Everyone enjoys walking into a home that is kept at the perfect temperature. However, the initial consideration of air conditioning installation in the home can be slightly nerve-racking. But it doesn’t have to be. Slowing down and carefully planning out each small detail by itself can take a huge weight off the shoulders of a would-be air-conditioned homeowner.
The first point to consider would be when to install the unit. Your best bet is probably going to be the off season for the installers. Most people don’t think about the need for an air conditioner installation Salem OR until they are sweating through their shirt in the middle of summer, or curled up in front of the fire in the dead of winter. At that point everyone decides to call the installer at exactly the same time, which is great for him, making him backed up for months and leaving you to swelter or freeze for at least three more months. So plan ahead, call the installer in the spring or fall. Not too hot, not too cold.
The second point to take into consideration is the size of the unit being installed. You don’t want to install a unit that is the wrong size for the space it’s installed into unless you enjoy unsavory situations. If the unit is too small it will run constantly without ever being able to catch up to the temperature you want it at. An undersized unit is no match for too much air. Similarly, a unit that is too big for the space will run too quickly and shut off before the humidity is properly taken out of the air. This leads to an overly humid air situation. Make sure to find out how big your home is before trying to install a unit into it. The installer will know which unit is correct for which sized home.
Next let’s think about the actual AC unit itself. Is energy efficiency something important to you? Is your home small enough that the size of the unit itself taking up space will be an issue? Are you frequently away from home and need something that can be programmed or run remotely to do its thing without constant user input? The installers will have suggestions and information on the different models and brands but to really make the best decision for your home you should go into the process having at least a basic knowledge of the different options.
For those of us in Salem OR it is important to know who is in the area and who is available to call. Yelp can be an invaluable asset to see who is highly rated and trustworthy with your home upgrades. Be sure to ask the installer specific questions about the different stages of the job. How long will it take? Will any debris or old units be taken care of by the installer? Are their prices reasonable for the Salem area?
Last but not least, the most important step in AC installation is to be proactive. Putting things off till tomorrow will only ever keep your calendar full and your shirt soaked in sweat. Simple easy steps equal large accomplished solutions.