Installing a central air conditioner is a great way to boost the value of your home while providing a comfortable environment for you and your family. But before you can reap the rewards of a new air conditioner, there are several steps that must be taken to ensure a successful installation. The first step is to remove the existing air conditioner and place it on the pad. A qualified installer will inspect it for any damage that may have occurred during transportation.
If there are any discrepancies, such as mismatched capacitors or incorrect mounting locations, the installer should not proceed with the installation. The next step is to add the required amount of refrigerant oil to the condenser line. This should be done according to the factory service manual (FSM) and with oil from a new, sealed container. The condenser contains part of the system oil, so it's important to make sure that the right amount is added. Once the oil has been added, the new condenser should be assembled with the mounting brackets.
If necessary, the air conditioner may need to be relocated in order to comply with state or manufacturer regulations. The set of pipes that was installed in the previous step is then formed and mounted on the corresponding service valve of the new air conditioner. This will allow for future maintenance or repair needs when necessary. Finally, a recovery machine must be used in conjunction with a recovery tank to safely and legally extract the refrigerant from the existing central air conditioning system. This will ensure that no refrigerant is released into the atmosphere. Once all of these steps have been completed, a good HVAC contractor will start up the air conditioner properly before leaving work.
Installing a central air conditioner is an excellent way to increase your home's value and comfort level.