8 Common AC Installation Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

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At Platinum Air Conditioning, we understand that any mistakes during installation can lead to inefficiencies, increased energy bills, and even safety hazards. That’s why our technicians always take extra care to ensure that your air conditioning services, including AC replacement in Los Angeles, are done right. Below, we will discuss eight common installation mistakes and how to avoid them:

Incorrect Sizing

The size of your AC unit needs to match the size of your home. Installing an AC unit that is too small will result in insufficient cooling while installing a too-large unit will lead to increased energy bills and decreased efficiency. To avoid this mistake, have our professional conduct a load calculation to determine the appropriate size for your home.

Improper Placement

Where your AC unit is installed can significantly impact its efficiency. Installing it in direct sunlight or near other heat sources can cause the unit to overheat and increase energy consumption. It’s best to install the unit in a shaded, well-ventilated area away from heat sources.

Inadequate Insulation

Proper insulation is essential to maintaining your home’s temperature and reducing energy consumption. A common mistake during installation is failing to adequately insulate the ductwork, which can result in cool air escaping and warm air entering the system. Ensure your installation team uses the appropriate insulation materials to prevent this.

Poor Airflow

Your AC system relies on proper airflow to function efficiently. Failing to install the unit correctly or neglecting to clean or replace air filters regularly can result in reduced airflow and increased energy consumption. Make sure your installation team installs the unit according to manufacturer instructions and that you regularly replace air filters.

Improper Refrigerant Charge

The refrigerant in your AC unit is responsible for cooling the air. An incorrect refrigerant charge can cause the system to work harder than necessary, leading to increased energy consumption and decreased efficiency. Ensure your installation team properly charges the refrigerant according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Incorrect Wiring

Electrical wiring can be dangerous if not installed correctly. A common installation mistake is improperly wiring the AC unit, which can lead to safety hazards, such as electrical fires. Always hire a professional to install your AC unit and ensure they follow all safety protocols and building codes.

Poor Drainage

Condensation from your AC unit must be properly drained away from the house to prevent water damage. Failing to install a proper drainage system can result in costly repairs and even health hazards. Ensure your installation team includes a drainage system appropriate for your home’s layout.

Neglecting Maintenance

After installation, scheduling regular maintenance appointments with our professional ensures your AC unit functions efficiently. Neglecting maintenance can lead to decreased efficiency, increased energy bills, and the need for costly repairs. Schedule regular maintenance appointments with our professional to keep your AC unit in shape.

Contact Platinum Air Conditioning For Professional Installation

We understand the importance of proper AC installation. Our experts ensure that your AC unit is installed correctly, operates efficiently, and maintains optimal performance. We also offer satisfaction guarantees and competitive rates to ensure you get the best service at an affordable price. Contact us for more information about our air conditioning installation in Los Angeles, CA, and the surrounding areas.