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The Price of a Botched AC Installation

Before you panic, just remember that a botched AC installation is avoidable. When you sign up for professional service, you’re getting a guarantee that nothing will go wrong. Professionals who are certified and experienced can adhere to a strict set of guidelines that make their work worth the price.

For everyone else who might have signed up for amateur service and now has a high-tech AC starting to show signs of a problem, listen up. Botched installations are unfortunately an issue we run into often. Homeowners don’t like to hear that their air conditioner was doomed from the start, but a lot of problems that we’re hired to fix end up being caused by a faulty installation. HVAC in Canton, GA isn’t as simple as hiring the cheapest technician for the job. It’s also about getting lasting quality for that job.

Let’s take a look at some of the problems that can come from a botched installation.

Don’t Just “Deal With It”

Air conditioner problems caused by a poor installation need a professional to look at them. Some of these types of issues, like a faulty wiring set up or a leaking refrigerant line, can be repaired. Some of these issues, however, call for replacement. It’s always a good idea to get a professional’s advice on what to do next.

Poor Sizing

Did you know that an air conditioner needs to be properly sized before it can work accurately? AC systems are not a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment. They need what’s called a “load calculation,” which is where an HVAC technician calculates the volume of air in your home that’s going to need to be cooled. Once that information has been accurately measured, an air conditioner can be installed that will easily be able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without consuming too much energy.

An air conditioner that’s too small for your home is going to constantly run in cycles trying to cool a house that it’s never going to be able to cool fully. This will consume way too much energy and result in poor comfort. An air conditioner that’s too large will run in “short-cycles.” Short-cycling is when an air conditioner runs short, incomplete cycles that cool your home too quickly. This puts unnecessary stress on certain components and will result in an early need for replacement.

Refrigerant Leak

When an air conditioner is installed, refrigerant lines need to be securely fastened. These pipes will be pressurized, which means any weak area that was improperly set up will undoubtedly start leaking. You can avoid this type of problem by working with professionals who have experience in refrigerant line installation.

Electrical Issues

How does your air conditioner work when you turn it on? Does it stammer and flicker between on and off? Does it make a buzzing sound? Does the AC constantly click throughout the day? These problems are usually caused by an electrical problem that perhaps originated when it was installed. Our team can fix this kind of issue and provide sensible installations that avoid these types of problems altogether.

Moody Heating and Air Conditioning have the pros who are well-equipped to install your new AC. Call us today!

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