The process of replacing your old, inefficient heating and cooling system is often similar to what happens in a baseball game. The pitcher delivers the ball to home plate and the batter hits a ground ball to the shortstop. If the shortstop fields the ball and throws accurately to first base, an out is recorded. Success. If the first baseman drops the ball, all the work put in by his teammates on the play is wasted.
Replacing your home comfort system requires the same teamwork approach. You must first recognize that your system is worn out or inefficient and needs replacement. Then you must decide on a HVAC contractor and what type of system your home needs. Then it’s time to score: installation. All of your homework and preparation will be for naught if your new system is not properly installed.
An improper installation not only can damage your investment, but it results in more electricity usage and makes your system work harder. The following issues are results of improper installation:
- Improper refrigerant charge – this can cause long term damage to your system, shortening its life.
- Low airflow – this can hamper efficient cooling as well as require your system to work harder.
- Duct leakage – This is a common byproduct of improper installation and also one of the most costly. A tremendous amount of cooled air can escape through faulty ductwork, costing you a lot of money every month on your utility bills.
It’s also important for your heating and cooling loads to be accurately assessed. Since these loads vary from room to room, the output from both the heating and air conditioning components must be correctly matched to your home’s size. Our service techs can accurately assess your system loads and make sure your system is a the right fit for your home. In addition, we can help if you think that your system may have been incorrectly installed. Call Sanborn’s today.