Problems That Might Accompany Home AC Installation And How To Prepare For Them

19 August 2017
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Most home air conditioning installations go off without a hitch. However, there are the occasional instances where issues come up. If any of the following problems occur, you can prepare for them in advance.

Fuse Box That Is Not Powerful Enough

Even though a central air conditioner relies on extra power supplied by an outdoor fuse box, the entire system still has to be connected to the box inside your home. However, if you already experience problems with appliances blowing fuses, your fuse box will not be enough to accommodate the power demands of your new A/C. You will need to update your fuse box inside the house before the HVAC technician installs your air conditioner.

Thermostat Is Not Compatible 

In homes older than fifty years, the thermostat is typically a dial switch that only allows you to control the heat in the home. There are no switches for air conditioning because only the wealthy could afford them. Fortunately for you, this is an easy and relatively inexpensive problem to fix. Your HVAC technician can install a basic modern model of a thermostat while he/she installs your new air conditioner. If you want any upgrades, such as a smart thermostat, your technician can do that, too.

Heating Source Is Not Compatible

There are some heating systems that are not compatible with central air systems. For example, a boiler produces radiant heat, therefore it does not require a forced air system. A central air conditioner does require a forced air ventilation system in order to circulate the cooled air. In this instance, your HVAC technician would have to build a forced air system to install with the A/C simultaneously. The other possibility is to replace your boiler system with an electric or gas system. Either way, you are going to have to make some major changes in order to get your new A/C to work.

The Landscaping Is in the Way

In places where you have planted lots of bushes and trees, and these bushes and trees are growing very close to the house, the technician may not be able to perform home air conditioning installation. If you have too much in the way all the way around the house, you may need to pull something out of the ground or cut something down. Survey your landscaping to see what you can remove to make way for the condenser box and electric cables outside.