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How to Prepare for a New Air Conditioner Installation

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An air conditioning unit is something that is best left to a professional hand when it comes to installation. However, as a homeowner, there are always things you can do to make that installation easier on yourself and the technician. If you will be looking for a new air conditioner in the future, these tips will help make the process smoother and help you make your most informed decision.

Do You Research

Before installation, obviously you must pick a unit to have installed. However, not all air conditioners – or homes, for that matter – are the same. They all have different needs and provide different benefits. Depending on your home, you may wish to choose a split duct system rather than full central air. You will also need to choose a reliable brand of air conditioner. Of course, there is also choosing the right size air conditioner for your home, but a good contractor will help you with that.

What you really want to put your thought into is the SEER rating of a unit. An air conditioner with a higher rating will cost a more at installation, but it will be more energy efficient over its lifespan. You will want to consider how much you are willing to spend at first as well as overall on energy bills.

Research Features You Want

Newer air conditioner models aren’t what your parents were using. They now come with a number of new features, but not every model comes with all these features. If you want features like zoning, variable speed handlers for quieter AC, or more in-depth features like thermal expansion valves, you will want to talk over your air conditioner choice with your contractor. However, there are other things, like programmable thermostats that they can help you set up as well regardless of your AC unit choice.

Clear the Area

If you already had an air conditioning unit, it is likely the new one will be installed where the old model was. While the technician will remove the old model for you, you can help them out by clearing the area. Remove toys, mow the lawn, clear away branches and debris – help them get the job done efficiently by removing potential obstacles.

If you are in need of a new air conditioner installation in Minnesota, contact us today. Minnesota Heating & Air Conditioning is dedicated to providing you with information and dedicated service so you feel confident about your new air conditioning installation.