As most people are struggling to get the most bang for their buck, many are turning to do-it-yourself (DIY) to save where they can. If you're getting an air conditioning system installed in your home, you may be considering doing it yourself. Below are three reasons why professional installation is best and the benefits you could receive by working with a professional AC installation professional.
Peace of Mind
When doing it yourself, anxiety is common. You don't know if you're doing everything correctly, if you're really saving more money by doing it this way, or if you're causing permanent damage to your new AC system.
When you hire professional contractors to install your system, you know you're getting the best quality possible. Most companies even have guarantees that improperly installed systems will be fixed or replaced at no extra cost to you. When you install it yourself, you don't have that same peace of mind. Even if you install it correctly, the cost savings might not be worth the anxiety you dealt with while doing it.
Proper Equipment Sizing
If you buy a system that is not the right size before consulting with a professional, you could be out of luck, especially if you already went ahead and installed it yourself.
Buy a system that's too small for your house, and you may not reach the comfort level that you'd like. Buy a system that's too big, and it may cool your home too quickly, resulting in high humidity levels. When you work with professional contractors, you'll be working with people who have years of experience finding the right system for homes like yours.
As mentioned above, most professional contractors will guarantee their work. This means that damage done to the AC system or your home that was caused by improper installation will be covered by the contractor.
While an improperly installed system may not show signs of damage for months, you could be racking up hundreds of dollars worth of damage without even knowing it. You could also be spending hundreds, or even thousands, every year on cooling costs that are related to the improperly installed nature of your air conditioning system.
While the initial costs of hiring a professional HVAC contractor may be daunting, the peace of mind and savings you'll see down the road will be all worth it. If you're considering installing an AC in your home, make an appointment today with a local AC professional from a company like Lindsey Refrigeration and AC.