A Standard AC Installation: What to Expect

June 12, 2023
HVAC maintenance

If you are looking to replace your existing AC or purchase one for your new construction project, you are likely wondering what is included in a standard AC installation. You are also likely wondering about installation costs. The following can help you prepare by giving you the information you need to make an informed decision.

AC Installation Cost

The cost of a standard AC installation can vary depending on the specific project requirements. In addition to the installation fee, there may be additional costs associated with adjustments or modifications that need to be made prior to turning your AC on.

It’s important to note that while an AC is a significant investment, a new system can save you money month after month on energy bills, especially if you have an AC that is 15 or more years old. New ACs also come with modern features that can help you save even more money while also reducing your environmental footprint.

To get the most out of your new system, it is highly recommended to have an experienced professional handle your AC unit installation, regardless of where you purchase the unit from. This will guarantee your system runs at its best and ensure that any manufacturer’s warranties remain valid. A typical installation package will include the necessary components and labor to install your AC system properly.

A Look at the AC Installation Process

During an air conditioning installation, you can expect a multi-step process beginning with an assessment of your specific needs. Prior to installation, our team will evaluate the structure and layout of your home or business to determine the best system and placement for optimal performance. We’ll calculate the cooling load of the space and discuss options with you, including the best AC unit type, size, and energy-efficiency rating that suits your needs and budget. Depending on the current setup, we may also assess the need for any ductwork installation or modifications.

The actual installation day typically begins with the removal of the old AC unit, if applicable, followed by the installation of the new one. This includes mounting the outdoor unit or condenser, setting the indoor air handler or evaporator coil, and connecting these two main parts with refrigerant lines. Electrical connections will be carefully completed and secured, and if necessary, ductwork will be installed or repaired.

Once everything is set up, our technicians will conduct a full system test to ensure the AC unit is operating correctly. Throughout the process, our installation team will maintain a clean work area and aim to cause minimal disruption to your daily routine. After the installation, we’ll provide instructions on how to operate and maintain the new system, ensuring it has a long and efficient life.

Local Experts Keep Your AC Running

CSL Climate Control Company provides expert AC installation for residents and small businesses in the Chicagoland area. Our office is based in Wheeling, IL. We work on central AC units as well as mini-splits. We offer regular maintenance on both heating and cooling systems. We provide services for indoor air cleaners, boilers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and specialty thermostats. We also offer heat pump, radiant heating, and ventilation services. Contact CSL Climate Control Company for more information today!

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