Installing Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioner Installation in Tennessee

Your new air conditioner requires proper installation

If your air conditioner is installed correctly, or if major installation problems are found and fixed, it will perform efficiently for years with only minor routine maintenance. However, many air conditioners are not installed correctly. As an unfortunate result, modern energy-efficient air conditioners can perform almost as poorly as older inefficient models.

Here at Precision Air, we have the experience needed to ensure that your new air conditioner is set up to succeed. Our knowledgeable technicians are ready to provide the assistance you need to ensure your home is equipped with an efficient and effective AC unit.

Interested in learning more about our air conditioning services? Schedule a free estimate with us today in Greater Nashville!

The steps to installing a great air conditioning system

Be sure that your contractor performs the following procedures when installing a new central air conditioning system:

  1. Allows adequate indoor space for the installation, maintenance, and repair of the new system, and installs an access door in the furnace or duct to provide a way to clean the evaporator coil.
  2. Uses a duct-sizing methodology such as the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual D.
  3. Ensures there are enough supply registers to deliver cool air and enough return air registers to carry warm house air back to the air conditioner.
  4. Installs duct work within the conditioned space, not in the attic, wherever possible – insulating it where it must be run outside the treated structure.
  5. Seals all ducts with duct mastic and heavily insulates attic ducts.
  6. Locates the condensing unit where its noise will not keep you or your neighbors awake at night, if possible.
  7. Places the condensing unit in a shady spot, if possible, which can reduce your air conditioning costs by 1% to 2%.
  8. Verifies that the newly installed air conditioner has the exact refrigerant charge and air-flow rate specified by the manufacturer.
  9. Locates the thermostat away from heat sources, such as windows, or supply registers.

If you are replacing an older or failed split system, be sure that the evaporator coil is replaced with a new one that exactly matches the condenser coil in the new condensing unit. (The air conditioner's efficiency will likely not improve if the existing evaporator coil is left in place; in fact, the old coil could cause the new compressor to fail prematurely.)

How to best use your air conditioner

Unless your contractor has sized your air conditioner to maximize humidity control instead of just cooling the air temperature, an air conditioner will cool the air in your home fairly quickly. For economical operation, turn it on only when your home is occupied. You may consider installing a digital programmable thermostat. These allow you to set the time when the air conditioner will turn on before you arrive home from work on a hot day. During the day, keep the drapes or blinds closed on windows that face east, south, and west. This will help reduce solar heat gain into your home.

Choose Precision Air for your AC needs

If you're looking for the very best in air conditioning services, you've come to the right place. Precision Air's talented, friendly crews will ensure that every step of your AC installation process will go smoothly, and we'll always be around to answer any questions you may have.

Ready to get started? Schedule a free estimate for air conditioning installation today! We offer our services in Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro and throughout the surrounding cities and towns.

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Precision Air
117 Spence Ln
Nashville, TN 37210