When your household needs a cooling system installation, there are a lot of different options. You can choose from evaporative cooling, compact ducts, and ductless AC systems. What you hear less about are conventional AC systems.
Improvements in efficiency and design of conventional air conditioning systems make them a good choice. The conventional AC system you have installed in your home will also be more affordable. The following conventional air conditioning installation guide will help you get the cooling your home needs:
Choosing the Tonnage for Your Cooling Needs
The first thing you need to consider for your air conditioning system installation is the size of the unit. The size is measured by tonnage, and there are many factors to consider when choosing the right size AC for your home. First, consider the climate where you live. You will need a larger system if you live in a warmer climate and a smaller system for cooler climates.
Zoned Designs and Efficiency Improvements
There are also zoned HVAC systems, which heat and cool areas of your home separately. The AC will provide more cooling to areas that are warmer and less cooling to cooler areas. The zoned AC system uses dampers in the ductwork to control airflow. Zoned AC systems are more efficient and can still use a conventional AC unit to provide the cooling.
Choosing Modern, More Efficient Ductwork
Modern ductwork can be highly efficient. Therefore, you want to make sure to choose the right materials when installing ducts for your air conditioning system. Choose ductwork that has better, more durable insulation. The thermal barrier of ductwork can help reduce energy loss to improve the efficiency of your new AC system. Talk with your AC installer about the different options for duct materials to improve the efficiency of your system.
Thermostat Controls and Conventional AC
The controls of your air conditioner are also important. If you have a zoned AC system, it can have thermostat controls installed in the different zones. There are also options for the main control panel that can be a smart thermostat system to provide your home with more efficient air conditioning if needed. Use modern programmable thermostats throughout your home to maximize the energy efficiency of your AC.
This information will help you with your conventional air conditioning system installation. Contact an air conditioning installation service and talk to them about some of these solutions for your cooling needs.