications then it will not perform properly. When a system is not performing properly then the system’s efficiency levels will also diminish. In fact, the unit will consume more energy to achieve the thermostat settings which causes higher energy bills regardless of the rating. In fact, improper HVAC installation can reduce the efficiency of the unit by up to 30%. This means that the additional investment you made in purchasing a higher efficiency system will result in a loss by not providing the return in energy savings you expect.
A poor quality hvac system installation can also lead to diminished comfort control in your home. When a system is not installed properly it will have a difficult time achieving your home’s ideal set temperature and maintain even temperatures throughout your home. As a result, you may find your home’s interior to either be too cold or too hot during extreme weather. You expect high quality comfort with an HVAC system installation, but a poor installation can lead to diminished comfort.
An improper installation can not only lead to diminished efficiency and comfort, but also a lower system life as well. Improper installation causes your HVAC system to work harder adding unneeded stress on its components and increasing the likelihood of breakdowns. Increase in breakdowns can cause your system to completely fail earlier than the manufacturer’s expectancy. An HVAC system typically lasts between 10 and 15 years, but an improperly installed system will fail sooner. Therefore, an improper installation will cost you more money because you will have to end up replacing the equipment sooner than expected.
How To Prepare Your Home For HVAC Installation
Although the HVAC installation will be completed by the HVAC technician, there are a few steps you as the homeowner can take to prepare your home for HVAC installation. Make sure the technicians have clear access to where your new system will be installed whether it be in the garage, attic or closet. For the outdoor unit location, be sure to remove any items and clear away vegetation. You want to provide your technician with enough room for installation. Furthermore, check with your installer if they will pull any necessary permits for the project. If you must obtain them, make sure to do so before the date of installation. Taking these steps can help ensure the installation job is completed quickly and effectively.
It is important to keep in mind that services performed on your HVAC system are part of what keeps it running properly. This means that the higher quality services you get for your HVAC system the better your system will function. Buying a new HVAC system is a large investment and one that is meant to provide your home with increased comfort well into the future. That is why it is important to hire an HVAC company you can trust to perform a quality HVAC system installation.
Give LA Construction Heating and Air a call today at 818-341-3406 or contact us online. We have trained, experienced, technicians who can provide you with a quality HVAC system installation. Or give us a call if you need help with any repairs or to set up maintenance for your system.