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What to Expect During Air Conditioner Installation

It’s old, broken, or inefficient as can be—whatever the reason is, your old air conditioner has to do, and a new one is getting installed soon enough. But you weren’t there the last time an AC was installed in this home, so what do you do now? What do you expect when installation day rolls around?

Getting AC installation in Brighton isn’t as daunting as you might think. Here’s a basic outline of what you can expect so you know what’s coming. Hopefully there will be no surprises along the way.

Old Equipment Gets Hauled Out

It’s time to get rid of that old unit. It served you well, but it’s done for—out with the old and in with the new. Your technicians will haul out the old air conditioner after disconnecting the ductwork. There will be a quick cleanup of the area to make sure installing the new unit goes as smoothly as possible. Then it’s time to move on to the next step.

New Lines and New Wiring

Chances are some of the wiring in your old air conditioner connection went bad in the last 10–15 years since it was installed. New wires will go in, and any lines that need to be installed or replaced will get the proper treatment.

Actually Installing the New AC Unit

Once everything looks right, your technician will install the new air conditioner. First, they’ll begin attaching what they can from the outside where the AC cabinet goes. Then the process involves some back-and-forth between the indoor elements and the outdoor parts of your air conditioner. Once everything is in place, we’re close to being done.

Testing Lines to Ensure Proper Connections

Now that everything is installed, your technician will make sure it was all done properly. We don’t want a refrigerant leak springing up out of nowhere, so extra due diligence is in order. Your technician inspects the new lines and system’s integrity, then when it all looks right as rain, it’s time to move onto the final testing portion of your installation.

Testing for Venting, Pressure, and Proper Operation

Now that the hard part is out of the way, your technician needs to ensure the air coming out of your AC has the right temperature, ventilation works properly, that the air flow is strong, and that should be all.

If everything works as it’s supposed to, then you’re ready to enjoy your new air conditioner. Your technicians will clean up their tools and any debris, haul it all away, and leave you to enjoy your new temperature-controlled space.

Installation Day is Coming

You’re ready for installation day. This is a basic outline for everything that’s going to happen, but there are always specific situations and problems that can pop up depending on your specific installation.

Fingers crossed that there’s no cause for concern and you’ll have a clean installation process. If not, you always have us to get it right back on track and make sure it’s as frictionless as can be.

Contact the professionals at First Choice Heating & Cooling today to schedule your next air conditioner installation. If your home had a voice… it would call First Choice!

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